015 - Antony Lo - Lifting Weights and Pelvic Floor Dysfunction
Lifting Weights and Pelvic Floor Dysfunction
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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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