Treating Bowel Incontinence With Physiotherapy

Episodes of bowel incontinence can leave you feeling anxious and impact your self-confidence. This is a problem that affects both men and women and is usually caused by muscle weakness or damage to the anal sphincter muscles. These are the muscles that engage when you try to hold off having a bowel movement, and they are located directly under the pelvic floor muscles. Weakness and damage are typically caused by childbirth, rectal surgery or prolonged periods of straining to empty your bowels. [Read More]

4 Ways to Make Walking on Crutches More Comfortable After Surgery

If you've just had surgery on your leg, it's likely that you will need to use crutches for at least a couple of weeks in order to get around. Unfortunately, many people find that walking with crutches becomes uncomfortable very quickly. Here are just four things you can do to improve your comfort while wearing crutches. 1. Ensure the Sizing is Right When you get your crutches, make sure you thoroughly check that they are the right size for you. [Read More]

What to Do If You've Tried Everything to Solve Your Sleep Problems

Not being able to sleep is no joke. Insomnia can be the cause of serious problems like depression, high blood pressure and low motivation. If you feel as though you've tried everything to improve your sleep, then it's time to seek professional help. There could be an underlying cause to your insomnia that you don't even realise, like sleep apnoea or narcolepsy. Follow the steps below to ensure that your sleep problem isn't left untreated. [Read More]

Benefits of Remedial Massage Following Breast Augmentation

Following breast augmentation, patients are advised to avoid lifting with their upper body and to spend time resting while they recover from the operation. For people who are used to regular heavy exercise this can be hard, both emotionally and physically. Here are some ways that remedial massage can help patients to manage this recovery process with minimal pain and discomfort.  Lengthening muscles For people who have good muscle tone and fitness, regular exercise helps to keep muscles long and encourages a lean and toned appearance. [Read More]