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Urinary Tract Infections – UTI’s

Urinary Tract Infections – UTI’s

One in two women will develop at least one UTI during their life (Incontinence Australia). A urinary tract infection happens when bacteria enters the urethra and can lead to most commonly bladder infections. Up to 85% of UTI’s are caused by E. coli bacteria typically...

Braxton Hicks Contractions

Braxton Hicks Contractions

Braxton Hicks also known as “false labour pains”, are the body’s way of preparing you for true labour. They are normally felt in the second and third trimesters. Women have likened them to menstrual cramps or a specific tightening of the abdomen that comes and goes....

Club Foot – Talipes Equinovarus

Club Foot – Talipes Equinovarus

When it comes to newborns, I find there are so many questions that come up. As a physiotherapist who sees pediatrics the most common question I get is “is this normal?”, “should I be worried?”. In childhood development there is a WIDE range of “normal” development....

Manual Removal of Placenta

Manual Removal of Placenta

Retained placenta occurs in approximately 3% of vaginal deliveries in the developed world. The risk of postpartum hemorrhage increases to 20% in women who have retained placenta (Franke. D etal 2021). The third stage of labour is classified as the delivery of the...

Postpartum Endometritis

Postpartum Endometritis

Endometritis is the inflammation of the uterine lining which can happen after childbirth, it is in fact the most common postpartum infection 5-6% of vaginal deliveries. You may be thinking is this the same condition as endometriosis but no they are two different...

TENS as a Pain Relief in Labour

TENS as a Pain Relief in Labour

Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS) is a non-pharmacological method of pain relief during labour. Adhesive electrical pads are placed to the lower back and the frequency and intensity is controlled by the individual. Studies have reported that there are...

Exercise and your Cycle

Exercise and your Cycle

You guys have been following along this journey with us and now should have a grasp on the phases of your cycle and the hormones involved. Well, how can those factors affect how we exercise? Research is still in the early days in this particular field, as only...

Phases of the Menstrual Cycle  

Phases of the Menstrual Cycle  

Your Menstrual cycle has 4 distinct phases: Menstruation Follicular Ovulation Luteal These can be broken down into follicular (menstruation to ovulation) and proliferation (luteal to menstruation) Follicular (Day 1 – Ovulation)   During this phase your body and...

Hormones & Menstrual Cycle’s

Hormones & Menstrual Cycle’s

Let’s talk about periods. Those who have a uterus will know that periods are just a fact of life for us. There is no period that will be similar between people, symptoms, duration, emotional experiences, and pain can be experienced in all different ways. Research will...