015 – Antony Lo – Lifting Weights and Pelvic Floor Dysfunction

Show notes by Elaine Stevenson of The Myotherapy Reading Room – https://www.patreon.com/MyotherapyRea…– see below for more details.

Show Notes:

Antony Lo is the co-host of The Women’s Health Podcast. In addition to his degree in Physiotherapy he also holds a Masters in Physiotherapy and took part in the Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy Specialisation training program – the highest form of training a physiotherapist can take in Australia. Antony’s special interests include pelvic floor issues, antenatal and postnatal, and strength-based training. In this podcast, Antony and co-host Marika introduce the topic of lifting weights, focussing on pelvic floor dysfunction in the context of some of the common myths.

Themes covered in the discussion include: 
– different types of lifting, including techniques, standards, rules (for sport-related lifts) 
– relationship between weight and repetitions (reps) 
– strategies for lifting 
– common reasons why patients seek assistance from strength-based health professionals when lifting 
– physical therapy as a ‘legal performance enhancing’ intervention 
– considerations for women experiencing pelvic organ prolapse 
– role of a women’s health physio for return to lifting 
– important information to obtain from your women’s health physio 
– biomechanics and movement variability 
– breathing / breath techniques 
– loading strategies 
– diastasis and lifting

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