Alph’s tips: 3 Basic Exercises That Can Help With Osteitis Pubis (OP) In The Early Stages

Diagnosis of Osteitis Pubis (OP) can be quite difficult to the inexperienced therapist hence a very thorough subjective and objective examination is needed. In the most serious of cases, injections or even surgery may be required but the physiotherapy treatment protocol is just as important after. Yet, there are some exercises we can do to help Osteitis Pubis (OP) in the early stages.

 

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Osteitis Pubis (OP) – A Possible Cause of Groin Pain

Osteitis Pubis (OP) used to be an injury that I rarely saw in the clinic. However, it has been a more common sight the last few years. OP is more common in sports where kicking, twisting and explosive change of directions are required such as Australian Rules Football, football, rugby, Muay Thai and mixed martial arts (MMA).
 
 

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Lucie’s Tips: Safe exercises for pregnant women

Safe exercises for pregnant women1. Sitting Glut Stretch

Key benefits: It’s a great stretch to loosen up the hips and lower back.
1. Sit on a chair and cross one leg over the other.
2. Keep your back straight and lean forward at the hips.
3. Try to hold for 30 seconds and repeat on the other side.
4. This can be done as often as you would like.
This might prove more difficult later on when the bump gets bigger and in the way.

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Q&A with Physio: Women’s Health Physiotherapy

Q: I am a regular runner and for years, every time I run I leak some urine – this never happens otherwise. Can this be treated?
Lucie: Yes. This is much more common than you think. It happens to many women when they jog, do heavy weights, during cross-fit or even when pushing their pram up a hill. It can occur in BOTH women who have and those who haven’t had children. It is usually due to a weakness or a confusion of the bladder. I can help in diagnosing the cause of this and effectively plan how to resolve the issue.

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Hip opening sequence for pain-free yoga practice

Do you ever experience pain in your back while doing back bending poses (eg. upward dog, wheel)? Or knee pain while doing a lotus pose?

It may not be your back or your knees that give you the sharp pain, but instead one of the common causes is due to the tightness in your hip and buttock muscles (gluteus, piriformis, tensor fascia latae). The reason is that when you are doing a back bending with tight glutes, the mobility of the pelvis and the lower back decrease leading to a “blocking” in the lower back. On the other hand, if you try to get into a lotus pose with tight glutes, you may tend to rotate from your knees instead of from your hips, which may cause a twist or sprain in your knees. Read more