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]

Not all Fibre was created equal. A guide to fibre for bowel health.

Not all Fibre was created equal. A guide to fibre for bowel health.

Laxative and fibre supplements are often recommended for those suffering from constipation or disorders of the bowels. Some of the benefits may include:
– Protection against diverticular disease
– Reduce the risk of haemorrhoids
– Reduce the need to excessively strain on the toilet
– Improve constipation and chronically loose stools
– Protect against chronic disease such as heart disease and diabetes
While very important to our health, not all fibres are created equal. It is important to understand the difference between different fibre supplements and how they work to ensure that you are getting the best possible outcomes for your bowels… [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]

Circulatory health during pregnancy

Circulatory health during pregnancy

Pregnancy is a time of big changes for the female body. It is magical knowing that you are growing a human being within your body, feeling those first kicks and seeing your baby develop at every scan. Pregnancy is also a time which creates stress on the female body, with increasing blood volume, increasing weight and increasing pressure in our pelvis which can bring on issues for our circulation. [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]