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Physiotherapy for Endometriosis

While there is currently no cure for endometriosis, there are a few things you can do to help manage your symptoms and improve you are quality of life. Proper diagnosis is the first step, this may result in surgery to remove any endometrial cells. Apart from surgery, you can try to change your diet, get regular acupuncture and use other pain-relieving treatments. But did you know that physiotherapy can help with endometriosis related pain and discomfort? Here are 5 ways it may help: • Due to the pain of endometriosis, many sufferers end up bed or couch bound for a period of time each month. This leads to tight muscles in the...

Physiotherapy for pregnancy

Physiotherapy is an important modality to consider in pregnancy. Pregnancy is a time when many changes occur in the body. This can lead to pain and weakness that can affect the quality of a pregnant woman’s daily living. Physiotherapy can help with a number of things: • Helping to reduce any pain and discomfort • Assist in proper posture • Help to prepare for labour • Pelvic floor health If you would like to see our Physiotherapist Bella, please call us on 08 8296 4333 or via our website. ...

What is involved in a pelvic floor consultation?

A Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy session will include two parts: Consultation and examination Treatment Consultation and examination During the consultation and assessment, Bella will take a thorough case history to help determine the presenting issue, associated pain and possible causes. She will also discuss past medical history including any previous tests and treatments. Bella will then conduct an examination. This may include an external and internal examination. This is to what system of the body is contributing to your pelvic floor issues. Isabella will talk you through each stage of the examination to ensure you feel comfortable. Treatment Once Bella has a good understanding of your condition from your consultation and examination, she will devise...

Top 5 ways to manage back pain

Back pain affects so many people at some stage in their life. The pain can be acute or chronic, and can affect quality of life.   Here are our top 5 ways to manage back pain:   🔴 See a Chiropractor. Chiropractic works to increase range of motion of joints in the back, increase strength in the back, and reduce tension and increase flexibility of back muscles. A number of studies recognise Chiropractic as an appropriate treatment method for back pain. 🟠 See a Physiotherapist. Physiotherapy aims to restore the function of poorly moving muscle joints in order to reduce muscle tension and improve muscle strength. Treatments are specific to...

Questions & Answers – Physiotherapy & Pregnancy Massage

What can a pregnancy massage help with? A pregnancy massage may help to: Relieve aches and pains Improve sleep Reduce stress and anxiety Improve blood and lymph flow Prepare for labour And if you book a massage for after 37 weeks of pregnancy, your therapist can include acupressure points to help induce labour. Our pregnancy massages are performed by our Physiotherapist Kim and are available on Tuesdays and Thursdays....