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22 August 2018 41 Views
How Can Exercises Help Laughter Leaks?

How Can Exercises Help Laughter Leaks?

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.

20 August 2018 181 Views
Why Don’t Pelvic Floor Exercises Work for Me?

Why Don’t Pelvic Floor Exercises Work for Me?

New mums often suffer from pelvic floor damage as a result of pregnancy hormones relaxing their pelvic floor - often beyond its ability to rebound.

The weight of the baby causes the pelvic floor muscles further stress, and alongside the damage caused by childbirth, it can lead to pelvic floor disorders developing.

Therefore, all new mums are recommended to incorporate pelvic floor exercises into their recovery.

But what do you do if pelvic floor exercises are not helping?

19 August 2018 48 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 38 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 174 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.

15 August 2018 112 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 48 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'.

13 August 2018 1046 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 84 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 94 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.