Netball and Stress Incontinence

Did you know that 1 in 3 netball players over the age of 18 will experience leakage of urine when playing? Most often it will occur in netball when running, jumping or changing direction and is because the body – especially the pelvic floor muscles – are not able to cope with the downward pressure […]

What you should know about your pelvic floor in pregnancy, childbirth and beyond

“I wish somebody had told me…” What you should know about your pelvic floor in pregnancy, childbirth and beyond! As a Women’s, Men’s and Pelvic Health Physiotherapist, Total Physiotherapy Manly Vale’s Louise Henderson shares her reflections on what women wish they had been told about their pelvic floor before having a baby. “I wish somebody…

Exercise during and after pregnancy

“Prenatal physical activity should be considered a front-line therapy for reducing the risk of pregnancy complications and enhancing maternal physical and mental health.” Canadian guidelines for exercise in pregnancy 2019 The latest guidelines on exercise in pregnancy tell us that not only is it okay to exercise during pregnancy, there are many benefits. This includes…

Running After Having a Baby?

Running After Having a Baby?

“How soon can I return to running after I’ve had a baby?” This is a question Women’s Health physio’s hear frequently. Our answer is often “how long is a piece of string?” as the ideal time frame varies greatly depending on a number of factors: Pre-pregnancy and prenatal exercise – generally the longer you have continued…

The Pelvic Floor – Problems and Solutions

Pelvic Floor Cindy Menzies

The Pelvic Floor – Problems and Solutions Louise and Rebecca recently gave a talk at the practice regarding exercise and the pelvic floor. In case you missed it, here are the key points: We know that exercise is important for everyone for many reasons – weight control, cardiovascular fitness, management of back pain etc. In…

Pelivc Floor – Patient Spotlight

The following two stories are typical of women we see with pelvic floor problems limiting their exercise. Names have been changed. Cathy is a 36 year old woman with three children. The youngest had just started school and, with a little more time available, Cathy wanted to regain some fitness and joined an outdoor fitness […]

Problems & Solutions – The Pelvic Floor

Problems & Solutions

The pelvic floor – possible problems and solutions. Louise Henderson and Rebecca Rutherford (our resident experts in women’s health) recently gave a talk at the practice regarding exercise and the pelvic floor. In case you missed it, here are the key points. We know that exercise is important for everyone for many reasons – weight […]

Returning to Sport & Exercise following childbirth

Returning to sport and exercise following childbirth Maybe you were a keen sportsperson before the birth of your baby or maybe you feel you need to do some exercise to return to pre-pregnancy strength and fitness. Either way, there are a few things for women to consider when returning to sport or exercise after childbirth. […]