Lots of women experience changes in their pelvic floor and pelvic region during pregnancy and into postnatal recovery. We are often led to believe that it is normal and just what happens after childbirth.
In the majority of cases there is a lot that can be done to improve the functionality and responsiveness of the pelvic muscles – we know that changes in this area of the body can greatly impact your confidence and quality of life. It can change the type of activity you chose to do, or not, the clothes you wear and how you feel.
Many women experience 'stress incontinence' or 'urge incontinence' either during pregnancy or after labour, you simply don't need this to be 'the norm'. The pelvic floor is made up of muscles that can be retrained, strengthened and their functionality enhanced.
Keri has many years experience in working with women who are experiencing incontinence at different levels, prolapses in different areas and different grades. We are able to work with pregnant clients, postnatal clients and women who are far beyond their postnatal years. This is a full body approach to fixing the symptoms of incontinence, based on evidence we deliver a results driven programme. Some clients join us in our Pilates classes other prefer to use the homework we provide after each session.
We work closely with a brilliant Women's Health Physiotherapist, offering a full approach to solving your symptoms.
We work together during your sessions on a Pelvic Floor Programme of exercises and movements to improve not only the pelvic region but a wider range of connecting muscles to fully restore your pelvic floor. The traditional ‘kegel’ style exercises have their place but this goes far beyond any ‘squeeze and release’ style exercises! This is a full body approach that can simply change the way you live.
''Thank you so much for your amazing work, when I first saw you I was leaking even when I walked. 6 weeks on and 3 sessions later I feel so much better and in complete control - I'm back to the gardening that I love so much.''
''Please can I cancel our next appointment? That homework you gave me has been brilliant and has worked perfectly. I will see you again in a month but I think after 3 sessions I am fixed! You're an angel.''
The exercises will help you to:
Improve not only the pelvic region but a wider range of connecting muscles to fully restore your pelvic floor.