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

Knees and the pelvic floor

How does your knee pain reflect on your pelvic floor health? Aching knees, knee surgery and knee replacement are seen as inevitable signs of ageing and wear and tear. The issue, though, is in how you walk and use your knees. Lots of sitting, heeled shoes, excessive tightness down the backs of your legs and … Continue reading Knees and the pelvic floor