Do you know your Pelvic Floor?


Have you recently/ever had a baby?

Are you unsure of how to do your Pelvic Floor Exercises?

Are you feeling some weakness in your pelvic floor with or without symptoms of urinary leakage?

Are you feeling pressure in your lower pelvis/ vagina/ back passage or the feeling is out of place or dropping, particularly when you exercise or after lifting your baby/ toddler?

Are you experiencing pain during sexual intercourse?

Would you like to increase the intensity of your exercises (running, CrossFit, HIT, lifting weights) but are not sure if your pelvic floor will be up to the challenge?

Have you read and heard about the Pelvic floor but are not sure where to begin when it comes to doing your exercises?

Lots of people come to me worried about their pelvic floor and afraid that they are unlikely to get better and that they may have to have surgery. Most of the time they have tightness in their pelvic floor rather than weakness, but this tightness can present as an inability to prevent the flow or urine because of the reduced movement the pelvic floor has, as a result of the tightness. Makes sense?! Sometimes the pelvic floor is not the only structure causing symptoms ; poor abdominal strength or too much abdominal strength, poor breathing habits and diet can influence continence and pelvic organ support.

An assessment of your pelvic floor can help to identify the cause of the any symptoms you have and can give you reassurance and information about your concerns. An assessment will allow the therapist to teach you how to squeeze and release your muscles correctly while incorporating relaxed breathing techniques and ensuring that your abdomen muscles are not over-active. You will go home after your session with a clear exercise program and plan,  and further sessions may or may not be recommended.

A physiotherapy assessment can help you make decisions about whether Physiotherapy  and exercises alone can help or whether you need to visit an gynaecologist or urologist.

Most of my patients tell me they wish they had come earlier for an appointment so don’t put it off! Often people are nervous about the exam itself, don’t be.

Give me a shout if you have any questions of would like to arrange an appointment on 087 2524225 or book online on the website.


Autumn Pilates 2018

My clinic will be closed for the next two weeks; if you would like to book an appointment you can book on my website. A block of 6 Post-Natal Classes will be starting on Friday the 31st of August at 10.45am. Please book in here if you are interested. Sometimes in September the class can be very busy but if there is demand I am happy to start a second class for that busy first term. Also a block of 8 Beginners classes will start on Wednesday the 5th of September at 7pm, I am taking bookings for this class here. Performance Pilates will continue as a drop-in class at 8pm and will start back on 5th of September too. Mixed Pilates will return as a drop-in class in Friday the 7th at 9.30am.

If you would like to book a clinic appointment please go

Any queries,give me a shout!Muireann Lohan Pilates Poster Final (2)


STARTING FRIDAY APRIL 27th at 12pm. Please call me to book your place. This Pilates class is suitable for you:

  • If you would like to start a safe, gentle, modified Pilates class designed and instructed by a Chartered Physiotherapist with the aim of increasing your Strength, Flexibility, Co-Ordination and Balance
  • If you have Osteopaenia or Osteoporosis
  • If you have Arthritis in your joints
  • If you would like to improve your posture and prevent or correct rounded shoulders and/or neck and lower back pain.
  • If you are looking to improve your balance to help prevent falls in the future.
  • If you enjoy exercising in a group and would like to feel the benefits of a Pilates exercise class.

The class will run in a block of 5 weeks. If you are unsure about exercising in this class, give me a shout on 087 2524225, or have a chat with your GP or Chartered Physiotherapist. From a mobility point of view, we will exercise in standing, all fours and lying down but most exercises can be modified once you are independently mobile.


Post-Natal Pilates

Have you recently had a new baby? Unsure how to return to exercise? Chartered Physiotherapist-led Post-Natal Pilates classes are designed to help you to recover from the changes pregnancy and childbirth place on your body and to prepare for the challenges of minding your children, returning to work and sports, and continuing your full injury-free life.  Click here for more information on classes and click here to book into the next block of 6 classes starting on Friday the 23rd of February ( There will be a 2 week break over Easter).pilates-post-october

Post-Natal Pilates Starting Friday 12th 2018

For all attending the Post-Natal Pilates classes this Friday in Cratloe Community Hall. Please note that this class is booked out. Directions: When you come in to Cratloe, you will pass the Woodcross pub on your left. Take the right turn at the pub and the Community Hall is about 200 metres down the road on your left-hand side. You can come up the drive where there is some parking or you can park on the road. Any queries just give me a shout on 087 2524225. IMG_0099



Due to closure of the Studio I use for my classes I have to move to a new location in 2018. I am lucky that we have a great community hall in Cratloe which is 10 minutes from Clondrinagh (or the next exit up if you are coming on the motorway) so from January this will be the venue for my Pilates classes. There are two changes to the classes:One is that I will be moving Monday’s classes to Wednesday to suit hall availability and the other is that I will run the Beginner’s class at 7pm and Performance Pilates at 8pm. My evening physiotherapy clinic will change to Monday as a result. The mixed level class will still be on Friday morning at 9.30am and postnatal Pilates will be at 10.45am as usual. Looking forward to seeing some familiar and new faces in 2018!

Please note that the evening classes will start back Wednesday the 17th of January and that the morning classes will start back on Friday the 12th January.  Any queries give me a shout!

Beginners Pilates: Wednesday at 7pm. Starting Wednesday the 17th of January for 8 weeks. Booking necessary: Click here to book

Performance Pilates: Wednesday at 8pm. Starting Wednesday the 17th January at 8pm. Pay as you go.

All Levels Pilates: Friday at 9.30am. Starting Friday the 12th of January. Pay as you go.

Post-Natal Pilates: Friday at 10.45am. Starting Friday the 12th of January for a 6 week block. Booking necessary: Click here to book