Pelvic Floor

5 Top Tips for Sticking With Your Pelvic Floor Exercises

2019-09-23T11:46:10+00:00

Why, oh why, is it so difficult to stick with pelvic floor exercises? When we are so good at multitasking, pelvic floor still falls to the bottom of the pile. And yet we know how essential they are for preventing, improving and resolving bladder leakage, or incontinence as it's unglamorously known! Somehow, by the [...]

5 Top Tips for Sticking With Your Pelvic Floor Exercises2019-09-23T11:46:10+00:00

5 Top Tips for Sticking With Your Pelvic Floor Exercises Part 2

2019-07-25T12:19:25+00:00

What could possibly make pelvic floor exercises easy to stick with? My last post gave you some tips including listening to an audio on pelvic floor exercises able to be downloaded to your phone or desk top. But different things work for different people. Here's five more tips to get you sticking with your pelvic [...]

5 Top Tips for Sticking With Your Pelvic Floor Exercises Part 22019-07-25T12:19:25+00:00

If Not At Traffic Lights, When Am I Supposed To Do My Pelvic Floors?

2019-09-23T11:48:19+00:00

If you’re like my patients you’re a woman with a million things on her plate…how on earth are you supposed to remember to do your pelvic floors? I recently blogged about how I don’t like the common advice to do your pelvic floor exercises at traffic lights. This came at some disappointment to one [...]

If Not At Traffic Lights, When Am I Supposed To Do My Pelvic Floors?2019-09-23T11:48:19+00:00

My Favourite Secret Exercise To Do At Red Traffic Lights (Not Pelvic Floor!)

2019-07-25T12:21:25+00:00

“Squeeze that pelvic floor every time you’re at a red light”: have you ever heard that one? I am not a big fan of this, and here’s why. It’s not functional (meaning, it’s not practical and a true-to-life way of using these muscles). It’s too easy to do it wrong this way, due to both [...]

My Favourite Secret Exercise To Do At Red Traffic Lights (Not Pelvic Floor!)2019-07-25T12:21:25+00:00

Sing Your Way to Pelvic Floor Recovery

2019-09-23T11:50:59+00:00

Or, Pelvic Floor Rehab Doesn't Need to Be Boring! So your pelvic floor seems to be failing you. Maybe you are leaking urine when you run (stress incontinence), maybe you are now having to run to make it to the toilet (urge incontinence), or maybe things feel heavy and bulgy down there (could be [...]

Sing Your Way to Pelvic Floor Recovery2019-09-23T11:50:59+00:00

Could Queefing Be A Sign of Something More? (And An Easy Solution!)

2019-07-25T12:23:35+00:00

There’s no argument: queefing is really embarrassing. Queefing, or passing wind from the vagina, can turn anything into an awkward moment, whether yoga, sex, or getting off the floor in an exercise class. It's embarrassing enough for it to happen - you certainly don't want to talk about it! Most women I see don't [...]

Could Queefing Be A Sign of Something More? (And An Easy Solution!)2019-07-25T12:23:35+00:00

Accidental bowel leakage: what you need to know

2019-09-23T11:32:02+00:00

It’s one of the worst feelings there is: the sense you’re going to lose control of the bowels. And if accidental bowel leakage actually occurs, it can feel like the worst calamity. It’s human nature for this to be one of the worst fears. Control of our bodily functions is integral to our sense [...]

Accidental bowel leakage: what you need to know2019-09-23T11:32:02+00:00

The Muscle You Need to Train to Improve Your Singing (or for the non-singers…your shouting)

2019-07-25T12:25:09+00:00

No, it’s not a throat muscle, and it’s not your abdominals. Of course, the abdominals are very important in good singing technique. Any good singing teacher will teach you how to breathe diaphragmatically and activate your abdominal muscles correctly to maximise your air flow, essential to good singing technique. But there is one humble muscle [...]

The Muscle You Need to Train to Improve Your Singing (or for the non-singers…your shouting)2019-07-25T12:25:09+00:00

I’ve Had a Baby…Will My Pelvic Floor Fall Out When I Exercise?

2019-09-23T11:55:15+00:00

If you are keen to get back into exercise after having a baby, congratulations! The motivation to exercise after having a baby is a great thing. If you can be keen to exercise amidst a life turned upside down by a wee new arrival, that’s a great start! Returning to exercise after baby has [...]

I’ve Had a Baby…Will My Pelvic Floor Fall Out When I Exercise?2019-09-23T11:55:15+00:00

Link between prolapse and osteoporosis

2019-07-25T12:27:55+00:00

Hot off the press… … from the recent International Urogynaecology Association meeting in Brisbane comes some important health information for women: having a vaginal prolapse puts you at increased risk of low bone density or osteoporosis. Two separate studies were reported – one an Australian study by Professor Pauline Chiarelli, and one a Japanese study [...]

Link between prolapse and osteoporosis2019-07-25T12:27:55+00:00