sitting all day

How much sitting time each day is too much?

All about the Active Couch Potato     The term “active couch potato” may sound a little contradictory, but it is possible to be active and a couch potato at the same time! So if you are physically active, you could still be considered sedentary, putting you at risk of developing health problems. So what…

pelvic floor

Busting 10 myths about pelvic floor exercises

1. You can learn how to do pelvic floor exercises from the internet or by reading a brochure Research shows that 50% of women perform pelvic floor muscle exercises incorrectly with only verbal instructions. Clinically we also see that women can perform pelvic floor exercises much more effectively with the right guidance from a pelvic…

what causes headaches

What causes headaches and how can Physio help?

Headaches are a common condition that we deal with at myPhysioSA. There are many different causes of headaches which can broadly be broken up into 2 types, “musculo-skeletal” and “medical”. The ‘musculo-skeletal’ type,  we regularly see patients with and the more ‘medical’ type usually require an assessment and intervention from your doctor. Physiotherapists are skilled at identifying…

Bladder Leaking in Sport: A Womens Physio Perspective

Bladder leakage during physical activity and exercise is common, with 30% of exercising women reporting this complaint. Bladder leakage may be common, but it is never considered normal. The bladder is designed to store and comfortably hold onto urine, and only when it is an appropriate time to do so (i.e. when seated on the…

an update on exercise in pregnancy

An Update on Exercise in Pregnancy

An Update on Exercise in Pregnancy In 2020, the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RANZCOG) reviewed and updated their recommendations for Exercise in Pregnancy. During the summer months and as we head into the new year many of us are thinking about making positive lifestyle changes around increasing physical activity…