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How to Eat your way out of Pain and Reduce Inflammation in your Body Often times when patients arrive at our clinic they are in pain and inflammation usually plays some sort of role in this. Whenever pain occurs in our body there is usually a physical component (poor posture, falls, lifting something the wrong way), a psychological component (stress, anxiety, depression), and a nutritional/chemical component (what we eat/drink/smoke etc.). The information below focuses on the nutritional/chemical side of pain and includes some simple things you can do outside the clinic to get out of pain and feeling great as quickly as possible!

Thrive Health Co. are excited to announce that we will be running a Pilates Mat Class for women of all ages and abilities to strengthen their core and pelvic floor. Classes are run by our Women's health Physiotherapist and held in the gym area at Thrive Health Co. These classes focus on core strength, Pilates and balance. We use a variety of small apparatus such as balls, rings and bands to challenge and progress you.  We aim to strengthen and tone all muscle groups of the body. You will walk away feeling stronger and that you have had an all over body workout.

With so much information out there on Women's Health issues, it can sometimes be a case of information overload. Women already have enough on our plate, having to google 'how to do a kegel exercise' because we are constantly told we need to strengthen our pelvic floor, is just another thing to add to our 'to do' list. "I leak when I laugh/cough/sneeze" & "I just can't jump on a trampoline" are becoming more common conversations had by women today. However there are still a few taboo topics that women want to know about, but are just too embarrassed to ask for help or are unsure where to seek advice.

It's becoming more and more common for women to seek treatment from a Women's Health Physiotherapist for Abdominal Separation. Some women find their stomach muscles weaken and separate during and after pregnancy. The stretching and thinning of the abdominal muscles is a natural occurrence during pregnancy (30-70%) to accommodate the growing baby and up to 66% of women have a significant separation by the end of their third trimester. The good news is that for the majority of women this condition resolves during the early postpartum period. Unfortunately for some however, a weakened abdominal wall persists well into the postpartum period, impairing activities of daily living. Learn how to recognise, prevent and treat abdominal separation.

Mums and Bubs Classes at Thrive Health Co. Returning to exercise after having your baby is something that most new mothers look forward to, however with limited sleep and busy routines regular exercise can seem difficult. At Thrive Health Co. the Mums and Bubs class is run by our Women’s Health Physiotherapist in a relaxed and supportive environment and addresses the changes to the body that occur during pregnancy to help you recover from birth and regain your strength and confidence.