Pilates, Physiotherapy and Women’s Health Blog

Follow Calm & Connection Physiotherapy and they discuss women’s health, men’s health and mindfulness-based Pilates. 

Closing that postnatal wobbly gap.

Closing that postnatal wobbly gap.

As a Physiotherapist working with women through the lifespan I was more than aware of the incredible physical changes that occur postnatal and during pregnancy. To see and feel that loss of stability and control around your trunk and the separation (Diastisis of Rectus Abdomins Muscle/DRAM) within the abdominal muscles was still a very interesting experience, one that I can only liken to making me feel like a bowl of warm jelly… [Read more]

The Shakti Mat Experience

The Shakti Mat Experience

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]

Update: Claiming Pilates on health insurance.

Update: Claiming Pilates on health insurance.

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]

2019: The best health year!

2019: The best health year!

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]