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Physiotherapy is known to help manage and support a large number of musculoskeletal conditions including:

  • Pregnancy-related pelvic pain
  • Sacro-iliac joint pain & coccyx pain
  • Tendinopathy of the pelvis and hips
  • Headaches
  • Neck and back pain
  • Rib pain
  • Post surgery Rehabilitation
  • Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy

Research suggests that pelvic floor muscle training is effective in managing stress urinary incontinence, when the cause of the leaking problem is a weak pelvic floor.  However, in some women, the reason for the leaking is often related to other factors such as alignment problem in the rib cage and pelvis, weak abdominal wall, deep pelvic muscle spasm, prolapse, or even poor bladder habits.

In treating pelvic floor, Julie uses a hands-on approach to assess body alignment, as well as internal pelvic muscle assessment. Correcting the alignment or releasing the tight pelvic floor is often indicated before any strength training.

Abdominal Separation in Postpartum Mums (Diastasis Recti)

Abdominal separation in pregnancy is normal to allow the baby to grow. After birth the muscles should knit back together however, over 50% of women will still have the ‘soft gap’ in their tummy 8 weeks after delivery. This is called ‘Diastasis Recti’.

Diastasis Recti, if not corrected, will mean the abdomen (tummy) may protrude or bulge further when exercising. Whether from body image or from physical discomfort, this can prevent women from living a full and enjoyable life and/or returning to exercise.

Diastasis Recti may be ongoing for many months or even years however this does not have to be an ongoing condition and can be rectified with specialist physiotherapy and rehabilitation.

A postpartum check with our specialist physio is strongly recommended at 4-6 weeks after the childbirth.  This will include a detailed assessment of your body alignment, diastasis recti, as well as pelvic floor internal check. A rehabilitation program will also be devised to help you to stay fit and active.

 

 

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Our approach to natural therapy and medicine is simple. We use:

Evidence Based Protocols

We are guided by research and proven protocols that get results. We belong to global learning networks and keep up-to-date with the latest findings in our fields.

Summaries of our findings and recommendation

We provide you with a clear Treatment Plan setting out our agreed treatment aims and how we plan to get you there.

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We are highly qualified, with experienced practitioners with many years of experience. Most importantly we practice medicine because we love it

Proven modalities

  • Acupuncture
  • Physiotherapy
  • Clinical nutrition
  • Nursing
  • Herbal Medicine
  • Neutraceuticals
  • Ultra sound

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