I’ve had a baby. When can I start running again?

When I was pregnant with my first baby, I used to get so jealous whenever I would see someone running! It’s not that I was a big runner before pregnancy, but for some reason watching someone do something that I couldn’t

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Understanding and Managing Anxiety

*GUEST POST* This article has been written by Imogen Furner for GLOW Physio. Imogen is a Registered Psychologist based on the Gold Coast Anxiety… it is unfortunately a buzz word at the moment. Not the kind of buzz word we

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Exercise in Pregnancy – What is Safe and What You Should Avoid

The word has spread that exercising during pregnancy is not only safe but beneficial for both mum and bub. This is great news! Many of us know exercising in pregnancy keeps us fit and stops us from putting on more

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Micro-breaks – my top tip for desk workers!

I harp on about this a lot! Especially to anyone I treat for pain aggravated by desk/computer work! #sorrynotsorry Microbreaks are tiny little breaks you take regularly throughout the day to mix up your position/posture. They can be very short (even

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What is TENS and how can it help in labour?

I clearly remember a point in my first pregnancy when I looked down at my growing belly and had a sudden (and quite shocking) realisation that I was only going to get bigger and that this baby had to come

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When should I see a Physio after Birth?

This is a common question I get asked by the clients I see for group exercise or Physio during pregnancy. It seems many think they need to wait to see a physio until 6 weeks after birth or when they

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Mastitis – 3 Myths and how you can Manage it Better

Did you know up to 1 in 3 women suffer from mastitis at some stage in their breastfeeding journey? If you have not suffered from mastitis yourself, you most likely know someone who has, which means you also know how

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3 Exercises to Prepare Your Body for Birth

Late-stage pregnancy is such a unique time for many women. Discomfort is starting to set in (for some much earlier than others!) and there is often this weird tug of war between the you who is just sick of being

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7 Myths about Rectus Diastasis (Abdominal Separation)

Abdominal muscle separation or ‘Rectus Diastasis’ is such a HOT topic at the moment! When I started seeing women in hospital after having babies almost 15 years ago, most had never heard of rectus diastasis, or even the pelvic floor

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3 tips for better pram pushing

Heading out for a walk with the pram is such a great option for new mums to get active again. I loved walking after having babies because it got me outside in the fresh air, would often coincide with a baby

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