Alyssa Tait

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Be a Proud Pelvic Floor Owner

2021-03-08T08:37:29+10:00

Have you taken a moment recently to stop and really be proud of your pelvic floor? Have you truly appreciated what it manages for you? The pelvic floor is being pummeled by increases in intra-abdominal pressure all day, and not just if you’re a hayfever sufferer and constantly coughing, sneezing and blowing your nose. [...]

Be a Proud Pelvic Floor Owner2021-03-08T08:37:29+10:00

Loving Your Body in Vaginismus

2021-03-08T08:37:30+10:00

It can sometimes feel like hard work feeling happy about your body in vaginismus. Not being able to accommodate your partner’s penis so you can both enjoy intercourse can be frustrating and disappointing.  Attempting sex becomes a chore, and sometimes emotionally traumatic. Feelings of contentment about your body are often nowhere in sight. When [...]

Loving Your Body in Vaginismus2021-03-08T08:37:30+10:00

Why You Need to Know More About Curcumin Than Your Musculoskeletal Patients

2021-03-08T08:37:30+10:00

You’ve all seen it – the mile-long supplement list your patient brings in. Who knows what all those pills do, or if they need them? If your patient has musculoskeletal pain, curcumin is usually there. Does it work? Do they need it? Do they know something you don’t? You don’t want them being taken [...]

Why You Need to Know More About Curcumin Than Your Musculoskeletal Patients2021-03-08T08:37:30+10:00

Safety Signals in Your PPP Patients: the Role of Nutrition

2021-03-08T08:37:30+10:00

Being a clinician working in persistent pelvic pain (PPP) you’re working with the whole person. Arguably even more than when you specialise in elbows or necks. Persistent pain is complicated, and when it involves the pelvis, it seems to involve even more layers. We can’t understand a woman’s pelvic pain without knowing about her [...]

Safety Signals in Your PPP Patients: the Role of Nutrition2021-03-08T08:37:30+10:00

Endometriosis and toxins – part of your pelvic pain?

2021-03-08T08:37:30+10:00

Pelvic pain in endometriosis: you might have period pain, pain with sex, pain with bowel motions, or just plain pain with no clear trigger. People don’t understand how bad you can feel. You might go through stages of feeling okay, and being able to do some stuff. And then the pain really hits you [...]

Endometriosis and toxins – part of your pelvic pain?2021-03-08T08:37:30+10:00

Estrogen and your vagina, vulva and bladder

2021-03-08T08:37:30+10:00

Beyond its critical roles in brain function and heart health, estrogen keeps your vulva and vagina happy. Specifically, it helps vaginal lubrication, vaginal immune health and bladder and urethral health. Low estrogen can contribute to all kinds of genital problems. There are at least five reasons why your doctor might recommend you try using [...]

Estrogen and your vagina, vulva and bladder2021-03-08T08:37:30+10:00

Painful Sex: 5 Reasons Physiotherapy May Be the Answer – A 3 Minute Video

2021-03-08T08:37:30+10:00

So you're struggling with painful sex. I bet you didn't think of physiotherapy for this! This might come as a surprise, but physiotherapy might be exactly what you need to solve your problems with painful sex. I've written a lot about this, but if you want to avoid reading to much, I have summed up [...]

Painful Sex: 5 Reasons Physiotherapy May Be the Answer – A 3 Minute Video2021-03-08T08:37:30+10:00

Vaginal thrush issues? Time to ditch the sugar!

2019-07-05T07:56:43+10:00

Thrush loves sugar, Candida loves candy: it’s a piece of naturopathic wisdom. Or is it just folklore? Is there any real evidence for it? Many women who have experienced chronic or recurrent vaginal thrush suspect it: Sugar is not the vagina’s friend. I treat women with ongoing thrush problems all the time, and when [...]

Vaginal thrush issues? Time to ditch the sugar!2019-07-05T07:56:43+10:00