Physical appointment during COVID-19

In order to follow government Covid 19 guidelines by staying alert and safe, we are continuing to take all health, safety and hygienic precautions: For Home Visit: – Bring your mask (your practitioner will wear one too) – Get one clean towel ready for your practitioner and one for yourself

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Cellulite Causes Treatments

What is Cellulite ? Cellulite is an accumulation of adipose tissues (fat cells) underneath the skin which herniate through the connective tissues. It gives an orange peel or dimpling aspect. It is commonly localized on the back or side of the thighs, but it can also appear above the knee

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Women Pelvic Pain

What are the type of Pelvic Pain? They are due to a muscular dysfunction caused by muscular hypertonia (hypertonic pelvic floor) Dyspareunia: a pain of variable intensity felt during sexual intercourse by a man or a woman. Vulvar Syndrome: a vulvar discomfort lasting for more than 3 month for no apparent

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Prolapse: Causes & Treatments

A prolapse is a condition where organs fall down or slip out of place. Types of prolapse If it affects the front of your vagina, it is an anterior prolapse (cystocele). The bladder bulges into the front wall of the vagina. If it affects the top of your vagina, it

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Bladder and Rectal troubles

Events in woman life as pregnancy and menopause but also disease (thyroid, cancer…) combine with an active life (impact sport and hyper pressure sport) and certain habits (smoking, alcohol consumption…) lead to body modification and urinary issues such as: Bladder issues: Stress urinary incontinence: 30% to 50% of women suffer from

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Constipation during and after Pregnancy

  It is well known pregnant women and new mum are constipated. There are several causes: Pregnancy hormonal changes slow down bowel activity creating constipation within the intestine. After giving birth, C-section scar, tear and episiotomy make it extremely painful to have a bowel movement. In this case, we speak

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Pelvic Pain

Pelvic pain is obviously very common during pregnancy as the relaxing hormone stretch your muscles and ligaments to gradually open your pelvic and your baby is gaining weight (to learn more about Pelvic pain during pregnancy and after pregnancy click here). However, pelvic pain can also occur in non pregnant

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Anal Incontinence

Anal continence is a complex mechanism: As we eat, food is digested by our stomach then by our intestine to reach the last part named rectum. Two sphincters close the rectum: an internal one with an involuntary control and an external one with a voluntary control. As the stools arrive

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Stress Incontinence After Giving Birth

Stress IncontinenceAfter Giving Birth Both pregnancy and labour traumatised the pelvi-perineo-urinary system. Multiple injuries and dysfunctions can occur. They are named vesical instability: 13% to 26% of women suffer from urinary problem after giving birth. It can manifest as: Dysuria with post-micturition residue. Dysuria is characterised by a difficulty to

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Post-Natal Check up

Post-Natal Check Up Giving birth is a big trauma for our body (Natural birth as well as C-section). You can feel overwhelm by your new role as a mum with your newborn and may not have time to think about you. However, it is essential to recover fully to be

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Swollen Legs

Swollen Legsduring Pregnancy   Thanks (not really) to your hormones, diameter of you veins increase. Furthermore, a new venous system develops for your baby and the weight of your growing baby press on the biggest vein of your body the vena cava. The combination of these 3 elements prevents the

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Pregnancy Pain

  Pregnancy Pain With hormone kicking in, baby growing and often difficulty to sleep, there are plenty of reasons to be in pain while pregnant. However, most of the time, the pain will be localised in your lower back, your bottom, your groin and/or your hips. The key is to

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Pubis Symphysis Pain

Pubis Symphysis PainDuring Pregnancy   Groin pain during Pregnancy are fairly common as pregnancy is associated with important hormonal and biomechanical changes. It helps create space for your baby to grow but also to make labour easier. However it also overload pelvic joints and muscles creating pain… The most common

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Pelvic Girdle Pain

As with any type of pain, the difficulty is to understand what cause the pain . As the location of your pain is not always an indicator of the localisation of your problem, it is common to examine back and pelvis pain in pregnancy with a similar approach. Pregnancy is

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Incontinence

IncontinenceDuring Pregancy   Pregnancy is a huge change for your body, as big as the one occurring during teenage but occurring in just 9 months. Hormonal level reaches the sky, making muscles and ligament hyper flexible and weak. It is why you are prone to sprain, pain… But it also

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Birth Preparation

Birth Preparation Either it is your first pregnancy or not, you probably have a lot of questions.Massive body changes are occurring leading to pain, discomfort and it is not always easy to have proper medical answer. Our Women health physiotherapist is more than happy to answer your questions, provide specific

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