Physiotherapy and Post-Natal Recovery – Help with C-Section Recovery – Scar Massage my Physio SA

Caesarean Section Scar Massage   Scar massage can be an effective tool to keep the skin and connective tissue healthy as you recover from your C-section surgery. It may help to reduce pain through desensitising the nervous system, as well as prevent abnormal stiffness down the track by maintaining flexibility and preventing adhesions of the…

How Can a Women’s Health Physiotherapist Help with Breast Cancer Treatment? Advice from my Physio SA

Did you know one in eight Australian women will be diagnosed with breast cancer by the time they turn 85? Thanks to measures such as early detection and great improvements in treatment, Breast Cancer Survivorship is on the rise. Treatment choices include: Surgery Chemotherapy Radiation Hormonal/target therapies                …

Preparing for Gynaecological Surgery – Physiotherapy Advice by Womens Health Physio Kate

Pre-operative Physiotherapy is routinely used to enhance recovery from gynaecological surgery. It is particularly important for women undergoing procedures for incontinence, prolapse repair and hysterectomy.   How a Women’s Health Physio Can Help: Your recovery immediately post-operatively and in the weeks following surgery can be made more comfortable and less daunting with some simple strategies…

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Opening your bowels after giving Birth – 6 Simple Tips from Women’s Health Physio Kate Goode my Physio SA

Going to the bathroom to open your bowels after birth for the first time can be a worrisome prospect for many new mothers. One of the reasons for this is the lack of knowledge and information available on the topic, it’s not something many friends or family talk about, or share their experiences of! Thanks…

Simple Steps to Help You Recover after the birth of your baby – Women’s Health Physiotherapist Adelaide Kate Goode

Recover after the birth of your baby Swelling and bruising around the vaginal area, with or without stitches in the perineum (the area between the vagina and anus) can cause discomfort following a vaginal birth or attempted vaginal birth. It is important to recover after your babies birth, look after your body during this time…

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Simple Strategy to Relax Your Pelvic Floor Muscles – Ease your Pelvic Pain Women’s Health Physiotherapy Adelaide

The Core Muscles and Function The core muscles are an important group of muscles that have the job of supporting and stabilising the spinal column and the pelvis. The muscles that form the core are the diaphragm, or breathing muscle, the abdominals and and pelvic floor muscles. The pelvic floor muscles are the muscles that…