Peak Performance

Can I run yet? tabletop with leg extensions mimics running action

PEAK PERFORMANCE

If you want to run, lift weights, zumba, hike, chase the kids, stand all day at work and run for a train - whatever your 'thing' is then these exercises & drills focus on technique to take you to that highest level of performance.

How much should you hold your pelvic floor muscles?

How much should you hold your pelvic floor muscles during the day?

By Amanda Savage

How much should you hold your pelvic floor muscles during everyday activitites? Are you supposed to think about them? Or should you just let them do their own thing? First it depends if you are a naturally tense or relaxed person? Then to consider whether they have fully recovered after childbirth? They should work on … Continue reading How much should you hold your pelvic floor muscles during the day?

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Why Pelvic Floor Stretches Help Most Mums & How to Do Them

By Amanda Savage

Bladder or Bowel issues after your baby? Why stretching around the pelvis could help the pelvic floor work better…. Pelvic floor STRETCHES? Are you puzzled?  Were you thinking that my advice would be to work on tightening up and strengthening your pelvic floor? Did you know that taking time to stretch and align the muscles all … Continue reading Why Pelvic Floor Stretches Help Most Mums & How to Do Them

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pelvic floor lift exercise

Pelvic floor LIFT exercise: technique tips

By Amanda Savage

Have you heard of the “lift” exercise for your pelvic floor muscles? You know – the one where you go “up up up” and then “down down down”. It’s been around for years.  Even my mother knows it!  However, there lately seems to be some confusion about how to do it and WHY?! Sometimes the … Continue reading Pelvic floor LIFT exercise: technique tips

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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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Why mums don't jump recommended podcast

Recommended Podcast

By Amanda Savage

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

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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is rest as good as sleep?

Is a Rest as good as a Sleep??

By Amanda Savage

Selfcare is not selfish or indulgent. It is the very OPPOSITE of selfish to keep yourself fit and well. ⁠ Who is going to look after the egg(s) properly, if the Chicken is tired, weak, undernourished and demoralised? Do you need to focus on gaining energy? 10 Rest Tips today – essential reading for Mums … Continue reading Is a Rest as good as a Sleep??

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bladder leaks when running

Bladder leaks when running? 6 discreet ways to keep dry and avoid a VPL

By Amanda Savage

What do you do if you worry about bladder leaks when running? Or at the gym, your exercise class, or playing with your children ?? Mums I meet in clinic tell me that they are avoiding events that require them to look “sporty”.  They worry about a VPL if they wear normal figure hugging gym … Continue reading Bladder leaks when running? 6 discreet ways to keep dry and avoid a VPL

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Can I run yet? Advice, videos and checks by specialist physio Amanda Savage

Can I run yet? 10 things to check before you take your post-baby body for a run

By Amanda Savage

Can I run yet?  is a popular request from postnatal mums in  physio clinic. Before you dash out that door, use this postnatal checklist to make sure that your body is primed and ready for a successful, rewarding and injury free run.   Download a printable of the 10 checks here. We all love running Running … Continue reading Can I run yet? 10 things to check before you take your post-baby body for a run

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