Pilates, Physiotherapy and Women’s Health Blog
Follow Julia Berger & Jane Strachan’s blog as they discuss Calm & Connection Physiotherapy, women’s health, men’s health and mindfulness-based Pilates.
I am not usually one to write blogs dedicated to reviewing a product, or even to recommend 1 particular brand over another. But the Shakti Mat is definitely one I am happy to open up a conversation about. Perhaps it is my interest in chronic pain and the claims of the Shakti Mat to reduce pain, it’s similarities to dry needling (which I use frequently as part of physiotherapy) or perhaps the word of friends who swear by the product. Either way… I thought this was one I had to try!….. [Read More]
Well if you have made sense of this federal government in the past 3 years you are doing well! One thing we can help make sense of is the new reforms to health insurance declared in 2018 in regards to claiming natural therapies (such as Pilates) on your health insurance. As many of you are well aware, Physiotherapists have been teaching and utilizing Pilates based exercises for many years to assist in health and rehabilitation, and in our case, assist in maintaining pelvic floor and core stability. Then this happened…… [Read More]
Welcome to 2019!!! The team at Calm & Connection Physiotherapy are busting to get started because we have so many ideas, passions, people and projects that we want to get stuck into straight away! As always, life is changing and we have some big personal items on the agenda as well! To start 2019 we wanted to share with you what we are up to and we hope you like our first blog of the year… [Read More]
We all know we should ‘do it’, we all want to be good at ‘doing it’, we all feel great when we do ‘do it’. So why is exercise still such a hot topic to discuss and why do we need ‘experts’ to motivate us to get going. Simply put, human nature and the thinking mind enables us to go for the easy option. Suddenly… motivation is becoming a very complex issue… [Read More]
Protecting the pelvic floor across the lifespan is important to help reduce the risk of incontinence, prolapse and bowel dysfunction. Constipation, smoking and chronic coughing, pelvic floor muscle weakness and poor lifting technique are among some of the lifestyle factors that can increase the risk of issues later down the track. However, in recent times, high impact exercise such as Cross-fit and H.I.I.T (high intensity interval training) have hit the media as being associated with bladder weakness and incontinence…. [Read More]
How long after having a baby should you start chasing the yummy mummy look? When should you reach to get your pre-baby body back? When should you fit back into your skinny jeans, rock the mini skirt or start modelling your bikini bod?
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