Pelvic floor rehabilitation

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 perimenopause can lead to pelvic floor muscles becoming overly loose
  • There are a number of surgeries and medical procedures, such a some cancer procedures.

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!

Here is what a pelvic floor client had to say about her session with Katy:

Hannah, Surbiton

After having two big babies in quick succession my pelvic floor had really taken a hammering. Katy’s detailed, well explained, non-invasive approach reduced my stress incontinence noticeably and meant I could run (and laugh) again without any ‘little accidents’! Thanks Katy!