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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 […]

Dec 12

What is “Women’s Health” Physiotherapy?

Women’s health physiotherapy encompasses a huge variety of conditions that may effect women throughout their life. Such conditions include incontinence or leakage of the bladder or bowel; pelvic pain that could include endometriosis or muscle spasm; conditions associated with pregnancy and early parenthood such as back or sacroiliac joint pain in pregnancy, carpal tunnel syndrome […]

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 […]

Oct 12

Pilates matwork classes – now offering a term based programme!

Kelly Homann has years of experience in dance, dance physio and Pilates. We are all excited to have her share her expertise with us as she presents this Pilates series. This class will teach traditional Pilates matwork, introducing and gradually building on exercise complexity over 8 weeks. It will not only strengthen your core but […]

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 […]