Pelvic health is…

I can sneeze while jumping on a trampoline and I stay dry.

I can sneeze while jumping on a trampoline and I stay dry.

I never rush to the loo and visit it only 6x/day in total.

I only get up once at night to visit the bathroom.

My pelvic organs are well supported.

I don’t feel pressure or heaviness in my pelvic floor.

I enjoy sexual intimacy at all ages and stages.

I enjoy my pregnancies, stay active and am strong.

The work and pain of labour and delivery were manageable.

I have fully recovered from pregnancies.

I have recovered completely from my pelvic surgeries.

My surgical scars don’t bind or catch my skin.

My surgical scars don’t restrict how I breathe and move.

I have a deeply strong core.

I enjoy a variety of food and digest it well without discomfort.

I have a daily, comfortable and satisfying bowel movement.

I always have control of gas/wind.

My monthly cycles are regular and don’t limit my work or play.

Menopause doesn’t bother or limit me.

I know how to manage endometriosis or interstitial cystitis.

My pelvis rests when I rest and is active when I’m active.

I don’t have pelvic pain in the joints, muscles or organs.

Together, these statements encompass pelvic health. We know that over 50% of all women will experience at least one of these typical pelvic challenges through their lifetime. But….less than 50% of us ever tell our health professionals. When we do, we will blurt out the challenging symptoms only when we’ve suffered for over 10 years.

Here’s the good news! We do not have to live in pain or dysfunction with pelvic problems. Pelvic challenges that may interfere with our work, play and fitness can be addressed with the help of pelvic physiotherapy. In Europe, all women receive pelvic physiotherapy before and after each baby and around menopause. Pelvic physiotherapy requires special certification and ongoing training, available in Creston at Full Circle Health Centre with Joanne Gailius.

What to expect? A thorough pelvic assessment (1 hour) of both internal and external pelvic function is typically followed by 2 – 4 follow-up appointments (1/2 hour) in order to help you restore healthy pelvic function.

It’s NOT about “Kegel” exercises! When taught with verbal cues, 70% of the students performed Kegels poorly or paradoxically (backward).

It’s NOT about strengthening your core, doing curl-ups/situps, starting running or cross training! When we focus on strengthening our core without activating our pelvic system, we further weaken the floor of the core system (your pelvis).

It’s NOT about training strong and short pelvic muscles! Most women from peri-menopause (35 – 45) to post-menopause develop a short and weak pelvic floor; strengthening short and tight muscles only makes the muscles shorter and tighter. You need those muscles to release your bladder or bowel, as well as for baby-having and intimate functions.


• Lovely resting pelvic muscle tone

• Beautiful movement at just the “right” amount

• Spunky, powerful function on demand, then release

• Brilliant synergy of pelvic and core function for the strongest and most resilient you!

My goal is for you to be able to recite the healthy pelvic statements with confidence and joy!

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