What is a vaginal prolapse and can it be fixed?

Let’s start with what is a prolapse? A vaginal prolapse might also be called a pelvic organ prolapse (POP) or in more medical terms a cystocoele, uterocoele or rectocoele. A prolapse is where one or more of the pelvic organs (bladder, uterus or bowel) drops lower down in the pelvis and creates a bulge into […]

When can I return to running after having a baby?

Running After Having a Baby?

This is a question we hear often at Total Physiotherapy and the answer is that the timeline for postpartum women to return to running looks different for everyone. Evidence on returning to running after having a baby The latest evidence on returning to running outlines several components that should be considered when assessing a woman’s […]

Do you have persistent or chronic pelvic pain?

pelvic pain

Pelvic pain is not a disease or condition on its own but really an umbrella term to describe pain anywhere between the belly button and the upper thighs both on the surface and the “inside” (bladder, uterus, ovaries, rectum, genitals). It is called persistent or chronic if it has been present (continuously or intermittently) for longer than 6 months.

Exercise Classes for the Childbearing Year

Mums Bubs Exercise Classes

It is well researched that exercise has many benefits both during and after pregnancy. Often women come to us at Total Physiotherapy, asking what exercise is ‘safe’ to do during this childbearing year.

Netball and Stress Incontinence

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

Cropped image of pregnant woman

“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

Pilates Availability

“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…

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