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Physiotherapy following a tummy tuck

A tummy tuck, or abdominoplasty, is the surgical removal of excess skin, fat and a tightening of the underlying tummy (abdominal) muscles. This is designed to help improve the shape and tone of your stomach region when other options (such as diet and exercise) have failed to work. This can immediately make you look and […]

Vaginismus- a common cause of painful sex

Vaginismus is an involuntary tightening of the pelvic floor muscles and affects a woman’s ability to engage in any form of vaginal penetration.  This is a very common problem. However, many women don’t seek help because they are embarrassed or because they don’t know help is available. Vaginismus can occur when attempting to insert a tampon, […]

Pelvic floor safe exercise

Pelvic floor safe exercises are exercises designed to protect your pelvic floor. Certain exercises can overload the pelvic floor, weakening it over time and increasing the risk of developing problems, such as incontinence or prolapse. Although most women have some knowledge about the pelvic floor, often it is only considered during pregnancy and following childbirth. […]

knee pain in runners

Runner’s knee is a general term for knee pain felt around the kneecap. Physiotherapists often refer to runner’s knee as “patellofemoral pain”.  The patellofemoral joint is composed of the kneecap (patella) and the thigh bone (femur).  The patella should fit snugly into a groove on the femur and track smoothly in this groove when the knee […]

Hamstring Strain: a common sporting injury

One of the most common injuries in sport is the hamstring strain, as these muscles are very susceptible to injury. The hamstrings are a group of muscles on the back of the thigh.  The upper part of these muscles attach to the lower part of the pelvis and the lower part attaches just below the […]