About me

lyons3No one understands a woman’s body better than a woman herself.

My name is Michelle Lyons and I’m passionate about Women’s Health.

I’m a women’s health integrative physio, which means my toolbox includes manual therapy, tailored exercise prescription, nutrition, coaching, herbs, yoga, pilates and mindfulness as therapeutic interventions.

Whether I’m working one to one with a patient, teaching live or online, mentoring women’s health practitioners or speaking to women in communities all over the world, my goal is to help others live well.

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I have always been a firm believer in integrative healthcare. For over twenty years, I have specialized in women’s health, with a distinct focus on helping other women live a healthy, happy life. My philosophy is based on my experience as a healthcare practitioner, my specialised background in orthopaedics & women’s health physiotherapy, integrative healthcare, and as a woman. To paraphrase Dr Christiane Northrup, I have spent a long time studying all the things that can go wrong with a women’s body, now I want to focus on what can help things go right.

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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)

Background:

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. I have over two decades of experience as a chartered physiotherapist, both as a clinician and an educator. I am on the teaching & course development faculty of Herman & Wallace Pelvic Rehab Institute in the U.S. and I was an item writer for the PRPC certification exam. I was also a lecturer for the Pelvic Obstetric & Gynaecological Physiotherapy Association in the U.K. on their pregnancy/MSK courses and was Clinical Lead on their advanced pelvic floor course. I blog and teach online for Medbridge Education, I’m on the faculty of the Integrative Pelvic Health Institute and I’m the clinical consultant for Burrell Education.

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I’ve taught hundreds of courses for healthcare practitioners all over the world, live and online. As well as my U.S. courses for Herman & Wallace, I’ve done teaching tours of Australia and New Zealand in conjunction with Pelvic Floor Exercise and I have presented at the International Pelvic Pain Society, for the Pelvic, Obstetric and Gynaecological Association, The Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists, 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, one of my favourites, the Woman on Fire Summit.

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In 2013 I co-founded the Women’s Health Physiotherapy group, which now has over 5000 members from all over the world; an abstract looking at the role of the group/social media in promoting women’s health was accepted for WCPT in 2015. I’ve also set up a more clinically focused Facebook group, Global Pelvic Physio, which also has a large international membership – a great place to share research, clinical questions and colleague support

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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As well as offering private consultations, I also offer independent courses/presentations for both healthcare professionals and communities on all aspects of female and male pelvic health (bladder, bowel, sexual health, pelvic pain), pelvic health for athletes, pregnancy & post partum, and oncology rehab (CLICK UPCOMING EVENTS), as well as a consulting/ mentoring service to clinics internationally who wish to start or grow their pelvic rehab, women’s health or oncology rehab programmes. (CLICK WORK WITH ME)

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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