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Nov 23

Play with me while I’m on my Tummy!

By Stacey Xydias So last time we mentioned tummy-time, it was as a useful exercise to help your baby with plagiocephaly or torticollis. BUT it is also amazing in assisting your baby to develop their muscles and their skills for everyday life. Tummy time should be an important aspect of your baby’s every day routine. […]

Nov 15

My baby has a funny shaped head!

by Stacey Xydias   Plagiocephaly is a fancy term for misshapen or flat head – a condition defined as the asymmetrical flattening of one side of the skull.   We know that to avoid sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) babies under the age of six months should be placed on their backs during sleep. Despite […]

Sep 8

Am I normal? The female reproductive system

A recent study in the UK found that nearly half of British women could not correctly identify the vagina on a diagram of the female reproductive system. I’m not surprised, given little girls seem to be taught to refer to their visible ‘bits’ as a vagina, rather than as the vulva. Note – your gynae […]

Aug 29

Bladder health – Am I normal?

We never talk much about our bladders, do we? We pick up habits in childhood from well meaning parents, that we then teach our kids without much knowledge as to what is healthy for our bladder. The bladder is a stretchy, muscular storage bag that has two jobs – the storage phase and the empty […]

Jul 4

Sleep is vital for injury prevention

Adolescents and sleep. That old issue, huh? In adolescence, kids like to go to sleep later and sleep later in the morning, but they have to get up early enough to conform with school timetables. It has ever been thus.  Hormonal changes that also affect the sleep wake cycle turn our kids into night owls […]

Jun 27

What Every Physio Should Know About Breasts

By Kym Veale, Lauren Clifton and Melinda Cooper Reproduced with permission. Breasts are often the first bodily attribute that defines a human as female. Yet other than their assigned sexual role and valid concerns as a site of cancer their function is cardinal to all members of the class Mammalia. In humans, the breasts operate […]

Jun 19

Exercise in pregnancy – FAQ

Many women fear exercising when pregnant. Is this fear justified? What would you say to women who expressed this sentiment? Exercise is pregnancy is imperative! You often can’t do exactly what you were doing before you were pregnant; you may need to change exercises, or do it at a lower intensity over time, but if […]

Feb 29

Men’s Health

Men’s Health is an umbrella term that relates to the problems or pains in the pelvis. These can include pain emanating from structures inside the pelvic gridle: CPP (Chronic pelvic pain) or prostatitis, pain from the pudendal nerve (pudendal neuralgia), dysfunction of the male pelvic floor, the function or dysfunction of the male sexual organs […]

Feb 22

Get Off Your Bum – It Might Just Save Your Life

As a society we spend way too much time sitting down. Sitting down driving to work, sitting down at work, sitting down driving home, sitting down to watch TV (or Netflix) after a long day at work – that’s just way too much sitting!     For a while now we’ve been seeing campaigns and […]

Jan 2

Training loads and monitoring

A new year, new goals to be set. It’s so exciting isn’t it? Looking at the calendar, plotting and planing what you might achieve this year. Road trips with friends and family, small goals, large goals, BHAGs (big, hairy audacious goal) – the ones that scare you a little. To reach goals, however, we all […]