Fascia of the pelvic floor

A little history Fascia has long been considered the “forgotten” part of our musculoskeletal system.  As Physiotherapists, we learn in minute detail every part of the bone and every ligament that attaches two bones together.   We learn every part of each muscle and how it attaches to the bones via tendons.  We learn how […]

How Can I Remember To Do My Pelvic Floor Exercises?

So, we know we are supposed to do pelvic floor exercises if we’ve had children.  But there are lots of other people who also need to do exercises to prevent health problems.  In theory we are trying to find time to do 3 sets of 8 to 12 squeezes per day.  How long you hold […]

Endometriosis.. what is it and can Physio help?


Endometriosis is a condition which causes pelvic pain in women and can start as early as a girl’s first period. Some women they know something is wrong due to severely painful periods. Others are surprised to find later in life that they have had endometriosis but never knew. It is a condition which causes the […]

Menopause: when does it happen, what happens and what should I expect?


Menopause is the name given to the time of life after a woman’s menstrual cycle stops and she no longer has periods and can no longer have children.   (Having said this, is is possible for women who have gone through menopause to have a child via IVF but this will not be discussed here.)   A woman is […]

Pelvic pain, painful sex? tight pelvic floor muscles explained


Pelvic pain due to tight pelvic floor muscles: What and where are the pelvic floor muscles? Men and women both have similar pelvic floor muscles. These are the muscles at the base of the pelvis that surround our pelvic organs. The pelvic organs are the bladder and bowel in both men and women. The pelvic […]

Pelvic Organ Prolapse explained


Pelvic organ prolapse is something that happens to women. There is increased risk of pelvic organ prolapse for women who have had their children via vaginal delivery. However chronic cough, straining to empty the bowel, heavy lifting and being over your ideal weight, can all increase risk of pelvic organ prolapse. In other words, you […]

overactive bladder explained


Overactive Bladder: How does my bladder work and why does it go wrong? men and women can suffer with this problem So the bladder is a small storage vessel down at the front of your pelvis. The bladder wall is made of muscle. Like other organs in the body like the heart, the muscle is […]

Lower Anterior Resection Syndrome – workshop attended


At the recent Continence Foundation Conference, i attended a workshop on the subject of Lower Anterior Resection Syndrome (LARS). This syndrome occurs in those who have had the lower part of their bowel removed in order to get rid of bowel cancer in this lower part of the bowel. During the surgery, the lower part […]

Hip tendinopathy


Caroline attended a course run by Alison Grimaldi in Sydney at the end of last year updating on current assessment and management approach to tendinopathy. This included tendinopathy at side of hip (gluteal tendinopathy), back of hip (hamstring tendinopathy) front of hip (iliopsoas tendinopathy) and inside hip/groin (adductor tendinopathy). This was a great course that […]

Consult Cee Heron for your child’s bladder or bowel control problem


This years Cee has been working at Monash Health’s Paediatric (children’s) Continence Clinic. This is a multidisciplinary clinic which offers help for a variety of conditions ranging from day time wetting (accidents) and bedwetting to constipation and faecal incontinence in children aged from 4-6 up to 16 years of age. Most children gain day time […]