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Feb 2

TENS for labour

We see many pregnant women every week, treating their pain, building their strength and capability and educating them about how to best manage pregnancy, labour and new motherhood.  Here is the next in our education series of how Vital Core Physio can support you in this exciting time of your life.   What is TENS? […]

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)? […]

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 […]

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 […]

Oct 13

Knee pain in recreational athletes

Knee pain in recreational athletes by Jane Rothe Do you get pain in and around the kneecap when you walk, jog, go up or down stairs, or even after prolonged sitting or kneeling? • Patella femoral pain syndrome (PFPS) is one of the most common injuries experienced by recreational runners (Taunton et al 2002) • […]

Jul 23

How I think about Pain: The Big Mayor’s Meeting

by Katelyn Henry When I was at the University of South Australia, I learnt very quickly that everything I thought I knew about pain was actually incorrect! I had always thought that there were nerves in your body that detected pain – pain nerves – but this is not the case! There are actually various […]

Jun 25

What I learnt doing the APA Women’s Continence Course.

Over the last weekend of May, I attended an Essential Skills course in pelvic floor assessment and management. It was a 2.5 day course at the Women’s and Children’s Hospital conducted by the foremost Women’s Health Physiotherapists including two of our own as lecturers and tutors!  I have another 2.5 days to do in late […]

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 […]