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Post Natal Pilates

Posted on 10 January 2017
Post Natal Pilates

Mums and Bubs classes - from 6 weeks

Specialised intimate pilates classes with your baby. Classes instructed by our Specialised Womens Health Physiotherapist - Becky Martin.

  • INITIAL ASSESSMENT - $85 (with Physio)
  • CASUAL MAT CLASSES - $25 per hour
  • 10 VISIT PASS - $230 (valid 6 months)
  • PRIVATE CLASS - $75 (45 mins with Physio)

Time: 9:30am

LIMITED VACANCIES, PLEASE BOOK IN ADVANCE

Call 02 4957 2961

Email: info@newcastleintegratedphysiotherapy.com.au 

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Have a wonderful festive season from the team

Posted on 11 December 2016
Have a wonderful festive season from the team
We are open over the Xmas period except public holidays. Call us for an appointment! 
 

Announcing the Launch of our New Website

Posted on 29 November 2016
Announcing the Launch of our New Website

We are pleased to announce the launch of our brand new website! After months of hard work and dedication, we are delighted to officially announce the new site is available and the URL is www.newcastleintegratedphysiotherapy.com.au

Our goal with this new website is to provide our visitors an easier way to learn about Newcastle Integrated Physiotherapy services and solutions and also to allow the visitor to browse information based on their own choice. The new website is interactive and gives better access to About Us, Services, Newsroom and Contact. Our current and prospective clients will find useful information about our extended services. 

Amongst the new features the site contains integrated social media buttons for Facebook, Twitter and Linkedin to foster improved communication with the clients. We will be constantly updating our content with helpful information, articles, blogs, newsletters and company announcements.

We hope you find the new website with a fresh look, easy to access information and we also wish to establish this portal as a source of information for those who visits our site.

For any questions, suggestions, feedback or comments, please email us.

 

Did you know your MRI can be misleading?

Posted on 24 November 2016

If you take people without back pain and put them through a CT scan or MRI, you get some
surprising results!

37% of 20 year olds 30% of 20 year olds
80% of 50 year olds 60% of 50 year olds
96% of 80 year olds 84% of 80 year olds
Have "disc degeneration" Have "disc bulging"


It turns out that some of these changes are just normal part of the ageing process. If your MRI says something scary, don't be afraid. Herniated discs, facet joint osteoarthritis and other signs of degeneration sound scary but in fact they are very normal! These findings compare with grey hair or getting bald and are not always pain producing structures. If you are not sure of the language used in a scan talk to the physiotherapists at Newcastle Integrated Physiotherapy for advice.

Posted in: Newcastle Physiotherapy  

Get Your Continence Back: How Physiotherapy Can Help?

Posted on 23 November 2016

If you find you are experiencing an episode of leakage you are probably not alone! 1 in 3 women experience some form of leakage for a variety of reasons many of which are entirely treatable.

Statistics show that 70% of people with urinary incontinence do not seek advice or treatment for their problem (Millard, 1998). Below are some facts on incontinence, and what you can do if you're experiencing symptoms.

What is Incontinence?

The term 'Incontinence' refers to "accidental or involuntary loss of urine from the bladder, or faeces or wind from the bowel" (Continence Foundation of Australia).

Incontinence can vary in degree of severity, from a very small leak, to complete loss of bladder or bowel control.

How Many People are Affected by Incontinence?

The incidence of incontinence is widespread, with 4.8 million Australians experiencing bladder or bowel control problems, according to the Continence Foundation of Australia.

Up to 13% of Australian men and 37% of Australian women (i.e. 1 in 3) experience urinary incontinence.

Different Types of Incontinence

There are many different types of incontinence, with the most common ones listed below:

* Stress incontinence

* Urge incontinence

* Mixed incontinence

Management and Treatment of Incontinence

With appropriate advice and support, incontinence can be managed, and cured in some cases!

Pelvic Floor & Kegel Exercises

Pelvic Floor Exercises are recommended for appropriate management of incontinence. It is important to increase the strength and endurance of pelvic floor muscles, to enable control over the bladder and bowel. The ability to release and relax the pelvic floor is just as important, to avoid overactivity

Gluteal muscle strengthening exercises are also recommended, because they help PFMs to work at optimal length, and help support the pelvis and sacrum (Continence Foundation of Australia).

Studies have shown that 84% of women with stress urinary incontinence are cured with PFM training after five physiotherapy sessions (Neumann PB et al., 2005).

When to seek professional help?

Seeking professional help from a specialist physiotherapist is highly recommended for correct education and exercises to reduce incontinence.

Research shows up to 50% of women who attempt Kegel Exercises from a handout get the technique wrong, which can worsen the problem (Bump et al., 1991).

Potential implications may include long-term problems such as further weakening of PFMs, continued incontinence, prolapsed or pelvic instability (Continence Foundation of Australia).

Contact: Our Women's Health Physiotherapist, Newcastle Integrated Physiotherapy Tel: (02) 4957 2961

 

 

Posted in: Women's Health Physiotherapy Newcastle  

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