Another 21st Century Ailment If you spend most of your day hunched over a screen, it’s pretty likely you’ll have this. The name alone is self-explanatory. Its symptoms can range from pain and/or stiffness in the neck, shoulders and/or upper back. Even if you’re not at a computer every day, think about how many times […]

My Pelvic Floor

All women should be able to sneeze with confidence! 

I’ve had this really nasty tight hip flexor on my left and started to also get sciatica down the right. This bloody hip flexor just wouldn’t release no matter how much stretching or pounding and it’s rotating the hip forward.

I had a brainwave and went to see a physio who specialises in women’s health. Turns out my obdurator was locked up. This is one deep muscle and can only be reached internally- yes, what you’re thinking is right.

The obdurator helps rotate the head of the femur and if it gets locked- you’re in all sorts of trouble. Constant nagging pain around the top of the hip flexor, painful sex, and a leg that doesn’t want to stretch.

She released it and it’s like- heaven!

Many women just suffer through this stuff when it’s not necessary. There are plenty of physiotherapists who specialise in this area. 

You can get some great tips as well, on pelvic floor exercises.  I find out that sometimes, doing pelvic floor exercises can aggravate a problem. Get the problem treat first, then you can squeeze and flex for all you’re worth!