About Pelvic Floor Reconnect

Pelvic Floor Movement Coach

Online Pelvic Floor Movement Courses

One to One Pelvic Floor Movement Coaching

Hello! And a warm welcome to Pelvic Floor Reconnect. Here you will find specialist information and courses on how to move with love for your pelvic floor.

This is the place for you if you want to safely but effectively use exercise to prep your pelvic floor for pregnancy, birth, the postnatal period and entering peri-menopause into menopause whether you’ve had children or not.

Vagina owners go through enormous changes in their lives.  Many of which are not talked about, brushed under the carpet or disguised as being “normal”.  I don’t know about you but I am done with this lack of care and information.  I am through with the constant conversations of being told to live with it, do more kegels or go and have surgery. It’s time to take the subject of pelvic floor way more seriously.

Pelvic Floor issues have a major impact on lives.  It can bring on depression, anxiety, loss of confidence & self esteem.  More needs to be done to combat this and I want to give you as much information and tools so you can manage your symptoms and make informed choices about your pelvic floor journey.

Pelvic Floor Reconnect strives to give you the tools to be strong, fit, heal and empower yourself to health and maintain it. We can give you a big bag of movement tools to help you overcome pelvic floor dysfunction and quite often (because we take a full body approach) this helps other pain and stressors in the body.  So don’t be surprised if your back, hip, knee or shoulder pain starts to feel better or you feel more calm and in control of life in general.  Movement is powerful.

 

about generation move

How was Pelvic Floor Reconnect created?

1977

Gemma was born in England with a clap of thunder and a flash of lightening according to Dad.

1994

Gemma had her first personal training session. This new found love for fitness made an impact on confidence, mood and general happiness.

1999

Gemma completed her BSc in Psychology and went on to use the knowledge in a Human Resources team in London. She quickly realised that this was not how she wanted to use her knowledge and needed a role in life that was active and nourishing.

2001

Gemma went back to university to complete her Msc in Sports Science and this is where the fascination of how movement is medicine for mind and body truly took hold.

2004

Gemma started to work for the Fire Brigade as a Fitness Advisor. After realising there was no provisions for women to stay fit during pregnancy or coming back to work she created her own role as the go to person for ante and postnatal exercise advice. The level 3 qualification that she obtained was good but it left Gemma with unanswered questions when helping clients. That led to another 7 years of research and study.

 

2011

Gemma became pregnant with her first child. Unexpectedly, she experienced antenatal depression and despite training 2 hours per day crossfit style at the fire brigade she found herself unable to walk properly due to pelvic pain. After giving birth, thankfully the depression lifted and was in love with an absolute joy of a boy. But, she found herself in pieces physically. A long labour and an episiotomy that later required 2 corrective surgeries her body had changed, was in pain and she felt she couldn’t give her all to her growing, adventurous little boy.

2012

Gemma wasn’t happy with the “just live with it” advice from her Doctor and escalated her research and found Katy Bowman and her books on alignment. Just by implementing some of the advice her back and hip pain gradually subsided and her pelvic floor was able to heal.

 

2013

Gemma gave birth to a glorious little girl. Throughout the pregnancy there was a little hip pain but nothing compared to the previous time. The labour was so short and easy that the midwives didn’t have time to fill the birthing pool – 45 minutes to be precise with no pain meds not even gas and air. The difference between the two births was phenomenal.

 

2016

Gemma qualified with providers that considered natural movement, alignment and breath as an important precursor to healing and wellbeing taking into account the body and mind as a whole.

Her children also made her realise that the happiness and health of Mum filters down to the children and that the world we live in does not always make healthy choices the easy choice.

2018

The idea of Generation Move was born. Gemma started to convey the information of how our movement habits can lead to troubles during and after pregnancy.

One of these habits is sitting in chairs which led to another passion: changing the up classroom. Previously Gemma had presented and provided workshops to office staff about the dangers of too much sitting. She has since presented to some schools including the winners of 2017 TES best school of the year award. She hopes to help teachers create movement in their lessons to keep children agile and healthy into their adult lives.

2019

Generation Move (now Pelvic Floor Reconnect) is launched. A platform delivering safe movement programs for mums to be, new mums and mums 30 years on. A place where nutrition, environment and nature are taken into account to make a happier and healthier you for happier healthier babies.

Gemma’s Qualifications

Bsc honors degree. Psychology. University of Warwick

MSc Sports Science (Fitness and Health). University of Essex

YMCAfit Exercise and Pregnancy L3

YMCAfit Core Stability

Premier Award in designing Pre and Postnatal Exercise L3

FutureFit. Childhood Nutrition & Obesity Prevention Nutrition Course

Functional Movement. Advances in Core Training – Gray Cook

VTCT. Diploma in Mat Based Pilates L3

Pilates for Common Orthopaedic Conditions

Your Pelvic Matters certified instructor – Claire Mockridge

Diastasis Detective certified instructor – Claire Mockridge

Advanced Pregnancy Wellness Practioner – Burrell Education


Advanced modern pregnancy assessment, core restore and functional exercise programming – Burrell Education

Optimal Nutrition & Lifestyle for Postnatal healing and recovery

The Perinatal Athlete – Burrell Education

Advanced CPD in modern postnatal assessment, core restore and functional exercise programming – Burrell Education

Postpartum Corrective Exercise Specialist – Core Exercise Solutions by Dr Sarah Duval

3rd Age Woman Peri – Post Menopause Global Online Certification – Burrell Education


Women’s Health Coach Certification – Dr Jesscia Drummond

Pelvic Floor Reconnect and the Environment

Pelvic Floor Reconnect firmly believes that part of a healthy lifestyle is to embrace nature and to realise that we are a part of nature not separate from it. To support this Pelvic Floor Reconnect aims to use as many ecologically friendly products and services it can. Whether that be from the paper on business cards to the type of exercise mat used. If you notice any areas that we can improve then please let us know.

Pelvic Floor Reconnect donates monthly to Greenpeace.

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