Body, Mind, Soul

Pelvic Floor Muscle Function in the Post Menopausal Woman

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Pelvic Floor Muscle Function in the Post Menopausal Woman
Music to a women’s ears - No Period!… BUT.. Oestrogen plays a key role in keeping our skeletal muscles ( including the pelvic floor muscles ) robust, our connective tissue strong and our blood vessels plump.

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The Post Natal Pelvic Floor

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The Post Natal Pelvic Floor
The pelvic floor and endopelvic fascia undergo changes during pregnancy, influenced by the major hormonal shifts taking place, and the new musculoskeletal demands on the body. We are talking about three main hormones, relaxin, oestrogen and progesterone.

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The Normal Pelvic Floor Anatomy and Function

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The Normal Pelvic Floor Anatomy and Function

Written By Eliza Bernardi - Women’s Health Physiotherapist @ The Physiotherapy Clinic www.physiotherapyclinic.com.au When we talk pelvic floor, most people just think about the muscles. The pelvic floor is actually made up of both muscles AND fascia. Together the muscles and the fascia work to support the pelvic organs (bladder, uterus, and bowel) that sit in the pelvis, control our continence mechanisms and sexual function.  In addition, this structure connects to the deepest layer of our abdominals and contributes to our core stability. In order to understand the normal function of the pelvic floor muscles, we first must understand the...

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Parkinson’s Disease, exercise, medications & pilates

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Parkinson’s Disease, exercise, medications & pilates
Parkinson’s Disease is classified as a movement disorder that is most likely to onset for people in their 50s and  60s. Although about 5 % of Parkinson’s Disease cases occur in people under the age of 40 years. Learn more.....

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Vegan “Spag Bol”

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Vegan “Spag Bol”

Vivian da silva Teixeira Insta @firstpiclatereat About the dish: My vegan “Spag Bol” is a great winter warmer and a family favourite. It’s a hearty dish without the overload of carbs or meat. This Spag Bol is packed with nutritiously dense ingredients from walnuts and mushroom, which contains Omega 3, Vitamin E, Antioxidants, Potassium, Magnesium, Calcium, Selenium, Copper and Phosphorus. Best of all it is vegan, paleo and Whole 30 friendly as it is grain, wheat and egg free (as we use zucchini instead of traditional pasta). The walnuts add a lovely “meaty” texture to the sauce. The apple cider...

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