At Vital Core Physiotherapy we are passionate about looking after mums during and after their pregnancies. Therefore it’s no surprise that one of the most common conditions we treat is Pregnancy related pelvic girdle pain (PPGP).
Exercise in pregnancy is essential, but knowing what is safe and appropriate can be confusing. Learn more about what is best for you.
So you’ve had your baby. You love them more then lift itself. But…. What’s happened to your body? You still look and feel six months pregnant – no one told you about that bit… and there’s this line/ gap/ hollow down the middle of your now striped/ scarred tummy… whats that about? What do you […]
How it can help maintain control during child birth. TENS can used for a huge number of conditions including back and joint pain. It has more recently been shown to be extremely effective in the management of over active bladder syndrome. Today we’ll explore how it can be used to assist women in childbirth. Labour […]
We’re all human, and we all do the best we can with what we have at any given time. I had a great meeting with Viktoria last week, as she told me about her fairly torrid pregnancy and her struggles to do as she should, to eat as she should and follow her own advice. […]
I first thought of getting the SRC recovery shorts after seeing them on social media after Bec Judd and Sophie Guidolin had used them. Then once starting the Mummycise classes and talking to the Vital Core Girls I was convinced that I should get them and boy, was I glad I did! I had an […]
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)? […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]