Podcast for professionals, as well as the general public, on all things related to pelvic health. Interviews with leading experts. Hosted by physiotherapists Lori Forner, Joelene Murdoch, and Tamara Woods
Elite athletes: the latest research on pregnancy and postpartum
Dr Margie Davenport is an Associate Professor at The University of Alberta where her areas of research including investigating the maternal-fetal transmission of chronic disease and exploring the role of exercise in pregnancy as a preventative strategy in the development of chronic disease. Margie and her team are sure shaking up our thoughts on type and intensity of exercise in pregnancy and reframing our mindset from "can exercise in pregnancy be harmful?" to - "Not participating in exercise in pregnancy IS harmful".
Todays’ episode, she joins us to discuss the new exercises guidelines in pregnancy and how they were developed. In addition, Margie shares with us the findings of her new qualitative research on the experiences of pregnancy and motherhood for Elite Female Athletes.
We had a great time talking to Margie and we hope you enjoy the episode.
Thank you to our episode sponsor: Empowered Motherhood Program
You can learn more about Margie and links we discuss:
The Get Active Questionnaire for Pregnancy https://csep.ca/2021/05/27/get-active-questionnaire-for-pregnancy/ - (For fellow nerds, this is how it was developed. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/35442812/)
Margie's research (Google scholar link)
Facebook: Program for Pregnancy and Postpartum Health
YouTube: Program for Pregnancy and Postpartum Health
Women in Sport Congress with Dr. Rachel Harris
Dr Rachel Harris is a Sport & Medicine Physician, Chief Medical Officer for the Australian Paralympic Team for the Tokyo games, and Chief Medical Officer for the Australian Water Polo Team. She is also the Project Lead for the AIS Female athlete performance and health, menstrual cycle and hormonal contraception project. Oh and an Olympian.
Today's episode she joins Jo, Tam and I to discuss the upcoming Women In Sport Congress in Melbourne at the MCG on Aug 17-19, 2022 - a conference not to be missed, with free childcare, sponsored by Brukner & Khan (yep, THE Brukner and Khan from Clinical Sports Medicine. The book that got us all through ;) Rachel shares her background, details about the conference, details about the AIS female pelvic health initiative, and some more cool projects on the way. For those of you who can get to the MCG, be there.
Rachel's Twitter Account
The New Pelvic Health Podcast Gang
Yes it's still me, Lori, and yes it's still The Pelvic Health Podcast but I have new friends to hang out with and interview with and chat with and we will have so much more fun to come. Listen up, enjoy the fresh voices, and laugh with us while you get to know a little bit more about us all ❤️
Postpartum Exercise Adherence Research with Steph Paplinskie
Steph Paplinskie is a prenatal and postpartum fitness specialist, strength and conditioning coach, PhD candidate in the Exercise and Pregnancy Lab at Western University and international lecturer. Her research investigates the effects of physical activity and exercise training interventions on pregnant and postpartum women. She also runs her own business StrongHer Fitness and is passionate about sharing the science of pregnancy with moms around the world through Precision Pregnancy.
Please fill out (if you are eligible) and share this link for her current study "Postpartum Physical Activity, Pelvic Floor Dysfunction, and Depressive Symptoms (PADDS) Study" https://uwo.eu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_4GZaX8iDAQKkN81
Enjoy our chat about her research on exercise adherence in postpartum mothers.
And a big thank you to this episode's sponsor (and my favourite resource for pregnant and postnatal/postpartum patients):
The Empowered Motherhood Program
Pelvic pain and Graded Motor Imagery-ish
Today’s episode for is for all you pelvic pain nerds out there. I bring you a brilliant discussion I had with pelvic floor physio, Katie Kelly, on the concepts of graded motor imagery for pelvic pain.
Katie Kelly is a pelvic floor physiotherapist from New Brunswick, Canada. She graduated from the MSc PT program at Dalhousie University in 2010 and has been working with pelvic floor patients for over a decade. She opened her private physiotherapy practice in 2017, and co-opened ReConnect Health Centre, a women’s focused multidisciplinary health clinic in June 2020. Katie is a guest lecturer at Dalhousie University’s School of Physiotherapy where she lectures on the topics of pregnancy and pelvic floor physiotherapy. Katie is an active contributing author to the Canadian Physiotherapy Association’s Women’s Health Division Newsletter. She has a passion for Cesarean section rehabilitation education, recently presented on this topic for the Canadian Physiotherapy Association and teaches a professional course on the subject. Katie has developed a relationship with Mount Allison University’s Sexual Health Lab where she contributes to research involving genital pain conditions. Recently, Katie has launched The Vulvar Image Collection; a resource of vulvar images used in research and education. You can find Katie in the community supporting the role of physiotherapy in pelvic health conditions, or on social media advocating for pelvic floor physiotherapy awareness.
Website: www.katiekellypt.ca, www.reconnecthealth.ca
Facebook: Katie Kelly Physiotherapy
Website for The Vulva Image Collection: https://embodiaapp.com/courses/1211-resource-package-the-vulvar-image-collection-katie-kelly-pt
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Paving the best way forward for the female athlete Upcoming Conference
Joelene Murdoch, who is a MSK and women’s health physiotherapist and one of the directors of The Physiotherapy Clinic, joins the podcast to talk about an upcoming conference you are all invited to called Paving the Best way Forward for the Female Athlete taking place in Sydney on May 13, 2022. This conference is for anyone interested in in female athletes, sports physicians, physios, S&C coaches, AEPs, coaches and more. There is the potential for online access at a later date - listen up and stay tuned. Hope to see you there!
Postpartum Exercise Adherence Reasesrch with Step Paplinskie
Lori did a brilliant job bringing this researcher to her podcast. She knows when to bring out more in an interview and go deeper or when to let the speaker just run. Fabulous podcast for pregnancy and postpartum Women’s and pelvic health PTs. Listen to all her podcasts it will help your own thought processes and tap into your passion. Rebecca Stephenson
Informative! Covers a wide range of pelvic health topis!
I highly recommend The Pelvic Health Podcast. Lori Forner's interview style is engaging, entertining and educational. She provides excellent topics and evidence-based health information by top notch pelvic health professionals around the globe. Well done!!
Pelvic health PT in Texas
I am loving this podcast! I’m currently studying for the WCS exam and find this so helpful to listen while I’m doing other things. I appreciate how much information is in each episode, and not primarily used to promote any ones particular business ventures