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Why do my knees hurt after pregnancy?

We know that pregnancy and new motherhood can take a serious toll on the body. Cracked nipples, back pain, tummy separations and urinary incontinence are just some of lovely things we do our best to avoid! Something many new mums don’t expect to experience however is...

Standing Desks – are they worth the hype?

Have you heard that "sitting is the new smoking"? While this might sound a bit dramatic, increased time spent sitting does actually increase your risk of heart disease, type 2 diabetes, depression and a number of other nasty conditions. As physiotherapists, we see the...

Are gym classes safe?

Whether we do it or not, we know that regular exercise makes us happier and healthier people. Gyms and fitness centres have been reaping the benefits of our increased focus on health and wellbeing. It makes sense because forming a good exercise routine is all about...

Which is the best exercise to slim down my inner thighs?

Now I know that I have probably roped you into reading this with an eye catching title but this is a question (or a variation of one) that I am asked so frequently. So I thought - what a great opportunity for some education! 'Trouble spots' We all have our ‘trouble...

4 Life Lessons I’ve learned as a Working Mum

Some of you will know that I started GLOW Physio with a 4 month old breastfeeding bub and a 2 year old… Maybe it was hormone-driven motivation, or maybe just sleep-deprived craziness, but I figured there was no time like the present, so found myself diving head-first...

My 3 favourite things about being a mobile physio

I have now been working as a mobile physio for almost a year and a half. This has come after 10 years of working in private practice in the setting that most of you are familiar. It was all I knew, and I enjoyed it. I felt I was doing a good job, that I had variety...

Why am I dizzy?

Why am I dizzy?

One of my toddler’s favourite things to do at the moment is to spin around and around until he makes himself dizzy. It always make me a bit uncomfortable, mostly because I’m worried he’ll hurt himself in the aftermath, but also because as an adult, I don’t enjoy the...

Wrist Pain in New Mums

Wrist Pain in New Mums

Being a new mum brings with it many challenges: recovering from a birth, sleep depravation and finding a 'balance' are just a few! Why not throw a bit of wrist pain into the mix?  ’Baby wrist’ is something I’m seeing a lot of at the moment, so I thought I would help...

Should I crack my own back?

Should I crack my own back?

Cracking your knuckles / back / neck (or whatever tickles your fancy) can feel oh so good. But is it any good for you or should you be avoiding it all together? What happens when you crack a joint? Self-manipulating or ‘cracking’ a joint involves taking it to the end...

Which baby carrier is best for me?

Which baby carrier is best for me?

As someone who has had two children under 2 years, I am completely in support of any device that allows us to do two things at once! Baby carriers, in all of their shapes and sizes, offer the wonderful advantage of keeping your hands free while remaining close to your...

Are high heels really that bad for you?

Are high heels really that bad for you?

Let’s be honest, high heels are pretty and they make our legs look longer… It’s unfortunate because, if it weren’t for this fact, we would probably never ever wear them! But are they really that bad for you? Well, yes …they are... There is no point in sugar-coating...

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