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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)? […]

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 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Jun 19

Lifting the lid on bladder and bowel health

More than three quarters of Australians experiencing bladder leakage prefer to put up with the embarrassing problem than seek professional help, new research shows, despite the fact most cases can be prevented, cured or better managed. Figures released by the Continence Foundation of Australia ahead of World Continence Week (June 20-26) show 76 per cent […]

Aug 31

Calisthenics State Champs are over… now what?

by Sarah Schwetlik For those in the “cali” world, we spend all year learning, practicing, stretching and detailing in the lead up to one big event- the CASA State Championships. For most of us, we then watch our comp video over and over (and over!) and enjoy a much-needed break after the frenzy of extra […]

Aug 7

Listening to our bodies

By Allyson Sturrock 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 […]

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 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 […]