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WHY: Understanding the Overactive Pelvic Floor.

WHY: Understanding the Overactive Pelvic Floor. What is overactive pelvic floor? Overactive pelvic floor is a clinical finding that may be contributing to your symptom/s, whereby the resting tension of the pelvic floor muscle is high. This may mean that the muscle cannot contract properly, and the muscle cannot relax properly. This can lead to...

Why See a Physio If You Have an Abdominal Separation?

Why Should You See a Physio If You Have an Abdominal Separation (Diastasis of the Rectus Abdominis Muscle)?   Diastasis of the rectus abdominus muscle (or abdominal separation) is the separation of the 6 pack muscles where they attach to the connective tissue (linea alba) at the midline. Abdominal separation is common in pregnancy and...

Why Exercise In Pregnancy?

Why Exercise in Pregnancy?   Exercising in pregnancy is not only safe, given there are no contraindications, but also has several benefits for both mum and bub. These include: Decreased risk of a large baby for its gestational age. Decreased risk of pre-eclampsia (characterised by high blood pressure, fluid retention and protein in the urine)....

Why Perform Diaphragmatic Breathing?

WHY should you do diaphragmatic (belly) breathing?   What is the diaphragm? What is diaphragmatic breathing? Why is diaphragmatic breathing helpful? Keep reading to have all your questions answered.   The Basic Anatomy: Lets first take a look at the basic anatomy. You have: The abdominal muscles at the front. The spinal muscles at the...

Why See A Pelvic Floor Physiotherapist?

WHY See A Pelvic Floor Physiotherapist? Never heard of a pelvic floor physio? You’re not alone, I commonly get asked what it is that a pelvic floor physio does and when I explain my role there are often lots of follow-up questions… “How does physio treat X…?”, “How can you help with Y…?”, “Oh, I...