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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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