Here at Kegel8 we get lots of questions about prolapse and exercises to avoid during prolapse. We know that many women are frightened by the initial diagnosis of prolapse and many become afraid to exercise - frightened to make the prolapse worse or damage the pelvic floor further.
By following these simple tips and exercise rules from Top Aussie Physio, Michelle Kenway, you can learn how to take care of your pelvic floor, and what exercises to avoid, and which ones are beneficial for prolapse. It is vital that you learn more about your prolapse and how to strengthen your pelvic using exercises, posture changes and lifestyle changes - every journey starts with a step, and in the case of prolapse, every journey starts with a Kegel.
Pelvic floor disorder can affect all women whether or not they've previously given birth. Katy Bowman gives a brief overview as to how posture plays a role in our pelvic floor fitness and demonstrates an easy way to test your core strength. This short clip from her bestselling Aligned and Well DVD gives great information about simple changes in your daily life can improve your health and explains why certain habits you may already have can create or antagonize existing ailments.
Dr Chris Steele has been ITV's This Morning's resident doctor for over 25 years providing much needed down to earth medical information when we need it. Here Dr Chris talks to us about our pelvic floor and the importance of keeping it in tip top condition.
Dr Dawn Harper from Channel 4's Embarrassing Bodies fame is a GP based in Gloucestershire who runs private clinics focusing on women's health. She states continence is the last taboo and it is such a common problem. An estimated 9.6 million or about one in three women have incontinence problems but that could be a gross underestimate because that is only the women who speak up about it. There could be so many more out there suffering in silence. Stress incontinence is so easy to treat with simple pelvic floor exercises.
When you decide you're ready to have a baby, you will find there's so much to think about months in advance before you even get down to it. Getting your body primed, ready to conceive and carry your baby should be at the top of your to-do list.
Wow! What a week! With the hit of the The Sunday Times' Style Magazine article on Sunday 20 March, the phones in the Kegel8 office have been hot, hot, hot!
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Here's a round up of places Kegel8 has popped up recently around the internet.
Since 1988, Kegel8 has been one of the UK's largest and longest established healthcare suppliers. So it comes as no surprise when people mention Kegel8 and what we do for them. Here's a short collection of recent mentions on the internet we'd like to share.
My name is Beverley Dale, I am 36 years old and I have been living with a prolapsed bowel for too long. I went to hospital in May of this year with heavy periods (this had being an ongoing problem for 2 years).
They had tried to use a Mirena to slow the bleeding but this didn't work. Initially I didn't go for my bowel; I think I had accepted this as part of my body. Manual evacuation isn't a pleasant thing but I had enough to worry about so this was put on the back burner.
Learn more about recovering from prolapsed bowel surgery in this blog...
After living with extremely heavy periods and pain for many years, Beverley decided to get it checked out at the hospital.
Upon discovering that she had suffered a prolapsed bowel - Beverley turned to pelvic floor exercises and Kegel8 for help.
Read this blog to follow Beverley's story...