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Poor sleep? Five tips to help stop your bladder waking you up at night  

Both men and women can develop problems with waking up at night to go to the toilet. This can affect the quality of our sleep. Some may leak before they get to the toilet at night, even if they do not have any problems during the day. Bladder problems are more common as we get […]

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. […]

Is it OK to pee just-in-case?? Tips to keep your bladder healthy!

Up to 4.8 million Australian experience bladder problems. This is more than the incidence of heart disease, diabetes and epilepsy combined. Although usually not life threatening, this can enormously affect on someone’s quality of life. Men and women, young and old can be affected. Despite being so common it is still not as openly talked […]

The pelvic floor- the who, what, when, where and how? by Janette O‘toole Women’s Health Physiotherapist

1- What is the Pelvic Floor?  The pelvic floor is a sling that spans the bottom of the pelvis, much like a trampoline. It is comprised of muscle, ligaments, connective tissue and nerves.

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 […]