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pelvic floor Tag

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.

Pregnancy is hard work! I never really grasped this concept until going through the process myself.  From insatiable fatigue, nausea, swollen feet and backache, I’m often asked, “Where’s the glow?” As a Paediatric and Pregnancy Chiropractor, I have mums-to-be expressing to me on a regular basis, the difficulty they feel both physically and emotionally during pregnancy. Here are my top 5 tips to get your body through pregnancy. Let's find that "pregnancy glow"!