How to know if an exercise is safe for your pelvic floor

There are few types of pelvic floor problems, men and women can suffer with. The three most common are: stress incontinence (commonly known as that "sneeze wee" where you laugh, cough, sneeze and you wet/poo yourself, or when you jump/run/lift something, leakage occurs),urge incontinence (that urgency to urinate/defecate without warning), orpelvic organ prolapse (sometimes asymptomatic, … Continue reading How to know if an exercise is safe for your pelvic floor

Why your pelvic floor problem won’t go away

I've worked with a number of women with pelvic floor dysfunction: young, old, pregnant, never been pregnant, and postnatal. And, for all sorts of symptoms:, sneeze wee, urge incontinence and prolapse. Often, by the time clients have come to see me, they've suffered with the pain, discomfort and the unexpected embarrassment of the condition for … Continue reading Why your pelvic floor problem won’t go away

5 Tips For Creating A Stronger Pelvic Floor

If you are suffering embarrassing ‘oops’ moments, urinary incontinence, prolapse or other pelvic floor dysfunction symptoms there is a lot more to restoring function to your pelvic floor than kegels. There is no quick fix and it involves taking a whole-body approach and changing up some of your lifestyle habits that may be contributing to … Continue reading 5 Tips For Creating A Stronger Pelvic Floor

Babywearing and your pelvic floor

The subject came up last week in the pelvic floor restore class about carrying babies and toddlers. It’s not the load that breaks you down, it’s the way you carry it. Lena Horne As a babywearing consultant I was always asked ‘what’s the best sling’ and the answer is that there isn’t one – it … Continue reading Babywearing and your pelvic floor

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