How to get started with movement in the first 6 weeks postpartum
We often hear in the first 6 weeks after having your baby to “sleep when the baby sleeps” & “do nothing other than lift the weight of your baby”! But as new Mum - that advice is near impossible to follow, and to combat some of the aches and pains of motherhood (nursing and feeding postural fatigue is a big one here!) is difficult to do without some movement.
Endometriosis Blog Series - Stretching for Endo Flares
Whilst everyone living with endometriosis (or Endo for short) is individual and has different symptoms and experiences, there are some general guidelines for using exercise as medicine every day! We often speak about a ‘toolkit’ to help with pain flares, that can include things like hands on therapy from a Pelvic Health Physiotherapist (like Sami & Patrice at Pear), massage, heat packs, aromatherapy, pain medications and….. exercise! Read more
What exercise can I actually do, before and after pregnancy?” All your questions, answered by an expert.
Until I got pregnant and waded into the quagmire of pregnancy Facebook Groups. All of a sudden, I thought my options were limited to aqua-aerobics and pregnancy yoga (but not until after 12 weeks and something about keeping a “gentle uterus” ¯\_(ツ)_/¯).
I found it hard to separate the fact from the fear-mongering.
So, I jumped at the chance to ask Esme Soan, an Accredited Exercise Physiologist, the recommended dos and don’ts on exercise during pregnancy.
If “Accredited Exercise Physiologists” sounds like a big deal, it is. They are university-qualified allied health professionals. They specialise in designing and delivering safe and effective exercise interventions. Services are also usually claimable under compensable schemes such as Medicare and covered by most private health insurers. So yeah, Esme knows her stuff.
Feeling tired Mama?....What is Postnatal Depletion?
Postnatal Depletion is where women struggle to recover physically, mentally and emotionally after having a baby. This doesn’t just occur after the first few weeks after birth, it can happen months or years after giving birth.
Unfortunately, post-natal depletion is common, as these days many mothers to-be are already depleted before conception and throughout pregnancy. Many mums can feel like they are running on empty. Read more
We spoke to Georgia White, an Accredited Exercise Physiologist (AEP) at Pear Exercise Physiology and also Improving Health Outcomes and People (ihop).
Georgia believes that “AEPs can improve quality of life for cancer patients and are qualified to help with rehab both during and after treatments.” Read more
Pain with sex?
Seems like an unusual topic for a physio to be involved in, however sexual pain and dysfunction makes up around 30% of the patients I see at Pear. It is an incredibly rewarding area to treat as you see the results and each individual's confidence grow!
While it is an area of taboo - not often talked about between women of previous generations, there is now a lot more research and awareness around female sexual pain and I'm pretty excited to be spreading the word. Read more
We are passionate about women's health
Pear is an industry leading women's health clinic offering exercise physiology, pelvic health physiotherapy, remedial massage and small group strength and reformer pilates classes located on Brisbane's Northside.
address: shop 6/52 Jeffcott Street, Wavell Heights, Queensland, 4012 (entry via Kinmond Ave carpark)
call: 0478 116 700
fax: 07 3036 6550
We are proud to support our local communities of Wavell Heights, Chermside, Clayfield, Ascot, Kedron, Nundah, Stafford, Gordon Park, Nudgee, Sandgate, Albion, Hendra, Wilston, Grange & Wooloowin.
We are a children & baby friendly studio, have easy onsite parking and private health rebates available on all services.
Monday 7am - 8pm
Tuesday 7am - 8pm
Wednesday 7am - 8pm
Thursday 7am - 8pm
Friday 7am - 2pm
Saturday 7am - 2pm