Pelvic floor Tag

Before we answer the question of the article let me first explain the components of the pelvis, or pelvic girdle.   The pelvic girdle is made up of the sacrum, coccyx and the hip bones which are in turn made of the ilium, ischium and pubis. The functions of these structures are the transfer weight from the upper body to the lower body, to provide an enormous amount of attachment sites for various tendons and ligaments and to protect the pelvic viscera. So, as we can hopefully see, the pelvic girdle is a very important part of our anatomy and maintaining its proper...

Ensuring a safe return to activity post-partum is incredibly important. Accredited Exercise Physiologist, Esme Soane, explains why.   Congratulations mum – you have just had a baby! A lot of new mums are keen to return to the gym and ready to get their ‘pre-baby-body’ back. But slow down mamma, let me stop you there… Your body underwent massive physiological changes throughout your pregnancy,  including your heart, lungs, hormones, muscles and pelvic floor. And on top of that -  your body is still changing and essentially, recovering from pregnancy for up to 12 months after birth! Pregnancy hormones like relaxin are present if you...