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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

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]