Osteitis Pubis

Overcoming osteitis pubis – our guide to getting over groin strain 

Osteitis pubis, often referred to as groin strain, is a painful debilitating condition. While anyone can experience osteitis pubis, two groups of people are susceptible for different reasons. In athletes, particularly footballers in all codes, hockey players and runners, osteitis pubis is usually an overuse injury.  In pregnant women about to engage in one of…

Fast Facts: Abdominal Separation

Abdominal separation or Diastasis Recti is a common problem seen by physiotherapists amongst their pregnant and post-natal patients. Up to two in three expectant mothers experience some form of abdominal separation. The condition goes by several names including Diastasis Recti (DR), Diastasis Rectus Abdominus (DRA) and (DRAM). However, abdominal separation simply means your belly sticks…

Are Headaches During Pregnancy Normal?

Headaches can be one of the most common afflictions encountered during pregnancy. Headaches may be experienced at any time during your pregnancy, although they tend to manifest themselves during the first and third trimesters. To date, doctors have not been able to identify precisely why being pregnant triggers headaches. Some researchers point to the hormonal…

Tips for Relieving Pelvic Girdle Pain

During pregnancy, pressure on the tissues of the pelvis can lead to pelvic girdle pain – a condition associated with discomfort and immobility. Many expecting mothers experience this condition, so in this blog we are going to talk about ways of managing the condition and relieving discomfort. What is Pelvic Girdle Pain? Pelvic girdle pain…

New born baby

Perineal Tears

Perineal tears are one of the most common injuries resulting from a conventional vaginal birth. They can be uncomfortable and associated symptoms can lead to more serious problems. Today, we’re going to take you through the basics of perineal tears and how post-natal physiotherapy can address the problem. What is a Perineal Tear? A perineal…