87. Compression garments for prolapse, diastasis, c-section, pregnancy, hysterectomy and so much more with SRC
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by Melissa Dessaulles from Mommy Berries
4d ago
In this episode, I sit down with physiotherapist clinician/researcher Dr. Sinead Dufour and Sinead O’Donovan from SRC to discuss: The evidence based benefits of compression  The quality garments SRC has developed for incontinence, prolapse and the perinatal population Australian trends for use of compression Given the data to support, some reasons why we may not be implementing this as well in North America  Details on the use of compression (how much, how tight, how long) To check out SRC products: https://srchealth.com/?ref=Sto_l3PawmnH4 For 10% off your order: THEPELVICFLOORPRO ..read more
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BONUS Episode: HELP NEEDED! Midlife women and menopause research with Dr. Lori Brotto
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by Melissa Dessaulles from Mommy Berries
1w ago
In this episode I sit down with Dr. Lori Brotto; Professor in the UBC Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Registered Psychologist and Executive Director of the Women’s Health Research Institute of BC and Principal Investigator in the HER-BC Research Study on Midlife Women and Menopause to discuss: The impacts of perimenopause/menopause on midlife women  The lack of current research Aims of the HER-BC Research Study on Midlife Women and Menopause: To describe the health experiences and behaviours of midlife women (aged 39-60) Impacts on QOL and ADLS including caregiving and work Hea ..read more
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86. Can the kegel chair and physiotherapy be friends?
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2w ago
In this episode, I sit down with physiotherapy clinician and researcher Dr. Sinéad Dufour and Founder and CEO of Urospot, Erin Craven to discuss:  Kegel chair (emsella) controversy Various marketing strategies Physiotherapy skepticisms  HIFEM technology and the evidence How we use other modalities as physiotherapists to help “reboot the system” (muscle stim, IMS or TENS) The Urospot care model (education, health coaching and technology) Where might HIFEM technology fit into our care plan? Treatment cost Erin Craven is a passionate leader and champion of women’s health. Over her 25 ..read more
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85. How persistent pain is related to the brain with psychotherapist Christie Uipi
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1M ago
In this episode, I sit down with Christie Uipi, a psychotherapist specializing in the treatment of chronic pain, anxiety and depression and the founder of The Better Mind Center to discuss:  Pain is invisible and so are pelvic floor issues How pain works  Why each person experiences pain uniquely  Why sometimes pain goes away quickly and reasons why it persists Messages to patients who feel they go between many health care practioners Emotional and physical aspects of pain  How physiotherapists and psychotherapists can work together What psychotherapy has to offer and the ..read more
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84. Diastasis: Do we need to close the gap? With Munira Hudani
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2M ago
In this episode I sit down with fellow pelvic health physiotherapist and leader in the field of diastasis, Munira Hudani to discuss: The increasing awareness around the topic of diastasis rectus abdominis and the confusion that comes with it Conflicting messaging ranging from “be careful, you shouldn’t do those exercises” to “all exercises are good exercises” Trends in messaging and how these have changed over time What the research is telling us The importance of ‘zooming out’ to figure out what is important to the patient Ways to meet patients where they are at How physiotherapy can help an ..read more
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83. Should physiotherapists give patients what they want with Sarah Lord Ferguson
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3M ago
In this episode, I sit down with clinician-researcher Sarah Lord Ferguson to discuss:  Current trends in physiotherapy Physiotherapy as a business Expectations that patients may have of their physiotherapist Patients are not a blank slate The importance of meeting patients where they are at Blending evidence based care with what our clients may be asking for or expecting How can patients find the right physiotherapist for their needs Sarah is a clinician-researcher from Vancouver, Canada who is inspired by the problems that physiotherapists and other healthcare providers face. She has a ..read more
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82. Female sexual issues with urogynecologist Dr. Alexandra Dubinskaya
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3M ago
In this episode, I sit down with Beverly Hills based urogynecologist, Dr. Alexandra Dubinskaya  to discuss:   The importance of sex and difficulties when it comes to talking about it The female sexual response cycle Desire: various types of sexual desires, common issues related to sexual desire, and available treatments Arousal: Factors that can impact sexual arousal and strategies to enhance it Orgasm: Health issues that can affect the quality of orgasm and treatment options The role that your various health care providers can play  Alexandra Dubinskaya is a board-certified g ..read more
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81. Hysterectomy and the pelvic floor with gynecologist, Dr. Kate Collins
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3M ago
In this episode, I sit down with Kelowna based OBGYN Dr. Kate Collins to discuss:  Reasons/symptoms that may indicate a hysterectomy could be beneficial Different surgical procedures (vaginal, open abdominal, laprascopic)  Types of hysterectomy  Surgical menopause  What can be expected after surgery Postoperative suggestions Pain management  Sexual intercourse after hysterectomy Physiotherapy considerations before and after surgery The use of a compression garment after surgery Dr. TB Kate Collins is a general obstetrician gynecologist currently working at KGH in Kel ..read more
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81. Hysterectomy and the pelvic floor, with Dr. Kate Collins
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4M ago
In this episode, I sit down with Kelowna based OBGYN Dr. Kate Collins to discuss:  Reasons/symptoms that may indicate a hysterectomy could be beneficial Different surgical procedures (vaginal, open abdominal, laprascopic)  Types of hysterectomy  Surgical menopause  What can be expected after surgery Postoperative suggestions Pain management  Sexual intercourse after hysterectomy Physiotherapy considerations before and after surgery The use of a compression garment after surgery Dr. TB Kate Collins is a general obstetrician gynecologist currently working at KGH in Kel ..read more
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79. This isn’t about menopause, it’s about your health with Shirley Weir
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by Melissa Dessaulles from Mommy Berries
5M ago
In this episode, I sit down with women health advocate and self proclaimed menopause chick, Shirley Weir to discuss:  The negative stigma around the term ‘menopause’ The relationship between perimenopause, menopause and post menopause Symptoms commonly experienced in these stages Is women’s health support experiencing a wave of momentum? What Shirley learned on her personal journey with menopause and the 50,000+ member women’s health community she has created to help others The very popular vaginal moisturizer Shirley and her team have created Important take home messages for listeners a ..read more
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