Laser: for so much more than hair removal…

Laser: for so much more than hair removal…

Today I want to introduce one of my favourite therapy tools, the low level laser. Now you may be asking yourself, what would physiotherapists be doing with laser?? No, we have not branched out into the hair removal business nor are we leveling out our therapy room. I actually use this little beauty to assist in improving pain and scarring, to heal wounds, to reduce skin inflammation as well as to break down thickened tissues and even improve lymphoedema. [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]

3 simple steps to life changing exercise.

3 simple steps to life changing exercise.

We all know we should ‘do it’, we all want to be good at ‘doing it’, we all feel great when we do ‘do it’. So why is exercise still such a hot topic to discuss and why do we need ‘experts’ to motivate us to get going. Simply put, human nature and the thinking mind enables us to go for the easy option. Suddenly… motivation is becoming a very complex issue… [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]