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    • DECEMBER 21, 2020
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    A Little Bit About Lower Back Pain

    By Min Chew Lower back pain is a common symptom that almost everyone will or would have experienced sometime during their lifetime. It can be very minor, like a small niggle that goes away in a few days, or can be extremely debilitating and last a long time.   If you are experiencing lower back

    • DECEMBER 18, 2020
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    A real pain in the butt – proctalgia fugax

    Problems in the pelvic region can be embarrassing to talk about, even with health professionals. One condition in particular, ‘proctalgia fugax’, is experienced by up to 18% of the population but only reported by around 20% of these individuals. ‘Proctalgia fugax’ means recurrent episodes of sudden pain in the anus. Patients describe it as sharp

    • DECEMBER 8, 2020
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    Activating Your Pelvic Floor with Guided Visual Imagery: 8 Verbal Cues

    An estimated 1 in 4 women activate their pelvic floor incorrectly. Common mistakes include breath-holding, bearing down, or contracting the abdominal muscles. The most common cue that people know of is “to squeeze like you are stopping the flow of urine.” While this cue works for many people, others may find that they are squeezing too much, and

    • DECEMBER 7, 2020
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    5 Ways to Check You Are Doing Pelvic Floor Exercises Correctly

    A well functioning pelvic floor is essential in maintaining pelvic health throughout a person’s life. Research has shown that up to 30% of women perform pelvic floor exercises incorrectly. Here are 5 ways you can self-check to see if you are doing them correctly.   Feel for lift. Sitting tall in a chair, firmly place

    • DECEMBER 2, 2020
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    Understanding Pelvic Organ Prolapse

    What is Pelvic Organ Prolapse? Prolapse refers to the loss of support for the uterus, bladder, colon or rectum leading to the descent into the vagina of any of the pelvic organs. There are 4 types of prolapse: Anterior vaginal wall prolapse (cystocoele), where the bladder bulges into the anterior vaginal wall. Uterine prolapse, where

    • NOVEMBER 25, 2020
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    Pelvic Floor Information for Men

    You may be surprised to know that about 1 in 3 men who visit the GP have trouble controlling their bladder or bowel. Incontinence is likely to affect closer to 2 in 3 men, as many men feel embarrassed to discuss it even with their doctor. This is very unfortunate as there are effective treatments

    • NOVEMBER 25, 2020
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    Cesarean Postnatal Care Tips

    Please note these are general recommendations. They may not be appropriate for everyone.   Immediate Care Having access to obstetrician-guided early non-constipating pain relief can assist you to move more easily and to feed and care for your baby with minimal pain. Use of pain relief medication should always be guided by your medical practitioner

    • NOVEMBER 23, 2020
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    Exercise and Knee Osteoarthritis

    By Dinah Mohd Khair Osteoarthritis (OA) is a degenerative condition that occurs when the protective cartilage that cushions the end of your bones wears down over time. OA commonly affects joints in your hands, knees, hips, and spine.   Osteoarthritis is commonly associated with: Age Weight Past history of trauma/ surgery to the knee (i.e.

    • NOVEMBER 12, 2020
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    Nutrition & Pain

    Earlier this year our Principal Physio Pip had a chat with Nutritionist Lisa Snowdown about the relationship between food and things like nerve pain, chronic pain and inflammation. It’s really common that there is a food component to many of the issues people report when they arrive at our clinic. For example, it’s common postnatally

    • NOVEMBER 5, 2020
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    Osteoarthritis and the Hand

    By Caroline Hayes Osteoarthritis (OA), often lumped in the baskets of both “old age” and  “joint wear and tear,” is a condition that affects the whole joint including bone, cartilage, ligaments, and muscles. It is commonly found in the hips, knees, hands, and feet however it can affect any joint in the body.   OA