I am guessing you have arrived here as you either have concerns regarding your Pelvic Floor or you want to learn how to prevent disorders in the future by doing Pelvic Floor Muscle Training correctly. You are not alone - and I can help you.
There are various types of Pelvic Floor disorders including:
Stress and Urge Incontinence
Organ Prolapse (bladder, bowel, uterus)
Pelvic Girdle Pain
Many women who have had babies, and post menopause will have varying symptoms. 50% of women post menopause will have a degree of pelvic organ prolapse, and 1 in 3 women will have urine incontinence at some point in their lives. But it is not just these groups, you can be young and athletic, a runner or weight trainer or do regular aerobic training which can all contribute to urinary incontinence and organ prolapse. Even if you don't have issues right now, it is important for everyone to do Pelvic Floor Muscle Training and do them correctly, to prevent problems in the future
Pelvic Floor Muscle Training (also known as Kegel exercises) are performed incorrectly by around 50% of women and 25% of those perform a contraction that can actually promote incontinence. Many women are reluctant to exercise as they see incontinence as a barrier to being active, and with consequent weight gain.
Regular Pelvic Floor Muscle Training can alleviate many or all of the symptoms, and surely this must be worth trying before considering surgery, especially with all the recent publicity of complications caused by the mesh surgery?
Many women, initially embarrassed about the subject, will open up and start discussing with friends and colleagues once they learn how common it is (have you seen the number of Tena Lady adverts?). My aim is to get women talking, take action and reduce the number of Tena sales. There is no need to suffer in silence - get back your life and your confidence. With the added benefit of an improved sex life (tell your partner this and he will probably pay for you!) 😉
I run small workshops to teach you how to perform Pelvic Floor Muscle Training correctly, how correct alignment of the pelvis can help alleviate symptoms, teach exercises to strengthen the core and show how using massage balls can release tension, which can be a contributor to pelvic pain and consequential urine leakage; with a frank, fun and friendly discussion on lifestyle, and tips and techniques for managing disorders, and including handouts.
You will not be required to discuss any personal issues or symptoms unless you want to!
Post natal - you must have had your 6 week postnatal check and be signed off to exercise by your GP or midwife.
For further information of Pelvic Floor Workshops, please email or call me.