Do you wonder when is the right time to get back running post pregnancy? Do you have questions about menopause? Do you suffer pain post hysterectomy? Internationally renowned women’s health Physiotherapist joins us again  to answer your questions for another #ASKTHEPHYSIO session. The following questions are answered in the video link below. If there are any questions you would like us to put to Michelle, please send them to

       Running post pregnancy

  • Hi I had a baby 10 Months ago and I am back running 5km maybe 2/3 mornings pet week I have little/ minimal leakage some mornings and others ie: while doing the parkrun race I would have a considerable amount.  I will start wearing your shorts as I bought a pair pre pregnancy but just thinking I really should wear them now.  My question is should I stop the running (which I really enjoy) until I further strengthen up my pelvic floor or should I continue to run alongside strengthening my pelvic floor?

         Hypertonic Pelvic Floor

  • I have the opposite of what most people have and i have Hypertonic pelvic floor rather than weak, so Kegels and all that stuff are out for me right now until i get the muscles to relax. So, to cut a long story short, I just wanted to check with you if EVBs are right for me at all. I think a lot of runners might be the same, with hypertonic (but so many never get screened post baby)?.

         Lower back pain

  • I am wondering about exercises that are specifically designed for tight pelvic muscles.  I have bulging discs in my L4 and L5, but I am not considered a surgical candidate.  I have also been diagnosed with Pelvic Floor Dysfunction.  I struggle with finding exercises that will improve my core muscles, but do not aggravate the back pain.  I sometimes feel as if I am in a vicious cycle of not knowing exactly how to best treat my condition. Many of the pelvic exercises seem to increase the back pain.  I also here varying reports about using things like my EVBs and/or corsets or anything that might help brace my pelvic muscles and that it will make them lazy. I am wondering if there are specific exercises that I should seek out?

          Hypopressive Exercises & Prolapse

  • I am 41 and suffer with a prolapse. I am in the UK and my 3rd baby is 4 months old. I have heard a lot of great things about Hypopressive exercises. Do you think this would be good for me?