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Am I doing pelvic floor exercises correctly? 

Am I doing pelvic floor exercises correctly? 

A lot of women I see for pelvic health physio appointments have been told about pelvic floor exercises, or Kegel’s - often through antenatal classes, Pilates classes, or friends. A lot of these women also confess that they’re not sure whether they’re doing them right...

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Reducing your risk of birth injuries

Reducing your risk of birth injuries

There are several ways to reduce your risk of birth injuries. This article summarises whatthey are, the risk factors and what you can do to minimise the risk of these occurring.   Birth injuries Severe perineal tearing – 80% of vaginal births will result in a...

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Chronic Pain — and how does Physio help

Chronic Pain — and how does Physio help

I think it is initially worth exploring the physiology of pain - what is it, how does it work, what is the point of it? This will give us the context to then understand chronic pain better. f you have time to watch this excellent video from Lorimer Moseley, one of the...

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Pelvic Organ Prolapse (POP)

Pelvic Organ Prolapse (POP)

Telling someone that they have a prolapse is often quite the deflating statement. Given the choice I’m sure we would all rather not have a prolapse, but we know that around 50% of women who have had a baby will be diagnosed with a prolapse at some point in their...

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Neck and back pain from breastfeeding?

Neck and back pain from breastfeeding?

Breastfeeding – baby is happy tucking in to their meal, you go to look up or over your shoulder and every thing hurts. Why????? Once bub arrives all of a sudden you are spending hours of your day sitting to breastfeed. Your neck is craning over to meet baby’s gaze,...

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Runners knee

Runners knee

Anterior knee pain? Patella femoral pain? Runners knee? What is going on with my knee? Looking at your knee from a front on view you have the femur on top and the tibia below creating the knee joint. There is a groove in the front of the femur called the trochlear...

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Bladder urgency and how physiotherapy can help

Bladder urgency and how physiotherapy can help

Bladder urgency, also known as overactive bladder (OAB), is a frequent and sudden urge to urinate that may be difficult to control. You may feel like you need to go to the bathroom many times during the day and night, and may also experience unintentional urine...

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How do I return to exercise after COVID-19?

How do I return to exercise after COVID-19?

By now a majority of Kiwis have been infected by COVID-19 at some stage over the past two years. Symptoms may include: Fever Cough Fatigue Loss of taste/smell Headaches Body aches and pains Sore throat Diarrhoea Shortness of breath With more serious symptoms including...

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