Lifting Weights and Pelvic Floor Dysfunction Show notes by Elaine Stevenson of The Myotherapy Reading Room - https://www.patreon.com/MyotherapyReadingRoom - 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 Links: Biography: http://physiodetective.com/antony-lo/ Website: http://physiodetective.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/physiodetective/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9j236Z2YvikVaedOS9wv4A Twitter: https://twitter.com/physiodetective Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/physiodetective Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Sponsored by the Myotherapy Reading Room The Myotherapy Reading Room provides a curated, keyword-indexed feed of topical peer review paper, podcasts, clinical practice guidelines and systematic reviews together with links to related papers and resources, all specifically selected to support subscribing clinicians in the application of evidence-based practice with particular regard to musculoskeletal pain and injury presentations, including chronic pain. It’s rapidly growing subscriber base includes physiotherapists, osteopaths, chiropractors, exercise physiologists, myotherapists, strength and conditioning coaches, fitness professionals, massage therapists and others from Australia, Canada, the United States, and the United Kingdom.