Pregnancy and pelvic pain. A faux duo or unfortunate reality?

Pregnancy and pelvic pain. A faux duo or unfortunate reality?

Not everyone feels so wondrous about the whole pregnancy experience. Nausea, fatigue, heartburn, swollen ankles and stretch marks take their toll. Pregnancy related pelvic pain is one “side effect” of pregnancy that certainly hits it’s fair share of victims. The research would suggest that around 20%-25% of women suffer from pregnancy related pelvic pain, but if you ask me, I would imagine the stats are much higher. Perhaps many cases go unreported or are not classified as “serious” and therefore are left out of the literature. I do however agree that while most women recover from these pains within the first 3 months post-natally (if not immediately after the baby is born), around 5-7% of women do not recover, and this is when you need to seek help… [Read More]

Pelvic pain down there. Can it be treated?

Pelvic pain down there. Can it be treated?

Chronic pelvic pain can be a disabling, severe, frustrating and confusing condition that affects up to 21.5% of Australian women 5% of Australian men. In the absence of a specific disease we consider it a ‘syndrome’ rather that a ‘condition’ or ‘disease’ because it occurs out of a complex interplay between muscles, organs, nerves, connective tissue, inflammation and the parts of the body that are responsible for pain itself: the brain and spinal cord.. …. [Read More]

Is having your back ‘cracked’ doing you harm?

Is having your back ‘cracked’ doing you harm?

I have friends who absolutely swear by getting their spine ‘cracked’. It cures their pain straight away! For about a week… so if you have your spine cracked once a fortnight for all time you have a good chance of staying pain free. If that’s how you choose to manage your health that is absolutely fine! Honestly- #ProHealthCareProviderChoiceFreedom. If it’s not how you would like to manage your health though, keep reading. …. [Read More]

Sticking to the new year’s health resolution: A mindful perspective

Sticking to the new year’s health resolution: A mindful perspective

Dear Santa, all I want for Christmas this year is a good pelvic floor! The silly season is upon us! And indulging in some festivity feasts is a favourite Christmas past-time of mine. Like many of us, I too might notice a couple of extra numbers on the scale after the holiday season, but in other health news: What is happening to our pelvic floor this Christmas? And how can we best care of our lady (and man) garden this year? …. [Read More]