Celebrity pressure to 'snap back' into shape after having a baby is leading to a rise in pelvic floor disorders.
Physiotherapist and co-founder of PelvicRoar, Emma Brockwell, advises new mums to not do any intensive exercise for at least six months after giving birth.
But do fitness experts know how to cater for this growing audience of new mums wanting their flat tummy back?
Incontinence is an extremely common condition. If you suffer, it’s vital to remember that you are not alone. The pelvic floor has a large impact on the prevention of incontinence, so if your pelvic floor is weakened, you are more likely to suffer with urinary or bowel incontinence.
In this third instalment of ‘The Pelvic Floor’, physiotherapist, Amanda Savage, speaks to Stephanie Taylor, Kegel8 Founder and Managing Director, about the relationship between the pelvic floor and incontinence, and how your pelvic floor muscles work to prevent and manage incontinence.
The structure of your pelvic floor in relation to your uterus, bladder and bowel is essential for maintaining bodily functions. A strong pelvic floor will help to hold your pelvic organs in place.
In the second instalment of ‘The Pelvic Floor’, physiotherapist Amanda Savage, and Kegel8 Founder and Managing Director, Stephanie Taylor, discuss the structure of your pelvic organs and muscles, and how they experience damage on a daily basis.
The World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action (WABA) is celebrating World Breastfeeding Week this week (1-7th August). Their aim being to protect, promote and support breastfeeding worldwide.
The World Health Organisation (WHO) writes: "In a world filled with inequality, crises and poverty, breastfeeding is the foundation of lifelong good health for babies and mothers. The slogan of World Breastfeeding Week (WBW) 2018 is Breastfeeding: Foundation of Life."
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.