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Physiological Effects of Slow Breathing

Slow breathing practices have been adopted in the modern world across the globe due to their claimed health benefits. This has piqued the interest of researchers and clinicians who have initiated investigations into the physiological effects of slow breathing techniques and attempted to uncover the underlying mechanisms. The aim of this article is to provide a comprehensive [...]

Physiological Effects of Slow Breathing 2017-12-16T20:08:14+00:00

Childbirth Recovery & What to Expect After Expecting?

What to expect after you have been expecting!  Childbirth - the normal changes on your body! The journey through pregnancy and childbirth can be both demanding and incredibly rewarding.  As a woman transitions into the postpartum period, the physical and mental demands of looking after a new baby while her body recovers can be challenging.  [...]

Childbirth Recovery & What to Expect After Expecting? 2017-12-08T18:42:16+00:00

Shoulder Pain: Is Surgery the Answer?

Did you realise that only 5–11% of people aged between 40–60 but up to 80% aged 70 years or older have rotator cuff tears? Which raises the question, is there an alternative to surgery for shoulder pain? Shoulder Pain & Surgery It can be a story we all hear as practitioners commonly in the clinic. [...]

Shoulder Pain: Is Surgery the Answer? 2017-12-01T20:02:44+00:00

How to Manage Lower Back Pain During Pregnancy

Current research shows that up to 70% of women will experience lower back pain during pregnancy. It’s no surprise given the amount of mechanical change that a woman’s body undergoes while pregnant. The more important question is, how do I get relief from low back pain? Preventative health care is always a great option. The [...]

How to Manage Lower Back Pain During Pregnancy 2017-11-24T19:28:13+00:00

Exercising Whilst Pregnant Benefits

Our last post, Exercise During Pregnancy, is it Safe? outlined basic guidelines for safely exercising whilst pregnant. Today, we’d like to give you a little motivation and discuss why exercising while pregnant is important and well worth the effort, not just for mum but for baby too. Let’s start with the benefits for mum... Exercise, pregnant [...]

Exercising Whilst Pregnant Benefits 2017-11-17T17:36:19+00:00

Exercise During Pregnancy, Is It Safe?

“Is it safe to exercise during pregnancy, and if so how much?” - It’s a question that expectant mum’s often ask ATUNE’s Osteopaths and Physiotherapists. The truth is there is no simple ‘one size fits’ all answer. Why would there be when every woman and every pregnancy is unique. With that said, there are a [...]

Exercise During Pregnancy, Is It Safe? 2017-11-03T12:40:33+00:00

What is Pre-conception Health Care?

A lot of people associate pre-conception health care with fertility treatment. However, pre-conception care isn’t just about conceiving. It’s also about mindfully preparing yourself and your body for the challenge of creating new life. Pre-conception maternity care will be unique for each one of us. It might be receiving advice from a physiotherapist about improving fitness. [...]

What is Pre-conception Health Care? 2017-10-27T11:54:34+00:00

What is NOT Normal After Childbirth?

30-50% of women may experience physical symptoms after child birth.  These abnormal changes after childbirth should be addressed and corrected. Studies have shown that between 30-50% of women may experience symptoms relating to childbirth that result in ongoing health concerns. It is therefore exceptionally important that women receive appropriate advice to help promote an optimal [...]

What is NOT Normal After Childbirth? 2017-10-24T17:04:27+00:00

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