In this blog for both women with prolapse and healthcare professionals, Myra Robson, a pelvic health physiotherapist, looks at the latest Cochrane evidence on pessaries for pelvic organ prolapse and explores its impact on our clinical practice.
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I qualified from the University of East London in 1991 and became interested in the field of pelvic health a few years later. Once I had my two children that interest developed further and I now work as a clinical lead physiotherapist at Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust in South London. I am particularly interested in the use of pessaries for prolapse management, mesh complications, pelvic floor exercise adherence and ways to address the stigma surrounding pelvic health conditions such as incontinence. I have worked closely with the team at Living With (formerly Propagator) and in 2013 we launched Squeezy, the physiotherapy pelvic floor muscle exercise App. This has become the number one paid medical app in the UK and has won several industry awards. It has been translated into Arabic, is selling worldwide and is also available for men and for people with Cystic Fibrosis. Living With have also developed a connected version of the app (SqueezyCX) which links to a clinician-led platform to support adherence and remote monitoring. I am passionate about enabling all men and women to find it easier to talk about their pelvic health problems and to access suitable support and treatment.