Lymphoedema Awareness Month 2022: Living Well with Lymphoedema

Lymphoedema Awareness Month 2022: Living Well with Lymphoedema

Every March, lymphoedema is put in the spotlight to raise awareness and increase knowledge of management options for those at risk of and experiencing lymphoedema symptoms. This year’s theme, “Living well with Lymphoedema” fits well with our philosophy at Calm & Connection Physiotherapy. We believe that regardless of your condition, it is possible to lead a fulfilling and meaningful life if you have the right supports and guidance. [Read more]

Lipoedema: no matter what I do, my legs never change shape!

Lipoedema: no matter what I do, my legs never change shape!

Have you noticed that no matter what you do, your legs are always out of proportion to your waist. It doesn’t matter how much you exercise or diet, they just never seem to change. When you mention it to health professionals do you often get told you just need to try harder to lose weight? What may in fact be causing this is not lifestyle choices or not trying hard enough but a condition called lipoedema. [Read more]

How pelvic floor safe is your exercise?

How pelvic floor safe is your exercise?

As a physiotherapist one of the best perks of our job is the ability to assess, educate and empower our patients’ about their body and how we (and most importantly YOU) can strive for the best way to move your body. We all know the great importance of exercise, not only for the physical benefits on our bones, joints, cardiovascular system, mental health etc (you get the idea, the list goes on and on!). For a lot of the patients I see in a day they know they need to get moving (and want to get moving) but are looking for types of exercises that are safe for them in their current stage of life, whether that be prenatal or 30 years after their first born child (and everywhere in between!)…. [Read more]

Introducing paediatric physiotherapy in Sale Victoria

Introducing paediatric physiotherapy in Sale Victoria

From it’s inception in 2016, our little boutique clinic has grown and taken on new chapters and services, many of which I couldn’t have imagined when we started in the little regional town of Sale. Every so often something or someone comes along, and this time we are so blessed to have Nicki Hribar on our dream team. Nicki brings her love of children and paediatric physiotherapy to Calm & Connection Physiotherapy… [Read more]