Category: Exercise

What is the Pelvic Floor & How Does It Influence Continence & Prolapse?

What is the pelvic floor? The pelvic floor is a group of muscles and ligaments that support the bladder, uterus and bowel. The pelvic floor is an important component of the core – working in conjunction with the back, diaphragm and abdominal muscles to stabilise the trunk. The pelvic floor muscles have two layers – […]

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The Benefits of Hydrotherapy & How It Can Help Your Rehabilitation

Physiotherapists often use hydrotherapy (or exercising in water) to assist in the rehabilitation of musculoskeletal problems. This article discusses the benefits of hydrotherapy and how it can help you. The obvious benefit of hydrotherapy is the reduced effect of gravity on your body. When you stand in waist deep water you are only supporting 50% […]

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How Exercise Can Help Control Diabetes

Diabetes is a major epidemic challenging Australia’s health system. About 280 Australians develop diabetes every day. That’s one person every five minutes!  This includes all types of diagnosed diabetes (1.2 million known and registered), as well as undiagnosed type 2 diabetes (up to 500,000 estimated).  This article discusses how exercise can help control diabetes and […]

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