1 May 2018

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

1. Rectus Diastasis / Separation / Abdominal Separation occurs in pregnancy and refers to the increase in distance between the two bellies of the Rectus Abdominus muscle. 2. Research has demonstrated an incidence rate between 70-100% for Rectus Diastasis. 3. Women most commonly experience discomfort in the 2nd and 3rd trimester along the midline of […]

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 […]

16 Jun 2016

Post-Natal Women’s Health Checks

You’ve had your baby, and things are going well and you are keen to get back into exercise…? There is a lot of information out there about when you can resume exercise and what type of exercise you should do. It can get a little confusing! The first 6 weeks are a great time to […]

30 Mar 2016

The 30 Day Challenge…For Your Pelvic Floor!

Here is an article we thought was worth reading. It talks about a 30-Day Challenge for your pelvic floor muscles to improve your sex life! Read the Article here So what do we as Women’s Health Physio’s think about this? As provocative and un-Physio this article sounds it actually outlines everything I would love people […]

10 Mar 2016

Endometriosis – How Can A Women’s Health Physiotherapist Help?

  Endometriosis affects 10% of women worldwide. The most common symptoms can range from moderate to severe pelvic pain, low back pain, heavy periods as well as bladder symptoms such as frequency, pain passing bowel motions and painful intercourse. Infertility can be a problem in 30% of women with endometriosis though this can be for […]

3 Jul 2015

POP! (Pelvic Organ Prolapse)

Do you ever think…”I’ve had a baby and things just don’t feel normal ‘down there’ since?!?” As a generation, we as women are getting better about talking about issues around sex, continence, miscarriages, the not so fabulous parts of child bearing. However, there are a few things that we still need to work on. Pelvic […]

23 Jun 2015

Tell Someone Who Cares…World Incontinence Week June 22-28 2015

This may seem like a strange thing to dedicate a whole week of the year towards, however 1 in 4 people suffer from bladder and bowel incontinence and don’t realise there is a lot that can be done about it, BUT it won’t get better on its own! Bladder and bowel control problems are not […]

15 Apr 2015

Exercise After Baby

Keen to get back into exercise post babies and not sure what to do? Worried about your pelvic floor and heard about prolapse? Don’t let leakage or embarrassment stop you from starting exercise! Some basic rules I would advise you to follow when getting back into exercise post birth are: Learn what your pelvic floor […]

7 Sep 2014

Overactive Bladder Syndrome

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. This is the main symptom of a condition called Overactive Bladder Syndrome (OAB). OAB can be a huge interruption to one’s life. Research has found that the OAB symptoms […]