37 – Recovering from a tear, prolapses, abdominal separation and pelvic floor health through pregnancy and beyond with Erin Cuskelly from Female Focus Physiotherapy

Do you wet yourself a little bit when you sneeze/cough/run/laugh etc? Or feel fearful that you may? Have you experienced pain or discomfort since having a baby, or want to know if what you’re experiecing is normal or just common? on today’s episode we interview pelvic and women’s health physiotherapist erin cuskelly who has the answers you need!

Erin has over 15 years experience as a physiotherapist and has pursued postgraduate study in Women’s and Pelvic Health over the past 5 years. She established Female Focus Physiotherapy as a safe space to support women through all life stages particularly pregnancy and postpartum recovery.

In this podcast we chat to Erin about:

  • Why every woman should see a women’s health physio during pregnancy and postpartum

  • Whether it is normal to have pain in scar tissue or during intercourse post birth

  • Whether it is normal to ‘wet yourself’ a little bit… or to feel scared that you’re going to!

  • Abdominal separation, what it means and how we can treat it

  • The mum pouch and whether it is normal or concerning

  • How to know if we have a prolapse and whether it can resolve

  • Returning to exercise and improving quality of life post baby

  • and so much more!

Some other resources we mention or you might enjoy:

You can connect with Erin on instagram or her website. Erin will also be trekking for 5 days in the Southern Alps to raise money for MS. If you would like to find out more or donate you can do so HERE

Listen to episode 37 HERE

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