This information is for you, your mum, your partner, their mum, your toddler and your book club friends...... Some of the things we don't talk about but maybe wish we knew? Why do tampons go sideways? How should you sit to poo? What's the difference between lubricants? Do share.
Really, these two questions shouldn’t cause so much trouble – but they do Other health and hygiene questions are easy: How often should you clean your teeth? Wash your body? Change your pants? Others are more debatable but fortunately probably not so important: pyjamas or naked? Knickers on or off at night (I hear … Continue reading How much should you drink in a day? and How do you decide when to have a wee?
This is absolutely my favourite standing pelvic floor exercise. I love that it anchors you to the spot with a quick little routine to stop you getting distracted part way through. Honestly takes 35 seconds but pings your pelvic floor muscles awake. Little and often improves muscle memory, reaction times, and encourages quick muscle … Continue reading My favourite standing pelvic floor exercise, ever
I still clearly remember when I helped a client stop leaking in just one week by teaching her the Knack – and she was FURIOUS. Sarah came to physio with the problem of urinary stress incontinence, leaking urine when she coughed and sneezed. It had been happening since her second son was born……….17 years before. … Continue reading The Knack: my No 1 piece of physio advice for new mums
There are 3 Ps of a perfect poo which you should keep in mind during your ablutions! Are you doing any naturally? How do you sit? Do some people in your family take a LONG time in the toilet? Who reads the paper? Should you keep books in the loo? Might you be helping too … Continue reading 3 Ps of a perfect poo: are you sitting comfortably?
Have you ever had the experience of an uncomfortable tampon or one that looks as though only the side half of it has absorbed anything? So annoying. Why do tampons go sideways? A BIT OF VAGINA ANATOMY The vagina inside is surprisingly wide and stretchy, leaving plenty of room for things to move about. In … Continue reading Why do tampons go sideways?
If sex is painful, personal lubricant could be life-changing. It is useful to understand the difference between water-based lubricants and oil-based lubricants. If you have you have never tried a personal lubricant you might not realise what you have been missing. Those inventors should get Nobel Prizes! Forget teen movie references to ‘lube and gloves. … Continue reading What is the difference between water-based & oil-based lubricants?
If you have a smart phone you may enjoy one of the new pelvic floor exercise apps. These are great innovations. This week I have tried out a couple of reminder apps (Squeezy & my pff), a tracking app (Elvie) and an exercise workout to watch on your phone (Pelvic Floor First) Road-testing has had entertaining … Continue reading 3 Great Pelvic Floor Exercise Apps