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Sep 20

Post Baby – Will my tummy ever go back to ‘normal’?

Wow I wasn’t expecting that! So you’ve had your baby. You love them more then lift itself. But…. What’s happened to your body? You still look and feel six months pregnant – no one told you about that bit… and there’s this line/ gap/ hollow down the middle of your now striped/ scarred tummy… whats […]

Sep 18

Pilates! Everyone is doing it….but what is it?

What IS clinical Pilates? Clinical Pilates is used in the modern physiotherapy world to benefit acute and chronic neck and back conditions, poor posture, osteoarthritis, osteoporosis, post surgery rehabilitation and aid in the prevention of recurrent injuries. It can also be used to improve sporting performance. Clinical Pilates requires specific equipment that utilizes springs and […]

Sep 11

The recreational runner….. with an injury

Runners are a funny lot, aren’t they? We freak out if we’re told we can’t run. We have odd expectations of what is a “normal” distance to do (load to apply), what is “worthwhile” training, and what is “soft” or not worth bothering with. This is the tale of a running patient we’ll call ‘Kate’ […]

Sep 3

Lifting the lid on incontinence in Australia

Research shows that more than three quarters of Australians experiencing bladder leakage (Urinary incontinence) prefer to put up with the embarrassing problem than seek professional help, despite the fact most cases can be prevented, cured or better managed. Figures from the  Continence Foundation of Australia show 76 per cent of people with incontinence (4.8 million […]

Sep 2

So, what is Women’s health physiotherapy?

There are so many different stages of a woman’s life and each provides it’s own unique physical challenges. A physiotherapist who is expert in these stages can make the world of difference. Women’s health physiotherapy encompasses a huge variety of conditions that may effect women throughout their life. Such conditions include; Incontinence or leakage of […]

Sep 2

TENS for labour pain

How it can help maintain control during child birth. TENS can used for a huge number of conditions including back and joint pain. It has more recently been shown to be extremely effective in the management of over active bladder syndrome. Today we’ll explore how it can be used to assist women in childbirth. Labour […]

Apr 30

Confessions from a dietician who couldn’t eat well in pregnancy.

We’re all human, and we all do the best we can with what we have at any given time. I had a great meeting with Viktoria last week, as she told me about her fairly torrid pregnancy and her struggles to do as she should, to eat as she should and follow her own advice.  […]

Dec 15

My SRC Recovery Shorts story, by Carlee

  I first thought of getting the SRC recovery shorts after seeing them on social media after Bec Judd and Sophie Guidolin had used them. Then once starting the Mummycise classes and talking to the Vital Core Girls I was convinced that I should get them and boy, was I glad I did! I had […]

Sep 12

Mat Pilates classes

Mat Pilates is great for strengthening and toning with a focus on your core and for increasing your flexibility. It involves precise moves and specific breathing techniques and increases your body and mind connection which translates into improved body awareness and posture. Pilates exercises can be tailored to your individual needs and is a great […]

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 […]