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Podcast for professionals, as well as the general public, on all things related to pelvic health. Interviews with leading experts. Hosted by physiotherapist Lori Forner, BScH, MPhtySt, PhD candidate

The Pelvic Health Podcast Lori Forner

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Podcast for professionals, as well as the general public, on all things related to pelvic health. Interviews with leading experts. Hosted by physiotherapist Lori Forner, BScH, MPhtySt, PhD candidate

    Pelvic health in the transgender non binary non conforming community with Dr Hollis Herman

    Pelvic health in the transgender non binary non conforming community with Dr Hollis Herman

    Dr. Holly Herman has been a physical therapist (physiotherapist) for more than 45 years and it was with absolute delight to talk to her about her passion in treating musculoskeletal and pelvic health concerns, including surgical procedures and subsequent rehabilitation, in the transgender non binary non conforming community.
    In addition to maintaining a full time private practice in Cambridge, MA, she lectures and presents courses world-wide on Pelvic Floor, Women and Men’s Health, Pregnancy and Postpartum, Orthopedics, Geriatrics and Sexual Medicine.
    Holly is 1 of 2 PT’s in the world certified as a Sexuality Counselor by the American Association for Sexual Educators, Counselors and Therapists (AASECT), and one of 4 PT’s in the world certified as a Women’s Health Sexuality Fellow by the International Society for the Study of Women’s Sexual Health (ISSWSH).
    Holly co-founded the Herman & Wallace Pelvic Rehabilitation Institute in 2005. Though she is no longer associated with the institute, Holly brings her own courses to the US, England, Ireland, New Zealand, Chile, Canada, Portugal, Brazil, UAE Saudi Arabia and Australia through HWHMeducation.
    For her full bio, check out her website HERE.
     
     

    • 50 min
    Developing online treatments for postpartum depression with Madison Lackie

    Developing online treatments for postpartum depression with Madison Lackie

    This episode dives into the latest research that is currently underway in Canada to help women suffering with postnatal/postpartum depression. Madison Lackie has recently completed her MSc in Reproductive and Developmental Sciences at the University of British Columbia (through the Faculty of Medicine, Department of OB/GYN) after receiving her BScH from Queen’s University in Life Sciences.


    Her Masters research, that she so kindly shares with us in this episode, is the first phase of a larger project which aims to create a web-enabled intervention that delivers psychosocial skills and education to assist in treating postpartum/postnatal depression (PPD/PND).
     
    Resources:
    Canada – Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) – https://cmha.ca/
    Canada (British Columbia) – Pacific Postpartum Support Society – http://postpartum.org/
    Australia – Beyond Blue – https://www.beyondblue.org.au/
    Australia – Perinatal Anxiety & Depression Australia – https://www.panda.org.au/
    International – Postpartum Progress – https://postpartumprogress.com/
    International – Postpartum Support International - https://www.postpartum.net/
     
    Reproductive Mental Health at BC Women's Hospital      Twitter & Instagram:
    @womensresearch
    @ubcshl (Dr. Lori Brotto's lab)
    http://whri.org/ (research institute website)
     

    • 55 min
    Basics of Strength Training with Dr. Merv Travers

    Basics of Strength Training with Dr. Merv Travers

    Dr. Merv Travers is a Senior Research Scholar working in the area of low back pain, tendon pain and exercise rehabilitation at the School of Physiotherapy, The University of Notre Dame Australia.
    In today's episode, Merv discusses what exactly strength training is, why it’s important for all of our bodies and how physiotherapists can get their patients started and progressing. And of course my son, Rylan, had to compete with his sister in podcast recording (and special blooper takes at the end). Check out the reference list below Merv kindly put together for us!
    More about Merv...he completed his PhD at Curtin University where he also maintains an Adjunct Research Fellow role. His teaching areas include anatomy and exercise rehabilitation. He has a Masters of Manipulative Therapy and is a qualified strength & conditioning coach (Australian Strength and Conditioning Association – Level 2).
    Merv’s clinical background includes working in professional rugby union and he provides clinical consultation for complex musculoskeletal conditions at Star Physio, WA.
    Merv guest lectures nationally and internationally on the topics of strength and conditioning for physiotherapists and tendinopathy rehabilitation, as well as runs an international strength conditioning course for physiotherapists.
    Optimise Rehab - courses for Strength and Conditioning courses for physios
    Some key references pertaining to some of this things we spoke about:
    Public Health and strength training:
    Steele, J., Fisher, J., Skivington, M., Dunn, C., Arnold, J., Tew, G., . . . Winett, R. (2017). A higher effort-based paradigm in physical activity and exercise for public health: making the case for a greater emphasis on resistance training. BMC Public Health, 17(1), 300.
    Dankel, S. J., Loenneke, J. P., & Loprinzi, P. D. (2016). Determining the Importance of Meeting Muscle-Strengthening Activity Guidelines: Is the Behavior or the Outcome of the Behavior (Strength) a More Important Determinant of All-Cause Mortality? Mayo Clin Proc, 91(2), 166-174.
    Strain, T., Fitzsimons, C., Kelly, P., & Mutrie, N. (2016). The forgotten guidelines: cross-sectional analysis of participation in muscle strengthening and balance & co-ordination activities by adults and older adults in Scotland. BMC Public Health, 16(1), 1108.
    Physio knowledge of guidelines:
    Lowe, A., Littlewood, C., McLean, S., & Kilner, K. (2017). Physiotherapy and physical activity: a cross-sectional survey exploring physical activity promotion, knowledge of physical activity guidelines and the physical activity habits of UK physiotherapists. BMJ Open Sport & Exercise Medicine, 3(1)
    Lifting with a neutral spine:
    Saraceni, N., Kent, P., Ng, L., Campbell, A., Straker, L., & O'Sullivan, P. (2019). To Flex or Not to Flex? Is There a Relationship Between Lumbar Spine Flexion During Lifting and Low Back Pain? A Systematic Review With Meta-Analysis. J Orthop Sports Phys Ther, 1-50
    Achilles tendon pain and loading:
    Murphy, M., Travers, M., Gibson, W., Chivers, P., Debenham, J., Docking, S., & Rio, E. (2018). Rate of Improvement of Pain and Function in Mid-Portion Achilles Tendinopathy with Loading Protocols: A Systematic Review and Longitudinal Meta-Analysis. Sports Medicine.
    Placebo and Exercise:
    Crum, A. J., & Langer, E. J. (2007). Mind-set matters: exercise and the placebo effect. Psychol Sci, 18(2), 165-171.
    Minimum strength dosage:
    Androulakis-Korakakis, P., Fisher, J. P., & Steele, J. (2019). The Minimum Effective Training Dose Required to Increase 1RM Strength in Resistance-Trained Men: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Sports Medicine.
     

    • 53 min
    Interstitial Cystitis Bladder Pain Syndrome with physio Jilly Bond

    Interstitial Cystitis Bladder Pain Syndrome with physio Jilly Bond

    Jilly Bond is back to blow our minds and wrap up 2019! This time Jilly shares her brilliant mind on #interstitialcystitis #bladderpainsyndrome (IC/BPS) - what is it, how the nervous system is involved, how this affects pelvic floor muscles and what treatment helps and why...and we can't stress enough why trigger points are not involved (also why they are not actually a thing!).
    If you haven't checked out her vlogs, blogs and info...check it out HERE and subscribe to her mailing list!
    Thanks for listening and have a happy holiday season! Catch you in 2020 - don't miss first episode with Dr Merv Travers talking all about the basics of Strength Training!
     
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    Olive & Bee Intimate Cream with physio Claire Osterstock

    Olive & Bee Intimate Cream with physio Claire Osterstock

    Australian #physiotherapist, Claire Osterstock, joins the podcast to talk all about one of my favourite #vaginal #lubricants, in which she created, called Olive & Bee. Claire shares her insights about what it takes to turn an idea into a product and get it on the market, as well as what it took for her to become successful in the process. This episode has some very cool science-y and fun facts about #lube that I never knew.
     

    • 46 min
    Menopause with physiotherapist Michelle Lyons

    Menopause with physiotherapist Michelle Lyons

    The beautiful and brilliant Michelle Lyons is back to talk about #menopause - you should remember her from her episode on #endometriosis back in July 2017, if not...go and listen to that as well! 
    This episode covers #menopause, #perimenopause, #exercise, #bonehealth, #tendonhealth, #hearthealth, #poo, #hormones, #nutrition, #alcohol, and much more. We may actually need to cover each of these in separate episodes with the amount of information she can discuss. Please share with friends, colleagues, family!
    3rd Age Woman

    • 1 hr 1 min

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