Could wearing high heels affect my ability to use by pelvic floor? This article below makes the suggestion that ankle position (in particular plantarflexion – the high heel position) can hamper the activation of pelvic floor muscles and hence lead to incontinence! So should we really give those high heels a miss after having children? […]
Did you know that 1 in every 3 women suffer from some bladder leakage? The International Continence Society defines SUI as “involuntary loss of urine on effort or physical exertion, or on sneezing or coughing”. SUI is the most common form of urinary incontinence and it occurs in activities that increase abdominal pressure such as […]
Current research suggests that Pelvic Organ Prolapse is unfortunately more common than we think. Research has shown that: Approximately 1 in 3 women will have a Stage 2-3 Pelvic Organ Prolapse Approximately 1 in 9 women will ultimately require surgery for Pelvic Organ Prolapse The risk of prolapse increases with age: Age 60 = 1 […]
This may seem like a strange thing to dedicate a whole week of the year towards! Did you know 1 in 4 people suffer from bladder and bowel incontinence and don’t realise there is a lot that can be done about it? Luckily there is a lot that can be done to help as it […]
What is Pelvic Organ Prolapse? Pelvic Organ Prolapse (POP) is the lowering of any of the organs in the pelvic cavity including the bladder, bowel, uterus or intestines. Common Symptoms? POP is often associated with the feeling of heaviness or fullness in the vagina or even a bulge at the vaginal entrance. POP can bring […]
This may seem like a strange thing to dedicate a whole week of the year towards, however 1 in 4 people suffer from bladder and bowel incontinence and don’t realise there is a lot that can be done about it, BUT it won’t get better on its own! Bladder and bowel control problems are not […]
Stress Urinary Incontinence or SUI is defined by the International Continence Society as “involuntary loss of urine on effort or physical exertion, or on sneezing or coughing”. Many women may know it as leakage of urine when you laugh, cough, run, jump or even pick up your kids.
Bladder leakage. Most people don’t want to admit to it, but a third of all women reading this suffers from it! The most common cause for leakage of urine in women is a weak pelvic floor, the muscle group which we know is very important yet a lot of us may not know why or […]