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Men’s Pelvic Health

Men’s pelvic health is essential but is often overlooked. While conversations around pelvic health have recently gained traction, the focus tends to lean heavily towards women’s health. This leaves men’s pelvic health concerns often sidelined. Some men don’t even realise they have a pelvic floor. Did you know? 1 in 10 men may experience pelvic

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Wry neck

What is a wry neck? An acute wry neck is the sudden onset of neck pain and stiffness, often associated with muscular spasm. It is often quite alarming to patients, who often describe waking with symptoms with no clear warning. Patients with an acute wry neck typically experience severe one-sided neck pain, and movement to

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Scapula Winging

The term ‘winging scapula’ is used when the muscles of the scapula (shoulder blade) are weak, resulting in decreased stability or an inability to keep the borders of the scapula down against the ribcage. As a result, the inner or outer borders of the shoulder blade protrudes from the back, like wings. The muscles that

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Mental health and pelvic floor dysfunction

Perinatal Mental Health Week – a week close to my heart: 12-18th November 2023 marks Perinatal Mental Health Week in Australia, a week that holds huge personal significance for me. PANDA (Perinatal Anxiety & Depression Australia) founded this week in 2005. This was a way to help both health professionals and the general community better understand

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Nutrition for PCOS

What is PCOS? PCOS is an imbalance of reproductive hormones. The hormonal imbalance creates problems in the ovaries. The ovaries make the egg that is released each month as part of a healthy menstrual cycle. With PCOS, the egg may not develop as it should or it may not be released during ovulation as it

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Women In Sport

In the spotlight: With the recent achievements of the Matildas at the World Cup, women’s sport is high on the agenda and the topic of many conversations. Crowd records being broken at the recent Women’s World Cup, historic collective bargaining agreements being made in the AFLW and Prime Minister Anthony Albanese promising one of the

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Shingles

In the past few months, we have had two separate clients present with back pain that has, upon assessment, turned out to be shingles. In light of this, I thought it was important to discuss what shingles is, how it presents and what treatment (and prevention) options are available. A painful viral infection: Occasionally, our

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Scan results: what is clinically relevant?

Interpreting results: Have you ever been sent for a scan and been shocked by the long report that comes with it? The increasing use of Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) means we can get a better picture of our bodies and see in greater detail than ever before. A Radiographer’s report of your scan will detail every

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Whiplash

Understanding whiplash: Causes, symptoms & effective physiotherapy treatments  Whiplash is a common mechanism of injury that occurs when the neck is rapidly jerked backward and forward due to a sudden impact. This is most commonly seen in car accidents when rear-ended but can occur due to other reasons. This sudden acceleration and deceleration force can

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Rest and recovery

Everyone understands of the importance of exercise training for overall health or optimal performance and improvement. However, what is commonly ignored or labelled as requiring too much effort is appropriate and adequate rest and recovery. This is not only the time that the body is allowed to repair and strengthen itself, but an important step

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