The Women’s Health Podcast
TWHP - 022 - Lisa Ryan - Surgery For Diastasis - Is It The Easy Option?

TWHP - 022 - Lisa Ryan - Surgery For Diastasis - Is It The Easy Option?

December 6, 2019

In this episode, we chat to Lisa Ryan, Crossfit competitor and Pregnancy and Postnatal Athleticism coach. Lisa has a fascinating story to share about her experiences through pregnancy and postnatally, in particular her journey in living with significant diastasis recti and her ultimate decision to have surgery.

Lisa tells us her story about
- how she came to love Crossfit and find that she was a competitor
- how she discovered that she had diastasis recti after her first pregnancy
- her journey with different physiotherapists and coaches between her pregnancies and during her second pregnancy
- diastasis recti and body image
- her decision to have surgery for the abdominal separation and how she found the right surgeon
- her pre-operative plan
- her emotions leading up to the surgery and how she felt in the early weeks post-surgery
- her post-surgical recovery to date- including those first few weeks
- her tips for women considering surgery

You can learn more about Lisa here:

Website: https://lisa-ryan.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LisaMarieRyan22/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lisa.marie.ryan/

021 - Dr Carrie Pagliano - What Does A Pelvic PT Do?

021 - Dr Carrie Pagliano - What Does A Pelvic PT Do?

September 11, 2019

Get prepared to feel pumped up!
In this episode we talk to the amazing Dr Carrie Pagliano (DPT) about
- her story (why she became a pelvic health PT and her work with the American Physical Therapy Association)
- what a pelvic health PT actually does
- what an assessment might look like with a pelvic health PT
- what kind of treatments may be offered
- how physical therapists can get more involved in working in pelvic health.

This episode is great for those who are considering a visit to a pelvic health PT but perhaps don't know what to expect. Or if you are a health or fitness professional and have maybe heard about pelvic health PT and think you might have clients who need this service and want to learn more...this is well worth a listen!

You can find Dr Carrie Pagliano at
https://carriepagliano.com/
https://www.facebook.com/CarriePaglianoPT/
https://www.instagram.com/carriepagliano/
https://twitter.com/CarriePagliano

She works with clients in the Washington DC area.

020 - Do You Have A Hormonal Teenager?

020 - Do You Have A Hormonal Teenager?

September 11, 2019

Dr Julie Granger (DPT) speaks with Marika and Antony about hormonal teenagers, painful periods, working with elite female athletes...and so much more!

In a nutshell, we ask Julie:
- Why are you so passionate about working with young women?
- What are some of the issues you see that are unique to young female athletes? Do you feel that this has changed in recent years? (eg more stress on athletes, technology etc)
- What tips would you give to mothers of a driven teenager?
- What tips would you give to teenage athletes - esp those with big dreams?
To find and follow Julie, here are her socials:
www.drjuliegranger.com/energizeyourhealth
www.drjuliegranger.com

Dr. Julie Granger at PRISM Wellness Center

And here is an ebook book written by Julie specifically for young female athletes:
https://buildstrongirls.com/…/the-young-female-athletes-pl…/

And for those that don't know Julie, here is her bio:

Dr. Julie Granger, PT, DPT, SCS, WHC is a teen & women’s health and life coach, sports physical therapist, and career and business coach to physios and health professionals. She specializes in holistic treatment and coaching of active, busy women, teens and professionals.

Julie is fluent in “speaking teenager” and has a passion for helping girls and women find simple ways to fix or prevent health problems without sacrificing their whole lives to do it. She also loves helping health pros do more with less in their businesses or careers so they can spend more time living and less time working.

Dr. Granger loves sharing her passion & knowledge with others as an accomplished speaker. She is an adjunct clinical professor in the Emory University Doctor of Physical Therapy program, from where she also received her DPT degree & performed research on the holistic sports health of girl and teen athletes. She has lectured both nationally and internationally & is faculty member for the Integrative Women’s Health Institute (IWHI).

In early 2017 Julie published her first book, The Young Female Athlete’s Playbook.

As a lifelong elite swimmer & cancer survivor, Dr. Granger knows firsthand what her clients are stacked up against.

Now in an international coaching practice, she helps show women and teens that health is more than a never ending series of appointments, supplements, nutrition changes and out of the box lifestyle changes. Instead, she helps them embody the universal human truth that health begins and ends with the state of mind that we hold.

Dr. Granger swam collegiately at Duke University where she majored in child & adolescent developmental psychology. In her free time she enjoys swimming, being outdoors, drawing and painting, playing the clarinet, and traveling and adventuring with her husband, Daniel, and Labrador pup, Aspen.

019 - Haley Shevener - Pelvic Organ Prolapse
018 - Brianna Battles - The Athlete Brain
017 - Antony Lo and Lindsay Vaughn - Lifting Belts

017 - Antony Lo and Lindsay Vaughn - Lifting Belts

September 11, 2019

Lindsay Vaughn asks a question that is often asked so Antony decided to make this an episode since so many people want to know about lifting belts. Lindsay's question was actually about a male client she has but the information is very relevant for female athletes and one of the most common questions on Antony's course - The Female Athlete.

Lindsay Vaughn is a CrossFit Games athlete and coach and owner of CrossFit Ballina on the beautiful NSW north coast.

016 - Grainne Donnelly and Emma Brockwell - Post Partum Return to Running Guidelines

016 - Grainne Donnelly and Emma Brockwell - Post Partum Return to Running Guidelines

April 22, 2019

Grainne Donnelly and Emma Brockwell join us to discuss the recent publication of their Post Partum Return To Running Guidelines.

You can find the guidelines here - https://mailchi.mp/38feb9423b2d/returning-to-running-postnatal-guideline 

015 - Antony Lo - Lifting Weights and Pelvic Floor Dysfunction

015 - Antony Lo - Lifting Weights and Pelvic Floor Dysfunction

April 8, 2019

Lifting Weights and Pelvic Floor Dysfunction

Show notes by Elaine Stevenson of The Myotherapy Reading Room - https://www.patreon.com/MyotherapyRea... - see below for more details.

Show Notes:

Antony Lo is the co-host of The Women’s Health Podcast. In addition to his degree in Physiotherapy he also holds a Masters in Physiotherapy and took part in the Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy Specialisation training program – the highest form of training a physiotherapist can take in Australia. Antony’s special interests include pelvic floor issues, antenatal and postnatal, and strength-based training. In this podcast, Antony and co-host Marika introduce the topic of lifting weights, focussing on pelvic floor dysfunction in the context of some of the common myths.

Themes covered in the discussion include:
- different types of lifting, including techniques, standards, rules (for sport-related lifts)
- relationship between weight and repetitions (reps)
- strategies for lifting
- common reasons why patients seek assistance from strength-based health professionals when lifting
- physical therapy as a ‘legal performance enhancing’ intervention
- considerations for women experiencing pelvic organ prolapse
- role of a women’s health physio for return to lifting
- important information to obtain from your women’s health physio
- biomechanics and movement variability
- breathing / breath techniques
- loading strategies
- diastasis and lifting

Links:
Biography: http://physiodetective.com/antony-lo/
Website: http://physiodetective.com/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/physiodetec...
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9j2...
Twitter: https://twitter.com/physiodetective
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/physiodetective
Email: [email protected]

Sponsored by the Myotherapy Reading Room The Myotherapy Reading Room provides a curated, keyword-indexed feed of topical peer review paper, podcasts, clinical practice guidelines and systematic reviews together with links to related papers and resources, all specifically selected to support subscribing clinicians in the application of evidence-based practice with particular regard to musculoskeletal pain and injury presentations, including chronic pain. It’s rapidly growing subscriber base includes physiotherapists, osteopaths, chiropractors, exercise physiologists, myotherapists, strength and conditioning coaches, fitness professionals, massage therapists and others from Australia, Canada, the United States, and the United Kingdom. https://www.patreon.com/MyotherapyRea...

014 - Amy Eicher’s SIJ Pain Story

014 - Amy Eicher’s SIJ Pain Story

March 15, 2019

Amy Eicher’s SIJ Pain Story

Show notes by Elaine Stevenson of The Myotherapy Reading Room - https://www.patreon.com/MyotherapyReadingRoom - see below for more details.

Amy Eicher is an Author, Speaker, Pain Coach, clinician, athlete, and mother of two who, having spent years trying to get back her life from the abyss of pain, now focuses on empowering women with persistent pain to restore their lives through movement, self-discovery and education.

In this podcast, Amy speaks with Antony and Marika about her journey from being an elite level swimmer via a painful injury which was attributed to a ligamentous strain in the SI joint, which took her out of the pool and which culminated in years of pain, tears and frustration followed by surgery which failed to deliver the promised resolution.

In telling her story, the discussion covers the following:

  • how explanations and environment influence pain;
  • the role of fear;
  • Amy’s journey through different therapists, therapeutic approaches and explanations, including physical therapy, surgery and medication;
  • how living with pain has the potential to shrink one’s world;
  • the importance of being able to get back to things that mattered (eg swimming, friends);
  • strategies for managing pain and flare-ups;
  • getting out of the abyss;
  • recognising positives;
  • challenging believes and why it’s not always the most important facet of care;
  • understanding communication styles and needs;
  • calming stuff down; and
  • building stuff up.

Links:

Book: https://www.amazon.com/Restoring-Venus-Journey-Chronic-Possibilities-ebook/dp/B07PND16JW

Biography:  http://restoringvenus.com/about-me-pain-coach/ 

Website:   http://restoringvenus.com/ 

Facebook:   https://www.facebook.com/RestoringVenus/

Instagram:   https://www.instagram.com/restoringvenus/ 

Podcast: http://restoringvenus.com/podcast/ 

Email:    [email protected]

Sponsored by the Myotherapy Reading Room 

The Myotherapy Reading Room provides a curated, keyword-indexed feed of topical peer review paper, podcasts, clinical practice guidelines and systematic reviews together with links to related papers and resources, all specifically selected to support subscribing clinicians in the application of evidence-based practice with particular regard to musculoskeletal pain and injury presentations, including chronic pain.

It’s rapidly growing subscriber base includes physiotherapists, osteopaths, chiropractors, exercise physiologists, myotherapists, strength and conditioning coaches, fitness professionals, massage therapists and others from Australia, Canada, the United States, and the United Kingdom.

 

013 – What is important to your doctor and trainer? With Dr Amal Hassan and Elizabeth Davies

013 – What is important to your doctor and trainer? With Dr Amal Hassan and Elizabeth Davies

February 26, 2019
TWHP – 013 –What is important to your doctor and trainer? With Dr Amal Hassan and Elizabeth Davies
 
Show notes Sponsored by Elaine Stevenson of The Myotherapy Reading Room - https://www.patreon.com/MyotherapyReadingRoom - see below for more details.
 
Dr Amal Hassan is a UK-based Sports and Medicine Exercise Physician who completed her Masters degree in the sub-speciality of female athletic health.  She experienced difficulties returning to exercise after the birth of her first child and as a result of that experience is now focussing on updating information available in the UK for postnatal women on meeting national physical activity guidelines.
 
Elizabeth Davies is a personal trainer who specialises in the needs of female clients in the west and south-west of London.  She has two children and as a result of her own experiences in returning to returning to exercise after the birth of her second child, decided to leave her career as a barrister to retrain in the fitness industry.  Elizabeth often works in partnership with women’s health physios and is passionate about helping women to get back to the activities they love, as well as empowering them to perhaps try something new. 
 
In this podcast, Amal, Elizabeth and Antony discuss the need for better information for postnatal women and the role of ‘The Pelvic Floor Patrol’.
 
Themes covered in the discussion include:
- Experiencing pelvic floor ‘dysfunction’ as a mum
- The lack of awareness among fitness professionals about pelvic floor ‘dysfunction’
- Difficulties postnatal women experience in accessing information about resuming physical activity
- Physical activity guidelines; what they are and the role they play
- Pelvic health barriers to resuming activity
- The need for positive, aspirational and empowering health information  
- The potential mental health burden of restrictive advice
- The importance of focussing on how women conceptualise their physical state
- Remaining active throughout life
- Importance of educating health and fitness professionals about pelvic floor issues
- Pelvic health screening in fitness settings
- Self-assessment and self-measurement
- The need for governments to review/revise policy re pelvic health issues
- The role of ‘safety-netting’
- Relative Energy Deficiency in Sport (REDS)
- The need for individualised care and goal-centred approaches for women returning to physical activity
- The importance listening to patients and constantly reflecting on the validity of one’s own knowledge and preconceptions
 
Related Reading and Resources:
 
Links:
Email:   [email protected] 
 
Sponsored by the Myotherapy Reading Room
 
The Myotherapy Reading Room provides a curated, keyword-indexed feed of topical peer review paper, podcasts, clinical practice guidelines and systematic reviews together with links to related papers and resources, all specifically selected to support subscribing clinicians in the application of evidence-based practice with particular regard to musculoskeletal pain and injury presentations, including chronic pain.
 
It’s rapidly growing subscriber base includes physiotherapists, osteopaths, chiropractors, exercise physiologists, myotherapists, strength and conditioning coaches, fitness professionals, massage therapists and others from Australia, Canada, the United States, and the United Kingdom.