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My Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy Experience

What is Pelvic Floor and Continence Physiotherapy? Pelvic Floor and Continence Physiotherapy is a specialised field of Physiotherapy, aimed at men and women with a vast range of pelvic floor concerns. These can be any of the following: Weak or overactive pelvic floor muscles Stress urinary incontinence (e.g. I leak when I sneeze) Urgency urinary incontinence

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An Active Life and the Effects of Aging and Surgery

One of our loyal clients, Daryl, shares his thoughts on the importance of keeping active, surgical considerations and having a committed Physiotherapist. The importance of keeping active: I was lucky enough to be included in the draft to one of the major AFL Clubs as a ‘young bloke’, having grown up in the country spending all

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Lower back radiculopathy

What is a radiculopathy? Lower back pain is a common condition and has many differential diagnoses. One of these is radiculopathy. Radiculopathy comprises of neurological deficits and, occasionally, pain radiating from the buttocks down the leg below the knee. Symptoms are one sided (1). Your health professional will listen to your symptoms, screen for red flags/sinister conditions and

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Why we continue to wear masks at PMPP

The covid-19 pandemic continues to surround us, almost 3 years down the track. Despite vaccination rollouts, new strains continue to present themselves. Currently in Australia we are seeing another wave of more and more cases. While we are now in the stage of “learning to live with the virus”, wearing face masks in community settings

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Thoracic and rib pain during pregnancy

During pregnancy, many changes occur to the body. Pain and discomfort can arise from the growing and changing body. Commonly, women will experience pelvic girdle or lower back pain throughout their pregnancy. However, a significant number of women will experience upper back (thoracic) or rib pain. Where is the pain located? The thoracic spine is located between the neck

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Kinesiology Tape

Do you ever watch a professional tennis game or competitive bike race and wonder what the colourful strips of tape athletes wear is? Well, the answer is Kinesiology Tape. Kinesiology tape (or KT tape) is a therapeutic tape, which we apply strategically to the body to help reduce swelling, provide support, decrease pain and improve

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Hormonal headaches and migraines

What is the difference between a headache and a migraine?  A headache can be characterised as having a slow onset, usually bilateral mild to moderate dull pain. A migraine, however can be described as more severe pain that is often unilateral, throbbing and can last between hours to a few days. Migraines can also include the

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Pelvic girdle pain in pregnancy

What is pelvic girdle pain and how common is it? Pelvic girdle pain (PGP), also commonly referred to as Pelvic instability, can be described as a collection of signs and symptoms of discomfort and pain in the pelvis and lower back region. Pain can either be felt at the back of the pelvis, on one or both

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Limber – putting an end to back pain

Bart de Vries, Physiotherapist and founder of Limber, talks to us about back pain and the implications of our chosen work desk. What you believe about back pain might be delaying your recovery.  What people commonly understand about back pain is outdated. Commonly held beliefs like bed rest, pain medication and surgery have been proven

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Total knee replacement – a firsthand account

To replace a KNEE or NOT TO replace a KNEE: that is the question. As a disclaimer, I wish to note that my experience may be vastly different to others. We all experience pain, recovery and ‘getting back on our feet’ differently. However, on my journey through total knee replacements (yes, I had both done, separately), I picked

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