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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 physiotherapists Lori Forner, Joelene Murdoch, and Tamara Woods

The Pelvic Health Podcast Lori Forner

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.6 • 76 Ratings

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

    Evidence for increased tone or overactivity of pelvic floor muscles in pelvic health conditions: A systematic review with physio Dr Rachel Worman

    Evidence for increased tone or overactivity of pelvic floor muscles in pelvic health conditions: A systematic review with physio Dr Rachel Worman

    Join us for the fantastic insight into Dr. Rachel Worman's work trying to disentangle the great web of confusion around pelvic floor muscle tone. 
    Rachel has taken a deep dive into all the research looking into high tone/overactive/hypertonic pelvic floor muscles and its relationship with symptoms, and produced for us all a systematic review. She has been working with the team at the University of Queensland, including Ryan Stafford and Paul Hodges, and recently produced this epic piece of brilliance:"Evidence for pelvic floor muscle increased tone/overactivity in pelvic health conditions?: a systematic review”

     
    Rachel is a fellow MSK and pelvic health clinician and researcher. She too has been trying to understand the difference in “types of tone” in the pelvic floor muscles and how this relates to symptoms. 
     
    Rachel has a Bachelor or Science, Biopsychology, Masters in Physical Therapy, Doctorate in Physical Therapist and current PhD Candidate at the University of Queensland. 
     
    We hope this episode helps you get some clarity around pelvic floor muscle activity and tone and how we can better describe, measure, and treat those with issues surrounding greater or increased tone.
     
    Thanks for listening. 
     
    Lori, Tam and Jo

    • 44 min
    Vulvability Special Holiday Episode

    Vulvability Special Holiday Episode

    This is our special holiday episode on vulnerability. One of our fav podcasts, The Imperfects @theimperfectspodcast, do a great segment called “Vulnerabili-tea” and we jumped on this and decided to call ours “Vulva-bility”.
    Jo, Tam, and I take you on a vulnerability episode where we answer the following questions:
    If you could tell your younger self some advice, what would it be?What do you want to give, create, be, feel, or share?What things in your past have shaped the way you see things now or go about your life?
    We also share our own issues with our pelvic floor and how it has shaped some of our clinical work.
    I loved this episode. It was fun and insightful and lovely to share.
    Please note, they’re a couple swear words so warning before you listen with your kids.
    Links:
    Lori's online intro transperineal ultrasound course is here
    Brisbane transperineal ultrasound workshops here (with Lori)
    Sydney transperineal ultrasound workshops here (with The Physiotherapy Clinic)
    Put the date in your calendar: Oct 27, 2023 for the PB Endo conference in Brisbane

    • 47 min
    Impact of heavy resistance training on pregnancy and postpartum health outcomes

    Impact of heavy resistance training on pregnancy and postpartum health outcomes

    Pelvic floor physiotherapist, National level weightlifter, and PhD candidate, Christina Prevett, is here to discuss her recently published journal article titled "Impact of heavy resistance training on pregnancy and postpartum health outcomes", authored by Christina Prevet, Miranda L. Kimber, Lori Forner, Marlize de Vivo, and Margie H. Davenport.
    LINK TO READ PAPER HERE: https://rdcu.be/cY0e2
    This episode she dives into the paper, heavy weightlifting during pregnancy, what is and should be a "valsalva" for weightlifting, and much more. 
    Join us for a great conversation on a much needed topic.
    For more on Christina:
    https://thebarbellmamas.com/
    https://www.staveoff.ca/about/
    https://twitter.com/c_prevett?lang=en
    https://www.instagram.com/christina_prevett/?hl=en
     
     
     

    • 53 min
    Olympic athletes can train during pregnancy and return to sport as a mother with Eloise Wellings

    Olympic athletes can train during pregnancy and return to sport as a mother with Eloise Wellings

    We are incredibly honoured and privileged to have had the opportunity to chat with Eloise Wellings, who generously shares her incredible story of triumphs and set-backs. Eloise’s story has examples of all health issues facing female athletes, from eating disorders, menstrual dysfunction and RED-s, to pregnancy and exercise and returning to sport post partum.
     
    Eloise Wellings is one of Australia’s most inspiring female athletes. She has been running since she was 10 years old, followed her dreams and competed for Australia in 2 Olympic Games in middle distance running. Eloise has also competed in multiple Commonwealth Games, most recently placing 4th in the marathon in Birmingham. You can learn more about Eloise on her website https://www.eloisewellings.com.au
     
    Eloise has also become a sound mentor for younger runners, and as part of helping them thrive has teamed up with mental skills coach Rory Darkins in their very own podcast “Whats right within” - we highly recommend the episode on How to Optimise Stress and Recovery. 
     
    To impress you even more, and keep everything in perspective,  Eloise is co-founder of the Love Mercy Foundation. The foundation exists to empower communities in Northern Uganda to overcome poverty. 
     
    We hope you enjoy listening to this podcast as much as we did interviewing Eloise. 
     
    For those who would like more information on the modules the AIS have produced to help women understand RED-s, and much much more, Here is the link 
    https://www.ais.gov.au/fphi/education

    • 44 min
    Effect of pelvic floor symptoms on exercise participation in females

    Effect of pelvic floor symptoms on exercise participation in females

    You will love listening to Jodie Dakic, an amazing physiotherapy clinician and researcher. Her clinical experience in elite sport is inspiring, not to mention she has almost finished her PHD investigating pelvic floor symptoms, sport and exercise. 
    Jodie lectures at Monash University in the department of physiotherapy, she co-directs the curriculum of physiotherapy program and women's and men's pelvic health stream.
     
    Jodie spent 14 years with Women’s Tennis Association, travelling around the world with the elite athletes, currently they are lucky to have her as a research consultant. Jodie has also worked with Australian junior softball team and the Victoria softball teams. Jodie now works clinically fusing her sports and pelvic health knowledge.
     
    Jodie has combined her extensive clinical experience in elite female sport  and pelvic health physiotherapy, to devise her research questions regarding the impact of pelvic health conditions on women participating in sport and exercise.
     
    Jodie shares her insights from her extensive research in this area. Statistics we all need to know! Jodie is on a mission to solve the pelvic health problems limiting females exercising. 
     
    Links to research 
     
    https://www.jospt.org/doi/full/10.2519/jospt.2021.10200
     
    https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S144024402100147X

    • 41 min
    Endometriosis: research on self-management strategies

    Endometriosis: research on self-management strategies

    Amelia "Millie" Mardon is a full time PHD student at The University of South Australia working to improve our understanding of persistent pelvic pain. Millie and her amazing colleagues have published a systematic review of the efficacy of self management strategies for females with endometriosis, and more recently a systematic review on the treatment recommendations for the management of persistent pelvic pain. She shares with us the insights she has learnt from her research, and how we can benefit from these as clinicians. She has a vision to write an “Explain Pain” style book for women with persistent pelvic pain - which we wait for excitedly. We loved talking to Millie and we hope you enjoy the show. 
    Jo, Tam, and Lori
     
    Other links:
    "The accessibility of physiotherapy for adolescents with persistent pelvic pain: a qualitative study", Mardon et al PDF
    "Persistent pelvic pain – what do the guidelines recommend?" Blog with Millie Mardon and Hayley Leake (who should know who she is if you live in Australia 🤣)
    Pain Adelaide - link not working for 2022 yet! So this one is 2019
     
    Thanks to our episode sponsor, the lovely team at
    Empowered Motherhood Program
     

    • 48 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
76 Ratings

76 Ratings

Rifkajane ,

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

newtovideo345 ,

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!!

EmDPTlady ,

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

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