The nuances of resistance training and it's impact on the pelvic floor!
At Your Cervix
by Emma and Gráinne
4M ago
Tying up Season 5 of AYC the Podcast is Dr. Christina Prevett PT, PhD. Dr Prevett is a clinical researcher who focuses on strength training in both pregnantand aging populations. She is also lead faculty at the Institute of Clinical Excellence Physio for Pelvic Health & Geriatrics, and Creator of the Barbell Mamas. Christina helps female athletes maximize fitness potential with online programming for pregnant & postpartum CrossFitters & weightlifters. We discuss research on female athletes, common misconceptions and myths floating around social media and where future focus should ..read more
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Women's Football, Motherhood and The Future with Katie Chapman
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by Emma and Gráinne
4M ago
This week we are joined by Football legend Katie Chapman. Katie Chapman is a former English footballer who last played for Chelsea Ladies and England’s women’s national team.   At the age of 10, Katie began her professional career at Millwall Lionesses. Developing her skillset within the academy, she made her senior debut for the team in the 1996/97 season. Having showcased her ability in the 1997 FA Women’s Premier League Cup, Katie was awarded the FA Young Player of the Year which allowed her to sign a contr ..read more
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Enhanced Recovery Postpartum with Dr Rebeca Seagraves. Why early postpartum care matters.
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by Emma and Gráinne
5M ago
In today's episode we speak with Dr Rebeca Seagraves PT, DPT who is a Board-certified Women's Health Clinical Specialist and founder of Enhanced Recovery After Delivery - an obstetric clinical pathway that maximizes mental and physical function during pregnancy and immediately postpartum with hospital and in-home occupational and physical therapy. She has extensive experience treating perinatal and pelvic health conditions in acute care, home health, and outpatient settings including long-term hospitalizations for high-risk pregnancy and following perinatal loss. She has worked with inpatient ..read more
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How to own your career and thrive as a female in male-dominated fields with Giselle Aerni
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by Emma and Gráinne
5M ago
Dr Giselle Aerni is a sports medicine physician and creator of the Madam Athlete Podcast. She has covered everything from the WNBA, to NCAA DI and DIII national championship-winning teams, to high-school sports and marathons. In her role as a sports medicine fellowship director, she also teaches and mentors future sports medicine physicians to prepare them for careers of their own. We discuss the importance of career and life satisfaction, not following the crowd if the status quo isn't for you and how and where to access coaching support. You can find out more about Giselle and her podcast an ..read more
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'You can't post that' - a personal insight into pelvic organ prolapse with Caoímhe Cummins
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by Emma and Gráinne
5M ago
We are back! To open season 5 we have a very special personal experience of navigating the trials and tribulations of postpartum pelvic organ prolapse with Caoímhe Cummins - who is the founder and person behind the popular Instagram account @thebighillhouse. Caoímhe, who is a primary school teacher turned digital creator, offers a social media window into life as a busy stay-at-home mum to FOUR beautiful kids. Her Instagram content uncovers all things involved with mum life, house DIY, fashion, beauty and current affairs. One such current affair just so happened to be the common, yet taboo, is ..read more
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Diastasis! Part 2: Presenting the evidence - Navigating another pregnancy with Claire Black and special guest Antony Lo
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by Emma and Gráinne
1y ago
**Bonus series**  Learn all about Diastasis Rectus Abdominis and what contemporary evidence informed management looks like as Gráinne busts the myths with Antony Lo and Claire Black and learns all about Claire's lived experience of Diastasis. If you have not already listened to Part 1, check it out first and then follow the discussion as Claire discusses her subsequent pregnancy with a Diastasis, conflicting messages surrounding it and how recovery went second time round. Hear evidence informed insights from Antony Lo and learn about the fun journey Claire, Antony and Gráinne have been on ..read more
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Diastasis! Part 1: The truth,the whole truth & nothing but the truth ~ with Claire Black & Antony Lo
At Your Cervix
by Emma and Gráinne
1y ago
**Bonus series**  Learn all about diastasis rectus abdominis and what contemporary evidence informed management looks like as Gráinne busts the myths with Antony Lo and Claire Black and learns all about Claire's lived experience of it. If you enjoy this episode, are accessible to Dublin, Ireland and wish to learn more about diastasis, Claire and I will be joining Antony Lo on his Irish leg of teaching this month 21st and 22nd January 2023. We would love you to join! Sign up at https://mypteducation.com/learn/#upcominglive. Claire Black is a former criminal lawyer from Scotland who experie ..read more
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Why did no one tell me? The Female Athlete Edition with Olympian long distance runner Kara Goucher
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by Emma and Gráinne
1y ago
Emma and Grainne are delighted to present a very special FINALE episode. In this episode, they are joined by Olympian and world champion long distance runner Kara Goucher! This season of At Your Cervix has discussed so many facets of pelvic health with a strong bias towards the female athlete. In this episode, the discussion with Kara brings it all together. Kara has had an incredible career and has been exposed to many of the issues we have discussed throughout this season like REDs , pregnancy and postpartum complications as well as transitioning from athlete to mother athlete. Kara is a hug ..read more
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Living with the consequences of severe birth injury with Joanna Prance
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by Emma and Gráinne
1y ago
**** Trigger warning This episode discusses birth trauma and birth injuries***** Perineal injuries during childbirth known as OASI (Obstetric Anal Sphincter Injury) or 3rd and 4th degree tears. A third-degree tear is a perineal tear that extends into the muscle of the external anal sphincter. If the tear extends further into the lining of the anus or rectum it is known as a fourth-degree tear. The incidence of OASI in the UK is 2.9% with an incidence rate of 6.1% in first births – meaning around 1 in 20 first-time mums in the UK suffer this type of serious injury. The main risk factor for ana ..read more
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Menopause - Embracing the Change with Dr Orla Conlon
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by Emma and Gráinne
1y ago
The conversation around the menopause is finely gathering pace. It's a hot topic in the press and there are many great campaigns, more books and resources that can help women manage the menopause and seek the treatment they want and deserve.  The menopause can be difficult to navigate and is still shrouded in mystery. Grainne and Emma had a great conversation about the menstrual cycle with Michelle Lyons in season 2 where we touched on menopause. In today's episode we were delighted to discuss the menopause in greater depth with Dr Orla Conlon. In this episode Orla debunks myths and provi ..read more
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