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Interested in tech?

 But wondering what to use? Elvie? Squeezy? Cones? Stim machines? Biofeedback? Read in depth guides to the gadgets, devices and apps  invented to help improve your pelvic floor

Video Series: How to use a pelvic floor muscle stimulation machine - videos galore on their own page here.

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Bladder support pessaries: how do they work?

By Amanda Savage

Bladder support pessaries: extra support from the inside updated 2021 (original 2019) Strengthening your pelvic floor is still first prize for bladder leakage problems.  But what if you cannot create enough strength and support for the bladder with your pelvic floor muscles alone? You may benefit from one of the modern bladder support pessaries that … Continue reading Bladder support pessaries: how do they work?

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Field Guide: incontinence pads and pants and knickers

Field Guide: incontinence pads and pants

By Amanda Savage

Trying to stay dry with bladder leakage? Not sure what will work best for you – incontinence pads or pants?  Overwhelmed by the choices in the shops and online? This detailed post & video discusses all the options and explains the difference between them. Don’t waste money buying the wrong thing. Tips and tricks to … Continue reading Field Guide: incontinence pads and pants

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EVB capris may help support your pelvic floor when running

EVB Sports Shorts: an active mum’s best friend?

By Amanda Savage

Is running making you feel leaky, heavy or vulnerable? EVB Sports Shorts could be your new BF. What are EVB Sports Shorts? EVBs (as they are affectionately called) are sports kit – shorts, capris or leggings. Specially designed for women who feel vulnerable when they run or take part in higher impact activities.  Women’s health … Continue reading EVB Sports Shorts: an active mum’s best friend?

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How to change Squeezy App settings for a beginner

By Amanda Savage

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

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

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

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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What's the difference between a pelvic floor biofeedback gadget and a muscle stimulation machine

What’s the difference between a pelvic floor biofeedback device and a stimulation machine?

By Amanda Savage

Help! So many different pelvic floor gadgets – which one for me? You have probably heard of “gadgets” to help exercise your pelvic floor muscles.   If you have been thinking about buying one you may already have looked around online.  My complete sympathy if you are feeling overwhelmed and confused!  Not only  about which … Continue reading What’s the difference between a pelvic floor biofeedback device and a stimulation machine?

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Is a pelvic floor stimulation machine right for you?

By Amanda Savage

Are you thinking of trying a pelvic floor muscle stimulation machine? Perhaps you’ve got one already but it’s been gathering dust?!  Are you using yours correctly? Are you are puzzled by the settings, the different electrodes and which programme to use? I can explain!  I recently wrote an article on these devices, for my physiotherapy … Continue reading Is a pelvic floor stimulation machine right for you?

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