Ergonomics is a buzz word used frequently in the covid-19 era, but what does it mean? Ergonomics is creating and arranging workplaces and systems so that they best fit you. In 2013, Safe Work Australia estimated workplace injury and illness to be an economic cost of 60 billion dollars annually (Safe Work Australia, 2013). It has been a long year of working from home.
The pelvic floor is a group of muscles at the bottom of your core. They are responsible for supporting the bladder and bowel systems and play a vital role in maintaining continence. Commonly, pelvic floor management is focussed on improving strength and coordination in these muscles to address issues of stress and urgency incontinence.
Do you seem to get injured easily when you increase the amount of running you do? Are you keen to work towards a half-marathon or marathon but get stuck at 10km? Have you spent hundreds or thousands of dollars on the perfect running shoes to find that you still have pain?
Approximately 3 out of 4 women have pain during intercourse at some time during their lives. The pain can be superficial on the outside of the vagina or deep within your vagina. Pain may also be felt in the lower back, uterus, bladder or pelvic region. For some people pain is temporary and others it is a frequent occurrence.
If you’re reading this blog, I guess you want to know something about your pain. It is absolutely paramount for you to become your own pain expert. No one else can feel your pain. No one else knows where it hurts, how it hurts, what effect it has on how you feel about yourself and what you can do.