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Pelvic Health Survey - Please help us improve pelvic health for women

For those of you who are unaware, I am on the road to a PhD through The University of Queensland (at present I am an MPhil candidate, but if all goes well, this will be upgraded to a PhD early next year). I want to motivate and encourage women from a young age to get active and participate in the types of exercise they love, however pelvic floor problems like incontinence and prolapse cause many women to stop physical activity or to not even start. As part of my PhD I am collecting information from women on their pelvic floor health and physical activity. I need women over 18 years of age of all activity levels (including those who do not participate in any physical activity) with and withou

The bigger picture in assessing pelvic floor problems with physiotherapist Dr. Judith Thompson

Dr. Judith Thompson, PhD FACP, is a Specialist Continence and Women’s Health Physiotherapist in Perth, Western Australia. She joins me in this episode to discuss how she came to study and treat the pelvic floor within a system rather than independently. She gives us insight on how she uses real time ultrasound to assess pelvic floor problems and the relationship of pelvic floor muscles to IAP. We discussed her background in research on IAP and advice on whether women should do sit-ups. Her other passion in this field revolves around pelvic pain, in which she works alongside Professor Peter O'Sullivan (whom was on this podcast two episodes previously). She also fills us in how what is involve

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