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Sep 11

The recreational runner….. with an injury : Running physiotherapy Adelaide

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’ […]

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 […]

Aug 7

Listening to our bodies

  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 eat, we […]

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 […]

Jun 11

Hip Pain – why do women suffer more?

  Studies have shown that about 1 in 4 women over the age of 50 suffer from lateral hip pain and that this is particularly true for active women – hands up runners and walkers if this has been you at some stage. The lateral side of the hip includes any muscle or structure on the […]

Apr 10

What is a movement/postural dysfunction?

by Allyson Sturrock, Vital Core Physiotherapist   Each individual has a characteristic movement pattern and posture – you may sometimes find that you recognise someone by the way they walk or the way they stand. Sometimes these variations can become exaggerated and may cause pain. This is called a movement or postural dysfunction – when […]