August 23, 2018
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Pelvic Girdle Pain in Pregnancy

Pelvic Girdle Pain in Pregnancy

Pelvic Girdle Pain in Pregnancy

Pelvic girdle pain (PGP) is reportedly experienced by 20% of all pregnant women.  Fortunately, in the majority of women, the pain does resolve in the postnatal period.
PGP may occur around the joints at the back of the pelvis (these are the sacroiliac joints, or SIJs), and/or around the joint at the front of the pelvis (the symphysis pubis).

June 23, 2018
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Postnatal Period

Postnatal Period

Postnatal Period

A new baby in the family is a time of great change, especially if it is your first.  It is a steep learning curve for most, as families adapt to the new addition; sleep is interrupted, there are nappies to be changed, extra washing to be done, all whilst getting to know your little bundle. 

June 22, 2018
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Rectus Abdominis Diastasis

Rectus Abdominis Diastasis

Rectus Abdominis Diastasis

A Rectus Abdominis Diastasis is a separation of the rectus abdominis muscles, which run vertically down the centre of the trunk.  During pregnancy, as the baby grows, the abdomen expands and the muscles are stretched.  For many women, the rectus abdominis muscles will separate at the midline as the tissue connecting the two muscle bellies stretches and widens to allow for the expanding abdomen.  The extent of separation will vary amongst women, as will the location along the midline, although generally the greatest amount of separation is around the navel.

June 22, 2018
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Pelvic Organ Prolapse

Pelvic Organ Prolapse

Pelvic Organ Prolapse

Usually the bladder, uterus and lower portion of the bowel are well supported in the pelvis. However, if there is a lack of support in the surrounding tissues, one or more of these organs may descend into the vagina, which is known as a Pelvic Organ Prolapse, or simply a Prolapse.

June 22, 2018
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Incontinence

Incontinence

Incontinence

It may surprise you that approximately one in four Australians, over the age of 15, suffer from bladder leakage, also known as urinary incontinence – that equates to nearly 5 million of us! 

January 31, 2017
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Hydrotherapy for Hips and Knees

Hydrotherapy for Hips and Knees

Hydrotherapy for Hips and Knees

A recent review of Literature and research into the effects of Hydrotherapy in Hip and Knee pain found the following

January 30, 2017
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Trochanteric Bursitis

Trochanteric Bursitis

Trochanteric Bursitis

Around your hip joint there are many muscles that help to provide the joint with stability.
Imbalances between the gluteal muscles and another muscle called tensor fascia lata commonly leads to the inflammation of fluid filled sacs (bursa). When the bursa becomes inflamed it can be extremely painful.

January 25, 2017
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Piriformis Condition

Piriformis Condition

Piriformis Condition

The piriformis muscle is a deep gluteal muscle of the buttock region, and is narrow and pear shaped. The sciatic nerve can pass above, below or through this muscle.