You’ve probably heard of Kegel (pelvic floor) exercises by now, but do you know the importance of them? Your pelvic floor muscles are important for your posture, the control of your bladder and bowel, and childbirth. In this first instalment of ‘The Pelvic Floor’, physiotherapist, Amanda Savage, talks to Stephanie Taylor, Founder and Managing Director of Kegel8, about the value of the pelvic floor and the functions that it must perform on a daily basis.
A problem shared is a problem halved, and even if you are not suffering with a pelvic floor disorder, why are you keeping this pelvic health knowledge to yourself!
Share this introduction to the pelvic floor with your friends (both female and male) to share its importance in your everyday life.
Co-founder of Vicious Cycle, Laura Murphy, writes our beginners guide to the hugely distressing, under-diagnosed menstrual disorder - Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD).
PMDD is thought to affect between 3-8% of women and AFAB individuals – that’s around 1 in 20!
15% of sufferers attempt suicide or take their life…this is no PMS.
This week, founder of Kegel8, Stephanie Taylor was interviewed by Women's Health magazine on the best way to exercise your pelvic floor.
“Women tend not to understand how important the pelvic floor is,” says Stephanie Taylor, founder of pelvic floor health company Kegel8, and supporter of #pelvicroar, a physiotherapy-led campaign hoping to break taboos surrounding pelvic floor health issues. “As a result, warning signs that it isn’t functioning as it should often get overlooked.”
In response to campaigning from women suffering from mesh complications, NHS England has put an immediate ban on the use of mesh in surgical operations. More than 100,000 women in the UK have had mesh fitted as part of pelvic surgeries. Most do not suffer with any related complications, however, some women are left with life changing injuries.
We've all seen footballers fall to the ground in agony from a seemingly minor injury, but is there more to it than meets the eye?
The hips and pelvis of a professional footballer are put under a lot of stress during practices and games. Football requires a lot of pivoting, rapid acceleration and deceleration, and, of course, kicking.
The following injuries are common in both professional and amateur footballers, and can mean the end of a sports career and debilitating pelvic pain.
The 21st June was the first day of summer, meaning we can finally say that summer is here! In the UK we've already been enjoying the longer days and BBQ sausages in May's warm weather, but with the school holidays approaching you might now be wondering how to incorporate your pelvic health into the change of routine?
Well look no further, we've put together 5 top tips to help you look after your pelvic floor this summer.
We are delighted to know that healthcare professionals are reading about the #pelvicroar campaign in this months issue of the British Journal of Family Medicine (BJFM).
This week is World Continence Week, and the #pelvicroar campaign has been exploring the impact incontinence has on lives across the UK.
A weak pelvic floor is the leading cause for urinary incontinence. So we've spoken to pelvic health Physiotherapist and stand up comedian, Elaine Miller, to share some top tips on how to save your pelvic floor from harm.