Category Archives: Women’s Wellness in Midlife

06 Sep 2023

Returning to exercise after hysterectomy

Hysterectomy is one of the most common types of elective surgeries for Australian women, however it’s not exactly the most talked about! We tend to understand that there is a period of rehabilitation after any major abdominal surgery, but it can be challenging to know where to seek help on how and when to return to physical activities.

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21 Sep 2022

Looking after your pelvic floor

    Our pelvic floor is made up of muscles and tissues that stretch, like a supportive trampoline, from your pubic bone at the front of your pelvis, to your tailbone at the bottom of your spine. It also stretches sideways from one sitting bone to the other. Your pelvic floor muscles work with your…

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27 Jun 2022

How to Interpret Your Bone Density Scan Results

How to interpret your bone density scan results  So, your GP has had you get a scan to assess your bone density. You might even have a copy of this scan and a brief explanation of what it means, but let’s be honest – sometimes the numbers can be a little confusing. Let’s take this…

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13 Jul 2021

Exercising with Osteoporosis – Not all exercise is the same for bone health

We often think of our bones as quite brittle structures, but they are actually very metabolically active and always respond to the different stimuli that we give them. Bone responds to mechanical loading, and therefore loading bone specifically has the ability to stimulate bone development. This is why not all exercise is equally effective for…

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True North Wellness
04 Jul 2019

What Exercise is Best for Osteoporosis?

One of the most effective lifestyle strategies to reduce losses in bone mineral density is physical activity and exercise [3]. Having a direct impact on bone properties means that exercise can not only play a role in prevention, but it can improve quality of life for those with osteoporosis and slow the progression of the…

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Womens health week
06 Sep 2018

Have you put your own Oxygen Mask on first?

This week is women’s health week and the theme is “Women it’s time to put our own health first”. This resonates with me both as a health professional and a mother and wife running a business. I have many conversations with women about this issue and often I talk about the analogy of putting your…

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