The Women’s Health Podcast
035 - Molly Galbraith - Ask Me Anything! - Part 1

035 - Molly Galbraith - Ask Me Anything! - Part 1

March 31, 2020

Today we talk to Molly Galbraith, Woman-in-charge at Girls Gone Strong (GGS).  The GGS movement is dedicated to: 

  • teaching women how to find their own version of strength and confidence from the inside out
  • teaching parents how they can be better role models and leaders
  • and helping professionals empower the women they work with

We put the ball in your court and took questions from the community! Here are some questions that we asked:

  1. What is the Coalition of Health and Fitness Leaders and how are you helping health and fitness professionals during the COVID-19 outbreak?
  2. What is your health and fitness story? Tell us about your journey.
  3. When did you feel that your self-worth was no longer connected to your body shape?
  4. How long did it take you to get on top of your body image issues?
  5. How can you cultivate and strengthen a mindset that will help us through the next few weeks?
  6. Any nutritional advice for women with hypothyroidism? (Molly shares her personal experience) 

Resources:

 

Website:

https://www.girlsgonestrong.com/

Instagram:

https://www.instagram.com/thegirlsgonestrong/

https://www.instagram.com/themollygalbraith/

Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/GirlsGoneStrong/

Facebook Groups:

Health and Fitness Professionals: https://www.facebook.com/groups/GGSCoachingandTrainingWomen/

General public: https://www.facebook.com/groups/strongwomenlifteachotherup/

Pregnant/postnatal public: https://www.facebook.com/groups/StrongMomsSisterhood/

Free Home Workouts:
https://www.girlsgonestrong.com/free-home-workouts-download

Coalition of Health and Fitness Leaders Resource Pack:
https://www.precisionnutrition.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/CHFL_Coaching-Resource-Package.pdf

Coalition of Health and Fitness Leaders website (where the weekly expert panels take place):
https://healthandfitnesscoalition.com/

Brene Brown podcast on Comparative Suffering:
https://brenebrown.com/podcast/brene-on-comparative-suffering-the-50-50-myth-and-settling-the-ball/

 

034 - Juan Michelle Martin - How Do You Get A Telehealth Service Started and People To Book In?

034 - Juan Michelle Martin - How Do You Get A Telehealth Service Started and People To Book In?

March 28, 2020

In this episode we talk to Dr Juan Michelle Martin. Dr. Martin is a pelvic floor physical therapist and telehealth consultant. She is the owner of JMM Health Solutions, a concierge practice offering in person and virtual sessions as well as the creator of the Zero to Telehealth and Telehealth Taster programs designed to get clinicians confidently started with and executing telehealth sessions with their clients.

We asked her lots of questions about how Telehealth has been helpful for her clients and she shared some fantastic ideas on how we can use this current situation as an opportunity to connect with people and help those in more rural areas.

Some of the highlights in this podcast:
- Her subjective assessment is collating the intake forms and then listening.
- Assessment can be ADLS in their environment. Watch them perform the aggravating task.
- In regards to treatment, always bring it back to the client’s goals
- Use social media as an opportunity to promote yourself as a specialist. Speak to the people.
- Get people on a video call rather than telephone call. It can help get them used to the idea of telehealth
- Before going online, get the legal stuff sorted. Become a legal entity, to protect yourself. Get consent forms, privacy, communication policy etc all sorted BEFORE starting. Make sure you have liability insurance and that it includes telehealth.
- In the USA you can only practice telehealth for clients that reside in states that you are licensed in. This is not a limitation though – most states have large populations and you have an opportunity to reach out to people in isolated areas.
- Consider doing a check-in with patients via video
- If you are a clinic owner, consider having a pelvic health PT that can consult via Telehealth.
- In the future, perhaps clients can have their physical therapist on video phone to be with them in consults with their doctor

A huge thank you to Dr Martin for her time today. It has given us lots of food for thought!

Juan Michelle has kindly shared her Telehealth consent form. You can find that here: https://www.jmmhealthsolutions.com/offers/wWeW93xn 

There are also more Telehealth resources at www.jmmhealthsolutions.com/telehealth 

You can find her at
Website: https://www.jmmhealthsolutions.com 
Facebook: www.facebook.com/JMMHealthSolutions 
IG: www.instagram.com/thepelvicperspective  
Phone: +1 (770) 569-3572

 

033 - Julie Granger - Telesanity! How To Find Joy and Fun In Telehealth!

033 - Julie Granger - Telesanity! How To Find Joy and Fun In Telehealth!

March 28, 2020

In this podcast we talk to Julie Granger, a physiotherapist who you may remember from episode 20 when we talked about working with teenagers.

In this episode we talk about transitioning to Telehealth and how you can maintain your Telesanity!

There are a LOT of gems in this episode, including
- how to help patients calm down, by encouraging them to feel the emotions and sit in them for 2mins
- how to assess and provide treatment via telehealth. She encourages you to brainstorm a previous client that you couldn’t do manual therapy with and think about how that would work in an online situation.
- Consider that 70% of the clients outcome is from lifestyle, 20% genetics and 10% what we do
- Her favourite author David Hawkins (esp the book “Letting Go")
- Think about who YOU are. Don’t put your identity in your profession. Eg I am me. I practise physical therapy. I choose to have these things.
- Do as much as possible and as little as necessary
- In regards to technology, if you have a system in place and it is compliant, stick with what you know. If it can be integrated, go with it. Make sure it is sorted in terms of legal and compliance.. then just get on and treat patients…
- How to help those clients who want/ expect manual therapy from their physical therapist. Break patients into groups- those that will follow you regardless should be booked straight away. Those who are "manual therapy or die" – like trying to turn the Titanic. Start planting seeds now. Consider a complimentary 15 min chat or every few weeks touch base and share stories of how you’ve helped others through telehealth
- Establish a human connection. “How are you?” Acknowledge their goals. Consider the what and how – and ask the client where they would like to start. Julie uses progress forms for each session.
- Each new session ask: “What 3 things went well since last session?” “What are the top three hiccups to success?” and “What are the three things you want to focus on?”
- Use reflective listening. Repeat their statements with no tone. Patient will hear it and verify the truth of it. Ask what and how questions such as : what if it did get better? What would you do with your time?
- Give the client options for management and ask which one they would like to choose.
- Wrap up with reassessment, measure change/ outcomes. Ask: how do you feel?
- Create business hours for yourself: don’t offer client bookings outside of that. Do admin time if you don’t have clients, not at night. Set boundaries
- Choose an electronic scheduler that is HIPAA compliant. Calendly Acuity
- Re: billing. Be very specific when you ask insurance companies about telehealth rebate and get it in writing

To find and follow Julie, here are her socials:
www.drjuliegranger.com/energizeyourhealth 
www.drjuliegranger.com 
www.instagram.com/drjuliegranger 
www.facebook.com/drjuliegranger 
www.twitter.com/drjuliegranger 

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.

032 - Maggie Bergeron - Telehealth, Embodia, And Their Amazing Offering!

032 - Maggie Bergeron - Telehealth, Embodia, And Their Amazing Offering!

March 25, 2020

In this episode, Antony talks with Maggie Bergeron, the co-founder of Embodia.

Antony and Maggie were messaging after having done the #PTTogether Episode 2 webinar earlier (available free on Embodia!). Anyway, Maggie mentioned she was up late because she had been busy doing support during this busy time with all the changes with COVID-19 and there had been some technical hiccups with their transition from Zoom for Business to Zoom for Healthcare...

...and so Antony, ever the questioner, had to ask why they were moving to Zoom for Healthcare since they are an education company!

Listen to the episode for the details but the bottom line is that subscription members of Embodia have access to unlimited free 40mins Zoom for Healthcare consults including bookings and sending home exercise program videos! And they are simply passing on the cost if you want longer than 40mins!

That's unbelievably good value considering Zoom for healthcare for one person would cost at least 10 times that amount of money!

So please take advantage of the fact that you can contact Maggie and ask any questions you need to.

Please note that NO COMMISSIONS OR PAYMENT was received for this podcast. Antony thought it was a great initiative and wanted to share this with you all.

Maggie Bergeron is a registered physiotherapist who received her Master of Science in Physical Therapy from McMaster University in 2009 after completing her undergraduate studies at the University of Ottawa.

Maggie co-founded Embodia in 2014 to modernize the patient experience and to provide a simple, easy way to take continuing education courses to all physiotherapists and rehabilitation practitioners, regardless of their location, budget or area of practice.

Maggie is also the host of HealthTO - a health technology event that brings together 200 health tech enthusiasts bi-monthly to network, learn, and collaborate. She has been an invited speaker at Universities, technology symposiums and healthcare conferences across Canada. Maggie currently serves as a mentor, placement host and holds a Status-Only Appointment (lecturer ranking) with the Department of Physical Therapy at the University of Toronto.

Outside of work, Maggie enjoys travelling, rock climbing and attempting to play ultimate frisbee.

You can contact Maggie at Embodia via the links below:

www.embodiaapp.com  
www.instagram.com/embodia  
www.facebook.com/embodia 

031 - Susan Clinton - Relax, Rest, And Digest! A Special COVID-19 Episode

031 - Susan Clinton - Relax, Rest, And Digest! A Special COVID-19 Episode

March 24, 2020

In this special episode, we speak to Dr Susan Clinton, physical therapist/physiotherapist extraordinaire, about how long periods of stress can affect our health and well being... and what we can do to try to combat this.

Around the globe, huge changes have been taking place since the arrival of COVID-19. Our daily routines and the simplicity of things like going to the gym or having a coffee with friends have been completely upended. We are all feeling some degree of anxiety, wondering "when will this end? How bad is it going to get?"

So we asked Susan, who has a love for the parasympathetic nervous system to come and give us some tips on how we can take care of ourselves during these difficult times.

Here are some of her thoughts in point form (we recommend listening to the whole thing though, so you can hear Susan expand on them):

1. Create a schedule
2. Break bread with friends and family eg over facetime
3. Habit stack
4. Practice self compassion (https://self-compassion.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/self-compassion.break_.mp3)
5. Find movement/exercise daily. Try and get a combination including slower forms such as tai chi or yoga.
6. Put the phone away
7. Consume alcohol on occasion only (eg for celebration, not regularly to relax or self soothe!)
8. Work on sleep hygiene. Get rid of those screens! Consider how you feel when you wake up in the morning.

We also had a great chat about children and how we can model some of those behaviours for our own kids during this period of homeschooling.

This was a wonderful chat and we are grateful for Susan sharing her time and compassion during this time.

You can find Susan at:
https://embody-pt.com/ 
https://www.thegeniusptproject.com/ 
https://toughtotreat.com/ 

030 - Jilly Bond - Can Bladders Be Happy? Part 2 of 2

030 - Jilly Bond - Can Bladders Be Happy? Part 2 of 2

March 21, 2020

In this episode, we get to talk to the amazing Jilly Bond.

We talked about Pelvic Pain - in particular

  • Bladder Pain Syndrome,
  • A biopsychosocial approach and why (and some of the how) we deal with the psychosocial side of things within our scope of practice,
  • Virtual consultations,
  • How to manage burnout
    • Jilly shares her own story about this as well as the difficulties of COVID-19 for her right now, and
  • Coffee!

The content was so epic, we had to break it down into 2 episodes!

Jilly Bond is a pelvic health Physiotherapist based in Wales, UK, with a specialist interest in pelvic pain. She is a regular speaker at international conferences, runs professional development courses for physios in the UK and online and her Youtube channel has free resources for patients and clinicians. Her research interests include understanding how graded motor imagery may help in the treatment of centralised mechanisms in visceral pain. If you're interested in pelvic pain she'd love to hear from you.

You can find Jilly in many ways, outline below:

Website - http://www.JillyBond.com

Email - [email protected] 

Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/JillyBondPhysio/

Twitter - http://www.twitter.com/jilly_bond

Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/jillybondphysio/

029 - Can Bladders Be Happy? Part 1 of 2

029 - Can Bladders Be Happy? Part 1 of 2

March 21, 2020

In this episode, we get to talk to the amazing Jilly Bond.

We talked about Pelvic Pain - in particular

  • Bladder Pain Syndrome,
  • A biopsychosocial approach and why (and some of the how) we deal with the psychosocial side of things within our scope of practice,
  • Virtual consultations,
  • How to manage burnout
    • Jilly shares her own story about this as well as the difficulties of COVID-19 for her right now, and
  • Coffee!

The content was so epic, we had to break it down into 2 episodes!

Jilly Bond is a pelvic health Physiotherapist based in Wales, UK, with a specialist interest in pelvic pain. She is a regular speaker at international conferences, runs professional development courses for physios in the UK and online and her Youtube channel has free resources for patients and clinicians. Her research interests include understanding how graded motor imagery may help in the treatment of centralised mechanisms in visceral pain. If you're interested in pelvic pain she'd love to hear from you.

You can find Jilly in many ways, outline below:

Website - http://www.JillyBond.com

Email - [email protected] 

Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/JillyBondPhysio/

Twitter - http://www.twitter.com/jilly_bond

Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/jillybondphysio/

028 - Antony and Marika - Tips for POP Assessment During Online Consults

028 - Antony and Marika - Tips for POP Assessment During Online Consults

March 19, 2020

In this episode, we start with another update on what is happening in Sydney and Perth in regards to COVID-19 (19th March 2020). We talk about how it is affecting client numbers, as well as the anxiety and stress felt by health and fitness professionals around the globe.

We then talk about how we might help a client with pelvic organ prolapse via Telehealth. We share some of our ideas on how we might conduct a subjective and objective examination, as well as ideas for management. We discuss some of the limitations of Telehealth as well as some of our own fears associated with treating without the use of our hands!

Resources:
Antony Lo online courses
www.physiodetective.com/courses

Code for discount on Embodia: AntonyLo30

Marika Hart- online pregnancy education and exercise program
Herasphere Pregnancy Club: https://herasphere.net/online-program/
Code for 40% discount: corona

027 - Antony and Marika - How is COVID-19 Affecting You?

027 - Antony and Marika - How is COVID-19 Affecting You?

March 19, 2020

In this episode, we really just wanted to have a chat about what is going on in our lives and the effect that COVID-19 is having right now (18th March 2020).

We both feel that social distancing is a necessity in order to (hopefully) flatten the curve... but we worry that this potentially long period of isolation could lead us all to feel lonely, scared and disconnected.

We would like to really support our community and put out some more frequent podcasts during this time. We have already lined up some Telehealth experts, pain specialists and other amazing health/fitness professionals to have a chat to.

If you would like to get in touch, please do so via email or Facebook. We'd love to hear how we can help you all. Let's pull together as a community and get through this.

Lots of love to everyone.
Marika and Antony

Those FB groups for interested physios:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/TelehealthPTs/

https://www.facebook.com/groups/1110987192400998/

026 - Lily Nichols - Have We Been Getting Nutrition For Pregnancy All Wrong?

026 - Lily Nichols - Have We Been Getting Nutrition For Pregnancy All Wrong?

March 2, 2020

In this episode, we have the pleasure of interviewing Lily Nichols about nutrition in pregnancy- and some may consider this one a little controversial.

Lily Nichols is a Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist, Certified Diabetes Educator, researcher, and author with a passion for evidence-based prenatal nutrition. Her work is known for being research-focused, thorough, and unapologetically critical of outdated dietary guidelines. She is the author of two bestselling books, Real Food for Pregnancy and Real Food for Gestational Diabetes.

In this interview, we cover
- where Lily developed her passion for pre/postnatal nutrition.
- how her approach to prenatal nutrition differs from what we've all been hearing for years (and why some of what we've been told just doesn't make sense!)
- what some of the things that she finds women need to add to their diet in pregnancy that perhaps they are missing out on
- how postnatal nutrition may support recovery of connective tissue in the mother as well as breastfeeding.
- some tips on how an expectant mom can plan ahead for her postpartum recovery so she doesn’t have to worry about shopping and cooking right after giving birth

This interview was a cracker and we both learnt a lot from Lily!

Please check out some her free articles and considering buying her books if you are pregnant or have gestational diabetes!

https://lilynicholsrdn.com/real-food-postpartum-recovery-meals/

https://lilynicholsrdn.com/prenatal-guidelines-updated/

https://lilynicholsrdn.com/vegetarian-diet-in-pregnancy  

https://www.amazon.com/Real-Food-Pregnancy-Prenatal-Nutrition-ebook/dp/B079H8LL9L

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0986295000/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_bibl_vppi_i1