In the UK 1 in 3 women and 1 in 10 men experience bladder leakage caused by a weak pelvic floor. That's why Channel 4's Embarrassing Bodies hit the road to help those afflicted with urinary stress incontinence and show them how they can strengthen pelvic floor muscles to avoid leakage. If your pelvic floor is weak, accidents can happen when you least expect them!
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.
Tasha Mulligan is a certified Personal Trainer and has earned her Masters in Physical Therapy. In this video she talks about and demonstrates the importance of posture to support our pelvic floor - if we don't support our pelvic floor, how can we expect it to support us?