Women’s Health Physiotherapy

Leg Cramps During Pregnancy

Leg Cramps During Pregnancy Leg cramps during pregnancy are common and normal but can certainly be uncomfortable. Leg muscle cramps usually start occurring during the second and third trimester of pregnancy. Knowing what to do when a cramp appears, and how to prevent more from occurring, can make your pregnancy more comfortable. We’ll take you [...]

Why Prenatal Physiotherapy is Important

Why Prenatal Physiotherapy is Important Becoming a mother is one of the most exciting, daunting and potentially painful experiences a woman can go through. The body goes through many changes over the span of 40 weeks to accommodate for the baby that is growing inside you. These changes are nothing short of amazing, but they [...]

Persistent Pelvic Pain in Women

Persistent Pelvic Pain in Women Persistent pelvic pain is a recurrent ache around the pelvis, below the abdomen. It’s considered persistent when you have experienced the pain for more than a few months. 1 in 5 women will experience persistent pelvic pain, but most of these women won’t seek treatment. Persistent pelvic pain symptoms Stabbing [...]

2020-08-25T11:01:02+10:00February 14th, 2020|Sports Focus Physio Therapy Blog, Women's Health Physiotherapy|

Why you Should Avoid Running at 6 Weeks Postnatal?

Why you Should Avoid Running at 6 Weeks Postnatal? After giving birth, it can be tempting to return to your previous running routine or try your best at changing the way your post-natal body looks. However, your postural muscles, pelvic floor and deep abdominals are significantly weakened during pregnancy. Instead of running at 6 weeks [...]

Returning to Sports after Pregnancy

Returning to Sports after Pregnancy When can I get back to running? Am I okay to play tennis this weekend? These are common questions asked by new mothers during the postnatal period. After pregnancy, your fitness goals can still be achieved, but it’s important to remember that your body has been through a transforming journey [...]

Pre-natal Exercise and Physiotherapy – How Do I Exercise When I’m Pregnant?

Pre-natal Exercise and Physiotherapy – How Do I Exercise When I’m Pregnant? Pregnancy is a time of dramatic body change over approximately 40 weeks. As your bump grows exercise can help to manage any difficulties experienced during pregnancy plus prepare your body for labour. All over body Exercise during pregnancy is wonderful. Pre-natal exercise [...]

Posture, Pregnancy and Exercise

Posture, Pregnancy and Exercise Take a look at this short video explaining the postural changes that take place in your body during pregnancy. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G_9_Eu8mGRQ&sns=em Exercise is a great way to keep fit, stay in shape and feel good about yourself and life in general. Pregnancy does not change this for most women. Posture, pregnancy [...]

What are the “Core” Muscles?

Confused about core strengthening exercises… There has been so much ‘Core” research and information about the deep abdominal muscles in the last 15 years, the word has become a ‘household name’. In this diagram, we can see: The top is the Diaphragm, your major breathing muscle Deep abdominal muscles – the transverse Abdominius forming the deepest circle wall [...]

5 Benefits of Pregnancy Massage

5 Benefits of Pregnancy Massage Pregnancy is a time of excitement and joy, but it also takes a toll on a woman’s body and can elevate stress levels. Having a regular massage can help manage stress while offering a range of other benefits. Here is why you should include pregnancy massage in your self-care plan. [...]

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