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The Pelvic Health Podcast

Lori Forner

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The Pelvic Health Podcast

The Pelvic Health Podcast

Lori Forner

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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

Latest Episodes

Practical tips for Diastasis Rectus Abdominis with physical therapist Lashonda Jones

It's time to talk about the practical side of abdominal separation, or DRA - diastasis rectus abdominis, after discussing the lack of research on a recent episode. How should we assess it? What kind of exercises should we try? What if we can't physically see a physiotherapist because of location or isolation? Who better than Lashonda Jones. Lashonda is a licensed physical therapist, certified personal trainer & pre/postnatal corrective #exercise specialist. She's has 14 years of exercise in outpatient orthopedics with a more recent transition into women's health once she became a mom of two. She loves educating & empowering women on Postpartum rehab, fitness & Diastasis Recti healing journeys. After working hard to heal her own #Diastasis & seeing the lack of education moms were given about their postpartum healing she developed an online program that allows women to work 1 on 1 with her online to receive the individualized education & exercises they need to heal Education: Masters Physical Therapy Bachelor's Exercise Sports Science Sports Medicine concentration NSCA Certified Personal Trainer Certified Pre & Post natal exercise specialist Program:http://coreelevationfitness.com/diastasis-recti-repair-program/ Instagram: instagram.com/ptrainershonda Listen and enjoy and a big thanks toAlways Discreetfor sponsoring this episode of The Pelvic Health Podcast. Head toAlways Discreetto learn more about bladder leak tips, management and incredible bladder leakage protection!

38 min4 d ago
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Practical tips for Diastasis Rectus Abdominis with physical therapist Lashonda Jones

Returning to CrossFit 6 weeks after having a baby with physio and coach Candice Lamb

Physiotherapist and coach, Candice Lamb, and I are back to talk about what first sessions, weeks and first few months might look like when returning to CrossFit-brand training and high-intensity exercise after having a baby. This episode, as a continuation from our last one on CrossFit in Pregnancy, focuses on women who were doing this activity before and during their pregnancy - not women who are new to this activity after having a baby. Pelvic health considerations and modifications for certain specific exercises, much needed discussion around bracing (which will continue in episodes to come), returning to intensity, and more. Enjoy, subscribe and keep moving :) Big thanks to this episode's sponsor Always Discreet. Learn more about bladder leak tips, management and incredible bladder leak protection by checking out Always Discreet.

42 minAUG 15
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Returning to CrossFit 6 weeks after having a baby with physio and coach Candice Lamb

Diastasis Rectus Abdominis with Dr. David Larson

DRA, the separation of the abdominal muscles most often associated in women with pregnancy, is very close to my heart and I am so excited to bring you this AMAZING conversation on the research on #exercise for #diastasisrecti with David Larson@dmlarson31dmlarson@asu.edu Aside from discussing what research we do have , the drawbacks of this limited data, and the physiology behind the effects of adequate load on connective tissue, he talks about his research into patient satisfaction with exercise programs. Just because as professionals we think someone is better, doesn't mean they feel that way. Bio from Arizona State University website: (see below for reference list) David is a Lecturer and Coordinator for CHS100/300in the College of Health Solutions at Arizona State University. David earned a Doctoraldegree in Health Science from A. T. Still University, Masters degree in Kinesiology from A. T. Still University, and a Bachelors degree Kinesiology from Arizona State University. His r...

53 minJUL 12
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Diastasis Rectus Abdominis with Dr. David Larson

Electrical Stimulation for the Pelvic Floor with Fiona Rogers

Fiona Rogers is baaackkk! I bugged her to join me to talk about using electrical stimulation for the #pelvicfloor because I do not know enough about it (my brain can only hold so much information!). I have watched her dive deep into the research behind this for years and develop her course "Electrical Stimulation for Pelvic Health: An advanced course for health professionals" - which is now online! Click on the name of that course to find out more. Listening to her has made me excited to use this option more for those who may need it, and understand so much more about parameters AND why all probes will not work for all women! Listen and enjoy and a big thanks to Always Discreet for sponsoring this episode of The Pelvic Health Podcast. Head to Always Discreetto 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!

45 minJUN 24
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Electrical Stimulation for the Pelvic Floor with Fiona Rogers

Debunking Desire with Dr Lori Brotto

#debunkingdesire aims to educate women, their partners, health care providers, and the media about low sexual #desire in #women. Who better to talk to about this than Dr. Lori Brotto, not just because she has THE best name but because she has a brilliant mind and has worked in this area for years. In this episode, Dr. Brotto discusses sexual desire, this #debunkingdesire campaign as well as some of her work in #sexual #pain, such as provoked vestibulodynia (#PVD). Dr. Lori Brotto is a Professor in the UBC Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, and a Registered Psychologist. She is the Executive Director of the Women's Health Research Institute at BC Women’s Hospital. Dr. Brotto holds a Canada Research Chair in Women's Sexual Health. She is the director of the UBC Sexual Health Laboratory where research primarily focuses on advancing the science of psychological and mindfulness-based interventions for women’s sexual health. Dr. Brotto is an Associate Editor for the Archives of Sexual Behavior, has over 150 peer-reviewed publications, is passionate about knowledge translation, and as such, is frequently featured in the media on sexual health topics. Her book, Better Sex Through Mindfulness: How Women Can Cultivate Desire (Greystone Publishing) is a knowledge translation of her research over the past 15 years demonstrating the benefits of mindfulness for women’s sexual concerns and genital pain. *Click on links above and below for more information! Australian Booktopia for Better Sex Through Mindfunless

42 minJUN 2
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Debunking Desire with Dr Lori Brotto

Assessing the Impact of Male Pelvic Pain with Tom Astill

I love to highlight the people in the research trenches and asked Tom Astill to chat with me about the research he has been working on with Jane Chalmers and Rocco Caveleri regarding a new questionnaire directed at assessing the impact pelvic pain has on men, called The Male Pelvic Pain Impact Questionnaire (links below). The focus of this episode was this assessment questionnaire, but as usual, I took him off course and ventured into in a few other places. I hope you enjoy! A bit more about Tom: Originally born in England, Tom movedto Australia15 years ago. Initially he studied audio engineering and worked in various fields of technical support and training before meeting his wife and embarking on a physiotherapy degree. He is a newly graduated physiotherapist. As part of his undergrad he conducted an honours project where they developed a questionnaire to assess the impact of chronic pelvic pain in men. This project has sparked a passion for research, chronic pain, and men’s health. He is currently deciding on PhD topics in those areas and working on expanding his clinical skills to support his future research. He enjoys reading, cooking, andspending time with his twin daughters Kate and Lily. Links: mPPIQ preprint on Research Gate Abstract presentation through the Australian Pain Society

35 minMAY 11
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Assessing the Impact of Male Pelvic Pain with Tom Astill

New research on urinary incontinence, weight and physical activity with Tayla Lamerton

Tayla Lamerton, a PhD candidate at The University of Queensland, joins the podcast to discuss her research exploring urinary incontinence in young to middle age women who are overweight and obese, as well as some other cool studies she has up her sleeve. I love highlighting the work of up and coming researchers and Tayla Lamerton is a name you should keep in mind. She is in her last year as a PHD Candidate at the University of Queensland, Human Movement and Nutrition Sciences. Prior to commencing her PhD, she graduated with a Masters in Psychology from the University of Otago, NZ. She also trained as a group fitness instructor in 2013 and is now a Level 1 CrossFit trainer. Her research interests focus on understanding female pelvic floor health in young women. Specifically, how weight and physical activity are related to urinary incontinence in this demographic, and exploring methods to improve management and return or adhere to regular physical activity. Papers: Lamerton, T. J., Torquati, L., & Brown, W. J. (2018). Overweight and obesity as major, modifiable risk factors for urinary incontinence in young to mid-aged women: a systematic review and meta-analysis.Obesity Reviews,19(12), 1735–1745. https://doi.org/10.1111/obr.12756 Haakstad, L. A. H., Gjestvang, C., Lamerton, T., & Bø, K. (2020). Urinary incontinence in a fitness club setting-is it a workout problem?International Urogynecology Journal. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00192-020-04253-0

43 minAPR 12
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New research on urinary incontinence, weight and physical activity with Tayla Lamerton

Ultrasound in pelvic floor rehab with Gráinne Donnelly

Gráinne Donnelly is back and we completely nerd out in this episode on all things transperineal ultrasound in assessing and treating pelvic floor dysfunction in women. From 2D to 4D, scope of practice and all the fun measures you can do. Enjoy our excitement that we just cannot contain. #nerds If you missed her last episode, head back to April 2019 to listen to her, Tom Goom and Emma Brockwell discuss their guidelines on return to running in postnatal women. Guidelines for reprocessing ultrasound transducers 2017 Bio from her website - Absolute Physio: Gráinne is an Advanced Physiotherapist in pelvic health. She graduated from the University of Ulster in 2008 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Physiotherapy. She specialised in Pelvic, Obstetric and Gynaecological physiotherapy in 2010 undertaking extensive post-graduate training and completing the Postgraduate Certificate in Continence Practice at the University of Bradford in 2018. Gráinne is currently completing a Masters in ...

62 minMAR 1
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Ultrasound in pelvic floor rehab with Gráinne Donnelly

Pelvic health in the transgender non binary non conforming community with Dr Hollis Herman

Dr. Holly Herman has been a physical therapist (physiotherapist) for more than 45 years and it was with absolute delight to talk to her about her passion in treating musculoskeletal and pelvic health concerns, including surgical procedures and subsequent rehabilitation, in the transgender non binary non conforming community. In addition to maintaining a full time private practice in Cambridge, MA, she lectures and presents courses world-wide on Pelvic Floor, Women and Men’s Health, Pregnancy and Postpartum, Orthopedics, Geriatrics and Sexual Medicine. Holly is 1 of 2 PT’s in the world certified as a Sexuality Counselor by the American Association for Sexual Educators, Counselors and Therapists (AASECT), and one of 4 PT’s in the world certified as a Women’s Health Sexuality Fellow by the International Society for the Study of Women’s Sexual Health (ISSWSH). Holly co-founded the Herman & Wallace Pelvic Rehabilitation Institute in 2005. Though she is no longer associated with the ...

50 minFEB 9
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Pelvic health in the transgender non binary non conforming community with Dr Hollis Herman

Developing online treatments for postpartum depression with Madison Lackie

This episode dives into the latest research that is currently underway in Canada to help women suffering with postnatal/postpartum depression. Madison Lackie has recently completed her MSc in Reproductive and Developmental Sciences at the University of British Columbia (through the Faculty of Medicine, Department of OB/GYN) after receiving her BScH from Queen’s University in Life Sciences. Her Masters research, that she so kindly shares with us in this episode, is the first phase of a larger project which aims to create a web-enabled intervention that delivers psychosocial skills and education to assist in treating postpartum/postnatal depression (PPD/PND). Resources: Canada – Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) – https://cmha.ca/ Canada (British Columbia) – Pacific Postpartum Support Society – http://postpartum.org/ Australia – Beyond Blue – https://www.beyondblue.org.au/ Australia – Perinatal Anxiety & Depression Australia – https://www.panda.org.au/ International ...

55 minJAN 25
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Developing online treatments for postpartum depression with Madison Lackie

Latest Episodes

Practical tips for Diastasis Rectus Abdominis with physical therapist Lashonda Jones

It's time to talk about the practical side of abdominal separation, or DRA - diastasis rectus abdominis, after discussing the lack of research on a recent episode. How should we assess it? What kind of exercises should we try? What if we can't physically see a physiotherapist because of location or isolation? Who better than Lashonda Jones. Lashonda is a licensed physical therapist, certified personal trainer & pre/postnatal corrective #exercise specialist. She's has 14 years of exercise in outpatient orthopedics with a more recent transition into women's health once she became a mom of two. She loves educating & empowering women on Postpartum rehab, fitness & Diastasis Recti healing journeys. After working hard to heal her own #Diastasis & seeing the lack of education moms were given about their postpartum healing she developed an online program that allows women to work 1 on 1 with her online to receive the individualized education & exercises they need to heal Education: Masters Physical Therapy Bachelor's Exercise Sports Science Sports Medicine concentration NSCA Certified Personal Trainer Certified Pre & Post natal exercise specialist Program:http://coreelevationfitness.com/diastasis-recti-repair-program/ Instagram: instagram.com/ptrainershonda Listen and enjoy and a big thanks toAlways Discreetfor sponsoring this episode of The Pelvic Health Podcast. Head toAlways Discreetto learn more about bladder leak tips, management and incredible bladder leakage protection!

38 min4 d ago
Comments
Practical tips for Diastasis Rectus Abdominis with physical therapist Lashonda Jones

Returning to CrossFit 6 weeks after having a baby with physio and coach Candice Lamb

Physiotherapist and coach, Candice Lamb, and I are back to talk about what first sessions, weeks and first few months might look like when returning to CrossFit-brand training and high-intensity exercise after having a baby. This episode, as a continuation from our last one on CrossFit in Pregnancy, focuses on women who were doing this activity before and during their pregnancy - not women who are new to this activity after having a baby. Pelvic health considerations and modifications for certain specific exercises, much needed discussion around bracing (which will continue in episodes to come), returning to intensity, and more. Enjoy, subscribe and keep moving :) Big thanks to this episode's sponsor Always Discreet. Learn more about bladder leak tips, management and incredible bladder leak protection by checking out Always Discreet.

42 minAUG 15
Comments
Returning to CrossFit 6 weeks after having a baby with physio and coach Candice Lamb

Diastasis Rectus Abdominis with Dr. David Larson

DRA, the separation of the abdominal muscles most often associated in women with pregnancy, is very close to my heart and I am so excited to bring you this AMAZING conversation on the research on #exercise for #diastasisrecti with David Larson@dmlarson31dmlarson@asu.edu Aside from discussing what research we do have , the drawbacks of this limited data, and the physiology behind the effects of adequate load on connective tissue, he talks about his research into patient satisfaction with exercise programs. Just because as professionals we think someone is better, doesn't mean they feel that way. Bio from Arizona State University website: (see below for reference list) David is a Lecturer and Coordinator for CHS100/300in the College of Health Solutions at Arizona State University. David earned a Doctoraldegree in Health Science from A. T. Still University, Masters degree in Kinesiology from A. T. Still University, and a Bachelors degree Kinesiology from Arizona State University. His r...

53 minJUL 12
Comments
Diastasis Rectus Abdominis with Dr. David Larson

Electrical Stimulation for the Pelvic Floor with Fiona Rogers

Fiona Rogers is baaackkk! I bugged her to join me to talk about using electrical stimulation for the #pelvicfloor because I do not know enough about it (my brain can only hold so much information!). I have watched her dive deep into the research behind this for years and develop her course "Electrical Stimulation for Pelvic Health: An advanced course for health professionals" - which is now online! Click on the name of that course to find out more. Listening to her has made me excited to use this option more for those who may need it, and understand so much more about parameters AND why all probes will not work for all women! Listen and enjoy and a big thanks to Always Discreet for sponsoring this episode of The Pelvic Health Podcast. Head to Always Discreetto 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!

45 minJUN 24
Comments
Electrical Stimulation for the Pelvic Floor with Fiona Rogers

Debunking Desire with Dr Lori Brotto

#debunkingdesire aims to educate women, their partners, health care providers, and the media about low sexual #desire in #women. Who better to talk to about this than Dr. Lori Brotto, not just because she has THE best name but because she has a brilliant mind and has worked in this area for years. In this episode, Dr. Brotto discusses sexual desire, this #debunkingdesire campaign as well as some of her work in #sexual #pain, such as provoked vestibulodynia (#PVD). Dr. Lori Brotto is a Professor in the UBC Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, and a Registered Psychologist. She is the Executive Director of the Women's Health Research Institute at BC Women’s Hospital. Dr. Brotto holds a Canada Research Chair in Women's Sexual Health. She is the director of the UBC Sexual Health Laboratory where research primarily focuses on advancing the science of psychological and mindfulness-based interventions for women’s sexual health. Dr. Brotto is an Associate Editor for the Archives of Sexual Behavior, has over 150 peer-reviewed publications, is passionate about knowledge translation, and as such, is frequently featured in the media on sexual health topics. Her book, Better Sex Through Mindfulness: How Women Can Cultivate Desire (Greystone Publishing) is a knowledge translation of her research over the past 15 years demonstrating the benefits of mindfulness for women’s sexual concerns and genital pain. *Click on links above and below for more information! Australian Booktopia for Better Sex Through Mindfunless

42 minJUN 2
Comments
Debunking Desire with Dr Lori Brotto

Assessing the Impact of Male Pelvic Pain with Tom Astill

I love to highlight the people in the research trenches and asked Tom Astill to chat with me about the research he has been working on with Jane Chalmers and Rocco Caveleri regarding a new questionnaire directed at assessing the impact pelvic pain has on men, called The Male Pelvic Pain Impact Questionnaire (links below). The focus of this episode was this assessment questionnaire, but as usual, I took him off course and ventured into in a few other places. I hope you enjoy! A bit more about Tom: Originally born in England, Tom movedto Australia15 years ago. Initially he studied audio engineering and worked in various fields of technical support and training before meeting his wife and embarking on a physiotherapy degree. He is a newly graduated physiotherapist. As part of his undergrad he conducted an honours project where they developed a questionnaire to assess the impact of chronic pelvic pain in men. This project has sparked a passion for research, chronic pain, and men’s health. He is currently deciding on PhD topics in those areas and working on expanding his clinical skills to support his future research. He enjoys reading, cooking, andspending time with his twin daughters Kate and Lily. Links: mPPIQ preprint on Research Gate Abstract presentation through the Australian Pain Society

35 minMAY 11
Comments
Assessing the Impact of Male Pelvic Pain with Tom Astill

New research on urinary incontinence, weight and physical activity with Tayla Lamerton

Tayla Lamerton, a PhD candidate at The University of Queensland, joins the podcast to discuss her research exploring urinary incontinence in young to middle age women who are overweight and obese, as well as some other cool studies she has up her sleeve. I love highlighting the work of up and coming researchers and Tayla Lamerton is a name you should keep in mind. She is in her last year as a PHD Candidate at the University of Queensland, Human Movement and Nutrition Sciences. Prior to commencing her PhD, she graduated with a Masters in Psychology from the University of Otago, NZ. She also trained as a group fitness instructor in 2013 and is now a Level 1 CrossFit trainer. Her research interests focus on understanding female pelvic floor health in young women. Specifically, how weight and physical activity are related to urinary incontinence in this demographic, and exploring methods to improve management and return or adhere to regular physical activity. Papers: Lamerton, T. J., Torquati, L., & Brown, W. J. (2018). Overweight and obesity as major, modifiable risk factors for urinary incontinence in young to mid-aged women: a systematic review and meta-analysis.Obesity Reviews,19(12), 1735–1745. https://doi.org/10.1111/obr.12756 Haakstad, L. A. H., Gjestvang, C., Lamerton, T., & Bø, K. (2020). Urinary incontinence in a fitness club setting-is it a workout problem?International Urogynecology Journal. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00192-020-04253-0

43 minAPR 12
Comments
New research on urinary incontinence, weight and physical activity with Tayla Lamerton

Ultrasound in pelvic floor rehab with Gráinne Donnelly

Gráinne Donnelly is back and we completely nerd out in this episode on all things transperineal ultrasound in assessing and treating pelvic floor dysfunction in women. From 2D to 4D, scope of practice and all the fun measures you can do. Enjoy our excitement that we just cannot contain. #nerds If you missed her last episode, head back to April 2019 to listen to her, Tom Goom and Emma Brockwell discuss their guidelines on return to running in postnatal women. Guidelines for reprocessing ultrasound transducers 2017 Bio from her website - Absolute Physio: Gráinne is an Advanced Physiotherapist in pelvic health. She graduated from the University of Ulster in 2008 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Physiotherapy. She specialised in Pelvic, Obstetric and Gynaecological physiotherapy in 2010 undertaking extensive post-graduate training and completing the Postgraduate Certificate in Continence Practice at the University of Bradford in 2018. Gráinne is currently completing a Masters in ...

62 minMAR 1
Comments
Ultrasound in pelvic floor rehab with Gráinne Donnelly

Pelvic health in the transgender non binary non conforming community with Dr Hollis Herman

Dr. Holly Herman has been a physical therapist (physiotherapist) for more than 45 years and it was with absolute delight to talk to her about her passion in treating musculoskeletal and pelvic health concerns, including surgical procedures and subsequent rehabilitation, in the transgender non binary non conforming community. In addition to maintaining a full time private practice in Cambridge, MA, she lectures and presents courses world-wide on Pelvic Floor, Women and Men’s Health, Pregnancy and Postpartum, Orthopedics, Geriatrics and Sexual Medicine. Holly is 1 of 2 PT’s in the world certified as a Sexuality Counselor by the American Association for Sexual Educators, Counselors and Therapists (AASECT), and one of 4 PT’s in the world certified as a Women’s Health Sexuality Fellow by the International Society for the Study of Women’s Sexual Health (ISSWSH). Holly co-founded the Herman & Wallace Pelvic Rehabilitation Institute in 2005. Though she is no longer associated with the ...

50 minFEB 9
Comments
Pelvic health in the transgender non binary non conforming community with Dr Hollis Herman

Developing online treatments for postpartum depression with Madison Lackie

This episode dives into the latest research that is currently underway in Canada to help women suffering with postnatal/postpartum depression. Madison Lackie has recently completed her MSc in Reproductive and Developmental Sciences at the University of British Columbia (through the Faculty of Medicine, Department of OB/GYN) after receiving her BScH from Queen’s University in Life Sciences. Her Masters research, that she so kindly shares with us in this episode, is the first phase of a larger project which aims to create a web-enabled intervention that delivers psychosocial skills and education to assist in treating postpartum/postnatal depression (PPD/PND). Resources: Canada – Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) – https://cmha.ca/ Canada (British Columbia) – Pacific Postpartum Support Society – http://postpartum.org/ Australia – Beyond Blue – https://www.beyondblue.org.au/ Australia – Perinatal Anxiety & Depression Australia – https://www.panda.org.au/ International ...

55 minJAN 25
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Developing online treatments for postpartum depression with Madison Lackie
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