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]

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]

Is personal training ruining our pelvic floor?

Is personal training ruining our pelvic floor?

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]

Why some women can’t have sex. The mesh interview.

Why some women can’t have sex. The mesh interview.

November is men’s health awareness month in Australia. Did you know in Australia prostate cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in men, and more men die of prostate cancer than women die as a result of breast cancer, it is a big issues affecting that lives of men today. As our ability to treat cancer improves, survivors can often be left with issues that can significantly impact their quality of life. Let’s look a little closer at what can happen after surgical removal of the prostate- a prostatectomy….. [Read More]