Do you find that you have to shift your weight to one side every time you sneeze or cough? Are you having little ‘whoops moments’ if you laugh suddenly? Are you increasingly finding it harder to wait another 5 minutes for the loo or are getting that ‘I have to go NOW’ feeling? Has childbirth left you with a Pelvic Organ Prolapse or do you find that you are no longer able to fully empty your bladder?

There are many reasons for pelvic floor dysfunction:

  • Pregnancy and childbirth particularly after delivering a big baby or after prolonged periods of pushing during labour
  • Increased downwards abdominal pressures linked with obesity
  • Constipation – excessive straining to empty the bowl can weaken and stretch the muscles
  • Persistent, heavy lifting
  • The hormonal changes during the menopause that can lead to pelvic floor muscles becoming overly loose

Whilst these symptoms can be embarrassing, hard to talk about and isolating, there is something you can do about it. Katy studied under well know women’s health guru Claire Mockridge, whose approach on tackling pelvic floor dysfunction uses a non-invasive, Pilates based, whole body focus – “A very different approach for a very different result”.

By using correct breathing techniques, with a focus on alignment and appropriate exercises, you can work to ease prolapse symptoms and restore your dysfunctional pelvic floor in the comfort of your own home. Not a Kegal in sight!