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.
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.
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 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.
#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.
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...
Squeezy App creator Myra Robson gives us some expert tips on how to keep your bowel happy!
There are numerous causes for a weak pelvic floor - excess weight, smoking, poor posture, heavy lifting and pelvic surgery, but did you know that constipation is a common cause of weak pelvic floor?
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!
Elaine Miller is a pelvic floor physiotherapist and stand up comedian - not a combination you see every day! Since qualifying as a physio in 1993 she has worked at her practice in Edinburgh while also touring the world to educate people on pelvic health in a way that's friendly, accessible and hilarious.
As a friend of Kegel8 she has told us her top 16 kegel rules. They're easy to follow and will give you a chuckle while helping you protect your pelvic floor!