Female Genital Cutting with Dr Greg Jenkins
The Pelvic Health Podcast
by Lori Forner
1M ago
We are back for 2024 (better late than never) with an interesting talk about female genital cutting (previously known as FGM - female genital mutilation) with Dr Greg Jenkins. Today’s episode is a tough but important episode. We discuss female genital cutting previously known as female genital mutilation in Australia. We have had the absolute privilege of talking to Dr Greg Jenkins, who was an OBGYN at Auburn hospital when they were first confronted with women in labour who had immigrated from countries where this cultural tradition continues. They looked around for pregnancy and birth guideli ..read more
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PCOS and the role of lifestyle interventions with dietician Dr Stephanie Pirotta
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by Lori Forner, Jo Murdoch, Tam Woods
3M ago
We had a brilliant chat with Dr Stephanie Pirotta about PCOS and the role of lifestyle interventions to manage the chronic illness. This episode was meant to be aired before the PB Endo Conference, where Dr Pirotta presented a wonderful talk, however Lori's life was crazy and she just couldn't pull it together and get it out there in time. Apologies! But this episode is such a great listen.   Dr Stephanie Pirotta is an accredited Dietician, Nutritionist and Researcher - She has a PhD in PolyCystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) and doing post-doctoral work at Monash University in the space of diet ..read more
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Understanding Stillbirth with Heidi Mules
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by Lori Forner
5M ago
Today’s episode discusses the deeply sensitive topic of stillbirth. We understand that discussing this subject can be distressing or triggering for those who have experienced loss, are currently dealing with pregnancy complications, or are currently pregnant. In this episode, we chat with a long-time physiotherapy colleague and friend of Lori's, Heidi Mules. She shares her personal story about the birth of her daughter Sophie, risks for stillbirth, better communication during and after pregnancy, and healing.  You can read more about Heidi's story here Please use the following resources t ..read more
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The Vagus Nerve with physio Michelle Lyons
The Pelvic Health Podcast
by Lori Forner, Jo Murdoch, Tam Woods
6M ago
What is the vagus nerve? What is the polyvagal theory? Why should we care? Isn't it controversial? The one and only, Michelle Lyons, will answer these questions and sooooo much more on this episode (think: behaviour change for patients, how do we as clinicians avoid burnout, etc). For those of you who have been listening to this podcast, you will be very familiar with previous episodes on menopause and endometriosis. You will also be familiar with her generosity - and keeping in line with that, she is giving listeners a 20% discount on her online courses until the end of August 2023 - use the ..read more
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In The Clinic: Tips on palpating external urethral sphincter
The Pelvic Health Podcast
by Lori Forner
7M ago
In The Clinic today with Jo: palpating and cueing EUS (external urethral sphincter). Don't forget about the upcoming Brisbane Endo conference in October - tickets selling faaaaaast: PB Endo conference!!!! And of course checking out The Pelvic Health Community!!!!: https://the-pelvic-health-community.mn.co/share/M6n01bTZgpvV9J1s?utm_source=manual   The paper Jo is discussing: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/30870081/ For extra knowledge in this area, you can learn from us here... Online: 2D Transperineal Ultrasound in Females: A tool for pelvic floor physios Face-to-face: 2D Transperineal ..read more
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The pressure of measuring pelvic floor pressure. How much do we know? With Dr. Jennifer Kruger
The Pelvic Health Podcast
by Lori Forner, Jo Murdoch, Tam Woods
8M ago
This episode welcomes back to the pod, the wonderful Dr. Jennifer Kruger, who was on the podcast in 2018 discussing the vaginal pressure profile and the early work behind JunoFem and the FemFit – the focus on today’s episode. She is a wealth of knowledge, has a PhD in Sport and Exercise Science, 15 years of clinical experience in nursing and midwifery, and now the CEO and Co-founder of JunoFem – a medtech company on a mission to free women from the stigma of urinary incontinence. Listen in as we discuss some of her research that led her to design the FemFit in addition to how it works and what ..read more
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In The Clinic:Tips for transperineal ultrasound use for physios
The Pelvic Health Podcast
by Lori Forner, Jo Murdoch, Tam Woods
10M ago
We are adding some new information to The Pelvic Health Podcast. Our expert interviews will continue but in between them, we will now have some shorter episodes on useful clinical ideas for assessment and treatment.  Today it's the ever-growing interest in transperineal ultrasound and I (Lori) share some tips.  PB Endo conference!!!! For extra knowledge in this area, you can learn from us here... Online: 2D Transperineal Ultrasound in Females: A tool for pelvic floor physios Face-to-face: 2D Transperineal Ultrasound Skills Workshop 2D Transperineal Ultrasound in Females: A tool for p ..read more
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Pelvic floor myth busting with physiotherapist Taryn Hallam
The Pelvic Health Podcast
by Lori Forner, Jo Murdoch, Tam Woods
10M ago
THE Taryn Hallam (physiotherapist, educator and WHTA founder) joins the podcast in this episode to bust some big myths about pelvic floor dysfunction. Myths she addresses include: The Oxford scale as a measure of PFM strength Levator ani muscle function as a major factor in stress urinary incontinence Detrusor overactivity and overactive bladder as the same thing Caffeine as a major bladder irritant  Relaxin as the cause of ligament laxity in pregnancy Are crunches bad for the pelvic floor? And more! For those of you who don't know Taryn Hallam, she is one of the most brilliant women we ..read more
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Physiotherapy: Profession, Pathways, and Avoiding Burnout with OAM Sue Croft
The Pelvic Health Podcast
by Lori Forner, Jo Murdoch, Tam Woods
1y ago
Pelvic floor physiotherapist, and recently awarded Order of Australia Medal, Sue Croft is joining us today to talk about longevity in physiotherapy profession. Given her extensive experience and contribution in this field for over 30 years, who better to talk to about avoiding burnout from our clinical and educational loads. Sue then turns the mic on me (Lori) to discuss my chosen professional pathway of a PhD, which leads to some great conversations. Hope you enjoy our chat and below are some resources we discuss: Sue's books: Pelvic Floor Recovery: Physiotherapy for Gynaecological Repai ..read more
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Evidence for increased tone or overactivity of pelvic floor muscles in pelvic health conditions: A systematic review with physio Dr Rachel Worman
The Pelvic Health Podcast
by Lori Forner, Jo Murdoch, Tam Woods
1y ago
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 condition ..read more
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