In this video, Clinical Naturopath and Caia practitioner Bel Rowntree shares tips and advice on pre and post natal care and recovery. Topics include perineal healing, nutritional advice for tissue healing and recovery, relieving engorgement pain and preventing mastitis.
As part of our #RecoverBetter series, Cate Campbell, Australian Swimmer, Olympic gold medalist and multiple world record holder talks to BodyICE about her injury management routine, how she recovers from injuries and setbacks and what motivates her to strive for greatness every day. Read More
Mindfulness is an ancient practice that is gaining more and more acceptance as part of mainstream medical treatments and overall wellbeing. Mindfulness helps us (and children too) regulate emotions, improve concentration, and be kinder to ourselves. Read More
If you’ve always thought that butter was bad for you, you’re not alone. Over time, food manufacturers have found fat-substitutions and offered low-fat options for almost everything. For over 5 decades the world has replaced butter with margarine and other ‘spreads’, believing it to be the healthier option. But is it really, or has butter been unfairly demonised? Read More
As a mum of 3, a perinatal physiotherapist, and founder of FitNest Mama, Kath Baquie is passionate about empowering women to help them have a wonderful pregnancy journey and after birth recovery. Here are her 5 top tips for exercising during pregnancy that every pregnant mama needs to read.
Being side-lined due to injury can be a very frustrating time for any athlete or active individual, but coming out from an ACL reconstruction surgery may at times simply feel hopeless. Fortunately, with the right approach, you can minimise your downtime and frustration and get back into the game sooner. Read More
Ok, your due date is approaching and you’re preparing yourself for what ever nature throws at you. So many questions and so many unknowns but we do the best we can to prepare. We take antenatal classes. We spend late nights Googling, reading books and magazines, asking advice from family and friends. What will it feel like? Will I cope? Will it hurt? You imagine the joy of having baby in your arms…. “it will all be worth it”. Read More
When you know where stuff is, and have simple routines and habits in place, you can free up an incredible amount of otherwise wasted time and energy. Taking this a step further by guiding your children with love and positive examples helps them approach their school day and homework in an organised way and builds success habits that will stay with them for a lifetime. Read More
The secret to motivation is the way you communicate with yourself, and others. Communicate in a particular way and all you'll get is resistance and apathy; change your communication style and you will get enthusiasm and positive action - from yourself and in those around you. Read More
Engorgement is a postpartum complication that occurs when breast tissue overfills with milk, blood or other fluids. This pain may surface anytime between the first and second week of birth as the body begins to produce more milk for your baby’s nutrition. Read More
It’s tough when your child gets hurt. As parents, the last thing we want to see is our child in pain. Because kids often go off our reactions, the way you handle the injury at the time of the occurrence and throughout injury recovery influences your child’s perception. Read More
As part of our #RecoverBetter series, Belle Brockhoff, Australian Olympic Snowboard Cross athlete shares her athlete journey and recovery tips. She talks to us about her recovery journey, the importance of mindset to overcome challenges and the daily rituals that keep her motivated and in top form. Read More