Female pelvic health is the subject of research, but seldom discussed or understood by trainers. When female clients present with pelvic pain it can impact their training goals and cause emotional and physical distress. In this episode of “Strong Mind, Strong Body,” host Angie Miller is joined by featured guest, Sue Hitzmann, neuro-fascial manual therapist, and creator of the MELT Method®. They will provide an overview of female pelvic pain, some probable root causes, and what trainers can do to help. The most trusted name in fitness is now expanding into the wellness world. Become an NASM Certified Wellness Coach and you'll be able to guide and motivate clients to make lasting changes through mental and emotional well-being, recovery, and more. https://bit.ly/3Y5B0sC
In episode #213 of The Hormone P.U.Z.Z.L.E Podcast, our guest Dr. Melissa Thompson talks about Pelvic Health and Your Fertility. More about Dr. Melissa: Dr. Melissa Thompson, PT, DPT, MTC is a board-certified Doctor of Physical Therapy with a specialty certification in Manual Therapy, which is a tool for hands-on treatment. She is also a pelvic health specialist with an advanced certification in Fertility Awareness Mentoring. Dr. Melissa helps women connect their menstrual cycle health to their pelvic health so they can heal pelvic pain, relieve bladder issues, and take charge of their fertility. Through her own struggles with pelvic pain & infertility, she has seen the gap in care for women's health. She could not find a practitioner to find the root cause of her pain until she began seeing specialized pelvic PT's who believe in finding the root cause. She also had difficulty finding any doctor who would listen to her fertility concerns. This is why she has done so much specialist training and designed a practice to incorporate both pelvic floor treatments & fertility education so she can help women get the answers that took her years to find for herself. Follow Dr. Melissa on Instagram: @drmelthompson Grab the Free ebook: Prepare your Body for Birth so That you Can recover Faster HERE Follow Dr. Kela on Instagram: @kela_healthcoach Get your FREE Fertility Meal Plan: https://coachkela.com For sponsorship opportunities, email HPS Media at firstname.lastname@example.org
Our students' movement patterns directly impact their pelvic health, and their pelvic floor impacts their movement patterns! With those two aspects of our students' health so intertwined, it's really important that yoga teachers understand the nuances of that relationship. We are so lucky to have longtime yoga teacher, teacher's mentor, and yoga for pelvic health expert Shannon Crow on the show with us today!
This episode is all about conversations with Shannon Crow, we are chitchatting about yoga business of yoga and much more. Shannon (she/her) is a trainer and consultant working for yoga teachers who are ready to specialize, stand out and run a profitable yoga business. She hosts The Connected Yoga Teacher podcast and Facebook group; offering support to yoga teachers around the globe. She gets how isolating it can be to leave a yoga teacher training.Shannon specializes in teaching Yoga for Pelvic Health. She didn't always have a niche though. She tried many paths first; working as a yoga studio manager, YTT director, yoga school founder, Thai yoga massage therapist and all while raising three children.She knows what it is like to just keep signing up for yoga teacher training, thinking this is the ticket to expertise, knowledge and confidence. She understands yoga teacher burnout firsthand and how niche work, a supportive community and business education can make all the difference. Shannon is the founder of Pelvic Health Professionals, an online membership for anyone working with individuals who have a pelvis. She leads a 20-hour Yoga for Pelvic Health training both online and in person.Shannon Crow - Links The Connected Yoga Teacher, Website: https://www.theconnectedyogateacher.com/FB Group (for yoga teachers): https://www.facebook.com/groups/connectedyogateacherPelvic Health ProfessionalsWebsite: https://pelvichealthprofessionals.com/FB Page: https://www.facebook.com/PelvicHealthProfessionalsSupport the showBecome a Patreon & receive 4 gentle asana sessions, 2 Meditation sessions, Ayurveda tips/recipes, a Daily Meditation Integration planner & more bonus stuff Monthly new content https://sunitayoga.com/product/monthly-membership/
In this episode, Founder of Hearth Healing, Laura Williams, talks about postpartum care after leaving the hospital. Today, Laura talks about the harms of finding generalized information online, setting postpartum expectations, and optimizing care to the mother and the baby. What is the difference between common and normal occurrences in the postpartum period? Hear about virtual postpartum healing, the outcomes of Laura's virtual consulting, and get Laura's advice to her younger self, all on today's episode of The Healthy, Wealthy & Smart Podcast. Key Takeaways “There isn't a one-size-fits-all approach to recovery, and we need individualized information.” “The key that unlocks that resilience is knowledge.” “There should be an equal attention to both the baby and to the patient.” “It may not be life-threatening, but it can still threaten your quality of life.” “Giving people knowledge can help them move forward in a meaningful way.” “Imposter syndrome is real but don't take your knowledge for granted.” “Be brave.” More about Laura Williams Laura Williams is a Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) and Board-Certified Women's Health Clinical Specialist. She lives and practices in Salida, CO, with her husband, 3-year-old daughter, and second child on the way. Laura founded Hearth Healing, a 100% virtual postpartum healing service, in 2022, as a pelvic health consultant. Though not a substitute for in-person healthcare, postpartum healing consultation should be viewed as a vital way to bridge the gap in maternal care. People deserve information about how to improve symptoms that impact their quality of life after childbirth, without having to wait months, or feel limited by lack of childcare or transportation. At Hearth, Laura provides individualized answers to postpartum healing questions, early healing strategies, self-management advice, and guidance on appropriate resources, products, and providers. Suggested Keywords Healthy, Wealthy, Smart, Pelvic Health, Postpartum, Education, Knowledge, Virtual Care, To learn more, follow Laura at: Website: www.yourhearthhealing.com. Facebook: Hearth Healing. Instagram: @yourhearthhealing. Free gift: Sign up for the newsletter and get a free video on a breathing technique to quickly calm the nervous system. Subscribe to Healthy, Wealthy & Smart: Website: https://podcast.healthywealthysmart.com Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/healthy-wealthy-smart/id532717264 Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/6ELmKwE4mSZXBB8TiQvp73 SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/healthywealthysmart Stitcher: https://www.stitcher.com/show/healthy-wealthy-smart iHeart Radio: https://www.iheart.com/podcast/263-healthy-wealthy-smart-27628927
Are you making enough profit to sustain your business? How is the overall status of your clinic, including your staff? Are you aware of the things going on around your practice in a month? But what if you run out of motivation? What keeps you going? What is it that you desire for your practice to keep running? Welcome to the PelviBiz Podcast! I'm your host, Dr. Kelly Alhooie, founder of OrthoPelvic Physical Therapy, PelviBiz, and The PelviBiz Podcast. In this week's episode, I interview one of my Mastermind students, Dr. Amanda Thompson of Rooted Physical Therapy. Here are some of the topics that we talk about:-Treating patients in rural areas -The importance of cross-colloborating with other pelvic health therapists -Amanda's journey to growing her pelvic health practice-Rebranding and hiring Join me at the next PelviBiz Live Event on February 23rd in downtown San Diego! Over 100 pelvic health providers are coming together to build a community and eat and drink. Best part is you get to learn what other therapists are doing and what is working for them.If you are interested, sign up HERE.Do you have 1-2 problems stopping you in your business right now? BOOK your free 20-minute consultation with me HERE!
A burning sensation when urinating can spell trouble -- UTI (urinary tract infection) to be specific. It happens to more than 3 million people a year in the United States. Women suffer UTIs the most, but it can also strike men. Symptoms include fever, pelvic and urination pain, and abdominal pain. Let untreated, UTIs can spread from the bladder to the kidney, causing a cascading event of health issues. So, what triggers UTIs and what can be done to avoid them? Host:Jonathan Fialkow, M.D., chief of cardiology at Baptist Hospital and Chief Population Health Officer at Baptist Health. Guest:Rafael Perez, M.D., Urogynecologist and Medical Director of the Pelvic Health and Continence center at South Miami Hospital
In this episode, host Phylicia Jimenez and guest Katy Girlinghouse discuss the pelvic floor and pelvic. Like what even is that, and why is it so forbidden and uncomfortable to talk about. From leaking to sex it's all discussed in the episode and you don't wanna miss it!
In this exclusive series “I'll Have What She's Having”, Dr. Jordin interviews successful women from various industries about their successes, the lessons learned along the way, and the ways they've found pleasures in their lives. We often find ourselves comparing ourselves to women and their highlight reel, wondering how they did it. In this series, Dr. J's goal is to empower women to understand, they can have it all, too. In this episode, Dr. Jordin chats with Nikki Bergen, one of Canada's most sought after pregnancy and postpartum exercise specialists. Nikki is the creator of The Belle Method and The Bump Method Inc. and an expert Pilates trainer with a passion for helping people feel confident and strong throughout pregnancy, postpartum and beyond. Dr. J and Nikki talk all about childbirth, pelvic health, feelings of shame, finding balance as a Superwoman, and so much more! Follow Nikki on Instagram Check out The Belle Method website Follow Nikki and Lexi Miles Corrin's podcast “We Go There” Follow Dr. Jordin on Instagram: @drjordinwiggins Read: The Pink Canary
Kicking off pelvic health and hormones this week with sacral chakra work. Tune in to learn how to balance and clear the energies of the sacral chakra and how to clear emotional blockages from this area holding you back in the area of hormone health and emotional balance.Resources Explore: --> AudreyChristie.com Shop Chocolate treats with Paktli with Code ROOTCAUSEhttps://paktli.com/Work with Audrey--> https://audreychristie.com/work-with-audrey Women's Wellness Circle - Free Facebook Group--> https://audreychristie.com/facebookRoot Cause Revolution Membership—> https://audreychristie.com/membership Energy and Drainage Class—> https://autoimmunerev.kartra.com/page/qJ023 Practitioner Grade Supplements--> https://audreychristie.com/fullscriptQuestions for a show? https://audreychristie.com/questionMinerals and Metals Test https://autoimmunerev.kartra.com/checkout/19c64ca548f9ae7e63624595f353f255Food Sensitivity Test https://autoimmunerev.kartra.com/checkout/4436285e19948db345ee33f34d5c4bde Acute Appointment https://p.bttr.to/2ZQQxUh Organic Reishi Coffeehttps://autoimmunerev.kartra.com/page/8jY14Paktlifoods.com - for the best ancient grains gluten-free organic snacks and gifts. Use code ROOTCAUSE15 to save 15% Support the show
In this episode, Dayna shares her top 5 tips to prepare for birth. There's a lot that is out of our control during birth. But there are also a lot of things we can do to mentally and physically to prepare for this challenging event! If you are pregnant, or hoping to become pregnant one day, this episode is for you!===============================If you liked this episode of Pelvic Health and Fitness, share it with a friend, leave us a review on Apple Podcasts, or subscribe anywhere you listen to your podcasts!LINKS & RESOURCES MENTIONED IN EPISODE:
Join us for the fantastic insight into Dr. Rachel Worman's work trying to disentangle the great web of confusion around pelvic floor muscle tone. Rachel has taken a deep dive into all the research looking into high tone/overactive/hypertonic pelvic floor muscles and its relationship with symptoms, and produced for us all a systematic review. She has been working with the team at the University of Queensland, including Ryan Stafford and Paul Hodges, and recently produced this epic piece of brilliance: "Evidence for pelvic floor muscle increased tone/overactivity in pelvic health conditions?: a systematic review” Rachel is a fellow MSK and pelvic health clinician and researcher. She too has been trying to understand the difference in “types of tone” in the pelvic floor muscles and how this relates to symptoms. Rachel has a Bachelor or Science, Biopsychology, Masters in Physical Therapy, Doctorate in Physical Therapist and current PhD Candidate at the University of Queensland. We hope this episode helps you get some clarity around pelvic floor muscle activity and tone and how we can better describe, measure, and treat those with issues surrounding greater or increased tone. Thanks for listening. Lori, Tam and Jo
Are you making enough profit to sustain your business? How is the overall status of your clinic, including your staff? Are you aware of the things going on around your practice in a month? But what if you run out of motivation? What keeps you going? What is it that you desire for your practice to keep running? Welcome to the PelviBiz Podcast! I'm your host, Dr. Kelly Alhooie, founder of OrthoPelvic Physical Therapy, PelviBiz, and The PelviBiz Podcast. In this week's episode, I talk about the different ways that pelvic health therapists can market their clinics.Here are some of the topics mentioned in this episode:-Where to go to market in-person (stores, doctors' offices, etc.)-How to market your clinic online-Surveys-Referral programs-Events & giveaways-How to get your patients to market for your clinicJoin me at the next PelviBiz Live Event on February 23rd in downtown San Diego! Over 100 pelvic health providers are coming together to build a community and eat and drink. Best part is you get to learn what other therapists are doing and what is working for them.If you are interested, sign up HERE.Do you have 1-2 problems stopping you in your business right now? If so click my Free 20 min consult call. Let us figure out what is stopping you from closing out the year with a BANG!!! BOOK with me HERE!!!
Dr. Ryan Loss is the executive director for Connecticut Behavioral Health. He talks with Michelle about whether or not kids should make New Years resolutions. Also, the importance that as parents we not put too much pressure on ourselves to make big changes. What do we need to do to be the best parents we can for our children?John Zeitoun is the Partnerships and Events Manager at Bryant Park Corporation / 34th Street Partnership. He is strategic marketing and communications professional with over 9 years of experience. He chats with Michelle about all that is happening this season at Bryant Park in the middle of New York City. The Bank of America Winter Village at Bryant Park has activities for the entire family!Ms. Harm-Ernandes has been a physical therapist for over 38 years and began specializing in Women's Health over 26 years ago. Heather Florio is the second-generation owner of Desert Harvest and has been an integral part of its operations since 1993. They join Michelle to talk about the importance of pelvic health. Whether you are young or old, pregnant or postpartum, pelvic physical therapy can be a great addition for any woman.In the far future, alien scholars from a nearby galaxy discover Earth: a beautiful planet with the ruins and records of an ancient, global civilization. What would they say about humanity? What might they see influenced this ape from the very beginning, and thereby set the trajectory of their history? What would a post-mortem examination reveal about the causes of their demise? In his revealing new book, The Story of Humanity: Ecology & Consequence, scholar Ishi Nobu uses this objective viewpoint to frame his natural history of humanity.
How has our field changed in the last year? Where is it headed?Using information from our End of Year Survey, we'll take a look back at 2022 and where we think things are going in 2023!We'll touch on what we care most about in our jobs, clinician burnout, clinical confidence, new job opportunities, the importance of mentorship, and more!Thanks so much for all of you who filled out the End of Year Survey - more than 200 of you total - giving us this snapshot of where our field is!And if you're taking something away from this podcast, please remember to subscribe and leave a rating/review of the podcast, it helps others find it!Clinical CoursesAll of the Rising clinical courses are designed to challenge the way you think and make you more confident in your clinical practice. All online and go-at-your-own pace, you'll have lifetime access to the lectures and handouts. Check out all the clinical courses we offer (www.pelvicptrising.com/clinical).Business ResourcesIf you're starting or growing a cash-based pelvic health practice, we've got some great resources for you! We've helped more than 200 practices take off in markets across the country. From business courses, handouts and resources to true business mentorship in our Rising program, we've got something that can help. Check out all our Business Resources (www.pelvicptrising.com/business) and fill out the Entrepreneur Survey there!About UsNicole and Jesse Cozean founded Pelvic PT Rising to provide clinical and business resources to physical therapists to change the way we treat pelvic health. PelvicSanity Physical Therapy together in 2016. It grew quickly into one of the largest cash-based physical therapy practices in the country.Through Pelvic PT Rising, Nicole has created clinical courses (www.pelvicptrising.com/clinical) to help pelvic health providers gain confidence in their skills and provide frameworks to get better patient outcomes. Together, Jesse and Nicole have helped nearly 200 pelvic practices start and grow through the Pelvic PT Rising Mentorship Program (www.pelvicptrising.com/business) and business courses to change the way pelvic health is administered.
This week I have the pleasure of being joined by Antony "The Physio Detective" Lo.You'll have heard me mention Antony before, he is one of my favourite people in the post-partum fitness space, he clearly gives things a lot of thought and knows how to communicate his ideas extremely wellObviously he's also remarkably well qualified. Antony is a physiotherapist from Australia that works at the junction of Musculoskeletal, Sports, and Pelvic Health treatment, rehabilitation, and performance enhancement.Antony is also the founder of My PT Education, an educational platform dedicated to helping health and fitness professionals to “Do Something Different”.He has been studying and working in Physiotherapy since 1993. During this time, he has earned his degree in Physiotherapy, 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. So we talk many things including;The "be afraid, be very afraid!!" nonsense with regards to diastasis recti needs to stop.Soft doming Vs hard doming.Why thinking about the muscle during exercise is the wrong way to approach an exercise.Why diastasis is not an injury but an adaptation, and why that matters. That diastasis recti is not a problem unless the person who has it says it is.Whether diastasis leads to other issues such as lower back pain or if there's a link between diastasis and pelvic floor problems.Could diastasis during pregnancy actually be preventing prolapse? IOW, is diastasis actually a good thing, rather than something to be concerned aboutWhy not everything people associate with diastasis is actually caused by diastasis.Why a lot of terms used in post-partum recovery programs, such as "diaphragmatic breathing" actually don't mean that much but just sound important..And one of the BIGGEST fallacies in physio treatment/personal training etc. "If something is better after you've come to see me..that's because I'm a genius! And if it didn't work, it's because YOU did something wrong"And much more.If you're a fitness professional working with post-partum women, or even if you're not, this is a must listen!You can find Antony in all the usual places but remember that he's also coming to the UK at the end of January!You can find all the dates, and book the course, hereYou can also find all other courses he does hereCheck out his website, Instagram and LinkedinRemember to follow us on Instagram and Facebook for the competitions, wisdom and cute videos. And, of course, you can always find us on our YouTube channel if you like your podcast in video form with little pictures :) Visit healthypostnatalbody.com and get 3 months completely FREE access. No sales, no commitment, no BS. Email email@example.com if you have any questions or comments Playing us out; "It's you" by Jessie Villa
This week in The Labia Lounge I chat with Bernadette, or B, from Core and Floor Restore. The initial intention for this episode was to cover practical tips and info about the pelvic floor muscles and their health in relation to birth and pregnancy...But we ended up on some pretty interesting tangents that are equally valuable and possibly a bit more controversial! B is a super passionate labial legend who got real with us on topics surrounding the loss of ancient women's wisdom, the impact of common hospital interventions and the Western medical model on birthing, how the pelvic muscles are effected and how to avoid or negate some of the negative outcomes that can occur due to the modern birthing approach such as vaginal bubbles, prolapse, incontinence and tension.B's passion and knowledge shines through in this episode and we could've talked for hours on all sorts of topics, so I invite you to come along for the ride with this one and see what ideas or reflections get sparked.Check out B's work and her offerings here: https://coreandfloor.com.au/Plus you can expect all the usual antics and hilarious, vulnerable n' relatable personal stories and signature segments that you've come to know and love here in The Labia Lounge!Make sure you're subscribed for more LL action, and it'd absolutely warm my heart and tickle my clit if you'd leave a gushing review or five star rating for the poddy!*** Join my Labia Lounge Facebook group for extra content, Q & As, freebies from my guests, discounts and to be part of a rad and supportive community of labial legends! www.facebook.com/groups/thelabialounge/Grab a Pussy Magnet and check out the new Labia Lounge MERCH over here (there's even fanny packs if the standard tote bags and tees ain't cuttin' it for ya!): https://www.freyagraf.com/productsonline-trainingsAnd chuck me a follow here: https://www.instagram.com/freyagraf_thelabialounge/AND here: (my backup account cos I keep offending the Algorithms-that-be) https://www.instagram.com/freya.graf/Or support me and the poddy by buying me an extra hot soy chai latte (yes, that is my coffee order cos I'm a bit of a tosser like that) here: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/freyagraf Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Get Lindsey's 9 page OTs Map to the World of Pelvic Health.Join nearly 5,000 OTs on the OTs for Pelvic Health Facebook Group!Check Out More OT Pelvic Health Content here.Find Lindsey on IG! @functionalpelvisLinks mentioned in this podcast:Josie's Engaging Occupational Science PodcastOccupational Science 101 GuideOS Empowered OT Facebook GroupFoundations of Occupational Science Course & Community WaitlistEngaging Occupational Science Newsletter
In today's episode, Rhonda responds to a question she received about staying consistent with exercise over the holidays. It's a busy time of year and there's only so much we can have on our plates right now. If exercise isn't your top priority this time of year, that's ok! But if you'd like it to still be a part of your week because you know it will help you feel better, have a listen to this episode. You might find these tips helpful!===============================If you liked this episode of Pelvic Health and Fitness, share it with a friend, leave us a review on Apple Podcasts, or subscribe anywhere you listen to your podcasts!LINKS & RESOURCES MENTIONED IN EPISODE:
The Messiness of Trying To Do It All E10 On this episode of the Messy Middle Podcast & Radio Show, we welcome Mindy Jones, owner of the Amy Jones Group & Founder of Community on Purpose and Kim Bryant, Physical Therapist and Owner of Thrive Pelvic Health & Wellness. As three professional and busy moms, […] The post The Messiness of Trying To Do It All E10 appeared first on Business RadioX ®.
The Messiness of Trying To Do It All E10 On this episode of the Messy Middle Podcast & Radio Show, we welcome Mindy Jones, owner of the Amy Jones Group & Founder of Community on Purpose and Kim Bryant, Physical Therapist and Owner of Thrive Pelvic Health & Wellness. As three professional and busy moms, […] The post The Messiness of Trying To Do It All E10 appeared first on Business RadioX ®.
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In this episode, Heidi Hadley interviews Diane Porterfield Bourne, a registered nurse with over 30 years experience, specialising in Menopause. Diane held a Menopause workshop for the Total Somatics' members. The members loved it!Diane is an advocate for women's health especially menopause which is an area she feels very strongly about. Diane is committed to improving knowledge of the general public and organisations and also the wider health profession.Diane founded Bourne 2 Care. Since November 2021 Bourne 2 Care has been recognised service provider and registered manager regulated by the Care Quality Commission – Reg no. 10908439115TO LEARN MORE ABOUT DIANE PORTERFIELD BOURNE:https://www.bourne2care.co.uk/https://www.bourne2care.co.uk/team/diana/https://www.facebook.com/bourne2careTO LEARN MORE ABOUT HEIDI HADLEY:FREE PDF DOWNLOAD - FAQ GUIDE:https://totalsomatics.com/faq-answer-guide/ONLINE SHOP:https://totalsomatics.com/audio-instruction/TO LEARN MORE:https://TotalSomatics.comWAIT LIST:https://totalsomatics.com/join-now/FREE EBOOK:https://totalsomatics.com/free-ebook-somatics-what-is-it-how-can-it-help-me/LISTEN TO PAST PODCAST EPISODES:https://totalsomatics.com/podcast/*********TOTAL SOMATICS FREE CHALLENGE***********https://totalsomatics.com/total-somatics-free-challenge/************************************************************FREE WEBINAR:https://totalsomatics.com/free-total-somatics-webinar/Support the show
I had the pleasure of speaking with Dr. Jen Morgan. She's a doctor of physical therapy and a pelvic health specialist. We discussed pregnancy and postpartum wellness, pelvic pain with intercourse, and self-care. This is a must-listen as Dr. Jen is a very unique provider in the space!
Did you know that feeling pain with a menstrual cycle is not normal? Did you know that urinary incontinence can be treated without surgery? Did you know that we house the majority of our stress first in our pelvis? How do we have a healthier pelvic floor? This week we are excited to have the opportunity to speak with and learn from Pelvic Health Physiotherapist Robyn Synnott. Robyn will talk about many of the different ways that Pelvic Health Physiotherapists can help people with a vagina. You can learn more about Robyn by visiting her Instagram account: @physio.robyn or by visiting her website: https://www.yourebbandflow.com boobs, bods & brains is the pairing of the work and interests of hosts Laurel Crossley and Sam Leeson-McCoy. You can learn more about the podcast, its origins and how to become a sponsor by visiting the website: https:// boobsbodsandbrains.wixsite.com/my-site Laurel has been guiding and coaching her clients through life's situations for over 30 years with astounding results. Regardless of age or history, Laurel embraces the story of each person she connects with to help them work towards being the happiest and healthiest version of themselves that they can be. To learn more about Laurel or to schedule time to work with her, visit her website: https://www.littlewellnesscompany.ca For over two decades Sam has been a consumer of and worked in the realm of women's and children's health. She is an expert at helping families start and grow their families and she has watched many of her clients strive to be the best parents they can be while losing a little of themselves in the process. For more information about the services Sam offers, visit her website: www.babyREADY.info
Join my OTs in Pelvic Health Facebook GroupCheck Out Pelvic Health HQReferences from Hannah:Occupational Therapy Practice Framework: Domain and Process-Fourth Edition. (2020). The American journal of occupational therapy : official publication of the American Occupational Therapy Association, 74(Supplement_2), 7412410010p1–7412410010p87. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2020.74S2001Fisher, A. G., & Marterella, A. (2019). Powerful practice: A model for authentic occupational therapy. Center for Innovative OT Solutions, Inc.
In this episode, Rachel Collins joins us and describes her surprising path to starting her pelvic health PT practice. Early on, Rachel discovered the value of investing in her company, Rachel Collins Physical Therapy, in order to better serve women and assist them in getting back to their daily activities without pain or impairments. Follow me on Instagram: @drmorganmeese | Join my Facebook Group: DPT to CEO | Ready to start your own cash based practice? Let's talk! morganmeese.com/bookacall | MUSIC: We Are The Best Team! by WinnieTheMoog Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/6235-we-are-the-best-team- License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
Vaginismus Medical Management, Dr. Allyson ShrikhandeIn todays episode, Dr. Allyson Shrikhande from @pelvicrehabilitation shares generously about a medical management approach to treating patients with GPPPD, namely vaginismus.We highlight that vaginismus treatment is not one dimensional, and that patients typically engage with a multidisciplinary team (not limited to physiotherapy, psychology and medical doctors). Dr. Shrikhande details the medical facet of treatment utilised by the Pelvic Rehabilitation Medicine team. Todays Guest: Dr. Allyson Shrikhande, a board certified Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation specialist, is the Chief Medical Officer of Pelvic Rehabilitation Medicine. She is also the Chair of the Medical Education Committee for the International Pelvic Pain Society. She works with other experts in the field of chronic pelvic pain to develop training modules for residents and physicians interested in learning about the diagnosis, treatment, and management of chronic pelvic pain. Dr. Shrikhande is passionate about this cause and dedicated to helping men and women with pelvic pain who often suffer without anyone willing to listen, understand or find the cause of their pain. With an extensive background in mainstream clinical medicine, she also makes use of many alternatives, holistic and homeopathic approaches. She has published peer-reviewed articles on the treatment of muscle pain in academic journals and works closely with renowned pelvic pain gynecologists and urologists. Taking a team approach, she works with specialists in pelvic floor physical therapy, kinetics and movement, as well as acupuncturists, nutritionists, cognitive behavioral therapists and functional medicine physicians. Links:Website: Dr. Allyson ShrikhandeIG/FB: @pelvicrehabilitationTW: @pelvicrehabTo recommend interviewee guests and suggest topics, please leave a review for the show along with your suggested topics.More from Candice IG: @nurtureyourvagina NurturePelvicHealth.com Use the code NURTUREPOD for a 20% discount on any courses.Todays Sponsor: Lil-Lets Incontinence RangeDetails If you want to learn tips and tricks to manage symptoms from home, you can sign up for the “Bladder Bootcamp” 50% off!! Code: LILLETSDRYLOCK Lil-Lets incontinence range now available in store!Disclaimer: Material and content discussed on the Nurture Pod are intended for general information only and should not be substituted for medical advice Thank you and as always, stay curious!Candice
Today, Kim Vopni, also known as the Vagina Coach, is coming to the show to talk about midlife, hormone and pelvic health. A topic that is not talked about enough unfortunately and for which we don't receive education in our 30s and 40s. And that's exactly what it should be. We should be informed and we ought to know in advance how we can care better for our feminine health as we age and reach new milestones in our women's lives. Kim is a powerhouse of information, so listen very carefully because she's sharing lots of wisdom bits in this episode. Kim Vopni is a self-professed kegel maven. She is a certified fitness professional who became passionate about spreading information on pelvic health after the birth of her first child. She is an author, a passionate speaker, and a women's health educator. Her most recent book Your Pelvic Floor launched in March 2020 and was on the bestseller list since pre-orders launched in January. Kim is the founder of Pelvienne Wellness Inc - a company offering pelvic health programs products and coaching for women in pregnancy, motherhood and menopause. Kim also certifies other fitness and movement professionals to work with women with core and pelvic floor challenges through her Core Confidence Specialist Certification and Pre/Postnatal Fitness Specialist Certification. In this episode, Kim and I talked about:
Vaginal steaming. Yoni steaming. Pelvic steaming. Whatever name you use for this practice, it's likely you've heard of it, and maybe even tried it. Or... maybe this concept is totally new to you.At the most basic level, it's like making a strong tea and sitting over it with a bare pelvic floor. Almost as simple as it can get. And really, it's ancient. Steam itself is one of the easiest ways to receive benefits from herbs (especially aromatic ones). And in my mind is an underused form of hydrotherapy that was likely practiced by MOST of our ancestral lineages. But over the past few years, there's been a bit of a vaginal steaming revolution. And I think for good reason. It's a deeply healing practice that has many benefits, and certified vaginal steam facilitator Julia Demillones Moore shares all about it.Listen to this week's episode to learn:basics on how to steam + some simple herbal combinations to trywhat kinds of conditions benefit from steaming (hint: A LOT)when you definitely want to avoid steamingwhat the best times of your cycle are to steamsome reasons you may want to be cautious or work with a practitioner3 common myths + misconceptions about steaminga simple tip on how to steam when you're traveling!Resources:Check out the shownotes for all of Julia's links + those mentioned: Herbal steaming for pelvic healthLearn to track your own cycle so you can safely steam at the most ideal times of your cycle with this FREE cycle tracking guideEpisode 5: Are you ovulating? How to tell (and why it matters)Episode 10: Traditional womb healing practices with Sondra HamiltonEpisode 19: The importance of pelvic softening with Chaya Leia AronsonEpisode 22: Herbal spotlight on nettlesIf you loved this episode, share it with a friend, or take a screenshot and share on social media and tag me @herbalwombwisdom. And if you love this podcast, leave a rating & write a review! It's really helpful to get the show to more amazing humans like you. ❤️DISCLAIMER: This podcast is for educational purposes only, I am not providing any medical advice, I am not a medical practitioner, I'm an herbalist and in the US, there is no path to licensure for herbalists, so my role is as an herbal educator. Please do your own research and consult your healthcare provider for any personal health concerns.
Just when you think we have identified all the conditions that warrant significant attention by employers and health plans, along comes another issue that requires a solution. Pelvic Health fits into this category. I had never heard the term until recently and now it seems that pelvic health is a real issue. The fact is that pelvic issues have long plagued women and the symptoms were something that we just didn't talk about. I may make some of you uncomfortable when I say that pelvic health includes issues such as incontinence, overactive bladder and organ prolapse. Women have been told over the years that these changes in their body are commonly associated with the aging process or are the result of childbirth. What women often are not told is that there is a solution to many of these issues and it's called pelvic therapy. Today we are going to talk about pelvic health and why is it important to women of all ages and why you will see more patients and members seeking treatment for these services. It is my hope that at the end of this episode pelvic health will be on your radar and as a healthcare leader, you will be prepared to address the need. Joining me is Marta Cardeano, the General Manager of Bloom, which is a division of the Digital MSK Company, Sword Health. Marta will help us understand how widespread the problem of pelvic health is and what solutions have historically been in the marketplace and what new solutions are emerging. Marta has the distinction of being the first guest to join us from the beautiful country of Portugal. Show Notes: Favorite Book: Shoe Dog: A Memoir by the Creator of Nike by Phil Night.
Buffy Stinchfield is a passionate advocate for women's and public health. After years of suffering in silence with pelvic pain, she realized she finally needed to specialize in public health. After the birth of her first child in 2008, when her labor was anything but simple and her recovery was even more difficult, she began her studies into this specialty. She is now committed to helping women of all ages resolve and overcome issues including pelvic pain, endometriosis, bladder pain syndrome, pelvic organ prolapse, urinary leakage, bowel leakage, constipation, tailbone pain and injuries, postpartum recovery, back and neck pain, hip pain, and more. "If we actually had someone assess us going into our delivery, they could help us learn how to really connect with our core, how to breathe well, and fully understand in our own body what phase one of labor looked like." In this episode, you will learn the following: 1. The staggering statistics in pelvic health that point to the fact that pelvic health issues are very common. 2. The importance of preventative care and holistic care for pelvic health. 3. The new trend of occupational therapists entering the field of pelvic health. Take the Pelvic Health Quiz to see if pelvic health dysfunction is affecting your quality of life: https://www.pinnaclewt.com/pelvic-health-quiz Get all the links, resources and show notes here: https://wellnesscentercreators.com Sponsored by Jane App, Jane offers online booking, charting, scheduling, secure video and invoicing on one secure, beautifully designed system: https://jane.app/ Thanks so much for listening to our podcast! If you enjoyed this episode and think that others could benefit from listening, please share it!
In this episode, Dillon sits down with Dr. Alexis Morgan and Dr. Christina Prevett to discuss strategies to return back to the gym postpartum. We look to answer questions: What is pelvic organ prolapse? Can you exercise with pelvic organ prolapse? How do you overcome the fear of lifting heavy after delivery? What should you do about leakage or urinary incontinence postpartum? All of this and more are answered in this episode. Hope you enjoy! -Team [P]Rehab The [P]rehab Membership: Trial 7-days for Free! Guest Bio: Dr. Christina Prevett MScPT, PhD (c) teaches five courses at the Institute of Clinical Excellence, including Clinical Management of the Fitness Athlete: Pregnancy and Postpartum. She speaks internationally on topics such as Lifting in Pregnancy and Postpartum and Pelvic Health for the Female Athlete. Christina is a national-level weightlifter, who competed in powerlifting and Olympic weightlifting meets within 6 months of giving birth to her daughter Mya. Dr. Alexis Morgan, PT, DPT is a women's health physical therapist, internally trained pelvic floor clinician, and CrossFit-L1 trainer located in Hendersonville, TN. She specializes in treating pregnant and postpartum athletes. This is the ultimate anti-barrier solution to keeping your body healthy. Access state-of-the-art physical therapy, fitness programs, and workouts online in the comforts of your own home or gym. Follow [P]rehab: Website Instagram LinkedIn Twitter Facebook TikTok [P]Rehabbers thank you for listening and let us know what to talk about next. We hope to help you take control of your health through education! Did you enjoy this? Please rate, review, share, and subscribe. Every bit of feedback, comments, subscriptions, and sharing helps others to discover this content and find available solutions!
In this episode, Susan and Erica discuss a series of patients that all presented lumbosacral pain. Clinical pattern recognition is an important part of the assessment process. The pattern does not dictate the intervention process, but the inability or ability of the pattern to change in the assessment and intervention process is key. This practical presentation of a typical female with lumbosacral pain demonstrates the recognition of the clinical pattern. Once this is discovered, what are the best ways to intervene? Where do you start and what do you look for? Is it better to start and the impairment level or the meaningful functional movement level? How quickly do you change and discover the next layer. The obvious presentation requires some keen clinical reasoning to progress the "one size does not fit all" presentation.
In this episode, Mira Sahney, president of the Pelvic Health business at Medtronic, explains how incontinence is a debilitating condition that needs more attention and treatment. The company's implantable sacral neuromodulation therapy system, InterStim, gives people more control over their condition, enabling them to engage in regular daily activities. Sahney discusses this and the ongoing testing of an implantable tibial neuromodulation device that could strengthen bladder control. Sahney also shares details on her engineering career, which has led her to start two medtech companies. She also recently received the Ferolyn Powell Leadership Award from Medtech Women. Thank you for listening to the MedtronicTalks podcast. Subscribe to this podcast on any major podcast application.
Should you look forward to your pelvic floor appointments? How do Pain Doctors and Pelvic Floor PTs make treatments enjoyable for patients, and why is that enjoyment necessary to resolve pelvic pain? Welcome to the Collaborative Connections by OrthoPelvic PT! I'm your host for this week, Molli Atallah. In this week's episode, part 2 of 2, we will be joined again for the conclusion of our interview with physiatrist, Dr. Monica Zirolli, DO with Pelvic Rehabilitation Medicine.Dr. Monica Zirolli is a physiatrist at Pelvic Rehabilitation Medicine in Bethesda, Maryland. She is trained in a variety of techniques for helping her patients improve overall physical function and become free from chronic pain. Coming from a background as an osteopathic physician with additional experience in women's health, sexual health, and pain medicine, Dr. Zirolli uses procedural methodologies, communication, and education to make her patients feel confident and empowered on their healing journey. We will touch on such topics as:Why Pelvic Pain Docs Can't Work Without Pelvic Health PTsThe Magic of Compounded Suppositories for Pelvic PainNerve Blocks to Help Reset the Pain Cycle The Joy of Pelvic Health Appointments Find Dr. Monica and Pelvic Rehabilitation MedicineWebsite: www.pelvicrehabilitation.com Instagram:@pelvicrehabilitation Find OrthoPelvic PT:Website: https://orthopelvicpt.com/Instagram: @orthopelvicptTikTok: @orthopelvicpt1YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/OrthoPelvicPT
In this episode, we will learn about an occupational therapist who specializes in pediatric pelvic health. Quiara Smith, MOT, OTR/L has been a practicing Occupational Therapist for over 11 years in both California and in Hawaii. She has worked in various settings including hospitals, schools, an equine center providing hippotherapy as a treatment tool, and outpatient clinics. Her pediatric experience encompasses serving infants, toddlers, children, and adolescents with various medical conditions and diagnoses. Realizing the social, emotional, and psychological challenges that pelvic floor dysfunction places on children and families, Quiara decided to niche down her private practice to exclusively treating children and adolescents with pelvic floor dysfunction and toileting challenges. Quiara utilizes a holistic and integrative approach to pediatric pelvic floor dysfunction. She partners with her canine assistant, Nelly, a Labrador/golden retriever cross, in guiding children toward continence with confidence.Show Key Points:· Quiara gives us a glimpse of her background and interests · She describes her Uncommon OT work and whom she serves· She describes what inspired her to do this work and her path to entrepreneurship · She explains how she charges for her services· She provides OT practitioners valuable career advice· She provides pediatric pelvic health resources and her contact information RESOURCES: IG @alohaintegrativetherapyFacebook Business Page: Aloha Integrative Therapy Facebook Group (free group): Pediatric Pelvic Health Occupational Therapistshttps://alohaintegrativetherapy.com/join-our-course/https://linktr.ee/AlohaintegrativetherapyAs always, I welcome any feedback & ideas from all of you or if you are interested in being a guest on future episodes, please do not hesitate to contact Patricia Motus at firstname.lastname@example.org or DM via Instagram @transitionsot THANK YOU for LISTENING, FOLLOWING, DOWNLOADING, RATING, REVIEWING & SHARING “The Uncommon OT Series” Podcast with all your OTP friends and colleagues! Full Episodes and Q & A only available at: https://www.wholistic-transitions.com/the-uncommon-ot-seriesSign Up NOW for the Transitions OT Email List to Receive the FREE Updated List of Uncommon OT Practice Settingshttps://www.wholistic-transitions.com/transitionsot For Non-Traditional OT Practice Mentorship w/ Patricia: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeC3vI5OnK3mLrCXACEex-5ReO8uUVPo1EUXIi8FKO-FCfoEg/viewformHappy Listening Friends!Big OT Love!All views are mine and guests own.Be a Patron to support The Uncommon OT Series Podcast project via Patreon.
The Connected Yoga Teacher Podcast 297: Yoga Philosophy & Business with Rebecca Sebastian Description: As yoga teachers, we can feel like making money and running a yoga business is out of alignment with yoga and the philosophy of yoga. This can cause us to struggle with marketing and charging for our services. Why does this happen and how can we overcome it? Rebecca Sebastian shares her insights. Rebecca Sebastian has been teaching yoga for 20 years and working as a yoga therapist for a decade. She is also a yoga studio owner, yoga non-profit Founder, and the host of the Working In Yoga podcast. She isn't afraid to stand up for human rights and yoga - and she also isn't afraid to talk about making money as a yoga teacher. In this conversation, Rebecca shares her thoughts on why yoga teachers are struggling to make money and be okay with making money, and why we all need to double our prices (today). She explains why making our offerings more accessible doesn't necessarily mean lowering the price and how we can help increase access to yoga while still making a sustainable living. Rebecca gives tips on what to do when you don't feel comfortable “selling” yoga and explains how yoga philosophy fits in with running a yoga business. If you are struggling to make money as a yoga teacher and feeling like marketing and business isn't in alignment with yoga, this episode is a great pep talk. Key Takeaways: [0:38] sponsors - OT, PHP [2:45] Shannon introduces her guest for this episode - Rebecca Sebastian [7:41] What does Rebecca do and who does she do it for? [8:30] Why do yoga teachers struggle to make money and feel comfortable making money? [11:25] Other than doubling our prices, how can we as yoga teachers reconcile how we view yoga philosophy and making a sustainable living with yoga? [16:33] Rebecca speaks about why many people have relationships with money that are rooted in shame and guilt. [18:31] We put a lot of judgements on wealth, but that doesn't necessarily have to be the way - we are positioned to radically redistribute wealth. [21:38] Rebecca reflects on how some of the conversations we may be having around cultural appropriation and whitewashing in the yoga world may not be shifting the needle but merely adding shame to the conversation. We need to have these conversations and find ways to make a sustainable living in alignment with the teachings of yoga. [23:02] How does Rebecca help yoga teachers with pricing? [26:59] Shannon pops in with a shout out of thanks to the team at Offering Tree. [29:15] Shannon and Rebecca discuss some other ways to determine pricing for yoga offerings. [31:34] Rebecca invites us to unpack any of our thoughts that are laced with shame and guilt around money. [32:45] What advice does Rebecca have for yoga teachers who are feeling resistant to marketing and the business side of teaching yoga? [35:25] What are some resources that Rebecca recommends for unpacking money stuff? [37:30] How can we tackle that competitive mindset that may come up? [40:37] What does Rebecca wish yoga teachers knew about how yoga philosophy goes well with business? [44:21] What final thoughts does Rebecca have for yoga teachers as they start to get comfortable with unpacking money stuff and increasing their rates? [48:49] Connect with Rebecca and learn more from her on social media or via email. [50:02] Shannon shares her key takeaways from this conversation with Rebecca. Links: Rebecca Sebastian Rebecca Sebastian Yoga Rebecca Sebastian on Instagram Email Rebecca Sebastian Rebecca Sebastian Yoga on Medium Podcast: Working In Yoga Quad Cities Yoga Foundation High End Hippie (Discount Code: Connected15) beYogi Webinar Series: Uncover Your Confidence As A New Entrepreneur by Amanda McKinney [The Connected Yoga Teacher Podcast Episode 143: Should I Start a Non-Profit? with Jessica Kinsey Mindset by Carol Dweck The Connected Yoga Teacher Podcast Episode 269: Yoga Philosophy and Colonialism with Shyam Ranganathan The Connected Yoga Teacher Podcast Episode 273: Yoga is a Revolution with Jivana Heyman The Connected Yoga Teacher Podcast Episode 243: What Yoga Texts Should I Read? with Chase Bossart The Connected Yoga Teacher Podcast Episode 288: Shavasana (śavāsana) with Indu Arora Ladies Get Paid, by Claire Wasserman We Should All Be Millionaires, by Rachel Rodgers The Connected Yoga Teacher Podcast Episode 292: Taking Diet Culture out of Yoga with Jessica Grosman & Elyssa Toomey Yoga for Pelvic Health: 3.5-Hour Online Workshop with Shannon “Blurred Lines: The Harmful Intersection of Diet Culture & Yoga” Workshop with Jessica and Elyssa Pelvic Health Professionals Shannon Crow on Instagram The Connected Yoga Teacher Facebook Group Gratitude to our Sponsor, OfferingTree. Quotes from this episode: "We've taken it to the point where it's not okay to want a sustainable living and that's just silliness... It's okay to make money as a yoga professional." "The truth of the matter is that if you want to be of service, you have to make enough money to not be the person who needs help." "If good humans have conscious moral effort to make money and do good with it, we can change how this works." "Yoga is this amazing tradition, the spiritual discipline - stop selling it. Sell something else and charge a premium price for it." "I want you to find your humans and I want you to charge them enough money for you to make a living." "I believe that you can make money and create impact and do good things. It's not an either/or, it can be a both/and."
In today's episode of the Busine$$ of the V, Rachel and Dr. Dweck have an incredibly inspiring and motivating conversation about how overcoming a disease can encourage you to start a business and help other people going through the same journey. Our guest today is Rachel Bartholomew, the founder and CEO of Hyivy Health, a company that has created the first intelligent and holistic pelvic rehabilitation device for women experiencing symptoms from pelvic cancers and diseases. Pelvic health issues are extremely common in women; in fact, one third of all women worldwide are experiencing these difficulties and are not receiving adequate education and support. Rachel Bartholomew is a strong, thoughtful, and confident woman who has survived cervical cancer and is now able to understand and help other women in need. The idea for starting this company and creating her own pelvic health product came from times when she was feeling vulnerable and trying to find a distraction from her complex and painful history with cancer. She is now a true hero in the field of pelvic health, and her business continues to innovate pelvic health solutions for all women. Stay tuned to learn more about Rachel's journey, as well as how Hyivy Health came to be and the pelvic rehab devices they are bringing to the women's health market. You can subscribe or listen to previous episodes of the Busine$$ of the V podcast by clicking here. TOPICS COVERED: Meet Rachel Bartholomew, a remarkable woman whose complicated medical history inspired her to launch her own business and help other women facing similar challenges. Rachel tells us about her entrepreneurial background and how diverse her career has been so far. Nothing is more genuine and inspiring than a personal story, such as how Rachel Bartholomew's battle with cervical cancer led to the formation of the company we're discussing today, Hyivy Health. We learn that Rachel B. truly lives by the adage ‘When life gives you lemons, make lemonade', as she created her product while recovering from illness. Dweck explains what cervical cancer is and walks us through Rachel's treatment process. Our co-host Rachel Braun Scherl wants to know if the doctors had previously prepared and educated her on the procedures. The decision-making process in these situations is so quick, says Rachel B., and you often have to make them without all the necessary information. Rachel B. believes that patients should be informed of all the consequences and implications of their decisions, since doctors frequently overlook the quality of life that ensues. Alyssa is curious about how Hyivy assists other women who face some or all of the difficulties that Rachel had gone through. Our guest's product is essentially an improved version of a vaginal dilator, and it comes with a variety of benefits such as thermal therapy and auto-dilation. There is a clinician software that reviews the data so that the users can get valid feedback and track their own progress. Rachel Braun Scherl notes that the company is still going through the FDA approval process and wonders when and how they will be available. We learn that the product will be simple to use and that patients will be encouraged to use it more regularly at home (which they typically do not). The entire process is envisioned as an in-person interaction in which people come into the office and discuss their issues. Rachel Braun Scherl wonders how the company raised the funds and which factors contributed the most to its overall success. Dweck elaborates on all possible applications for the product in question, stating that it is not just for cancer patients. Rachel B. explains that one of the most difficult aspects of the process is walking the investors through the numbers as many people are not aware of the prevalence of pelvic health issues. Being open and sharing your personal story is always the best approach, according to Rachel B., who adds that many investors are then inspired to share their own experiences with pelvic health issues in their families. The name of the company, Hyivy, stems from an elaborate wordplay and primarily refers to female body parts. HOT FLASH: According to CDC, HPV is thought to be responsible for more than 90% of anal and cervical cancers, about 70% of vaginal and vulva cancers, and more than 60% of penile cancers. QUOTES: “I took a break from entrepreneurship, said I was going to take at least a year and not start a company, and I really failed miserably at that.” (Rachel Bartholomew) “I realized that there was this 84-year-old technology called a vaginal dilator that I had actually used 11 years prior for a completely different situation, and I realized that nothing had changed in those 11 years.” (Rachel Bartholomew) “It's important to recognize that your history of having cervical cancer typically hits people at a very young age, so 28 is not an unusual age.” (Dr. Dweck) “You built a business from the hospital, which is so brave and really about turning lemons into lemonades.” (Rachel Braun Scherl) “One of the things that you go through when you go through this is that the decision making is so quick, often without all of the information at the table or it slides through as you're going through.” (Rachel Bartholomew) “What I've created is an enhanced version of the dilator, and essentially we're using a combination of a number of different therapeutics as well as sensors to be able to track and monitor progress.” (Rachel Bartholomew) “One of the things that does keep people engaged in these tedious programs is to have these frequent visits; people fall off the wagon all the time because it's a chore.” (Dr. Dweck) “We're not solving endometriosis, but we're helping with the management of all the things that endometriosis patients go through, and a large piece of that is chronic pelvic pain.” (Rachel Bartholomew) “We're also looking at the female sexual function index, looking at adherence, looking at the use of pain medication and ER visits, and a couple more of measurements.” (Rachel Bartholomew) “Just for edification, the female sexual function index is a validated questionnaire, so it's valid no matter in which study you're doing it.” (Dr. Dweck) “We initially see this being an in-person meet-up with the doctor so that the users can actually go through that education piece which is so important.” (Rachel Bartholomew) “We've been in this space for a long time, and it's very difficult to raise money when you're talking about unpleasant and uncomfortable topics.” (Rachel Braun Scherl) “Dilators and your device in particular are not only for people who have had cancer. They are used for endometriosis, for other types of surgery, for the atrophic vagina, and the incontinence issues.” (Dr. Dweck) “Part of that discussion with investors is that, unfortunately, I have to spend a lot of time walking them through the numbers and through the market.” (Rachel Bartholomew) “What you're saying and doing, educating the investors as well as potential users, is really so important.” (Rachel Braun Scherl) FURTHER RESOURCES: Website: https://hyivy.com/ Rachel @LinkedIn LINKS FOR BUSINE$$ OF THE V: Website: www.businessofthev.com Dr. Alyssa Dweck: https://drdweck.com Rachel Braun Scherl: www.sparksolutionsforgrowth.com/about-rachel-braun-scherl/
The Connected Yoga Teacher Podcast 296: Can Science & Spirituality Co-Exist? with Stevie Inghram Description: There has always been some friction between science and spirituality. Some people may even think they are polar opposites that cannot co-exist. Stevie Inghram shares some of their insights about the integration of science and spirituality and their intersection with modern medicine & holistic health/medicine. Stevie Inghram is a Queer & Trans Feminine Yoga Therapist who holds a Master of Science in Yoga Therapy and has been teaching yoga for over a decade. As a Yoga Therapist, Stevie's primary work is focused on healing the trauma that is so pervasive in the queer and transgender communities. Stevie also hosts a podcast called Queer Story Time via Instagram that is focused on sharing stories from the gender and sexually expansive (GSE) communities and advocates for expanding GSE competencies in healthcare training programs. Stevie teaches GSE competencies at several Yoga Therapy Training programs and is writing on the topic for Yoga Therapy Today while also being a passionate advocate for science & evidence-informed practice in the holistic medicine world. They are a strong believer that a middle ground can truly be found, one that simultaneously respects the scientific method and cares for the whole-person. Stevie shares more about their background and how they came to be passionate about both science and spirituality. He explains how science and spirituality are both human endeavors of discovery, and why people think we have to choose between them. Stevie also shares their thoughts on spiritual bypassing in yoga, what feels toxic in yoga spaces, and how we can nurture our spirituality while also promoting science. If you have been wondering how you can practice and communicate your yoga while still leaning towards science and combating misinformation. Key Takeaways: [2:45] Shannon introduces her guest for this episode - Stevie Inghram. [5:35] What does Stevie do and who do they do it for? [7:13] Stevie is studying to be a naturopathic doctor. They share a little more about it. [9:05] When did Stevie's yoga journey begin? [11:26] What are Stevie's thoughts on the idea that you can either follow science or spirituality but not both? [16:10] It's possible that we will never have the science to explain some of what happens in yoga. How does Stevie balance that in their own teaching, practice, and life? [20:48] Shannon started leaning heavily into science since the pandemic because she was trying to shift the pendulum in the yoga world. Did Stevie have a similar experience? [25:04] Spiritual bypassing is something Shannon has noticed in the yoga world. What does it look like and what are some examples of it? [31:48] Shannon pops in to give a shout out of thanks to sponsor, Offering Tree. [33:37] How can we nurture the spirituality side of things even as we hold on to science? [42:09] It can get very tiring to constantly talk about science, and that's when we can ask ourselves "is this causing me suffering?" [44:47] What is Stevie's advice for someone who encounters misinformation or anti-science sentiment being spread in a yoga context? [54:58] Learn more from Stevie and find out more about their work on Instagram and Tiktok. Links: Stevie Inghram Stevie Inghram on Instagram @FutureNMDyogi Stevie Inghram on TikTok Stevie Inghram on Instagram @queertransthriving The Connected Yoga Teacher Podcast Episode 292: Taking Diet Culture out of Yoga with Jessica Grosman & Elyssa Toomey Yoga for Pelvic Health: 3.5-Hour Online Workshop with Shannon “Blurred Lines: The Harmful Intersection of Diet Culture & Yoga” Workshop with Jessica and Elyssa Pelvic Health Professionals Shannon Crow on Instagram The Connected Yoga Teacher Facebook Group Gratitude to our Sponsor, OfferingTree. Quotes from this episode: "So much in this world is divisive and divided and I don't think that it is beneficial to any of us as yogis to be continuing to propagate this idea that science and spirituality are separate. They're really not.” “Science and spirituality are both human endeavors of discovery." "The thing that science and spirituality share in common is um they're both Systems of Discovery." “The reality is spirituality creates meaning and value and connection in people's lives. And the truth of the matter is we don't need science to explain that to us."
In this episode, Dillon sits down with Dr. Alexis Morgan and Dr. Christina Prevett to discuss exercise and pregnancy. We look to answer: How can women best Prehab their body to get ready for pregnancy physically? What is relative energy deficiency syndrome? How can women best take care of their mental health during pregnancy? Is it safe to exercise while pregnant? What modifications if any need to be changed? All of this and more are answered in this episode. Hope you enjoy! -Team [P]Rehab The [P]rehab Membership: Trial 7-days for Free! Guest Bio: Dr. Christina Prevett MScPT, PhD (c) teaches five courses at the Institute of Clinical Excellence, including Clinical Management of the Fitness Athlete: Pregnancy and Postpartum. She speaks internationally on topics such as Lifting in Pregnancy and Postpartum and Pelvic Health for the Female Athlete. Christina is a national-level weightlifter, who competed in powerlifting and Olympic weightlifting meets within 6 months of giving birth to her daughter Mya. Dr. Alexis Morgan, PT, DPT is a women's health physical therapist, internally trained pelvic floor clinician, and CrossFit-L1 trainer located in Hendersonville, TN. She specializes in treating pregnant and postpartum athletes. This is the ultimate anti-barrier solution to keeping your body healthy. Access state-of-the-art physical therapy, fitness programs, and workouts online in the comforts of your own home or gym. Follow [P]rehab: Website Instagram LinkedIn Twitter Facebook TikTok [P]Rehabbers thank you for listening and let us know what to talk about next. We hope to help you take control of your health through education! Did you enjoy this? Please rate, review, share, and subscribe. Every bit of feedback, comments, subscriptions, and sharing helps others to discover this content and find available solutions!
Resources from this episode:OT Pioneers: Intro to Pelvic Floor Therapy for Occupational Therapists (opens October 24-28, 2022)Tiffany Lee's company Biofeedback Training + Incontinence SolutionsLindsey's Facebook group OTs In Pelvic HealthJoin the communication list for Lindsey's OTs In Pelvic Health Certification
The Connected Yoga Teacher Podcast 295: Make Money Teaching Yoga with Betty Welsh Description: How can yoga teachers make money? Particularly if they don't have an online presence, is it possible to build a profitable and sustainable yoga business? Betty Welsh has done just that and is on the podcast to share her journey. Betty Welsh is a certified yoga teacher and Thai Massage practitioner. She and her husband Barrie live on the water in a small community outside of Owen Sound. This is where Betty connected with Shannon who was teaching yoga classes at that time. Betty is artistic, full of stories and passionate about sharing yoga with her local community. It is evident how much care Betty gives to her friends, family, and yoga students. Betty shares more about how she finds students in her local community without having a website, Facebook page, email list, or any other online presence or marketing strategy. She explains how she gets new students to come to her classes and why getting students to register has been a powerful tool for that consistency. It is inspirational to listen to Betty's journey of growing her offerings and expanding her classes to build a sustainable yoga business that provides a consistent income - and you are sure to take away some ideas you can use in your yoga business too. Key Takeaways: [3:39] Shannon introduces her guest for this episode - Betty Welsh. [7:30] Betty doesn't have an online presence yet runs a successful yoga business. She shares a little about her journey. [9:12] What made Betty want to move to her home studio? [10:23] Betty finds new students in her community through in-person techniques. [11:45] Betty has a paint and wallpaper business that she's been running for over 37 years. How did she build that business? [12:26] How did Betty's regular students find out about her? [13:39] Betty teaches 7-9 classes each week and makes a steady income doing that. [15:54] Shannon shares an update about Betty's businesses since this episode was recorded. [17:20] How does teaching in the church (where Betty could have more students) compare to teaching out of her home studio? [18:23] What is Betty's advice to yoga teachers who don't want to have an online presence for their yoga business? [20:37] Betty sends text messages to people who may be interested in her upcoming classes! [21:59] What does Betty recommend for yoga teachers who may be a little shy about talking to people in person about yoga? [23:14] Betty tries to make her offering special in a way. [24:44] How does Betty run the financial parts of her business? [26:21] Shannon shares some words from a Connected Yoga Teacher who uses OfferingTree. [30:22] Where did Betty's entrepreneurial spirit come from? [31:07] What are some things that could help newer yoga teachers in terms of running a yoga business? [34:27] Betty shares a story about her mother when she was young. [36:22] What was Betty's first yoga class like? [37:16] How does Betty prepare her class plans? [41:05] Shannon shares her takeaways from this conversation with Betty. Links: Yoga for Pelvic Health: 3.5-Hour Online Workshop with Shannon “Blurred Lines: The Harmful Intersection of Diet Culture & Yoga” Workshop with Jessica and Elyssa Thread in The Connected Yoga Teacher Facebook Group about OfferingTree vs Momence Kerri Zelman Kelly Lynn Dregely Pelvic Health Professionals Shannon Crow on Instagram The Connected Yoga Teacher Facebook Group Gratitude to our Sponsor, OfferingTree. Quotes from this episode: "Just [in] conversations I have with people, it comes up that I'm a yoga teacher. And so it's just being known." "It's just not being afraid to talk about what you do." "If they show a little bit of interest, sometimes they need a little bit of a reminder that we had a conversation and I'm not afraid to do that."
Your period is a sacred and integral part of your overall health, but it's often seen as an unfortunate part of the feminine experience. I'm joined by Dr. Brittany Ellers, a physical therapist and pelvic healthcare expert, to discuss how to get more connected to your cycle, tools for guiding yourself off hormonal birth control, and the importance of body literacy. Brittany breaks down what happens energetically and physically during the follicular, ovulatory, luteal, and menstruation phases of the 28-day cycle. She shares tips for how to optimize your movement practice, food choices, and income-generating activities for each phase. She also explains the first steps someone should take if they want to experiment with non-hormonal birth control methods, like fertility awareness. We also dive into the mind-body connection, particularly through the lens of pelvic health. Brittany and I explore the empowering nature of holistic treatment plans and talk about what our pelvic and reproductive health healing journeys have looked like. Plus, we touch on ways to overcome sexual shame and cultivate a self-pleasure practice. Topics Covered: Tailoring your life around your cycle Stepping into an intuitive way of living Using your period as a litmus test for your overall health Repairing the negative effects of sexual shame and guilt The current feminine revolution around hormonal birth control and owning your fertility Guest Info: Learn more on Brittany's website Follow Brittany on Instagram Special Offer: Sign up for the EMERGE Experience - 2 day live event on Nov 12th + 13th OCTOBER GIVEAWAY! Win a free intuitive coaching session with Amy Natalie. To enter the giveaway, leave a review on iTunes or Apple Podcasts, take a screenshot before you hit submit and send to email@example.com (remember to hit submit after!) Follow Me: Find me on Instagram Visit my website Join The Empowered Feminine Facebook Group Empowered Feminine Morning Ritual
The Connected Yoga Teacher Podcast 294: How to Plan a Yoga Photo Shoot with Gabriela Fearn Description: We all know the power of good images for websites and social media, but many yoga teachers don't know where to start when it comes to taking photos for their yoga business. How can you capture who you are as a yoga teacher? What kind of photos connect you with your ideal yoga students? What should you wear? Where is the best place for a photo shoot? Gabriela (aka. Gabby) Fearn has some recommendations. Gabby Fearn is a portrait photographer, doula and yoga teacher with over 10 years of experience who is based in Sydney, Australia. Through the years Gabby has photographed many yoga studios and teachers and she ensures a stress-free experience by guiding her clients through the process every step of the way while capturing authentic and sincere photos. Gabby explains the pros and cons of indoor vs outdoor photo shoots, why having a plan is helpful and how to plan for a photo shoot, considerations around props, music, hair and makeup and more. Gabby also shares why using just stock photos isn't a great idea and why you shouldn't wait till you “look better” or can “do better yoga” to take some professional photos. This is a practical episode where you will walk away with a list of takeaways to help you book, plan and carry out a yoga photo shoot that makes marketing easier. Key Takeaways: [3:29] Shannon introduces her guest for this episode - Gabriela (Gabby) Fearn. [5:53] What does Gabby do and who does she do it for? [7:18] Gabby is half-Colombian, half-Canadian who lives in Australia. She shares a little about how the weather impacts her work as a photographer. [9:25] How do you choose a location for a photo shoot? Gabby highlights some of the pros and cons of indoor vs outdoor shoots. [13:33] What should yoga teachers wear in their photo shoot? [16:04] Gabby shares some suggestions about outfits for yoga teachers in a photo shoot. [18:02] Planning the photo shoot in advance is key to getting the most out of it. Gabby shares some essential questions to guide your planning. [19:06] Shannon pops in to share about OfferingTree which allows yoga teachers to easily set up a website. [21:03] Gabby highlights some of the types of photographs you might need as a yoga teacher. [23:15] Gabby recommends using Pinterest to refine your vision but avoid trying to copy these pictures because you are likely to be disappointed. [25:03] What are some things that can help ease the awkwardness of having your photos taken? [27:39] What are some things yoga teachers should bring along to a photo shoot? [30:14] What does Gabby recommend for hair and makeup for a photo shoot? [34:26] Gabby shares some tips about the photos you might choose for different parts of your website. [36:27] Shannon and Gabby discuss the role of stock photos in marketing for yoga teachers. [38:17] What are some other things yoga teachers should keep in mind as they plan their yoga photo shoot? [40:30] It's really important for your photos to reflect the kind of yoga you offer and what your students are looking for. [41:53] Find out more about Gabby's work on her website and connect with her on Instagram. [46:03] Gabby's final tip is to take a bath at the end of a photo shoot! [46:30] Shannon shares her takeaways from this conversation with Gabby. Links: Gabriela Fearn Gabriela Fearn on Instagram “Blurred Lines: The Harmful Intersection of Diet Culture & Yoga” Workshop with Jessica and Elyssa Yoga for Pelvic Health: 3.5-Hour Online Workshop with Shannon Pelvic Health Professionals Shannon Crow on Instagram The Connected Yoga Teacher Facebook Group Gratitude to our Sponsor, OfferingTree. Quotes from this episode: "Planning your session is key to getting the most out of it and making the most of your time." "It's really important to think about your personal style and what you wear when you practice." "Do I need a list of poses to bring with me to our session? I would say yes, it does really help." "I want you to embrace who you are and we'll end up with beautiful photos of you no matter what." "You want your photos to reflect you."
Jandra Mueller–pelvic health physical therapist at The Pelvic Health and Rehabilitation Center–is back on the podcast to discuss the surprising connections between pelvic floor health and gut health. This time, she weighs in on the three-step protocol I've developed to improve abdominal distension and how posture, breathwork, and emotions all tie into healing the gut and feeling better. Listen in to learn more. https://www.drruscio.com/abdominal-distention-dr-ruscio-new-protocol My book Healthy Gut, Healthy You is available at https://drruscio.com/getgutbook If you're in need of clinical support, please visit https://ruscioinstitute.com Looking for more? Check out https://drruscio.com/resources
The Connected Yoga Teacher Podcast 293: Eating Disorder Recovery & Yoga with Vivian Selles Description: Eating disorders are a serious condition that can even be life threatening or fatal in some cases yet we may not always recognize that someone is experiencing an eating disorder. Globally, 9% of the world population are affected by eating disorders and this number is increasing each year. How can yoga teachers support people with eating disorders? Vivian Selles has some insights. Vivian is an experienced registered yoga teacher and Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Provider (ERYT-200/YACEP). She teaches full-time in eating disorder recovery centers in Charlotte, NC, and uses her practice and teachings to cultivate positive change in the yoga community. As a yoga teacher, her intention is to create and hold safer, accessible spaces for people to connect to the practice and show up as they are. Vivian has also co-founded a local yoga coalition for equality. Vivian explains why yoga teachers should avoid talking about how much or what to eat, and how this can feed into harmful diet culture. Vivian also shares many useful and practical tips around the language we use in our yoga classes, including how to avoid cues that may demonize certain body parts, excluding competitive and comparison language, as well as how we can make our language and cues more invitational and open-ended for students. Vivian highlights our scope of practice as yoga teachers in supporting people in eating disorder recovery and how having a referral team can help too. Key Takeaways: [4:38] Shannon introduces her guest for this episode - Vivian Selles. [8:10] What does Vivian do and who does she do it for? [10:39] What is diet culture? [11:16] Dominant culture equates thinness with being healthy. How does this show up in yoga classes? [13:20] Shannon and Vivian discuss cues and language that we use in yoga spaces that could demonize certain body parts. [15:12] What does Vivian wish all yoga teachers knew going into a yoga class? [17:46] Vivian highlights some specific language she avoids and some of her preferred cueing options. [21:52] A lot of this starts with us doing our own internal work. [31:04] Messages you might get in the yoga world around what you should eat, how you should move, what you should look like, etc do not align with yoga philosophy. [34:19] Shannon pops in with a question from a member of the Connected Yoga Teacher Facebook group about OfferingTree. [37:24] How does Vivian focus on yoga philosophy when teaching yoga? [44:07] If you are interested in learning more, Vivian has some resources to recommend. [48:52] Who are some other people who can offer support and are crucial for people in recovery? [53:09] Our students can also become our teachers. [58:11] Learn more about Vivian and connect with her via her website and social media. [59:58] Shannon shares her key takeaways from this conversation with Vivian. Links: Vivian Selles Vivian Selles on Instagram Vivian Selles on Twitter “Blurred Lines: The Harmful Intersection of Diet Culture & Yoga” Workshop with Jessica and Elyssa The Connected Yoga Teacher Podcast 292: Diet Culture and Yoga with Jessica Grosman & Elyssa Toomey The Connected Yoga Teacher Podcast 048: Eating Disorder Education for Yoga Teachers with Tabitha Farrar Health at Every Size, by Linda Bacon Intuitive Eating: A Revolutionary Anti-Diet Approach, by by Evelyn Tribole M.S. R.D. and Elyse Resch M.S. R.D. F.A.D.A. Rolf Gates, 8 Limb Path of Yoga Self Care Matters: A Revolutionary's Approach, by Anana Johari Harris Parris Body Mindful Yoga by Jennifer Kreatsoulas Yoga and Eating Disorders, by Carolyn Costin Jennifer Kreatsoulas The Connected Yoga Teacher Podcast 247: Being Wrong is Part of Learning with Shannon Yoga for Eating Disorders Community on Facebook Yoga for Eating Disorders Montgomery County PA Yoga Therapy Getting Started as A New Yoga Teacher with Shannon Crow - OfferingTree Webinar Yoga for Pelvic Health: 3.5-Hour Online Workshop with Shannon Yoga for Pelvic Health 6-Week Series with Shannon Crow Pelvic Health Professionals Shannon Crow on Instagram The Connected Yoga Teacher Facebook Group Gratitude to our Sponsor, OfferingTree. Quotes from this episode: "Diet culture is a system of beliefs that upholds a paradigm that equates thinness with being healthy and more morally virtuous." "Considering your own internal experience is a starting point in terms of how we can be empathetic towards others." "I exclude a lot of language that encourages perfection or encourages competition." "How are my internal belief systems upholding diet culture?"
Today I speak with my friend Adelaide Meadow. Adelaide is a traditional midwife, functional medicine practitioner & women's movement specialist. Adelaide's work challenges everything you've been taught about the female pelvis. Adelaide believes that pelvic health is the apex of women's wellbeing and discusses why women need to prioritize it, even if our doctors, yoga teachers and other wellness experts won't. According to Adelaide this is not just a matter of health - this is a feminist issue. As young girls doing ballet and gymnastics, we're instructed to tuck our tailbones and suck in our ribcage, advice that contradicts our natural physiological alignment. This continues into adulthood where we're often told to exercise and move like men. Whether we're squeezing into skinny jeans and high wasted leggings or constantly sucking in our bellies the message is clear: be smaller and take up less space. We discuss in depth how our female socialization undermines our vitality and why taking back our pelvic health can mean taking back our power. Adelaide's course: