About me

No one understands a woman’s body better than a woman herself

I’m a women’s health physiotherapist, with over 25 years of clinical experience – my passion is teaching clinicians and healthcare professionals how to help women live well. My professional toolbox includes movement therapies, manual treatment strategies to optimise function, nutrition, herbal medicine, mindfulness and a commitment to integrate the biopsychosocial approach

I’m a believer in the power of social media to connect – I have a Facebook group exclusively for clinicians (Global Pelvic Physio) and along with Jenny Burrell, I’ve co-founded and co-curate The Power Years Project Community, a group for women who want to focus on living well.

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I live in Ireland but I spend most of my time speaking at international conferences and post graduate courses
I’m on the faculty of Herman & Wallace, The Pelvic Rehab Institute, the Integrative Women’s Health Institute, Medbridge Education and I’m a former tutor/clinical lead for the Pelvic Obstetric & Gynaecological Physiotherapy Association  –  I am also proud to be the clinical consultant for Burrell Education
I’ve presented at the International Continence Society, the International Pelvic Pain Society, the Pelvic Obstetric & Gynaecological Physiotherapy association, the Chartered Physiotherapists in Women’s Health and Continence, Women in Women’s Health, the British Pelvic Floor Society, the Klose Lymphedema Conference, the Turkish Pelvic Health Academy, the Women’s Health Summit UK, the International Herbal Symposium, the New England Women’s Herbal Conference and the Wise Woman Weekend and of course, my favourite, Woman on Fire!

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I think you can’t move forward with health until you get the foundational aspects of self care in place – good nutrition, functional movement and restorative habits  – but I’m also committed to Evidence Based Medicine, which is why you won’t see me recommending any particular  approach without the research to back it up (#showmethescience! #evidencebasedkitchen)

I don’t know who said it, but I think a good clinician is a combination of physiology. physics and psychology – my job is to show the evidence and empower through education.

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Although I travel to teach all over the world, I divide my time between the US and Ireland. With a busy international schedule, I also find time to indulge my passion for cooking, reading, shopping for more books and reading some more! I have a prodigious scarf collection (so handy for anatomy and exercise demos’s!), a compulsive book buying habit and no love at all for giraffes….(it is a long story…)

 

 

 

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2 Responses to “About me

  • time for some updates……

  • Hi Michelle,
    I came across your article about TMJ/Psoas/pelvian floor. How could I contact you please. Thanks,
    Gerald
    Nice, France