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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 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 […]

Aug 29

The battle between Mother and Embryo

I came across this excellent article a couple of weeks ago, and it is funny how it has staying in my mind since then. It is a fascinating account of the struggle for an embryo to implant and grow – the immunological battle between mother and an embryo that is full of foreign matter (so […]

Dec 9

Birth trainers – are they for everyone?

Many expectant mothers ask us about using birth trainers such as the EpiNo in preparation for labour. The idea of stretching the perineum in preparation for a vaginal delivery is of course not new with perineal massage being used for decades if not longer. The EpiNo device has been around for a number of years […]

Nov 11

What about pain?

There has been an extraordinary amount of research into pain in recent years, and physiotherapists have been at the forefront of it. The current model has moved from what is regarded as a ‘Cartesian model of pain’ where stimulation of a ‘pain nerve fibre’ in the tissues, sent a message that travelled to the brain. […]