Falling and Getting Up

ack up, do we lay there and ask for help or do we lay there unable to get help and unable to get up? The last of these options is what frightens people the most with stories of people prone in their house unable to get up or get assistance for hours and sometimes days. People have a fear of falling and those who experience a fall note a profound *emotional impact.… Read More

Osteoporosis

What is osteoporosis? Osteoporosis is a condition where our bones become weak and brittle, leading to an increased risk of fractures. Our body is constantly breaking down old bone and rebuilding new bone through a process called ‘remodelling’ and occurs … Read More

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Pelvic Prolapse

What is pelvic prolapse? Pelvic prolapse occurs when the ligaments, muscles and tissues that support the pelvic organs (bladder, uterus, rectum, vagina, bowel) become stretched, damaged or weakened, causing one or more organs to drop down. There are different types … Read More

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Exercising During Pregnancy

Many many years ago exercise during pregnancy had been discouraged due to concerns for maternal and fetal health. More recent research has highlighted the benefits of exercise during pregnancy for both the mother and child. There is strong evidence that … Read More

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