Category: Pregnancy

Tummy Time – What Is It & Why Is It so Important?

We’ve all heard that tummy time is valuable to our baby’s motor development. But what is tummy time and why is it so important?   Tummy time is the time during the day that your baby spends lying on their tummy while awake. Experts recommend that babies sleep on their back to avoid the risk of […]

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Common Aches & Pains During Pregnancy

There are a few injuries or pains common during pregnancy. Knowing that what you are experiencing is normal is often enough piece of mind. However when the pain is affecting your day-to-day life or work, that’s when seeing a physiotherapist can help. During pregnancy your body goes through many changes. One of these is increased […]

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Why Pregnancy Massage is Beneficial for You & Your Baby

During pregnancy the mother’s body grows and her posture adapts to the growth of the baby. These changes can often cause stress and discomfort, as well as sleepless nights.  This article discusses how pregnancy massage can help relieve these problems. The major postural changes we see, other than the growing bump, are hunched shoulders and a […]

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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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Why Pilates Is A Safe & Fun Exercise Option During Pregnancy

There are a number of benefits associated with exercise during and after pregnancy. Today’s article discusses these benefits and why Clinical Pilates is a safe and fun option. Why exercise? Recent Sports Medicine Australian Guidelines highlighted the importance of being active while pregnant. Being physically active during pregnancy has a number of benefits. These include: […]

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