Pregnancy is known as an exciting time for both mom and the growing baby. However, there are many changes that occur, both visible and invisible that is obvious and not so obvious within the body during pregnancy. The not so obvious changes are usually the physiological ones that are designed to provide the right environment for the baby’s development. Whereas, the obvious changes such as change in posture, increase in weight, breast size, and abdominal muscle stretch.
So, what does that mean in terms of when it comes to exercises? We discuss the not so obvious changes.
Recently Victorian committee member Tafy Seade, principal physiotherapist of Inner Active Pelvic Health, sat down with Fiona Rogers of Pelvic Floor Exercise to talk about pelvic floor devices and their use in pelvic health in addition to the impact of COVID-19.
What is pelvic organ prolapse?
The pelvic floor muscles, fascia and ligaments that support the organs within the pelvis can become weak. This can result in one or more of the organs move in a downward direction. That can be the bladder, the bowels and/or the uterus.
Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men. It is known to affect 1 in 6 men over the age of 65 years (1). Fortunately, the treatment options AND outcomes are improving. The role of physiotherapy is often overlooked and not considered in the treatment journey. This post aims to raise some awareness on the impacts of cancer and how physiotherapy can play a crucial role in the recovery. Prostatectomy is one of the treatment options your surgeon may advise, which is the removal of the whole prostate (radical prostatectomy).
In this month's blog, Tafy had the opportunity to interview Dr Simon Glance, a gastroenterologist based in the Northern Suburbs and part of the health care team at the Bundoora Health Specialist centre.
What is Pelvic Floor Muscles Overactivity?
As defined by the ICS (international continence society) this is "a situation in which the pelvic floor muscles do not relax, or may even contract when relaxation is functionally needed, for example when emptying the bladder or the bowels." (Refence 1)
At Inner Active Pelvic Physiotherapy the health and safety of our clients, our team and the community continue to be our top priority. With the recent announcements and current stage 3, restrictions we want to reassure you as an essential service, we continue to remain open. We are taking additional measures to limit the risk to all and ease your concerns during your visit.
Want to know just how complex a female’s menstrual cycle is?
How to check for an abdominal muscle separation.
In clinic a thorough a assessment can be carried by one of our physiotherapist that aims to establish the integrity of these muscles and tissues but measuring the width, length,depth, tension and surrounding muscle activity.
However at home you can assess yourself for the width and the tension.
Abdominal Muscle Separation, also known as Diastasis of the Rectus Abdominus Muscle (DRAM)
What is it?
DRAM is the separation of the connective tissue along the midline of the abdominal muscles. In some cases, this separation can also be evident on effort or exertion where a bulging can be seen along the mid-line.
As you know, the health of our clients, our team and the community are first and foremost our focus. Due to the recent public health concerns and the emergence of the coronavirus (COVID-19) occurring we wanted to update you on the impacts to your sessions and the practice.
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