Sat 30th Jan 2021. After a few presses of the snooze button, I rolled out of bed, put on my onesie (dare I admit owning one!), treated my bed hair to a quick brush, let our dog run around the garden to empty her bladder, made some tea and set up my laptop and headphones! All ready for the inaugural Pelvicroar Conference – very excited! Organised by the amazing Pelvicroar team consisting of “Squeezy” Myra, “Gusset Gripper” Elaine, “Why Did No One Tell Me?” Emma, “Pelvic Floor
Life as a first year physiotherapy student is pretty tough. We cover so many topics in such a small space of time. For example, we cover the respiratory system and related treatments, cardiovascular physiology and exercises, musculoskeletal anatomy and the related treatments, not to mention the amount of anatomy we have to learn. I have only mentioned a handful of topics, we cover so many things that you’d wonder how it’s possible to learn so much; it’s something I ponder
This year pelvic roar has hit the floor running and for once I don’t mean the pelvic floor. The Pelvicroar team have done an amazing job of setting up the first ever Pelvicroar conference with some amazing and inspiring speakers, raising a incredible £12,563.75. Split between two great charities Well-being of Women and the Halo project. Following the conference’s success, the Pelvicroar team didn’t rest on their laurels for long. Following up with a webinar from Posture Fitti
“The Happy Menopause” by Jackie Lynch Watkins Publishing – published Tuesday 13th October Pelvicroar have been working with Jackie for some time and rate her knowledge on nutritional matters very highly indeed. You can see our previous blog posts of Jackie’s work on our website. We were therefore delighted to see that Jackie had another book planned, and publication day is today! The Happy Menopause is a positive, refreshing and practical look at how women can use nutrition t
Have a look at our latest guest blog - from de Smit Medical, one of our recommended companies for healthcare professional training, pelvic health equipment, and sound advice. Visit their website here: desmitmedical.com About us We are a well-established family run company, distributing a range of quality medical products. We launched the company eighteen years ago with a special interest in continence care, pelvic floor health and obstetrics, and this has remained at the core
I was delighted when this book dropped through my letterbox. My amazing pelvicroar co-founder, Elaine Miller, has been involved with Luce, and this book, for a while and pelvicroar were delighted to be involved in it’s digital book launch. I wanted to write a review, yet I knew from Elaine’s preface and Luce’s first chapter that anything written by me could not possibly match up to the amazing way that they both write. I have therefore chosen to link together my favourite quo
The community spirit we have seen across the U.K. in the last few weeks has been incredible. THANK YOU to all the frontline and key workers; You have been our soldiers, saving lives and keeping services accessible across the nation.
On a personal level, the day lockdown was announced, I had to ensure a way to continue my love to teach women in the community and deliver our CPD training to fitness and health professionals.
This pushed my 'safe' boundaries as I am a face2fa
Written by Kate Ramsay Hindsight is a wonderful thing, I can look back and see a clear breadcrumb trail and wonder how I can possibly have missed all the signs. Where do I start? Like many women I was told in my early teens that it’s normal to have heavy and painful periods, this lead to prescriptions for mefenamic acid and subsequently the pill. So it begins. The first red (pun intended) flag was in my early twenties, I start bleeding every two weeks for two weeks and eventu
Why pelvic floor physio? As a passionate musculoskeletal physio, I came to women’s health a decade ago as a result of my own issues and concerns both pre and post-natal, my passion for bio-mechanical analysis and the pelvic girdle has driven me to further investigate the pelvic floor. As a qualified Mummy Mot Practitioner I use my skills to identify and treat the underlying causes of pelvic floor dysfunction in both sporting activities and pre and post-natal. My journey Like
By Nikki Scott
Co-Owner UK Hypopressives Often Women’s health issues can start long before we ever get any signs or symptoms and its only on reflection that we start to realise what effect various life events can have on our body. So, for me I can look back to my early teens and remember having a level of what I now know to be urge incontinence. After surviving 2 nasty car accidents in my late teens and mid-twenties this was the start really of more problems involving weaknes
Pelvicroar were delighted to be asked to review the eBook "Strength Through Yoga" by Hannah Barrett and Finola Burrell. Yoga is a fantastic way to move and rehabilitate your pelvic floor (and your whole body!) but, as with all exercise, expert advice and instruction will make it safer and more effective. This ebook does just that... It consists of a 16 week, progressive programme, designed by experts in yoga and physiotherapy.
It is well written, detailed but not overwhelmin
Written by Jane Appleyard, Chartered Physiotherapist Find out what to expect from
your appointment and five
top tips about how to make the most of it. Tip One Be prepared to talk about your symptoms, decide which ones are most ‘bothersome’ and how long they’ve been an issue in your life. Understanding the types of symptoms you experience and hearing you describe them is a really important part of the assessment process. It helps your physiotherapist begin to piece tog
By the MAMMI team Free online educational resource on women’s physical and mental health after motherhood A new free online educational resource on postnatal health was launched on 21st October 2019. This 4-week course, structured in one hour modules, has been developed by the Maternal health And Maternal Morbidity in Ireland (MAMMI) team in Trinity College Dublin, women's health physiotherapists Cinny Cusack and Niamh Kenny from the Rotunda Hospital, Dublin, Ireland and expe
Blog by Fiona Carter at www.fionacarterpilates.co.uk As an Adore Your Pelvic Floor Coach and Teacher Trainer for Scotland I am from time to time sent samples. This could be anything from a Vaginal moisturiser to a biofeedback device. This month I received a “Go Better Folding Toilet Stool” from Kegel8. There are so many things that can contribute to pelvic floor disfunction and how you go to the toilet is one of them. So having a Go Better Stool for clients to see at my wo
Written by Fiona Carter I rarely watch TV and was horrified last weekend to notice that a large number of the TV advertisements for female incontinence products … disposable panties and pantie liners specifically for those “Oops Moments” … “Oops Moments” that are seemingly experienced on-mass by ALL of the smiling, glamorous and relatively young women enjoying the “Rebounder” class, in their bright form fitting lycra outfits who seem un-phased and even cheerful about being pa
#pelvicroar's note: this is a letter, written by the individual concerned, to a theatre where the individual was publicly humiliated a few days ago. She had to exit during a performance to access the toilet, due to bladder and bowel issues. She was heckled and highlighted by the actors on stage (as were some other audience members earlier) and she has been brave and honest in deciding to tackle this rather than hide away… All identifiable details have been removed whilst the
So here’s a question for you. At what age would you expect or even demand to be given a pad for your continence problem? As a new mum experiencing a weak pelvic floor post delivery, as a menopausal woman having more frequent ‘Ooops moments’ or as an man with urgency or leaks due to prostate issues? Despite the fact that pad companies heavily promote the use of products as an acceptable way of managing continence issues the word is finally getting out that there are better way
People always say make your passion your profession, so I did, I became a fitness instructor… But I had a very different career prior to that; I spent 17 years in nursing. Very early on in my new career it became clear that there was a ubiquitous problem of women leaking urine during exercise. Some women are very vocal about this in class! Others, not so much. But whether they were talking about it or not it, it was clear that it was a major issue. I really wanted to help and