Does pregnancy Cause pelvic floor problems?

We’re certainly lead to believe it does, which is why kegels, those squeeze and release exercises, are taught in virtually every pregnancy fitness or exercise class. But they could actually be putting you at more risk of developing incontinence and prolapse issues that preventing them. Really, it is the postural, lifestyle and movement habits that … Continue reading Does pregnancy Cause pelvic floor problems?

The relationship between your pelvis and your uterus

Painful periods? Fertility issues? Baby refuses to go into an optimal position? The alignment of your pelvis has a direct influence on your uterus. You have ligaments that attach from your womb to the front, back and sides of your pelvis. As well as your pelvic floor and down into your labia. Your pelvis has … Continue reading The relationship between your pelvis and your uterus

Why I don’t like ‘Belly button to spine’ as an instruction to engage the core

Is ‘belly button to spine’ really a useful instruction when it comes to engaging the core? Part of restoring function to the pelvic floor is to create a reflexive core – that is abdominal muscles that switch on when they are needed to help with movement or an activity. (lifting, carrying, twisting etc) During exercises … Continue reading Why I don’t like ‘Belly button to spine’ as an instruction to engage the core

What can your feet tell you about the rest of your body?

Whichever class I am teaching always starts with the feet. A strong, balanced foundation is so important and assessing your feet can tell so much about what is happening in the rest of your body. Not just plates of meat. There are 33 joints in your feet, thousands of sensors on the soles and one … Continue reading What can your feet tell you about the rest of your body?