Mummy MOTivator!

Have you struggled with pelvic or back pain during pregnancy? Are you worried you have weakened and wont cope physically at the end of pregnancy or post-natally?? Too many women struggle unnecessarily our experts at Plym Physio can help. We have some top tip exercises from our blog back in January which can help you…

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Physi-go Mum’s 7 Top Physiotherapy Exercises

Our Physi-go mum class caters for the needs of pre- and post-natal women by teaching safe Pilates-style exercises that will help them keep strong and flexible. But why is it important? Read on for more information as well as 7 of our favourite physio exercises suitable for mums and mums-to-be. Physical Changes Pre- and Post-Natal There can be…

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Marathons and Motherhood…

As some of our readers may know I became a Mum a year ago and have been wingeing about it ever since! I did not know how long it actually took to recover.  I mean, I had been told it does and it was advice I often gave… ‘give yourself time’, ‘having a baby is a major…

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I’ve only gone and done it…….

…….having thought about this for a bit I figured maybe there were other mums out there in the same situation as me; you know you need to do something, probably some strengthening, definitely some leg and abdominal work but I’m pretty sure I wouldn’t just do a load of exercises for 20 mins at home on my…

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Week #4: time to practice what I preach…

So there is a bit of life in the pelvic floor and abdominals but they are as weak as sin. I can feel the strain as I haul myself up in bed to feed at 3am – sorry, but I’m afraid no-one can do it properly at that time of night! The whole posture thing is…

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Week #3: Posture!

So, I’ve caught myself doing exactly what I tell all those people with back pain to be careful of….Posture, the thing that no-one wants to hear! Why? Because you can change it, for free….but it takes effort, awareness and energy to do so and no magic wand to cure it. I’ve found myself slumping on…

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Week #2: First ‘Exercise Class’

Well, there is something going on at last!!………..and even more satisfying is that when I get a bit of pelvic floor action I get a bit of low level abdominal activity, yeah! To my ‘internal Physio’ that makes real sense – The pelvic floor works in conjunction with back muscles, deep tummy muscles and diaphragm……Sooo,…

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Week #1: Pelvic floor? What pelvic floor?

So, having said thought I had kept myself fit during pregnancy what has happened to me?? I still have a ‘baby belly’ and if my pelvic floor was formerly weak…now I can barely feel it let alone do any ‘exercises’. Is this normal? Can getting ONE baby out do this?! On more than 1 occasion recently a…

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Up to Week #0 – The ‘Antenatal’ Days

So, I was a runner. Not amazing, but have a back-catalogue of half decent half and full marathon times. Pregnancy therefore was gonna be a walk in the park….of course!! Well, I tried to keep running whilst pregnant but after about 4 months I felt like the baby was gonna fall out and I got some…

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Introduction…Where to start?!

As a Physio working in the area of joint/muscle/sports injuries and having treated a fair few pre and post natal ladies I thought I would be the perfect maternity ‘case study’. Well, it’s been an eye opener and a few pre-conceptions have been shelved! I actually have a special interest in movement and muscle control…

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