Women’s Health


Abdominal & Core Strength Rehabilitation Post-Partum

The female body undergoes amazing changes during pregnancy and birthing. The abdominals in particular undergo significant changes in length and strength due to the growing foetus, connective tissue softening associated with pregnancy hormones and changes in physical activity during pregnancy. As a result, many women post-partum have deficits in their core strength and abdominal function, […]

Exercise During Pregnancy (Ante-Natal Exercise)

Appropriate exercise during pregnancy has many fantastic benefits, including: Preventing and managing pregnancy related conditions such as low back pain, pelvic girdle pain, incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse; Preparing yourself for labour and childbirth; Maintaining good baseline fitness to enhance recovery after the birth; and Preparing you for the physical challenges of life with a […]

Top 5 Tips For Beating Incontinence

Incontinence describes any involuntary loss of urine from the bladder (urinary incontinence) or faeces or wind from the bowel (faecal/bowel incontinence).  4.8million Australians experience bladder or bowel control issues (Continence Foundation of Australia).  Urinary incontinence affects 13% of Australian men and 37% of Australian women, while faecal incontinence affects 20% of Australian men and 12.9% […]

Post Natal Exercise

A general misconception during the postnatal period is that the body is back to its prenatal capacity for exercise after six weeks. However throughout the extended postnatal period it is important to gradually reintroduce activity under the guidance of your doctor or physiotherapist. After the birth of your child you may start thinking of return […]

Postnatal Abdominal Separation

Returning to exercise the right way after having a baby is extremely important and is often daunting. A common fitness misconception is that doing plenty of sit-ups will always lead to a stronger, toned looking abdomen. In fact, during the postnatal period, sit-ups may actually have the opposite effect, leading to an ongoing protruding stomach […]

Urinary Incontinence

Have you experienced urinary leakage recently or in the past? If so, have you mentioned it to your GP or have you silently coped with the changes urinary incontinence can bring? Urinary incontinence (UI) affects nearly 13% of men and 37% if women in Australia. With so many Australians affected it is an important health […]

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