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Category Archives: Women’s Health

Abdominal Separation: The Facts

Abdominal separation, also known as DRA (diastasis rectus abdominus) is a common condition that arises in late pregnancy (affecting between 66-100% of women in the third trimester) and may persist in the postnatal period (affecting 35-65% of women). For such a common condition, there is actually very little research into what constitutes normal recovery and…
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What to Expect from Your Pelvic Floor When You’re No Longer Expecting

The question we are often asked as Women's Health Physiotherapists is: “Is this normal?” To shed some light on normality and the pelvic floor, we'd like to provide some accurate information about postpartum prolapse. We are bombarded daily with images, videos, blogs, forums, facts and figures and it can be difficult to sort out fact…
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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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The Pelvic Floor – Problems and Solutions

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…
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