Pilates, Physiotherapy and Women’s Health Blog

Follow Julia Berger’s blog as she discusses Calm & Connection Physiotherapy, women’s health and mindfulness-based Pilates. 

Pelvic pain down there. Can it be treated?

Pelvic pain down there. Can it be treated?

Chronic pelvic pain can be a disabling, severe, frustrating and confusing condition that affects up to 21.5% of Australian women 5% of Australian men. In the absence of a specific disease we consider it a ‘syndrome’ rather that a ‘condition’ or ‘disease’ because it occurs out of a complex interplay between muscles, organs, nerves, connective tissue, inflammation and the parts of the body that are responsible for pain itself: the brain and spinal cord.. …. [Read More]

Is having your back ‘cracked’ doing you harm?

Is having your back ‘cracked’ doing you harm?

I have friends who absolutely swear by getting their spine ‘cracked’. It cures their pain straight away! For about a week… so if you have your spine cracked once a fortnight for all time you have a good chance of staying pain free. If that’s how you choose to manage your health that is absolutely fine! Honestly- #ProHealthCareProviderChoiceFreedom. If it’s not how you would like to manage your health though, keep reading. …. [Read More]

Cesarean sections: The myth-busters edition.

Cesarean sections: The myth-busters edition.

Having a baby is one of the most wonderful moments that life can bring. But it can be quite stressful. There are lots of decisions to be made in the weeks leading up to the birth of your baby; What will you name the baby? What hospital will you choose to deliver your baby at? And indeed… would you prefer to have a vaginal “natural” delivery, or choose to have a cesarean section? …. [Read More]

Elite Athletes & A Different Kind of Sports Physio

Elite Athletes & A Different Kind of Sports Physio

Did you know that more than 40% of elite athlete experience bladder weakness or incontinence during sport. The shocking but true fact is that elite athletes can fall into a high risk category for bladder leakage along with those of us who have had lots of babies, have experienced menopause, are overweight or deconditioned in the pelvic floor muscles …. [Read More]