23 Jun

Empowerment Through Strength: A Guide to Women and Strength Training

Strength and resistance training has long held a common, even if subconscious, misconception: that it’s reserved only for men. Despite this historically rooted social norm, however, strength training is fast becoming one of the most popular forms of exercise for women – and for good reason. Beyond the physical gains, such as increased muscular strength, […]

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01 Jun

Endometriosis and Exercise: Pain, Post-Op and More!

Endometriosis is a chronic condition where the endometrial tissue that normally lies inside the uterus migrates to outside of the uterus. The most common places to find endometrial-like tissue are the on the walls of the pelvic cavity, the ovaries, bladder and bowel, and on the thin wall dividing the rectum from the vagina. In […]

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14 Sep

Back Pain During Pregnancy – The Feel Good Formula

Pregnancy related back, hip and pelvic girdle pain are all very common. While it is common it shouldn’t always be accepted as a normal part of pregnancy – however most people say that you just need to put up with it, we’re sure you’ve heard that before… We’ve got good news, you don’t! There is […]

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11 Aug

Abdominal Separation and Pregnancy

Are you a new mum or a mum to be and have found yourself asking: What is that gap between my stomach? Why are my abs separated? Will my tummy return to normal? That tummy muscle separation you are experiencing is commonly known as Abdominal Separation or Diastasis Recti (also known as DRAM). Being rewarded […]

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11 Aug

How to Check for Abdominal Separation (Diastastis Recti)

1. Lie on your back with your tummy exposed, legs bent, feet flat on the floor. 2. Arms at your side, tilt your neck to look down at your belly. 3. Move your other hand above and below your bellybutton. Following a line down the center of your abdominal muscles, you are looking to see […]

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05 Aug

Incontinence and Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy

Types of Incontinence While there are several causes of incontinence, more common causes may be pregnancy, child birth, and menopause. There are a few different types of incontinence when it comes to bladder control, the first step is identifying which type you may be experiencing. The types of urinary incontinence: Stress incontinence: urine leaks with […]

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09 Dec

Guidelines for Exercise during Pregnancy

Exercise is an important aspect of pregnancy and the research and consensus around exercise has changed a lot in the recent years with the benefits of exercise becoming much more apparent. Women with uncomplicated pregnancies should be encouraged to engage in aerobic and strength-conditioning exercise before, during and after pregnancy. Physical activity in pregnancy has […]

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05 Dec

Warm up for your swim, ALWAYS

With summer fast approaching, Australia’s swimming season is about to get into full swing! Do you complete a warm up prior to getting in the pool or ocean? A prescribed warm up is essential to decrease the likelihood of injury, especially due to the utilisation of large muscle groups when swimming. It allows for increased […]

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29 Aug

Exercise and PCOS

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) is the most common hormonal condition affecting up to 18% of women. PCOS can manifest in a range of symptoms including irregular periods or complete loss of your period, infertility, excessive facial hair growth, scalp hair loss and acne. PCOS has also been reported to be associated with obesity, insulin resistance, […]

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