I'm about to say something controversial: You don't necessarily need to give up running if you have a prolapse or symptoms of pelvic heaviness. Depending on the extent of the prolapse and your ability to manage intra abdominal pressure and the forces on the pelvic organs, many women are able to continue high impact activities such as running without worsening pelvic heaviness. Here are some of the basics that I often assess first with my clients who have a symptomatic prolapse who wish to continue running:
Dr. Julie Berube is a pelvic floor physical therapist who is on a mission to revolutionize the standard of healthcare for women in Central New York and the Syracuse area.
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