The top 5 questions I get asked about exercise in pregnancy

As a physiotherapist who teaches exercise to women who are pregnant or just had a baby, I get asked many questions about the ins and outs of exercise. Most women are aware that exercise is probably good for them in pregnancy, but just aren’t sure how to go about it. Is it good for me? […]

Pelvic Organ Prolapse – is it all about the diagnosis?

Does our language matter when it comes to working with women with pelvic organ prolapse?

What you need to know about the early days post C-section…

C-section recovery advice is often pretty rubbish. It just amazes me that my clients get given a couple of token exercises and then are told don’t lift anything for 6 weeks (ummm…what about my baby?) don’t drive for 4-6 weeks after 6 weeks, just “gradually get back into doing what you did before”   Now, […]

Can’t postnatal exercise just be a little more thought out??

Ok, so you guys have all heard me rant a bit about what I feel is inappropriate exercise for the postnatal population. It is always a challenge to get it right – to find the Goldilocks zone, where you are putting good load through the tissues and creating strength and mobility…but not too much that it […]

Gadgets for improving pelvic floor strength, pain and sex life!

Have you seen the cracking articles online these days about pelvic floor strengthening gadgets and tools, made famous (apparently) by one of the Fifty Shades books? Now I personally am all for women taking control of their sex lives and seeking out knowledge and tools to help them out with this. But…(and it is a big […]

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The story of my back pain (the hardest blog I’ve ever written)

Ok, so this post has been one YEAR in the making. Yep, a whole year to get myself together to write this. Every time I have sat down to write about how I recovered from back pain, I have stopped myself. You see, when you have experienced agonising pain that has affected your job, lifestyle, […]

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Exercise for gestational diabetes – the essentials

This week I had the pleasure of interview Esme Soan, an exercise physiologist from Brisbane (Australia) about the role of exercise in the management of gestational diabetes (GD). I know from my research and from my client’s experiences, that exercise can be VERY beneficial (in addition to dietary changes) for women with GD. But what KIND of exercise is ideal? HOW MUCH? HOW INTENSE? HOW OFTEN? These are the kinds of questions that people want to know the answers to.