Why your pelvic floor needs you to be lazy

Constant stress, anxiety and being ‘too busy’ with ‘not enough time’ will not help you get a stronger pelvic floor. Pelvic floor dysfunction is largely caused by too much tension in the pelvic floor and a big part of my work with clients is on releasing that tension and getting back in touch with listening … Continue reading Why your pelvic floor needs you to be lazy

What you need to know about squats for pelvic floor rehab

Should we ditch kegels and use squatting instead for pelvic floor rehab? Yes and no is the simple answer. Do we squat much during our day for a start? Well yes we actually do - every time we get up and down off the floor or a chair we are doing a 'mini' squat. And … Continue reading What you need to know about squats for pelvic floor rehab

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