When you cough or sneeze it's vital that your pelvic floor and abdominal muscles are kept strong. Strong pelvic floor muscles can help prevent any leakage of urine.
Stability exercises can help you strengthen both the abdominal muscles and the pelvic floor muscles.
In this fourth installment of 'Pelvic Floor Exercise Techniques', watch Physiotherapist, Amanda Savage, speak to Kegel8 Founder and Managing Director, Stephanie Taylor, about the importance of the pelvic floor muscles for avoiding urinary incontinence.
Your abdominal muscles are important as they help give more support to your pelvic organs. If the muscles are strong, they can prevent excess weight from putting pressure on your pelvic floor. Any excess weight can strain your pelvic floor and weaken the muscles as a result.
In this third installment of 'Pelvic Floor Exercise Techniques', watch physiotherapist, Amanda Savage, teach Kegel8 Founder and Managing Director, Stephanie Taylor, how to strengthen the abdominal muscles in order to strengthen the pelvic floor.
Wanting to get more out of your pelvic floor exercises? You can strengthen your muscles even quicker by using arm weights!
In the second installment of 'Pelvic Floor Exercise Techniques', watch Physiotherapist, Amanda Savage, show Kegel8 Founder and Managing Director, Stephanie Taylor, how to use arm weights to strengthen the pelvic floor.
If you suffer from incontinence, performing the Knack technique can help prevent those little leaks when you laugh, sneeze or cough.
It is during these times that your pelvic floor muscles are put under sudden pressure and are forced to quickly react to save you from embarrassment.
Watch Physiotherapist, Amanda Savage, speak to Kegel8 Founder and Managing Director, Stephanie Taylor, about the Knack Technique in the first installment of 'Pelvic Floor Exercise Techniques'.
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.
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.
Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation (NMES) is also known as EMS or Electrical Muscle Stimulation or Electromyostimulation and it involves using an electrical impulse or signal to create a muscle contraction. Find out why this benefits everyone...