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                …

Steroid Injections: Have you or someone you know been told you need to have one? my Physio SA Explains

A GP or specialist may refer you for a steroid injection, but what is it?   A steroid, or cortisone/corticosteroid, injection contains a strong anti-inflammatory medication that may help to settle pain that is not changing with physiotherapy management or that is hindering you from completing an exercise program or functioning with daily life. A…

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Have you been told to “just live with” your Aches and Pain? Physio Matt Explains what you can do about it!

‘Your aches and pains are just because you are getting old…. and you just have to live with it!’   Do you have aches and pains? And have you been told something like this before?   There is so much information out there that draws attention to the ‘bad things’ that can happen throughout life.…

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…