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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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Here you will find articles written by our physios covering pelvic health issues and concerns. These are updated regularly – if you are a patient of ours you can opt into receiving our blog posts right into your inbox when a new one goes live!

 

Articles include everything from general lifestyle advice to what we can treat and what treatment options are available for different conditions. For more personalised, comprehensive care and treatment advice that is tailored to you and your pelvic health needs, make an appointment with one of our highly skilled and passionate physiotherapists.

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Easing the transition into menopause

Easing the transition into menopause

What can you do to ease the transition into menopause? Changing hormones leading up to menopause will cause different symptoms for different people. There are often problems with sleep, extra stress and anxiety, and issues with temperature regulation. Thankfully,...

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Perimenopause

Perimenopause

What is perimenopause? Perimenopause refers to the year or years before your periods stop completely. It is a time of natural hormone transition towards menopause. During perimenopause, the body's production of estrogen and progesterone, two hormones made by the...

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Got your Easter EGGS??

Got your Easter EGGS??

Do you have Easter EGGS?? - make sure they are chocolate, and NOT Jade eggs!                               So… what does the evidence say? Gadgets can do 3 things: 1.Give you more feedback through intravaginal sensors to tell you how hard you are squeezing. (Perifit,...

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How can physiotherapy help with pelvic pain?

How can physiotherapy help with pelvic pain?

Pelvic pain is something we see a lot of - it can be present in people with endometriosis, but there are lots of other causes too. There are many strategies that can help and we are very happy to give people the tools they need to better manage their symptoms. How...

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Endometriosis – what / when / why?

Endometriosis – what / when / why?

March was endometriosis awareness month. Over this past month we’ve been posting information on endometriosis to help raise awareness so that people can get diagnosed sooner and get the help they need. What is endometriosis? Endometriosis is a disease that occurs when...

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ACC funding for treatment of birth injuries

ACC funding for treatment of birth injuries

If you have given birth on or after 1st October 2022 you may be eligible for funding towards the cost of your treatment with us. 85-90 percent of people do sustain an injury during childbirth – it could be a simple perineal tear that is healing well, or something more...

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Menopause and your pelvic health

Menopause and your pelvic health

Menopause brings with it many changes that may affect your bladder, bowel, sexual function and general sense of wellbeing. Pelvic health physiotherapists have unique skills and training to help with this. Factors contributing to pelvic health problems around...

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Pelvic Health Physiotherapy for Children

Pelvic Health Physiotherapy for Children

Bladder and bowel problems in children are common, and include Wet pants Bed wetting Difficulty emptying the bladder or bowel Bowel leakage Not getting an urge to poo Bowel leakage is also called soiling, and it can be just a smear, or it could be a large amount. Wet...

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Men’s health is a serious matter

Men’s health is a serious matter

We thought it would be a good idea, given that it’s Men’s Health week, to provide an outline of the range of conditions we can help with, so that you or the men in your life can get access to the right help when they need it. Men are often too embarrassed to seek help...

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Long term pelvic floor care

Long term pelvic floor care

We go to the dentist every year for a check-up to see that our teeth are kept in good shape, and don't fall out. Have you ever thought about checking in with your pelvic health physiotherapist once a year to see that your pelvic floor is in good shape too? We are...

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What to expect at your first appointment

What to expect at your first appointment

Most people are not quite sure what to expect from their first pelvic health physio appointment, and it's normal to feel a bit nervous before you come in. You may have been referred by your doctor, a friend may have told you about us, or you may have found us on...

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Returning to running after baby

Returning to running after baby

We have the latest evidence on returning to running postnatally! Fresh off the press - a clinical commentary from a collaboration of different international experts who have reviewed the available research and formulated a comprehensive framework. Some important...

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Active and POP!

Active and POP!

Active women dealing with pelvic organ prolapse (POP) This blog is from a guest writer - Anja Morris. Thank you Anja for sharing your story......   You might tell a friend over a cup of coffee that you’ve got a sore back, but “Guess what happened, my...

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Our Covid-19 treatment policy

Our Covid-19 treatment policy

The health of our team and of all our clients is of the utmost importance to us. We have a number of higher risk people who come to our clinic on a daily basis for treatment. This includes pregnant women, young babies, toddlers and children, and people who are...

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Returning to exercise with confidence

Returning to exercise with confidence

Getting back into exercise after having a baby can be daunting. There are so many changes that happen to your body after pregnancy and delivery - (be it Vaginal or Caesarean) Getting a thorough check up can help you feel empowered to get back into it! 1. Pelvic floor...

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