Stay up to date with the latest news and posts with our regular blog from our team at Port Melbourne Physiotherapy & Pilates

Birth skills

A Physiotherapist’s take on active birth skills. With ample birth skills resources out there, new mothers wouldn’t be alone in being confused on where to even start. An oldie but a goodie is “Birth Skills” by Physiotherapist Juju Sundin. I will preface this by saying that learning birth skills does not guarantee a pain-free birth,

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Midyear Mindfulness

Mindfulness – what is it? For so long, mindfulness was a buzz word, it was something people wanted to be or to achieve. However, when we step back, we realise that being mindful is a state, it’s something that takes practice and that we need to work towards continuously. Mindfulness is often described as paying attention, on purpose

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Osteopathy: Enhancing Childhood Well-being

As parents, we always strive to provide the best care and support for our children’s health. Your beautiful physio Sally is no different, as she looked to Osteopathy to help her son Josh. Here is her heartwarming story of her 3-year-old son. Sally’s son Josh was recently having some resistance to transitioning out of nappies to

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Glad you tried GLA:D

GLA:D®, Good Life with osteoArthritis: Denmark, is an education and exercise program developed by researchers in Denmark for people with hip or knee osteoarthritis symptoms. Research from the GLA:D® program in Australia shows an average pain reduction of 36%, reduced analgesic consumption, reduction in perceived need for surgery, and clinically meaningful improvement in joint confidence. In

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May: Pelvic Pain Awareness Month

What is pelvic pain? Pelvic pain is a common and debilitating condition that affects a significant number of individuals, regardless of age or gender. Among the various factors contributing to pelvic pain, the health and function of the pelvic floor muscles play a crucial role. Understanding the prevalence of pelvic pain, its potential causes and the significance of

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Travelling with back pain

Generally with a trip abroad comes a long plane flight! The thought of this can make some people not want to book a holiday at all! But never fear, here are a few tips to help you manage your low back pain so that you can go on long awaited holiday! 1) Treatment: Pop in

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Is wrist pain stealing your joy in early motherhood?

“Mummy’s Thumb”: It is not uncommon to develop wrist and/or thumb pain in pregnancy or as a new mother. One on the most prevalent conditions is de Quervain’s tenosynovitis (also known as “Mummy’s Thumb”). This condition affects two tendons as they run through a tunnel along the thumb side of your wrist (the Abductor Pollicis Longus and the

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Pre-Season Training

What is Pre-Season Training Whether you’re a professional athlete or a weekend warrior, in order to get the best results, your body will benefit from adequate pre-season training. Pre-season training is the preparation you complete in the months leading up to your sports’ season. The correct training is required to improve your base fitness and

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PANDA – Perinatal Anxiety and Depression Australia

A perfect storm: Following the birth of our first daughter, Claudia, I was struck down with postnatal depression. Following a difficult conception journey, I was blessed with a straightforward pregnancy. I was first diagnosed with depression in 2010, following a few years of low mood and trying to ‘soldier on’ for fear of what others might

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Mastitis update

MASTITIS UPDATE: Flipping What We Once Thought About Mastitis On Its Head In 2022, the Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine (ABM) completed extensive research leading to new findings about mastitis. Their recent discoveries really do flip what we once thought about mastitis on its head. We may even have been treating parts of it wrong (although

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