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]

Man Strength! “Below the belt” tips for prostate health.

Man Strength! “Below the belt” tips for prostate health.

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]

Doctor’s visit? How to use your BRAIN effectively!

Doctor’s visit? How to use your BRAIN effectively!

We know a visit to a doctor or health professional can be a little daunting. Often you are given a lot
of information and must make some big choices quickly about what path of management
you want to try for a particular problem. Leaving a doctor’s office and realising you didn’t
ask all the questions you wanted happens all too often- even to us!!!…. [Read More]