If you’ve ever been given kegels as an exercise for pelvic floor strength do you really understand what you are supposed to be doing? Are you even aware of your pelvic floor, exactly where it is, what it feels like to tense and release it? How do you know you are doing kegels and not just clenching your bum.
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?
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
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
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