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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)? […]

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 […]

Jun 19

Exercise in pregnancy – FAQ

Many women fear exercising when pregnant. Is this fear justified? What would you say to women who expressed this sentiment? Exercise is pregnancy is imperative! You often can’t do exactly what you were doing before you were pregnant; you may need to change exercises, or do it at a lower intensity over time, but if […]