Jilly Bond is a clinical specialist physiotherapist who leads the pelvic health service for a private hospital in south Wales, as well as her own private clinic in Cardiff. She also runs continuing professional development courses in the physiotherapy management of visceral pain syndromes (The Happy Bladder Course), and these will be launching online in 2018!! She also provides online mentoring and acts as a pelvic health consultant for a wide variety of sports. Jilly has worked in the NHS and private sectors for the past 10 years, covering the full range of male and female pelvic health conditions, and has a specialist interest in pelvic pain, specifically bladder pain syndrome. In 2016 Jilly completed her Master’s degree at the University of Bradford, and published her research on the use of therapeutic wands in the management of bladder pain syndrome (Bond et al. 2017). She sits on the executive team for Pelvic, Obstetric and Gynaecological Physiotherapy (POGP) - the UK professional network affiliated to the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy, and also within their Journal subcommittee, is a peer reviewer and runs the Journal research Twitter feed, @JPOGP.
Jilly joins me in this episode to talk about how "the wand" can help with pelvic floor muscle tension and pain. More importantly, she discusses WHAT we are actually doing with it (spoiler alert - we are not releasing trigger points). I didn't actually need to talk at all (and therefore I sat back in awe, loving the accent and amazing knowledge bombs). She so eloquently discusses why and how our bodies protect and guard us against threats to our nervous system and all the neat things we can do to help our patients (or yourselves if you suffer from any kind of pelvic pain).
If you haven't already, check out her vlogs on similar topics (which is what sparked this episode) and stay tuned to see what she has in store for 2018. See all the links below.
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