Swollen Ankles and Feet!

Swollen feet

What Causes Swollen Ankles and Feet? Swollen ankles and feet, also known as oedema, can be caused by various factors. Oedema (often called “edema” in American English) is a medical condition characterized by an abnormal accumulation of fluid in the body’s tissues. This can lead to swelling and puffiness in various parts of the body,…

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Osteoporosis: Risk factors, diagnosis, and treatment

  At Lilyfield Physio, we see many people who have been diagnosed with osteoporosis or osteopenia and are often diagnosed too late, after a fall and subsequent fracture. There is a lot to be aware of when it comes to osteoporosis and we hope to summarise the information to hopefully help everyone be better informed!…

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Exercise and Pregnancy

Pregnancy exercise

  Exercise is an integral part of a healthy lifestyle and can be particularly beneficial during and after pregnancy. Significant changes in the cardiac, respiratory, hormonal and musculoskeletal systems during pregnancy, mean that many pregnant women can experience shortness of breath, fatigue, lower back pain, pelvic joint change, separation of the abdominal muscles and urinary…

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Treating Abdominal Muscle Separation (Diastasis Recti)

Pregnancy is the most common cause of diastasis recti.

The abdominal wall plays a crucial role in how your pelvis, spine, and trunk function. If you are pregnant, recently had a baby, had an injury to your core, or underwent abdominal surgery, your abdominal muscle may need some help recovering. Diastasis recti is a common condition that can cause a variety of side effects.

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The Difference Between Pilates and Clinical Pilates

Physiotherapist with young patient.

Pilates and Clinical Pilates may sound identical, but they have several key differences in application and practice. Here, we’ll cover what Clinical Pilates is, the benefits of Clinical Pilates, and the difference between regular Pilates and Clinical Pilates so you can decide which type would be most beneficial to you.

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Is Your Brain Helping Your Balance?

man jumping off rocks with proper balance

What is good balance? Having good balance can be simply thought of as the ability to maintain your body’s centre of gravity over your base of support with minimal sway and a sense of ease. What are we training when we do balance exercises? We often work with a series of exercises to help us…

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Millie Bensoussan – Women’s Health Physio

Women's Health

  We have the pleasure to introduce Millie to our physio team. Millie completed her Doctor of Physiotherapy, alongside specialist training in pilates, pregnancy and currently completing her Women’s Health Certification. Over the past 8 years Millie has also taught Pilates in corporate, private and rehabilitation settings – and looks forward to bringing these skills…

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