8 Aug 2017

Urge Incontinence

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Did you know that 1 in every 3 women suffer from some bladder leakage? Urge incontinence is the second most common variety of incontinence. It occurs when an individual experiences a sudden, strong need to urinate but in addition they leak urine whilst trying to get to the toilet. Urge incontinence is usually due to […]

8 Aug 2017

Overactive Bladder (OAB)

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Have you ever experienced a sudden, eye-watering strong, unable-to-defer, need to go to the toilet? If so, then you have experienced what is called ‘urinary urgency’, which is the main symptom of a condition called ‘Overactive Bladder Syndrome’. Research have shown that the OAB symptoms of urgency and frequency have a much worse impact on […]

8 Aug 2017

Stress Urinary Incontinence (SUI)

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Did you know that 1 in every 3 women suffer from some bladder leakage? The International Continence Society defines SUI as “involuntary loss of urine on effort or physical exertion, or on sneezing or coughing”. SUI is the most common form of urinary incontinence and it occurs in activities that increase abdominal pressure such as […]

1 Aug 2017

Pelvic Organ Prolapse and Weight Loss

What does the research tell us about Pelvic Organ Prolapse and the effects of weight loss? 1. Increasing body mass index (BMI) is associated with feeling a bulge 2. Being overweight does increase the risk of worsening prolapse with time 3. Weight loss does not improve bothersome prolapse symptoms 4. Pelvic floor damage already present […]

27 Apr 2017

Top 3 Home Exercises For Pregnancy

Cat Stretch The cat stretch is great for mobilising your spine and stretching out tight back extensor muscles.  This is particularly important for pregnancy as the lower back continues to try and support your growing bump. Start on your hands and knees, with your hands underneath your shoulders and your knee underneath your hips, your […]

31 Jan 2017

Five Quick Facts About ‘Rectus Diastasis’ Or ‘Abdominal Separation’

What is Rectus Diastatsis? The increased distance between the bellies of the Rectus Abdominus muscle to allow for the enlarging uterus. Incidence? Based on current research, 70-100% of women develop abdominal separation in pregnancy. When does it occur? Generally between the 2nd and 3rd trimesters. Can anything be done to minimise it during pregnancy? – […]

14 Oct 2016

Sleeping Hip Pain In Pregnancy

As your body changes with pregnancy, so does your posture. Your baby bump will gradually develop and slowly stretch out your abdominal muscles and bring your centre of gravity forward.  To compensate for this your lower back will arch more and your lower back extensor muscles become more active to cope with the increased load, […]

11 Aug 2016

Abdominal Separation During Pregnancy (Diastasis Recti)

What is Pregnancy-Related Abdominal Separation? Diastasis Recti (DR) is the term used for the separation of the abdominal muscles via stretching of the connective tissues in the midline (linea alba) during pregnancy. What Causes it? Pregnancy is the most common cause of DR. Its a natural adaptation of the body in order to accommodate a […]

30 Jun 2016

Round Ligament Pain During Pregnancy

During pregnancy, your body is changing constantly with the joints, muscles and ligaments adjusting to the change in pressure and weight around them.  As this happens so quickly it is normal to get aches and pains around your back and hips.  It is often wise to seek out help from a health professional to manage […]

20 Jun 2016

Improve Your Bottom Line…World Incontinence Week June 20-26 2016

This may seem like a strange thing to dedicate a whole week of the year towards! Did you know 1 in 4 people suffer from bladder and bowel incontinence and don’t realise there is a lot that can be done about it? Luckily there is a lot that can be done to help as it […]