*This is a collaborative post
Next week is the first ever Pelvic Floor Week and to celebrate it in style INNOVO are going to be at Westfield Shopping Centre in Shepherds Bush, London, helping you to get really familiar with your pelvic floor.
The open drop in clinic will run daily and you’ll be able to meet the experts, ask those burning questions, have a one to one consultation and even try Innovotherapy for free. To make sure you really get time to relax and there will be activities on hand for children, making it the perfect opportunity to break up that shopping trip.
The special event will let you get the best advice from leading experts, attend informative talks with Women’s Health Consultant Dr Alain Bourcier, Dr Julian Spinks GP and Pelvic Floor Trainer Jane Wake and learn more about your pelvic floor.
But why is your pelvic floor so important?
The pelvic floor muscles are quite possibly our bodies biggest unsung hero. It plays a crucial role in our day to day bodily functions, from helping with healthy toilet habits, to supporting our posture and physical movements.
The pelvic floor holds the uterus, vagina, bowel and bladder in place and supports the bladder to provide control when you urinate. They relax and contract allowing you freedom to get on with your day without having to plan everything around toilet stops – a strong pelvic floor means everything is kept firmly in place and you should have full control over when, where and how often you visit the toilet.
But, it is very difficult to try to strengthen and train the pelvic floor muscles by yourself. Studies have shown that a third of women who try to strengthen their pelvic floor muscles with traditional exercises are unable to do so correctly.
What is bladder weakness?
If you cough, sneeze, laugh or just go about your daily routine and have involuntary urinary leaks – you are not alone and more often than not, urinary leaks can be due to having a weakened pelvic floor. Here are a few facts about bladder weakness:
- It affects 1 in 3 women – that’s more than Hay Fever and Asthma combined
- Has forced 10.4% of athletes to abandon their favourite sport
- 48% of women don’t talk to her doctor about the issue
- 38% of relationships are affected and 25% say it has impacted their sex life
- 23% of women have taken time off work
- It also affects 1 in 10 men – in fact cycling can weaken a man’s pelvic floor
So this is where INNOVO comes in.
INNOVO have developed Innovotherapy, a non-invasive way to restore your pelvic floor, treating the primary cause of urinary leaks rather than just masking the symptoms.
Using a simple hand held controller that is attached to a garment that looks like shorts, Innovotherapy sends targeted impulses to safely and effectively work all the muscles of the pelvic floor. It’s a proven technology which has been designed to strengthen your pelvic floor allowing the device to do your pelvic floor exercises for you.
Bladder weakness effects many men and women but generally it isn’t something people talk about, and often it’s something people just accept and live with. But, if this all sounds pretty familiar you need INNOVO in your life.
You can find out more over on the INNOVO website or pop down to their event next week at Westfield Shopping Centre to speak to the team. There’s no need to suffer in silence, now’s the time to Restore that Floor!