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Quality information for the public hosted by Antony Lo The Physio Detective and Marika Hart from Herapshere. www.womenshealthpodcast.com
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Lindsay Vaughn asks a question that is often asked so Antony decided to make this an episode since so many people want to know about lifting belts. Lindsay's question was actually about a male client she has but the information is very relevant for female athletes and one of the most common questions on Antony's course - The Female Athlete.Lindsay Vaughn is a CrossFit Games athlete and coach and owner of CrossFit Ballina on the beautiful NSW north coast.
Grainne Donnelly and Emma Brockwell join us to discuss the recent publication of their Post Partum Return To Running Guidelines.You can find the guidelines here - https://mailchi.mp/38feb9423b2d/returning-to-running-postnatal-guideline 
Lifting Weights and Pelvic Floor DysfunctionShow notes by Elaine Stevenson of The Myotherapy Reading Room - https://www.patreon.com/MyotherapyRea... - see below for more details.Show Notes:Antony Lo is the co-host of The Women’s Health Podcast. In addition to his degree in Physiotherapy he also holds a Masters in Physiotherapy and took part in the Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy Specialisation training program – the highest form of training a physiotherapist can take in Australia. Antony’s special interests include pelvic floor issues, antenatal and postnatal, and strength-based training. In this podcast, Antony and co-host Marika introduce the topic of lifting weights, focussing on pelvic floor dysfunction in the context of some of the common myths.Themes covered in the discussion include: - different types of lifting, including techniques, standards, rules (for sport-related lifts) - relationship between weight and repetitions (reps) - strategies for lifting - common reasons why patients seek assistance from strength-based health professionals when lifting - physical therapy as a ‘legal performance enhancing’ intervention - considerations for women experiencing pelvic organ prolapse - role of a women’s health physio for return to lifting - important information to obtain from your women’s health physio - biomechanics and movement variability - breathing / breath techniques - loading strategies - diastasis and liftingLinks: Biography: http://physiodetective.com/antony-lo/ Website: http://physiodetective.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/physiodetec... YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9j2... Twitter: https://twitter.com/physiodetective Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/physiodetective Email: antony@physiodetective.com Sponsored by the Myotherapy Reading Room The Myotherapy Reading Room provides a curated, keyword-indexed feed of topical peer review paper, podcasts, clinical practice guidelines and systematic reviews together with links to related papers and resources, all specifically selected to support subscribing clinicians in the application of evidence-based practice with particular regard to musculoskeletal pain and injury presentations, including chronic pain. It’s rapidly growing subscriber base includes physiotherapists, osteopaths, chiropractors, exercise physiologists, myotherapists, strength and conditioning coaches, fitness professionals, massage therapists and others from Australia, Canada, the United States, and the United Kingdom. https://www.patreon.com/MyotherapyRea...
Amy Eicher’s SIJ Pain StoryShow notes by Elaine Stevenson of The Myotherapy Reading Room - https://www.patreon.com/MyotherapyReadingRoom - see below for more details.Amy Eicher is an Author, Speaker, Pain Coach, clinician, athlete, and mother of two who, having spent years trying to get back her life from the abyss of pain, now focuses on empowering women with persistent pain to restore their lives through movement, self-discovery and education.In this podcast, Amy speaks with Antony and Marika about her journey from being an elite level swimmer via a painful injury which was attributed to a ligamentous strain in the SI joint, which took her out of the pool and which culminated in years of pain, tears and frustration followed by surgery which failed to deliver the promised resolution.In telling her story, the discussion covers the following:how explanations and environment influence pain;the role of fear;Amy’s journey through different therapists, therapeutic approaches and explanations, including physical therapy, surgery and medication;how living with pain has the potential to shrink one’s world;the importance of being able to get back to things that mattered (eg swimming, friends);strategies for managing pain and flare-ups;getting out of the abyss;recognising positives;challenging believes and why it’s not always the most important facet of care;understanding communication styles and needs;calming stuff down; andbuilding stuff up.Links:Book: https://www.amazon.com/Restoring-Venus-Journey-Chronic-Possibilities-ebook/dp/B07PND16JWBiography:  http://restoringvenus.com/about-me-pain-coach/ Website:   http://restoringvenus.com/ Facebook:   https://www.facebook.com/RestoringVenus/Instagram:   https://www.instagram.com/restoringvenus/ Podcast: http://restoringvenus.com/podcast/ Email:    amy@restoringvenus.comSponsored by the Myotherapy Reading Room The Myotherapy Reading Room provides a curated, keyword-indexed feed of topical peer review paper, podcasts, clinical practice guidelines and systematic reviews together with links to related papers and resources, all specifically selected to support subscribing clinicians in the application of evidence-based practice with particular regard to musculoskeletal pain and injury presentations, including chronic pain.It’s rapidly growing subscriber base includes physiotherapists, osteopaths, chiropractors, exercise physiologists, myotherapists, strength and conditioning coaches, fitness professionals, massage therapists and others from Australia, Canada, the United States, and the United Kingdom. 
TWHP – 013 –What is important to your doctor and trainer? With Dr Amal Hassan and Elizabeth Davies Show notes Sponsored by Elaine Stevenson of The Myotherapy Reading Room - https://www.patreon.com/MyotherapyReadingRoom - see below for more details. Dr Amal Hassan is a UK-based Sports and Medicine Exercise Physician who completed her Masters degree in the sub-speciality of female athletic health.  She experienced difficulties returning to exercise after the birth of her first child and as a result of that experience is now focussing on updating information available in the UK for postnatal women on meeting national physical activity guidelines. Elizabeth Davies is a personal trainer who specialises in the needs of female clients in the west and south-west of London.  She has two children and as a result of her own experiences in returning to returning to exercise after the birth of her second child, decided to leave her career as a barrister to retrain in the fitness industry.  Elizabeth often works in partnership with women’s health physios and is passionate about helping women to get back to the activities they love, as well as empowering them to perhaps try something new.  In this podcast, Amal, Elizabeth and Antony discuss the need for better information for postnatal women and the role of ‘The Pelvic Floor Patrol’. Themes covered in the discussion include:- Experiencing pelvic floor ‘dysfunction’ as a mum- The lack of awareness among fitness professionals about pelvic floor ‘dysfunction’- Difficulties postnatal women experience in accessing information about resuming physical activity- Physical activity guidelines; what they are and the role they play- Pelvic health barriers to resuming activity- The need for positive, aspirational and empowering health information  - The potential mental health burden of restrictive advice- The importance of focussing on how women conceptualise their physical state- Remaining active throughout life- Importance of educating health and fitness professionals about pelvic floor issues- Pelvic health screening in fitness settings- Self-assessment and self-measurement- The need for governments to review/revise policy re pelvic health issues- The role of ‘safety-netting’- Relative Energy Deficiency in Sport (REDS)- The need for individualised care and goal-centred approaches for women returning to physical activity- The importance listening to patients and constantly reflecting on the validity of one’s own knowledge and preconceptions Related Reading and Resources:Better Birth Initiative: https://www.rcm.org.uk/better-births-initiative Start active, stay active: infographics on physical activity: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/start-active-stay-active-infographics-on-physical-activity   Links:Biography: https://www.pelvicfloorpatrol.com/copy-of-get-involved Website:  https://www.pelvicfloorpatrol.com/  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/pelvicfloorpatrol/ (Pelvic Floor Patrol), https://www.instagram.com/dr_amalhassan/ (Dr Amal Hassan), https://www.instagram.com/themummycoach.co.uk/ (Elizabeth Davies)Email:   pelvicfloorpatrol@gmail.com  Sponsored by the Myotherapy Reading Room The Myotherapy Reading Room provides a curated, keyword-indexed feed of topical peer review paper, podcasts, clinical practice guidelines and systematic reviews together with links to related papers and resources, all specifically selected to support subscribing clinicians in the application of evidence-based practice with particular regard to musculoskeletal pain and injury presentations, including chronic pain. It’s rapidly growing subscriber base includes physiotherapists, osteopaths, chiropractors, exercise physiologists, myotherapists, strength and conditioning coaches, fitness professionals, massage therapists and others from Australia, Canada, the United States, and the United Kingdom. https://www.patreon.com/MyotherapyReadingRoom 
Show notes by Marika Hart and Elaine Stevenson of The Myotherapy Reading Room - https://www.patreon.com/MyotherapyReadingRoomShow Notes:Molly Gallbraith is a US-based Strength and Conditioning Specialist and Coach who has experience in cheerleading, gymnastics, figure competition and bodybuilding. She co-founded Girls Gone Strong. She has dedicated her life to helping women “give themselves grace and compassion when it comes to their bodies so that they can discover and accept what their best body looks like”.In this podcast, Molly Galbraith discusses the postnatal period, with particular reference to the issue of body image after pregnancy.Themes covered in the discussion include:The pressure women experience to ‘bounce-back’ after the birth of a childPhysical and mental changes that occur during pregnancy and in the post-natal periodHow these changes impact on a woman’s self-imageAdvice for mum (of children of all ages) to help us learn to love our post-partum bodiesTips for health and fitness professionals to support women in achieving their goalsRelated Resources:Pre- and Post-Natal Coaching Certification (CPPC): https://go.girlsgonestrong.com/cppc-enrollment-order?affiliate_id=1279297(Clicking this link will support the podcast - all commissions earned will go to keeping the podcast technical costs and the charities we support)Other Links:Biography: http://mollygalbraith.com/about/Websites: https://www.girlsgonestrong.com/and http://mollygalbraith.com/Twitter: https://twitter.com/MollyGalbraithInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/themollygalbraith/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GirlsGoneStrong YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/GirlsGoneStrong
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