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5
May
2019

Menopause and Your Vagina

Most women know that menopause can cause hot flushes, weight gain and difficulty sleeping. But did you know that menopause can also contribute to big changes in your vagina and urinary system? About 50% of menopausal women will experience vaginal atrophy – so it’s important to know what to expect and what you can do about it.

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22
April
2019

Life Cycle Physio News, April 2019

2019 has been busy and exciting so far. Read more in our newsletter about Physiotherapy-led exercise classes, treatment for gynaecological cancer and many more activities that have been happening so far this year.

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24
February
2019

Forgetting something? How to remember pelvic floor exercises.

We often know the kinds of things we should do to look after our health – yet we don’t always do what is best. Over 50% of all Australian adults don’t do enough exercise, and pelvic floor exercises are no exception. One of the biggest barriers for many women to improving their pelvic floor health is remembering to do their pelvic floor exercises! Read on for some tips on making pelvic floor exercises part of your routine.

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1
January
2019

Pilates... By Any Other Name

Is Pilates cover about to end? Did you know your extras cover is about to change? Recent changes by the Federal government have seen Private Health Insurers remove a range of options from your extras cover – including Pilates. Does this spell the end to Pilates cover under your Private Health Extras? No, not necessarily. Read on to find out more about what these changes mean for you.

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20
December
2018

What a mesh! A discussion about surgical mesh.

If you haven’t heard about the controversy surrounding the use of surgical mesh for prolapse repairs over the past 12 months, chances are you have been stuck on a desert island. Many surgical mesh products have now been banned from use, and a Senate Inquiry in early 2018 highlighted many issues. However, mesh products are still approved for use in some cases where the risks are much lower. Read more about surgical mesh for prolapse repair and stress incontinence here, including the problems and the benefits.

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2
December
2018

Life Cycle Physio News, December 2018

PINC Cancer Rehabilitaion, New Pilates Mat Classes, APPI Pilates Instruction and APA Committees... after a busy few months I have lots of news to share.

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A Woman demonstrates the cat stretch Pilates exercise.
17
October
2018

Four of the Best Pregnancy Pilates Exercises

Exercise in pregnancy has many great benefits, including maintaining your fitness and flexibility, helping you to sleep better and relieving back and pelvic pain. Pilates is a great form of exercise that is suitable for most pregnant women. This video blog demonstrates four fabulous Pilates exercises suitable for pregnant women, including some tips for best performance.

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26
September
2018

That Sinking Feeling... It Might Be Prolapse

It's surprising how many women have not heard of pelvic organ prolapse, given that up to 50% of all women who have had a baby have some degree of prolapse. Luckily, not all of these are symptomatic. However, for some women, the symptoms can be very bothersome and really affect their lives. Read more about prolapse, how it may affect you, and what can be done about it here.

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28
August
2018

Life Cycle Physio News, August 2018

92 Carrington St is becoming quite the hub for health-related services. The space has been transformed by Jess, from Align Health Solutions, with a wonderful gym/studio space and treatment room. So while you may have seen me at Carrington St, did you know what else is offered there? Read on to find out more!

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A Woman standing under an umbrella and sneezing into a tissue.
7
August
2018

Winter Colds and Wet Pants

Is your nose not the only thing leaking this winter? Bladder loss with coughing and sneezing is called stress urinary incontinence and you can do something about it!

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20
July
2018

Life Cycle Physio News, July 2018

It's been 4 busy months since I launched Life Cycle Physiotherapy. This first newsletter is an update on where you can find me and the services I am offering.

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Pregnant women exercising with gym balls.
1
July
2018

Exercise for a Healthy Pregnancy

We all know the importance of exercise and the beneficial effects it has for our health and well-being. Did you know this is just as applicable for pregnant women too? Grab a cuppa and have a listen to the fabulous Dr Chris Sexton, Obstetrician and Gynaecologist, talk about exercise in pregnancy.

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1
June
2018

The "Mummy Tummy" Problem

Abdominal muscle separation is a normal part of pregnancy. When should you worry? Read how individualised management from a Women's Health Physio can help.

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10
May
2018

Mums, Tums and Exercise

Being a mum is hard work. New Mums face many challenges as they try to return to exercise. Mums and Bubs Pilates classes are a great step towards getting back to doing the things you want to do.

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16
Apr
2018

A Sporting Flaw – Pelvic Floor Problems in Sport

Pelvic floor problems are usually associated with older women or women who have had a baby. While this is common, rates of pelvic floor dysfunction are also surprisingly high amongst women participating in sport, including elite athletes. Read this blog to find out more.

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29
Mar
2018

A Pelvic Toothache?

Chronic pelvic pain can be debilitating, like a constant toothache. Read more on chronic pelvic pain and how to manage it.

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