"Dr. Brianne Grogan and the team at Vibrant Pelvic Health are so knowledgeable and teach so well that I rarely need to add to their programs. I can spend my time doing the things that I do best and my patients can use their time well in between sessions."
Maeve Whelan, Milltown Physiotherapy
The Lift program was created in response to Dr. Bri’s personal needs as a postpartum woman with mild prolapse. Bri utilized the exercises and techniques that are now in Lift with excellent results, and today she shares her program worldwide to help people with prolapse and bladder leakage relieve their symptoms naturally, and prepare them for a lifetime of pelvic health. This is accomplished via body awareness and basic anatomy education, pelvic floor relaxation training, gradually progressive pelvic floor/core strengthening, and lifestyle management tips to keep the pelvic floor healthy and safe.
The following articles have guided the Lift program and Dr. Bri’s holistic, multifactorial approach to pelvic health. PMID numbers listed when available.
- Are There any Relations Between Posture and Pelvic Floor Disorders? A Literature Review (Zhoolideh et al., 2017)
- Abnormal spinal curvature as a risk factor for pelvic organ prolapse (Melli and Alizadeh, 2007)
- Clarification and confirmation of the Knack maneuver: the effect of volitional pelvic floor muscle contraction to preempt expected stress incontinence (Miller et al., 2008) PMID: 18204797
- Intraabdominal pressure with pelvic floor dysfunction: do postoperative restrictions make sense? (Yamasoto et al., 2014) PMID: 25098032
- Can pelvic floor muscle training reverse pelvic organ prolapse and reduce prolapse symptoms? An assessor-blinded, randomized, controlled trial (Hoff Brækken et al., 2010) PMID: 20435294
- Morphological changes after pelvic floor muscle training measured by 3-dimensional ultrasonography: a randomized controlled trial (Hoff Brækken et al., 2010) PMID: 20093905
- Individualised pelvic floor muscle training in women with pelvic organ prolapse (POPPY): a multicentre randomised controlled trial (Hagan et al., 2014) PMID: 2429040
- Pathophysiology of pelvic floor hypertonic disorders (Butrick, 2009) PMID: 19932422 *Note that pelvic floor hypertonicity can contribute to pelvic pain, as well as to prolapse
- Your Pelvic Floor by Kim Vopni
- Why Did No One Tell Me by Emma Brockwell
- Pelvic Power by Eric Franklin
- Saving the Whole Woman: Natural Alternatives to Surgery for Pelvic Organ Prolapse and Urinary Incontinence by Christine Ann Kent
- Anatomy of Breathing by Blandine Calais-Germain
- The Female Pelvis by Blandine Calais-Germain
How else may we help?
Vibrant Pelvic Health programs are not a substitute for individualized medical treatment; contact a physician and/or physical therapist in your area for one-on-one evaluation and a personalized treatment plan.