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by Annette Beauchamp The abdomen is a cylinder of muscle.   The transverse abdominis muscles (the horizontal core fibres) originate at the spine and travel around to insert into the rectus muscles.  The rectus muscles attach to one another at the linea alba in front.  This is a thin layer of tendon. Abdominal separation is a usual consequence of having a baby. The abdomen expands...

Physiotherapist Job Melbourne Women’s Health SHEPHYSIOPILATES.COM   Personal Care for Personal Health   SHE Physio Pilates has an ongoing position available for a physiotherapist with a keen interest and experience in women’s health. SHE has a locum physiotherapy available for 1 week in early July. You must have Great presentation, professionalism, and fab communication skills with clients, colleagues, and referrers. Excellent skills in musculo-skeletal and pelvic physiotherapy, Excellent skills in...

Why choose SHE Physio Pilates for exercises when pregnant and postnatal? Annette Beauchamp, principal physiotherapist at SHE Physio Pilates, has 21 years exclusively in women's health. This is a highly specialized area of physiotherapy and healthcare. Likewise, all members of our team are highly experienced in women’s health. Our combined education and experience ensures expert personal care for your personal health. Women’s Health...

Your body is working hard, even before you move; just because you are growing another little person. Your blood volume increases by a whopping 50%. But your red blood cells only increase by 25%. Your heart and lungs work harder to enrich your blood with oxygen. Each pumping of the heart deals with a larger volume; about 40% more. And the heart rate...

Body changes in pregnancy: Your blood volume increases by a whopping 50%. As the baby and uterus grow upward, the abdominal and lower chest size increase. This reduces the space for your lungs But your red blood cells only increase by 25% No wonder a lot of women feel breathless when doing exercise. So how much exercise and how often: You should do some aerobic exercise...

Things feel different since you have had a baby. Your growing baby was contained within your expanding uterus for 40 weeks. In probably less than one day, the baby travelled through the birth canal expanding the cervix and vagina to10cm and then almost as quickly reducing dramatically in size again. You may have noticed changes. The vagina may feel looser and shaped...

By Annette Beauchamp What’s aching? Neck, upper back, ribs, chest, shoulders, coccyx, lower back? Some mums spend 8 hours a day feeding – often sitting poorly. Sit Up and Read! I see Mums with aches related to feeding posture. Sitting posture: Aim for full back support that lets you sit tall. Choose a chair with a tall back preferably up to the top of your back.  Alternatively,...