We are back for Part 2 of our Female Athlete series and talking all things nutrition. Last week’s blog post touched on the importance of hormones on training. This week we look at how hormones can also influence what fuel your body needs to perform at its best and bust open some diet trend myths while we’re at it.Read More
NEWSFLASH: women are different to men. I know, this is not new information, but is something that often gets overlooked when it comes to sports science and injury prevention. For instance, did you know that most research studies are performed on men and then just adapted for women, who are considered “small men”? There are so many female specific aspects that need to be considered like body composition, hormones, and different rates of development. In this blog we are going to explore these differences through three important life stages and drop some training bombs that show how differently the female athlete, in particular, the female runner should be training.Read More
Are you Pregnant? Sick of Pelvic or Low Back Pain stealing your glow? You’re not alone! I’ve got a few friends that are pregnant and heaps of them message me about their sore back and pelvis as they progress through their pregnancy. Time and time again I have to reassure friends and patients that despite this being a normal part of pregnancy, Physio can be a big help in keeping you moving as you get ready to welcome your cherished new addition. Keep reading, I’ve got 5 Tops to help get you some relief from pregnancy related pain.Read More
Two weeks ago, I was lucky enough to attend a 5 day intensive Women’s Health Course run by the walking encyclopaedia herself, the wonderful Taryn Hallam. Fair to say after those 5 days, there was information coming out my ears!
The course covered common pelvic floor conditions as well as pregnancy and post-natal conditions and complications. It was such an engaging and at times emotional course that has boosted my passion for women’s health even more than I expected!
So now that my brain is full of ideas, I’d like to share with you some of the conditions Women’s Health Physiotherapists can treat. Some of them may surprise you!Read More
Congratulations! You’ve just had a baby and its time to drop that baby weight and get your body back. You hit the pavement and return to exercise. Then it happens… Your body lets you down.
You roll your ankle running, pull your quad doing a gym class or something leaks where it shouldn’t be leaking! But what happens? You have too many other things on your plate so you leave it. Surely the body will sort itself out, right? Nope. Chances are it will hang around and even get worse. Don’t let it happen to you!Read More