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For new mums who want reliable information and effective exercises to help bring their body back after giving birth.  Professional advice and useful signposts for fixing bladder, bowel, abdominal and pelvic floor problems.  Here are all the articles in the the order they were written or you can jump straight to a category to suit you from the menu bar.

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The Knack: No 1 pelvic floor trick for mums

By Amanda Savage | May 17, 2021

What is “The Knack” Need a Quick Win with improving your bladder leakage? The Knack is the magical art of drawing up your pelvic floor muscles just before you cough, sneeze, laugh or pick up something heavy.  Research has confirmed it works to stop urine leakage * So simple – yet not everyone knows about … Continue reading The Knack: No 1 pelvic floor trick for mums

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how to improve pelvic floor control by simply breathing

How to improve pelvic floor control by simply breathing

By Amanda Savage | May 14, 2021

Do you wonder what BREATHING has to do with bladder control, prolapse support or vaginal or anal pain?? Physios are not going woo-woo It’s rather because clinical research & our understanding of the body has deepened, so pelvic floor exercises exercises are evolving. It’s no longer one size fits all. There’s a good place for … Continue reading How to improve pelvic floor control by simply breathing

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Vadgets! Podcast with Why Mums Don’t Jump

By Amanda Savage | Apr 30, 2021

My first ever podcast experience this week. In which I tried to demystify the world of pelvic floor gadgets & devices. And was delighted that Helen Ledwick, talented presenter of the Why Mums Don’t Jump, award-winning podcast, coined the term “vadgets” ! It’s a big topic, vadgets! We managed to cover the difference between electrical … Continue reading Vadgets! Podcast with Why Mums Don’t Jump

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How to change Squeezy App settings for a beginner

By Amanda Savage | Apr 11, 2021

Beginners Guide to change Squeezy App settings – How to slow the speed down shorten the “slow” holds create a pattern to suit a beginner less (or more!) reminders! I LOVE squeezy app but my (minor) bugbear is that the default settings it comes with are actually the “end goal”. In the long run you … Continue reading How to change Squeezy App settings for a beginner

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Squeezy app review

Squeezy App: because we don’t remember To Do Them…

By Amanda Savage | Apr 7, 2021

Squeezy App review: Checklist (tick all that apply) I Mean to do my pelvic floor exercises but then I Forget.   I drift off partway through my routine.  I like to do them at top speed to get them done I always feel guilty that I should have done more I can’t remember how many … Continue reading Squeezy App: because we don’t remember To Do Them…

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Field Guide: Pelvic floor muscle biofeedback gadgets and devices

Field Guide: pelvic floor biofeedback gadgets

By Amanda Savage | Mar 1, 2021

There has been a recent explosion in “fem-tech” options, particularly pelvic floor biofeedback devices. On the one hand this is empowering women to improve their exercising in the privacy of their own homes, on the other hand resulting in a more than a little confusion about what they do.  With most devices over £100 it … Continue reading Field Guide: pelvic floor biofeedback gadgets

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Field Guide: pelvic floor muscle stimulation machines

Field Guide: Pelvic floor muscle stimulation machines

By Amanda Savage | Mar 1, 2021

Pelvic floor Muscle Stimulation Units These units are designed to be used at home to artificially stimulate the pelvic floor muscles to work. Electrical impulses are sent from the machine directly to the pelvic floor to mimic the messages that your brain is supposed to send. These units are ideal for people who really don’t … Continue reading Field Guide: Pelvic floor muscle stimulation machines

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Why mums don't jump recommended podcast

Recommended Podcast

By Amanda Savage | Feb 15, 2021

I’ve just listened to Rachel Horne speak on the Why Mums Don’t Jump podcast about her journey back to running after 3 babies. This is one I want many mums to listen to. Not be inspired to run a marathon (though you might be). Nor to have a magical you-can-fix-this if-you-work-hard promise (though you will). … Continue reading Recommended Podcast

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can pilates strengthen the pelvic floor

Can Pilates strengthen the pelvic floor?

By Amanda Savage | Jun 12, 2020

Yes! IF you already know how to work your pelvic floor effectively, then YES! Definitely, Pilates can help strengthen the pelvic floor & teach you to use it in a functional way.   Many specialist antentatal & postnatal physiotherapists are also experienced Pilates Instructors. Exercise is a key pillar of our physio training and Pilates … Continue reading Can Pilates strengthen the pelvic floor?

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