Women’s Health

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

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

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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