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10 August 2018 237 Views
Can the Pelvic Floor Be Too Tight?

Can the Pelvic Floor Be Too Tight?

It’s commonly known that a strong pelvic floor is a healthy pelvic floor, but where’s the limit? It can be possible for the pelvic floor to be over-exercised and become too tight.

In the fifth instalment of 'The Pelvic Floor', physiotherapist, Amanda Savage, talks to Kegel8 Founder and Managing Director, Stephanie Taylor, about over-exercising the pelvic floor and the problems that can occur as a result of it being too tight.

8 August 2018 220 Views
How Can Breathing Help Bladder Control?

How Can Breathing Help Bladder Control?

You may not realise, but breathing is an essential part of performing your pelvic floor exercises, just as it is for any other form of exercise.

In the fourth instalment of ‘The Pelvic Floor’, physiotherapist, Amanda Savage, speaks to Kegel8 Founder and Managing Director, Stephanie Taylor, about the importance of breathing during your pelvic floor exercises and how to learn to do so.

5 August 2018 738 Views
How Does The Pelvic Floor Affect Incontinence?

How Does The Pelvic Floor Affect Incontinence?

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.

3 August 2018 340 Views
The Structure of Your Pelvic Floor

The Structure of Your Pelvic Floor

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.

1 August 2018 864 Views
Why is the Pelvic Floor Important?

Why is the Pelvic Floor Important?

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.

27 July 2018 714 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.

18 June 2018 242 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 404 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 373 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...

By Kegel8 27 November 2017 257 Views
Keeping your Bladder Happy with Myra Robson

Keeping your Bladder Happy with Myra Robson

Creator of the internationally popular Squeezy App Myra Robson gives her expert advice on keeping your bladder happy...

It is estimated that 2.5 to 3 million women in the UK alone suffer with incontinence, from those little 'leaks' to much worse and unfortunately a lot of women think it is just part of getting older or having a baby. Incontinence is not something you should live with whatever your age!