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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

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.6 • 71 Ratings

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

    Overactive bladder and dementia risk with anticholinergics with Dr Kerac Falk

    Overactive bladder and dementia risk with anticholinergics with Dr Kerac Falk

    Overactive bladder (OAB) is a very common condition involving urinary urgency, with or without incontinence, plus frequency and nocturia. In this episode, urogynaecologist Dr. Kerac Falk joins me to discuss general information on overactive bladder (OAB) with a focus on the medical treatment options - particularly involving recent research he has worked on as part of a team regarding very common anticholinergic medication for OAB and evidence of potential dementia risk.


    Dr. Kerac Falk is a urogynecologist (Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgeon), and recently accepted an Assistant Professor of Urogynecology position at the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine. He has been involved in researching recurrent UTIs, biofilm, fluid dynamics and our focus for today’s episode was based on his research as part of a founding member of the "Fellows OAB Taskforce for Treatment accessibility” advocacy group.


    Dr. Falk will be starting to see patients at his new practice in August 2021. You can find him through his new website (keracfalkmd.com) and a professional Instagram (@keracfalkMD) and Twitter (@KeracFalkMD).
     

    Recent OAB publications include:


    Menhaji K, Cardenas-Trowers OO, Chang OH, Hall EF, Ringel NE, Falk K. Anticholinergic Prescribing Pattern Changes of Urogynecology Providers in Response to Evidence of Potential Dementia Risk. Int. Urogynecol.J. Accepted for publication 1/2021, available online 3/2021, pending print.

    Escobar C, Falk K, Mehta S, et al. Rethinking Second-Line Therapy for Overactive Bladder to Improve Patient Access to Treatment. Obstet. Gynecol. 2021 Mar;137:1-8.

    Johnson TM, Goode PS, Hammontree L, Markland AD, Vaughan CP, Ouslander JG, Falk K, McGwin G, Burgio KL. An Exploratory Analysis of Tamsulosin for Overactive Bladder (OAB) in Men With Varying Voiding Symptom Burden. Urology. 2021 Jan 20:S0090-4295(21)00085-6. 

    Bennett AT, Ringel NE, Menhaji K, Brown OE, Hall EF, Cardenas-Trowers OO, Falk K, Jeney SES, Barnes H, Escobar C, Tellechea LM, Sappenfield EC, Mehta S, Chang OH. "First, Do No Harm"-Trainees' Observation of Risk Reduction in the Treatment of Overactive Bladder. Female Pelvic Med Reconstr Surg. 2021 Jan 1;27(1):2-4.


     


    Enjoy and thanks again to Always Discreet for sponsoring this episode!

    • 36 min
    New ICS Podcast Teaser with Prof Paul Hodges on Balancing Mobility, Stability and the Pelvic Floor

    New ICS Podcast Teaser with Prof Paul Hodges on Balancing Mobility, Stability and the Pelvic Floor

    The International Continence Society Podcast is coming!
    On behalf of the ICS Institute of Physiotherapy, I had the pleasure of interviewing Professor Paul Hodges for Episode 1 on Balancing Mobility and Stability within the #pelvicfloor and am excited to be able to share some of it here first. This episode on The Pelvic Health Podcast is only half of our discussion - you can catch the entire episode as of June 1 (2021) on the new ICS Podcast through their website and all major podcast platforms like iTunes and Spotify. The ICS Podcast series line-up is not to be missed and aims to highlight the amazing speakers in pelvic health that will be presenting at this year’s ICS Virtual Conference on October 14-17.
    So sit back and get ready to be floored by only some of the wisdom of Prof Paul Hodges on concepts and research on pelvic floor muscle stiffness, movement, pain, strength and so much more. Don't forget to look for the new ICS Podcast in June to listen to the rest of this episode and so much more!
     
    Thank you to Always Discreet for sponsoring this episode of The Pelvic Health Podcast.
     

    • 32 min
    Surgical journey for DRA repair with physiotherapist and patient Liz Lush

    Surgical journey for DRA repair with physiotherapist and patient Liz Lush

    Liz Lush is a Brisbane physiotherapist and clinical lead at Mummy and Co Physiotherapy and Fitness, childbirth educator and tutor for physiotherapy students, and a mother of 4 children. Today she shares her journey (21 days post surgery at the time of recording this) for her large #diastasis or often called #DRA or #DRAM. For previous episodes covering more on DRA research and practical exercise tips, check out the previous episodes (click on the links) with Dr David Larson in July 2020 and physiotherapist Lashonda Jones in Sept 2020
    In addition to treating women with DRA for years, Liz not only had a large DRA, she had a ventral hernia, and discusses the different kinds of surgeries and how her journey led her to make the surgical decision. She has such an interesting perspective as both a clinician and a patient.
    Follow her visual journey on Instagram at MummyandCoPhysio 
     
    Listen and enjoy and a big thanks to Always Discreet for sponsoring this episode of The Pelvic Health Podcast. Head to Always Discreet to learn more about bladder leak tips, management and incredible bladder leakage protection!
    Please rate and leave a review on the Apple Podcast app so more people can find it and share on any social media platform, or just with your mates. 

    • 42 min
    Always Discreet presents Urinary Incontinence with physio Cath Willis

    Always Discreet presents Urinary Incontinence with physio Cath Willis

    Today is an extra special episode! We have physiotherapist Cath Willis back (go find the episode on breast health from April 2018) to talk about #bladder leakage, or technically known as urinary incontinence. She breaks down the types and causes for urinary #incontinence, what physiotherapists look for as part of assessment and ways we can help treat this, as well as understanding the importance bladder leak protection products such as Always Discreet.
    Not only is Cath a wealth of clinical knowledge in her roles as a pelvic health physiotherapist for Queensland Health and Movements Solutions Physiotherapy in Brisbane, she was our previous Chair of the APA's Women's, Men's and Pelvic Health National Group, is the New Chair of the APA's National Advisory Council, and teaches the undergraduate Gender Health subject to physiotherapy students at Australian Catholic University in Brisbane. 
    On that note, I want to say a very big thank you to Always Discreet as this entire episode has been made possible by their support.
    For more than 30 years across the world, Always has been helping women with their menstruation needs thanks to its comprehensive line of period pads and liners. The brand gained global accolades for some of its previous topical campaigns, including “Like A Girl” and “End Period Poverty.”
    As a brand, Always’ purpose has been to empower and help females everywhere live life to their fullest potential. Not only have they created a superior line-up of bladder leak protection products called Always Discreet, they have helped to educate women around the globe about the help from doctors and physiotherapists available for bladder leakage rather than just telling women to use their products and ignore it.
    But, what makes the Always Discreet range so great?
    It’s specifically designed for incredible protection from bladder leaks (vs. menstruation needs)
    It features breakthrough technology via a super-absorbent core that turns liquid into gel and locks in odours
    Its products on the range are surprisingly thin and discreet, helping you feel more comfortable and confident going about your everyday life
    Now sit back and enjoy!
     

    • 28 min
    Prep for Pushing in Labour with physiotherapist Anita Lambert

    Prep for Pushing in Labour with physiotherapist Anita Lambert

    Anita Lambert is a Registered Pelvic Health & Orthopaedic Physiotherapist with a focus on #prenatal, #birth prep and #postpartum care, as well as the co-host of the To Birth & Beyond podcast. She’s one of the few #physiotherapists in Canada to have completed physiodoula training which blends physiotherapy expertise with birth doula support and now assists this professional course taught in Canada.
    She joins me today to talk about preparation around stage 2 in labour - what happens in the body, how can we help with breath and #pelvicfloor, where do physiotherapists play a role.
    Links for today:
    www.holistichealthphysio.com
    www.bumptobirthcourse.com
    www.tobirthandbeyond.com
    IG: @holistichealthphysio
    FB: @holistichealthphysio
     
    More of Anita's bio:
    Anita is passionate about helping #pregnant physiotherapy clients connect more with their body including their pelvic floor plus keep you active and comfortable during pregnancy while you prepare for birth which will give you a head start on your postpartum recovery. She enjoys helping postpartum clients navigate their recovery and return to activities they love including exercise, sports and dance without pain and pelvic floor symptoms.
    Anita created her Bump to Birth online course which guides you step by step to prepare you, your pelvic floor and core for birth and co hosts the To Birth & Beyond podcast to share this information to help people around the world. 
    Growing up as a ballet dancer and athlete, Anita was always fascinated with how the body moved and healed. Her love for sport led her to become the team therapist for the McMaster University women’s rugby and basketball teams.
    She completed her clinicial Pilates rehab training during her final physiotherapy clinical placement in Brisbane, Australia alongside working with semi-professional ballet dancers. She brought this knowledge back to Toronto to start off her physiotherapy career including becoming an on-site physiotherapist for Canada’s Ballet Jorgen and Past President of Healthy Dancer Canada, an organization that fosters and facilitates communication and collaboration among the dance community, health professionals and researchers. 
    Outside of work, you can find Anita practicing yoga or Pilates, strength training or enjoying the outdoors and spending quality time with her husband and energetic 4 year old daughter and 2 year old son.
     
    Queensland Health Clinical Guidelines for Perineal Care
     
    https://www.safetyandquality.gov.au/sites/default/files/2019-10/severe_perineal_tears_clinical_care_standard_-_consultation_draft_251019.pdf
     
     
    Upcoming courses/lectures discussed:
     
    Smart Education PowerTalk : "Strength training and the female pelvic floor: what we all need to know
     

    IUGA International Symposium on A Multidisciplinary Approach to the Prevention and Management of Pelvic Floor Dysfunction
    Listen and enjoy and a big thanks to Always Discreet for sponsoring this episode of The Pelvic Health Podcast. Head to Always Discreet to learn more about bladder leak tips, management and incredible bladder leakage protection!

    • 45 min
    Menstrual cycle and athletic performance with Dr. Kirsty Elliott-Sale

    Menstrual cycle and athletic performance with Dr. Kirsty Elliott-Sale

    What better way to start off 2021 with Associate Professor Dr. Kirsty Elliott-Sale discussing the #menstrual cycle and how sex #hormones may affect #exercise performance in the general female population.
    Dr. Elliott-Sale is the Head of the Musculoskeletal Physiology Research Group at Nottingham Trent University in England and lectures in the areas of Exercise Physiology, particularly in Female Physiology, Endocrinology, Performance, and Health. She has more than 20 years of experience working with females, elite female athletes and maternal populations including expertise in regards to the design and implementation of exercise-based interventions.
    Since the completion of her PhD, which examined the effects of female reproductive hormones on muscle strength, her research has concentrated on various aspects of health and athletic performance in female populations.
    In this episode we cover:
    the stages of the menstrual cycle – simplified so we all understand!(CLICK HERE AND HERE FOR MENSTRUAL CYCLE PHOTOS TO FOLLOW ALONG)
    if hormonal changes influence athletic performance
    whether the research supports females training according to their menstrual cycle
    How oral contraceptives change the picture
    She also recently recorded a brilliant podcast episode with BJSM so do not miss it – it’s a great compliment to this one! 
    Her Twitter account @ElliottSale
    Open Access Papers:
    McNulty, K.L., Elliott-Sale, K.J., Dolan, E. et al. The Effects of Menstrual Cycle Phase on Exercise Performance in Eumenorrheic Women: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Sports Med 50, 1813–1827 (2020). https://doi.org/10.1007/s40279-020-01319-3
    Elliott-Sale, K.J., McNulty, K.L., Ansdell, P. et al. The Effects of Oral Contraceptives on Exercise Performance in Women: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. Sports Med 50, 1785–1812 (2020). https://doi.org/10.1007/s40279-020-01317-5
    Listen and enjoy and a big thanks to Always Discreet for sponsoring this episode of The Pelvic Health Podcast. Head to Always Discreet to learn more about bladder leak tips, management and incredible bladder leakage protection!

    • 53 min

Customer Reviews

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71 Ratings

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

the Pelvic Whisperer ,

Love every episode.

I want to thank Lori for all her efforts and research to bring us the latest and greatest!
I am always impressed with your expertise and the expertise of those you interview? I am going to commit to financially supporting you ever month. Just keep the information flowing!!!!
Sincerely
Elizabeth Makous MSPT CLT PRPC CES
The Pelvic Whisperer

MARYWEBB ,

I can’t get enough!

There have been many times I’ve seen an podcast title and I think it won’t be interesting...only a few minute into the interview I am proven wrong! Great content!
As someone who suffered pelvic floor pain for years before finding help with a phisio and hypopressive exercise, the experience enlivened a passion to educate and empower women in their pelvic health.
I’m starting now as a personal trainer and love to have my passion awakened by listening to other professionals!
My goal to peruse physical therapy school was put on hold by the pelvic birth injury. Now I’m making plans again, with more vigor this time. Thanks for being cheerleaders to my vision in a way that you are not aware!

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