Women’s Health

Women’s Health Week 2017 By Move for Better Health

September 4th – 8th 2017 is Women’s Health Week! This Week encourages women to put themselves first, and make positive changes to their health and well-being. There are five different focus topics over the course of the week, one for each day, and they all give us a great opportunity to reflect on some of […] Read More

World Continence Week 2017: No Laughing Matter By Move for Better Health

“I laughed so hard I wet myself!” We’ve all heard this phrase, but for some this is the reality. And there’s no better way to ruin a good belly laugh than worrying you might leak. Urinary incontinence is surprisingly common, with a third of all women who have ever had a baby suffering this problem. […] Read More

My Hormones are Affecting My Weight: Exercise & Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome By Peter Tziavrangos

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome or PCOS affects 8-12% women of reproductive age and is the most common endocrine disorder for this age group. PCOS is characterised by a presence of excess and rogens (eg testosterone) in the body that can lead to symptoms such as acne, irregular menstrual cycles, excessive body hair, scalp hair loss, weight […] Read More

Endometriosis: How Physios Can Help By Move for Better Health

You may have seen the recent ABC online news article raising awareness of endometriosis. The article highlights how our health system is doing poorly when it comes to diagnosing and treating endometriosis, with many women waiting years for a correct diagnosis, and being made to feel they are “making it all up”. Reported prevalence rates […] Read More

Breastfeeding & Mastitis By Move for Better Health

This week is World Breastfeeding Week, so what better time to think about why breastfeeding is so important? Breastfeeding is such a great way to improve the health outcomes of both the infant and mother – even many years later. Many new mums would be familiar with the phrase “breast is best”. This is because […] Read More

Improve Your Bottom Line: World Continence Week 2016 By Move for Better Health

Do you know how to improve your bladder and bowel health, with just a few simple lifestyle modifications? As part of World Continence Week 2016, we’re promoting the different ways which you can easily modify your bowel and bladder habits, which is not only important to practice for new mums & mums to be, but […] Read More

Becoming a Titled Physio: What It’s All About By Move for Better Health

If you’ve been into the clinic in the last few weeks, you’ve probably seen the sign announcing I’ve been awarded as a Titled APA Continence and Women’s Health Physiotherapist. I am absolutely thrilled and proud to be awarded this title, as it has involved countless hours of hard work to achieve this. However, you may […] Read More

Exercise & Pregnancy By Move for Better Health

Michelle Bridges, the 45 year old celebrity personal trainer on the Biggest Loser, has been under fire recently for her choice of exercise during her pregnancy. She is due to give birth in December, and would currently be in her third trimester. She was recently photographed doing a workout on a beach, involving doing abdominal […] Read More

A Pain in the Pelvis: Pelvic Floor Over-activity By Move for Better Health

Often when we think about pelvic floor muscle problems, we think of those people who have pelvic floor muscle weakness. This commonly contributes to urinary or faecal incontinence, or pelvic organ prolapse. These problems certainly get the most attention from the media and other sources, and are the type of issues most people associate with […] Read More

Pilates During Pregnancy: Can it Help Back & Pelvic Girdle Pain? By Move for Better Health

Many people have heard of the positive benefits of Pilates exercises during pregnancy. Some of you may have done (or are currently doing)Pilates during your own pregnancies. At Move we are sometimes asked what are the benefits of doing Pilates during pregnancy. Some also question what evidence exists for the benefits of Pilates during the […] Read More

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