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Jun 6

Rebecca’s story

  Rebecca has been in recently after the birth of her first baby. From the earliest days after his birth, she felt a dragging and heaviness in her vagina and was diagnosed with a prolapse. Here is her story: “At our first hospital visit they gave us a handout of a prenatal exercises. I did […]

Apr 20

New class!

Stretch and Move Class with Stacey! Do you spend a lot of your work day sitting down, or in awkward and bent postures? Or do you simply find that no matter what you do you seem to be stiff? Perhaps you just want to go to a class and move, stretch and feel better? Either […]

Mar 27

Back pain: Ain’t nobody got time for that!

by Kelly Homann What can I do? 1) Sit and stand well   Keep the natural curve in your back. The lower back is supposed to curve in slightly. Make sure your tailbone is right back in the seat when leaning back. A lumbar support pillow will help, especially in certain seats which promote more […]

Mar 6

More great pain science knowledge bombs!

The NOI group with contributors all over the world but some of the best based here in Adelaide, are the foremost pain research group in the world. Educators, researchers and clinicians, they are helping all of us improve not only our understanding of pain but also how we try to explain pain to our patients. […]

Feb 2

TENS for labour

We see many pregnant women every week, treating their pain, building their strength and capability and educating them about how to best manage pregnancy, labour and new motherhood.  Here is the next in our education series of how Vital Core Physio can support you in this exciting time of your life.   What is TENS? […]

Feb 2

Your late pregnancy toolkit

So here you are – third trimester! Your last day of work approaches, the nursery furniture is selected, if not already put together and you are preparing for some of the logistics of early motherhood. But have you looked after yourself? How do you plan to labour (so much as we can plan these things)? […]

Feb 2

Do you know the truth of these common back pain myths?

by Kelly Homann Do you experience back pain? Lower back pain affects nearly everyone at various ages and stages in life. Below are some common things I hear patients say and things they have been told. Sometimes the advice is unhelpful, or even harmful, so I thought I’d post some of the ‘myths’ below.   […]

Jan 9

Should you do Pelvic Floor exercises?

This is a great article published last year with input from a range of outstanding leaders in the field of pelvic floor health. There is great information that we are sharing here directly through the link, but we’ll also copy the body of the text, as we all know that links go missing over time […]

Jan 9

Pilates 2017

by Kelly Homann From February 7th, we will embark upon our second term of traditional Mat Pilates, a series of 22 gentle, progressive exercises designed to improve your core strength. With a focus on strength, flexibility, muscular endurance, coordination, balance and good posture Pilates is an exercise program you can take out of the gym […]

Dec 12

8 easy exercises to prepare for labour

There are many things to prepare for when planning for a new baby but you mustn’t forget the actual labor and delivery. Did you know that you can do some pretty easy exercises to prepare for labor and delivery? Getting your baby into an optimal birthing position and preparing your pelvis for labor are important […]