Pelvic Floor problems including leakage of urine, loss of bowel control or pelvic prolapse are all too common in women, particularly during and after pregnancy.

  • Around 65% of women will experience some sort of bladder leakage during or after this time, even after just one baby
  • Women who have had a baby are around 3 times more likely to have incontinence as women who haven’t had a baby
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The pure mind over body experience is a big motivator for many to run a marathon.

Each year sees Fun-runners graduate to Marathon runners and complete newbies strapping on their running shoes to accomplish this feat. So what do they hope to get from the experience?

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Typical Injuries seen in a Redcliffe Dolphins season – Megan Kelly, Physiotherapist

Working as a physiotherapist for the Redcliffe Dolphins I often get asked by patients about the most common player injuries we see in the clinic. It’s a welcome question and gets me thinking about rugby league injuries, how they differ throughout the season and past injuries I’ve seen which stick vividly in my memory!

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Whether running, walking (or doing any form of exercise!), the benefits of stretching count both before and after your workout.

Stretching optimises your workout by increasing your flexibility and reducing muscle tension as well as increasing the circulation to your muscles and improving your balance and co-ordination. These benefits also lower your chance of injury. BUT…what type of stretching is most beneficial?

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What is an Exercise Physiologist (EP)?

EPs are allied health professionals who specialise in the delivery of exercise, lifestyle and behavioural modification programs for the prevention and management of chronic diseases and injuries. EPs provide physical activity and behaviour change support for clients with conditions such as diabetes, osteoporosis, depression, cancer, arthritis, musculoskeletal pain and many more.
EP’s are accredited and can therefore register with Medicare Australia, the Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA) and Private Health Insurers (including HICAPs). EPs can also provide conditioning programs for people on WorkCover and other compensation schemes.

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