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27 July 2018 352 Views
Beginners Guide to PMDD – Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder

Beginners Guide to PMDD – Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder

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.

17 July 2018 219 Views
Kegel8 Features in Women's Health Magazine

Kegel8 Features in Women's Health Magazine

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.”

11 July 2018 169 Views
The Latest on the Mesh Surgery Scandal

The Latest on the Mesh Surgery Scandal

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.

7 July 2018 132 Views
Pelvic Pain in Footballers

Pelvic Pain in Footballers

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.

2 July 2018 119 Views
Your Guide to Pelvic Health This Summer

Your Guide to Pelvic Health This Summer

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.

21 June 2018 83 Views
Meet Lil and Alice, The Office Dogs

Meet Lil and Alice, The Office Dogs

To celebrate today as #BringYourDogToWorkDay, we are introducing two of the most valued members of the Kegel8 team.

Our office dogs, Lil and Alice.

21 June 2018 114 Views
Kegel8 Features in the British Journal of Family Medicine

Kegel8 Features in the British Journal of Family Medicine

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).

18 June 2018 97 Views
It's Time for a Change in Pelvic Floor Health! #pelvicroar

It's Time for a Change in Pelvic Floor Health! #pelvicroar

#Pelvicroar (www.pelvicroar.org) is a physiotherapy-led collaboration in pelvic health campaigning. Launching this World Continence Week, 18-24th June 2018.

Most women will suffer from a pelvic floor disorder at some point during their life. The majority of which are easily curable. Sadly, many women are unaware that help is available, and even if they are, many are too embarrassed to seek help. This means that currently only 1 in 5 women visit their GP for help, after waiting an average of 6.5 years before doing so.

18 June 2018 91 Views
Elaine Miller's 5 Top Tips to Save Your Pelvic Floor From Incontinence

Elaine Miller's 5 Top Tips to Save Your Pelvic Floor From Incontinence

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.

18 June 2018 81 Views
Better Orgasms and No Leaks: Tips for a Strong Pelvic Floor

Better Orgasms and No Leaks: Tips for a Strong Pelvic Floor

Talented Comedian, Physiotherapist, head Gusset Gripper, and friend of Kegel8, Elaine Miller has hit the headlines this week.

In a film for the BBC, Elaine meets a group of new mums to discuss the importance of pelvic floor exercises following pregnancy and childbirth. The video has now been viewed more than 1.6 million times on Facebook alone and has been trending all week on the BBC news homepage.

We're delighted that so many people are interested in learning more about pelvic floor exercises. Even if it took Elaine having to dress up as a vulva to achieve it...