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Birth injuries

Birth injuries

Understanding Birth Trauma Bringing new life into the world is often portrayed as a time of joy and celebration. However, for some people, the experience can be overshadowed by birth trauma, leaving lasting physical and emotional scars. At Pelvic Health Physiotherapy,...

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Birth injuries

Birth injuries

Understanding Birth Trauma Bringing new life into the world is often portrayed as a time of joy and celebration. However, for some people, the experience can be overshadowed by birth trauma, leaving lasting physical and emotional scars. At Pelvic Health Physiotherapy,...

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Pregnancy WOF / Postnatal WOF

Pregnancy WOF / Postnatal WOF

Pregnancy and childbirth can put extra stress on your body, especially on the pelvic floor, back, pelvis, and abdominal muscles. This may lead to discomfort, pain, or pelvic floor issues such as bladder leakage and a sense of heaviness. Fortunately, we are here to...

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Online appointments

Online appointments

If you would prefer not to have an in-person appointment we can offer an alternative - for example if you are feeling unwell, or you are at home minding children that may not be able to go to day care or school that day. Or perhaps you live far away and don't always...

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Pelvic organ prolapse

Pelvic organ prolapse

Pelvic organ prolapse is common – it affects around 50% of women, although only about 12% will have symptoms. Some people get a prolapse soon after childbirth, others may not notice any issues for many years, even decades, but vaginal birth is a big risk factor....

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Perineal tearing during childbirth

Perineal tearing during childbirth

Tearing of the perineum during childbirth - The facts and what you can do to help with prevention and recovery.   Tearing is very common with vaginal births  It sounds obvious but…the skin and muscles around the entrance to the vagina have never stretched so much...

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Prioritise your pelvic health in 2024!

Prioritise your pelvic health in 2024!

2024 is the year to prioritise your pelvic floor and help prevent future problems! The pelvic floor is not strengthened by general exercise - this means you need to know how to activate the muscles and strengthen them specifically. The pelvic floor muscles are in an...

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Exercise and healthy ageing

Exercise and healthy ageing

There is good research showing that as we get older, consistent exercise helps slow down some of the problems that may be associated with ageing process. That’s because exercise has benefits for all the systems in our bodies. It even helps stimulate the brain and...

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Dietary tips for people approaching their 50’s and beyond

Dietary tips for people approaching their 50’s and beyond

We’ve put together a few simple dietary suggestions to help with changing nutritional needs as we we get older. Protein Protein helps build muscle, and is essential for the repair and maintenance of body tissues. As we age (and changes begin from the age of 25!)...

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Kapiti Women’s Triathlon 2024

Kapiti Women’s Triathlon 2024

February 25th 2024 The Kapiti Women's Triathlon is open to women of all ages and fitness levels. It doesn't matter if you're a first timer or gym fit - there are options to suit everyone. You can enter as an individual or as a team, and you can choose your challenge...

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Returning to high impact exercise after childbirth

Returning to high impact exercise after childbirth

If you want to run or do other high impact exercise as soon as possible after the birth of your baby, there are a few things you need to be wary of. High impact exercise postnatally has been found to increase the risk of pelvic floor dysfunction nearly five-fold,...

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Return to exercise – the first 6 weeks after childbirth

Return to exercise – the first 6 weeks after childbirth

When can I exercise like “normal” after having a baby? Pregnancy and delivery (vaginal or Caesarian Section) affect your body in a way that takes well over 6 weeks to recover from. The 6 week clearance to exercise from your GP is not enough! Birthing people need...

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Birth Trauma

Birth Trauma

What is birth trauma? Birth trauma is trauma that occurs before, during or after childbirth. It can be different for everyone, and it may not occur until quite some time after the birth. Birth trauma can be physical or psychological, or it may be a combination of...

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Let’s cut the crap and talk about bowel control

Let’s cut the crap and talk about bowel control

Problems with loss of bowel control include what we call faecal incontinence (loss of solid or liquid from the bowel) or flatus incontinence (passing of wind when you don't mean to). These problems are more common than you think! 14.7% of New Zealanders surveyed by...

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