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Symptoms of urinary urgency or frequency are very common and can be incredibly disruptive to your life. It is not a good feeling to have to run your life by where your next bathroom is. A physiotherapist with advanced training to treat pelvic floor dysfunction can help! There are several factors that you need...

Do Men Need to Work Their Pelvic Floor Too?  Both men and women have biceps, quads, and most other muscles, so why would working this very important group of muscles be important only to women?  Think of the pelvic floor as a group of muscles that act as support and stability for the...

There has been plenty of conversation lately around doing plank exercises after age 50—is it safe?  What is the effect of estrogen depletion of skeletal muscles? Can doing planks to strengthen the core actually cause a prolapse of the pelvic organs? The answer is a resounding NO—planks can continue to be a great strengthening exercise, but there...

Prostate cancer is often diagnosed in men in their 50s and 60s, but younger men can experience this as well.  About 40% of men diagnosed with cancer are low-risk, and will have “active surveillance” over time, but it should start with a blood test to see the PSA (prostate-specific antigen) level.  If this...

  If you’re leaking urine when you cough, sneeze or laugh, it’s no laughing matter—but there is a lot that you can do to help it.  It is not normal to leak even if you’ve had kids, nor is it an inevitable part of aging. The muscles of the pelvic floor work...