#18 How new research is defining how we treat the pelvic floor during exercise with Helen Keeble
In today’s episode, I am joined by the amazing pelvic health physiotherapist, Helen Keeble. She’s been practicing physio for 13 years now, and she’s training mostly women who are either professional athletes or just everyday normal athletes who want to exercise and want to make sure that pelvic health isn’t a barrier for them.
We discuss how Helen has adapted and how she treats her patients based around a really interesting research on what happens to the pelvic floor during exercise. We also talk about breathing and the use of intra-abdominal pressure during lifting in particular, but also during exercise in general.
Our talk extends to what the future looks like for research into women and training, so tune in, to find out some really interesting facts around the advancements of science in these areas.
Some Questions I Ask:
· How have you changed your practice or how have you taken the new research and implemented it into your own stuff? (08:33 )
· Have you noticed a significant difference between what you did before and what you’re doing now? (13:44 )
· If you’re doing a heavy lift, do you breathe as if you were pregnant? (25:17 )
· How many athletes who haven’t had children do you come across with various pelvic floor issues? (31:00 )
In This Episode, You Will Learn:
· About Helen’s course, designed to help physiotherapists improve their functional assessments and rehab when it comes to the pelvic floor. (02:20 )
· What the new research is revealing around the pelvic floor. (03:22 )
· The differences in breathing when you’re lifting during pregnancy and when you are not pregnant. (20:52 )
· The findings of a research done on heavy weight lifting and prolapse symptoms in women. (27:26 )
· The concerns people have around the CoVID-19 quarantine period, and Helen’s advice on how to keep training. (34:19 )
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