Rebecca our Director wrote this piece for a local fitness company as part of Women’s Health Week!
She combines her love of Pelvic Floor Muscles and Exercise to give you information on how best to combine the two in a safe and productive way.
In another great interactive post in the 'choose physio' series by the Australian Physiotherapy Association you can learn how physio can help you on the journey to motherhood and beyond. At MPPP, this is an area we are so passionate about in providing the best care for mums both being new parents ourselves. We'd love you to get in touch if you have any questions about how we can help.
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So, your urologist has handed you a card and told you to see a physio. For your bladder you wonder, surely not?
In fact Men's Health physio is a large part of what we do at MPPP.
Need us to demystify this a bit?
Follow the source link below to find out all you need to know including physiotherapy treatment for bladder and bowel problems, pelvic floor muscles and pre-and-post-prostatectomy rehabilitation thanks to the Australian Physiotherapy Association.
We're also happy to explain more so don't hesitate to contact us.
At MPPP, 'women's health physio' is central to our daily work. Have you ever wondered what a women's health physio actually does?
Women’s health encompasses a huge variety of conditions that may affect women throughout their life. Such conditions include incontinence or leakage of the bladder or bowel; chronic pelvic pain that could include endometriosis (where tissue that normally lines the uterus grows outside the uterus) or muscle spasm; conditions associated with pregnancy and early parenthood such as back or sacroiliac joint pain in pregnancy, carpal tunnel syndrome and mastitis (inflammation of breast tissue usually due to infection). (Source: Australian Physiotherapy Association)
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Depression is experienced by up to one in ten women (10%) during pregnancy and one in seven women (16%) in the year following birth. The prevalence of anxiety disorders is estimated to be even higher (up to 20%).
This article (open the blog post for link) examines the challenges faced by new parents that are often undisclosed due to societal pressures about what parenthood should be like. The article also highlights new research around the importance of social support and connection for new mums and dads alike who both face unique challenges in their roles as parents.
If you or a friend or loved one is suffering from a perinatal mental health condition we strongly suggest getting in touch with PANDA who are a fantastic organisation dedicated to the mental health of parents in the perinatal period. http://www.panda.org.au/ or call the helpline on 1300 726 306.
COPE are also another fantastic resource - dedicated to assisting with the enmotional challenges of parenthood http://cope.org.au/.
If you or a friend or family member suffers from bladder or bowel incontinence, there is help at hand. Make an appointment to see us today!