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19 August 2018 120 Views
How Can You Exercise Your Core For A Stronger Pelvic Floor?

How Can You Exercise Your Core For A Stronger Pelvic Floor?

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.

17 August 2018 121 Views
How To Strengthen The Pelvic Floor Using Arm Weights

How To Strengthen The Pelvic Floor Using Arm Weights

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.

15 August 2018 293 Views
Top Tips For A Strong Pelvic Floor With Elaine Miller

Top Tips For A Strong Pelvic Floor With Elaine Miller

Comedian and women’s health physiotherapist, Elaine Miller, is performing her outstanding pelvic floor show, Gusset Grippers. at Edinburgh Fringe Festival this month.

In this video, Stephanie Taylor, Founder and Managing Director at Kegel8, caught up with Elaine between gigs, speaking about the need for pelvic floor education in schools, the #pelvicroar campaign, and top tips for a strong pelvic floor.

15 August 2018 124 Views
Have You Got The Knack?

Have You Got The Knack?

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'.

15 August 2018 428 Views
Get the Most out of Your Kegel Exercises

Get the Most out of Your Kegel Exercises

"Pelvic floor (Kegel) exercises really do work to improve bladder and bowel problems. We see 70% of people solving their problems through pelvic floor exercise alone. But you need to get those exercises right" - Amanda Savage, specialist pelvic floor and women's health Physiotherapist.

13 August 2018 1167 Views
The Menstrual Cycle and Your Pelvic Floor

The Menstrual Cycle and Your Pelvic Floor

In the UK, the pelvic floor is not a topic taught in human biology classes. It is not discussed in great detail when we learn about the muscles of the body, and is not even given a mention when we learn about our periods.

But more research comes out all the time, and we now know just how connected the menstrual cycle and pelvic floor are.

12 August 2018 156 Views
How Does Weight Affect Your Pelvic Floor?

How Does Weight Affect Your Pelvic Floor?

By now, most of us know about the importance of a healthy and strong pelvic floor. But other than your Kegel exercises, how can you guarantee that your pelvic floor muscles will not weaken?

In the sixth instalment of 'The Pelvic Floor', Stephanie Taylor, Kegel8 Founder and Managing Director, and physiotherapist, Amanda Savage, talk about the effect of weight gain to your pelvic floor; explaining how your pelvic floor muscles strain underneath pressure, what this leads to, and what you can do to help relieve your suffering muscles.

10 August 2018 169 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 151 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 437 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.