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What Is The Best Sleeping Posture?

Waking up with pain or stiffness more in the morning is usually an indicator that your sleeping posture is not right. The best sleeping posture depends on a number of things. Your own unique standing posture, any medical issues (e.g. sleep apnea will make it difficult to sleep on the back) and injuries will have an impact on which position to sleep in. However there is one simple rule to follow when sleeping.

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Pelvic Floor Muscle Training

A weak pelvic floor is a common occurrence that I come across. It affects 1 in 4 in the population with many more as a lot is undetected or not reported. Pelvic floor weakness can be a cause of a range of health issues such as incontinence, vaginal pain, pelvic pain, sexual dysfunction, organ prolapse. It can also be a contributing factor in chronic back and hip pain where the weak pelvic floor does not stabilise the pelvis. Although the occurrence is more common in women, it can present in men as well.

There is confusion on how to engage and train these muscles so I hope the information below will serve as a guide in correct training of the pelvic floor muscles.

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Natural Ways to Manage Pain

Natural ways are quite effective to manage pain at home. Anti-inflammatories and painkillers are great for short term use. Especially when it means we get more function. However, there are side effects with long term use. I want to share some tips for pain relief that are natural and without any side effects. These are my go to tools for myself as well as when I am treating clients.

Aim of pain management is to mainly reduce the inflammation and improve circulation so the body can restore and heal. The strategies below are for managing the pain triggers related to muscle and joint pain.

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Glutes Function

Get Your Glutes Functioning Again

Good glutes functioning is important for a lot of your daily activities such as walking, getting up from a chair, climbing stairs, running etc. Muscle imbalances happen if your glutes do not function well. Often your hip flexors, hamstrings and back muscles will get tight if they are overloaded. Glutes not functioning well is the biggest cause of low back pain. Other joints in your body such as your knees, ankles get overloaded with poor functioning glutes.

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