Welcome to Fit-4-2

Empowering and supporting women through pregnancy, birth and beyond.

Birth Skills

Fit-4-2 Physiotherapy have a range of Face to face Workshops and webinars to help you prepare for and recover form Childbirth.

pregnancy physio

Physio

We’re here to help you prevent, manage , reduce and treat musculoskeletal and pelvic floor conditions that are common during the perinatal period.

Pilates

Pilates is a wonderful way to strengthen your body in preparation for birth. Postpartum pilates rehabilitates by strengthening your body from the inside out.

Physio for pregnancy and postpartum conditions

During Pregnancy, birth and postnatally the female body undergoes significant changes which can lead to musculoskeletal discomforts as well as pelvic floor problems.

Although these problems are common they are not normal and can be treated and managed with Physiotherapy.

We are here to support you throughout your journey into motherhood. We will guide you through your recovery from a vaginal or Caesarean birth, by rehabilitating your body to help you achieve your lifestyle and exercise goals with a combination of physiotherapy, Pilates, exercise and advice.

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Wishing all of our Clients a lovely Easter 🐣 🐰.
I will be taking a break during the first week of the school holidays, I will be back teaching classes and seeing patients from Friday 9 April.
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Getting my stats brain 🧠 on this weekend with Women’s health training associates .
Birth Choices course.
Looking at the research and stats to help women make more informed choices about birth.
#neverstoplearning
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I have just written an article for @newcastle_baby magazine about the postpartum physio check up, great to see the message is getting out there
Posted @withregram @birthtrauma.org.au When you attend your women’s health Physio appointments it is about YOU!
YOU and your birth
YOU and your body
YOU and your mental health
YOU and your goals

These are sessions that you deserve to discuss your birth, body, goals and ask any questions you may have.

Based on your body and your goals, this session may involve:
- an internal vaginal examination to assess your pelvic floor and healing. This can also determine your risk for return to exercise, strategies to assist in return to sex, and ways to maximise your pelvic health. We may do this in lying and/or in standing based on your symptoms and goals!

- ultrasound examination of your abdominal wall, core and pelvic floor to assist in understanding your tummy muscles. This can be especially important for women with abdominal separation who want to learn to use their core, determine the exact distance of separation and ability to control the separation. It also teaches strategies to assist in tensioning the gap.

- musculoskeletal examination of your muscle strength and mobility to assist in pain relief and return to exercise. This can be helpful for women who suffer from hip or back pain, breastfeeding aches and pains, or tailbone discomfort following birth.

Exercise assessment and prescription to assist in return to exercise/sport, or strategies to strengthen the body

All women deserve this assessment- not to feel forced into having further appointments or to raise concern about your pelvic floor or abdominal wall, but to be given information and options! It is your body and you get to decide what to do with it once you have the information- as long as you get the information in the first place!

There is still time to sign the change.org petition calling for Medicare subsidised physiotherapy for postpartum
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First day of school / Last day of school
They don’t stay babies long.
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BIRTH TRAUMA AWARENESS WEEK - Thanks Camille Posted @withregram • @newcastle_kinesiology_practice ~ B I R T H T R A U M A ~

What does birth trauma look like?

It can be physical or emotional:
* something someone said to you
* trigger memories from previous trauma
* emergency cesarean
* tearing or instrument intervention
* flashbacks after the birth

This list goes on. However it’s anything that causes you trauma during or after. It can even show up in your next pregnancy.

It can be very debilitating having a newborn & dealing with trauma. Reach out if you need support. Sometimes all it takes is 1 session to shift 💗

#birthtraumaawarenessweek #birthtrauma #birthawareness #ptsd #pnd #newmum #mumtobe #pregnancy #motherhood #birth #newcastlensw #newcastlekinesiologypractice
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R U OK?
Today 10 September 2020 is RU OK day - The day we are reminded that every day is the day to ask, “Are you OK?” if someone you know is struggling with life’s ups and downs.

Let’s face it 2020 has had more than its share of ups and downs, it has definitely been a roller coaster year.

As women and mothers we are often the glue that holds it all together finding ourselves juggling lots of balls , but it is OK to sometimes drop a ball or two and admit you are not OK or coping.
Now more than ever make your mental health a priority. Stay connected with family and friends, look out for each other and reach out if you aren’t coping.

Help is just a phone call away
Lifeline 13 11 14
Beyond blue 1300 22 4636

For expecting and new parents Panda 1300 726 306 and COPE.org.au 1300 740 397 have great resources too.

#womenshealthweek #womenshealthweek2020 #birthtraumaawarenessweek
#ruok #ruokday #mentalhealth #postnataldepression
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Wow this is a big week in the Women’s Health and birthing community... Being both Women’s health week and Birth Trauma awareness week.
1 in 3 women describe their birth as traumatic ... that is approximately 100 000 women a year ...
If you are struggling to recover from your birthing experience or are experiencing PTSD please seek the help you deserve to help your both your mental and physical recovery 💙
Having a birth debrief, seeing a Perinatal psychologist , contacting non for profit organizations like birthtrauma.org.au , PANDA , or cope and consulting a women’s health Physio are good places to start.

Posted @withregram • @birthtrauma.org.au To mark the beginning of birth trauma awareness week 2020, we want to acknowledge that giving birth can be a wonderful experience for most families but not all......

1 in 3 Australian women identify their birth as traumatic. Partners can experience birth-related trauma too.

This year's awareness week theme is 'Journeys' and we aim to demonstrate the unique and challenging journeys that many families face as they start parenthood.

We are #startingtheconversation with the aim to provide families a platform to speak out instead of suffering in silence. We are calling on health professionals to recognise how truly individual birth-trauma can be and hopefully encourage better support not only through the birth process but long afterwards.

Many families in our community often take a long time to have their trauma diagnosed and this may be why we see such fractured care pathways and such little recognition and support available.

We see the long-term impact of birth trauma, we see the stories that the research misses.
By raising our voices we can hopefully enable our care providers to improve trauma prevention and enable quicker diagnosis which benefits the whole family and our wider community.

If you would like to support our cause during the week or if you would like support, you can contact us; support@birthtrauma.org.au
or sign up for our virtual fundraiser: https://fundraise.birthtrauma.org.au/event/walkntalk/

#birthtraumaawarenessweek2020

#breakthesilence #starttheconversation
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