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3 reasons you should practise breathing

3 reasons you should practise breathing

Breathing. We do it every day, multiple times a day in fact… so why should we practise something that comes naturally to us? Surely we just instinctively know how to breathe, right? Well the truth is, certain events in our lives such as pregnancy & birth, injuries...

I’ve had a baby. When can I start running again?

I’ve had a baby. When can I start running again?

When I was pregnant with my first baby, I used to get so jealous whenever I would see someone running! It’s not that I was a big runner before pregnancy, but for some reason watching someone do something that I couldn’t turned me into…well, an angry 3 year old. ‘I...

Understanding and Managing Anxiety

Understanding and Managing Anxiety

*GUEST POST* This article has been written by Imogen Furner for GLOW Physio. Imogen is a Registered Psychologist based on the Gold Coast Anxiety... it is unfortunately a buzz word at the moment. Not the kind of buzz word we were hoping for I’m guessing! Anxiety may be...

Micro-breaks – my top tip for desk workers!

I harp on about this a lot! Especially to anyone I treat for pain aggravated by desk/computer work! #sorrynotsorry Microbreaks are tiny little breaks you take regularly throughout the day to mix up your position/posture. They can be very short (even 30seconds can be...

What is TENS and how can it help in labour?

I clearly remember a point in my first pregnancy when I looked down at my growing belly and had a sudden (and quite shocking) realisation that I was only going to get bigger and that this baby had to come out somehow! I know this sounds crazy, especially for a woman...

When should I see a Physio after Birth?

This is a common question I get asked by the clients I see for group exercise or Physio during pregnancy. It seems many think they need to wait to see a physio until 6 weeks after birth or when they get the ‘all clear’ from their doctor (I’ll save my thoughts on the...

Mastitis – 3 Myths and how you can Manage it Better

Did you know up to 1 in 3 women suffer from mastitis at some stage in their breastfeeding journey? If you have not suffered from mastitis yourself, you most likely know someone who has, which means you also know how awful it can be! Often women have pain, feel unwell...

Am I squatting properly?

You have probably done (or at least seen) squats as an exercise, maybe in a gym or fitness session. It’s such a great exercise because it can be done anywhere, it doesn’t require a lot of equipment, it gives you a good thigh and butt burn and it gets your heart rate...

Can I improve my posture?

Can I improve my posture?

You might understand that standing and sitting with good posture is something you should strive to do...but do you know why? Good posture can not only limit the strain on your joints, ligaments and muscles, but it can also make you appear taller, stronger and more...

Why my toddler has an email address…

Yep, you heard right! My 2 year old has an email address. As does my 4 year old. And I have every intention of creating one for the new bub too once he arrives. You might be thinking I’m optimistic at best (that I assume my kids have any concept of email) or that I’m...

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