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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 […]

Aug 7

Listening to our bodies

  Our bodies talk to us all the time. But do we listen? And do we know what they are telling us? Our bodies send us messages and clues all the time to tell us what they need. We feel thirsty when we need a drink, we feel hungry when we need to eat, we […]

Jul 23

Vaginal birth vs Caesarian Section – there’s a debate?

A very interesting article from New Scientist has been doing the rounds and stirring up a lot of controversy in Women’s Health and Midwifery circles. Have a read of it, and then we can discuss it ….     All good? Now, I have a few issues with this article. It is written in extremely […]

Jun 25

Continence and Pelvic Floor in First Time Mums

There are so many beautiful things about your first pregnancy – you’re about to become a mum for the first time and soon you’ll be holding your little bundle of joy (and indulging in a mums and bubs class or two with us!). However, there are also a thousand questions that go with the territory […]

Jun 24

World Continence Week

WORLD CONTINENCE WEEK June 22-28, 2015 This week is World Continence Week! A whole week aimed at making people more aware of what continence is, what problems are associated with it and what can be done about it! So this week we will be posting up a series of informational posts befitting to a week […]

Jun 11

Hip Pain – why do women suffer more?

  Studies have shown that about 1 in 4 women over the age of 50 suffer from lateral hip pain and that this is particularly true for active women – hands up runners and walkers if this has been you at some stage. The lateral side of the hip includes any muscle or structure on the […]