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Recommended guidelines for exercise in pregnancy

All women, unless they have underlying medical issues (see below) should be physically active throughout pregnancy. This has been shown to result in better health outcomes for the mother, the unborn child and the newborn baby. The guidelines: • A variety of aerobic...

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Pregnancy and postnatal pilates / yoga classes

These classes are run by the fabulous Stephanie - one of our pelvic health physiotherapists, who is also a yoga and pilates teacher. Stephanie is a wonderful instructor who is passionate about helping women, so you will be in good hands! When? Pelvic Safe Pilates and...

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What is Pelvic Health Physiotherapy?

We regularly come across people (even health professionals!) who have never heard of pelvic health physiotherapists. Yet there are so many people who can benefit from our services. Sometimes just two or three sessions can make a huge difference to a person’s quality...

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My vagina hurts! – do I have vaginismus?

Difficulty inserting tampons? Pain with vaginal examinations? Difficulty with penetrative sex? … you may have vaginismus What is vaginismus? Vaginismus refers to “muscle tightness at the vaginal entrance, that interferes with sexual intercourse”. The term is still...

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Exercise and the Menstrual Cycle

Ever noticed how your ability to exercise changes over the month? You feel bloated and like the core muscles don't want to work? You try to go to the gym or for a run and your legs just run out of steam? Craving sugar and feeling hungry all the time if you exercise?...

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Fluid intake – Dispelling the myths!

How much is enough? You might be surprised! A commonly held belief is that drinking large volumes of water is beneficial for health. This is often quoted by the health and fitness industry, however there is no medical or scientific basis. In fact, high volumes of...

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Pregnancy WOF / Postnatal WOF

Protect your pelvic floor, abdominals and back during pregnancy, childbirth and beyond. Make sure that you are in the best possible state to cope with the demands of pregnancy, labour and delivery. Pelvic floor physiotherapists have unique skills and expertise in the...

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A wee problem that needs to be talked about

Leakage of urine (urinary incontinence) is a common problem, affecting more than 1.1 million New Zealanders. It can cause embarrassment and anxiety, and can have a significant impact on social, work and personal relationships. It is common, but it is not normal – and...

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