Michelle Lyons graduated from UCD’s Physiotherapy programme; her additional qualifications include a PgCert from TCD in Innovation, Creative Thinking & Enterprise and a PgCert in Health Coaching & Nutrition from NUIG, along with a certificate from the University of Arizona in Phytotherapy/Herbal Medicine, teacher trainings in Yoga, Pilates and Mindfulness as a therapeutic intervention.
She has been on the teaching faculty of the POGP, Herman & Wallace, The Pelvic Rehab Institute, Medbridge Education and The Integrative Women’s Health Institute and has presented at multiple conferences on a variety of topics pertaining to women’s health, including International Continence Society, International Pelvic Pain Society, the British Pelvic Floor Society, CSM for the American Physical Therapy Association, the Academy of Pelvic Health’s annual symposium, Pelvic Health Solutions Conference (Canada), Kuwait Women’s Health Symposium, the International Herbal Symposium (USA), the New England Women’s Herbal Conference, Pelvicon (USA), three teaching tours of Australia, New Zealand and Singapore and the annual conference of the Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists.
what is muliebrity manifesto?
That having fears, concerns or problems dismissed by healthcare providers as 'part of being a woman/ having babies/getting older' is unacceptable.
That a knowledgeable woman is an empowered woman.
That the healthcare providers who serve women need better education; information that is up to date, evidence based, compassionate and tailored to the individual woman and all the women we serve.
That women deserve better healthcare. That feeling comfort, safety and joy in our bodies is not only attainable, but our birthright.
I want you to feel competent and confident so no matter what issue your female clients come to you with - pain, bladder or bowel issues, menstrual, maternal or menopausal problems - you have the resources here to help
"My goal is to fill your treatment toolbox with up to date evidence based strategies - that work!"
What's happening, how to know if something's wrong AND what we can do about it!
All About Maternal Health-
Again, starting with the hormonal changes but then taking that through real life- how can we effectively manage issues like pelvic girdle pain, diastasis, postnatal pelvic health and helping women live well during and after their maternal journeys?
All About Menopausal Health-
This is a huge topic but I want to break this down into super-practical, manageable and actionable steps! We'll go from peri to post menopause, looking at hormones, musculoskeletal and pelvic health, optimizing metabolic function, banishing brain fog and fatigue and there's a bonuslecture on female sexual health at menopause.
Women are FAR more likely to deal with issues such as posterior pelvic floor muscle dysfunctions, anal continence (hello childbirth!) and IBS (which affects TWICE as many women as men?)
That the Gut/Brain Axis, which is modulated in large part by the Vagus information super highway is VERY responsive to changes in nutrition, stress management and some surprising exercise strategies?
That medications for conditions like Irritable Bowel Syndrome and Inflammatory Bowel Disease may be good at suppressing symptoms…but lasting relief (and maybe disease remission) comes from evidence based lifestyle strategies? (*not saying don’t take meds, but I am saying…use the evidence to help live better and calm down distressing drivers…and maybe then discuss the need for meds with your dr)
That understanding the coccyx is VITAL for female pelvic health – and there’s so much we can do to make the coccyx calm down with external as well as internal strategies
My latest course, Bowel Health & Women’s Health explores all of this and more.
THIS IS THE COURSE I WISH I HAD WHEN I STARTED TREATING WOMEN WITH BREAST CANCER
So much information is given to women during treatment for breast cancer...but not enough attention is being paid to optimizing recovery, until now!
This course will fill your toolbox so you can work with women on their breast cancer journey safely and confidently, with a strong focus on the treatments, their side effects and an integrated approach to bringing manual therapy, exercise prescription and a biopsychosocial approach under one course umbrella.
The first module is about the background info- why is back pain different for women? But then we quickly move into a six week movement strategy programme- that comes with a marketing powerpoint so it's just about ready to go for your business! In addition, there's the Better Breathing coursework- if you're a nerd like me who likes the background on the anatomy of physiology of breathing, and why breathing is important in the management of back pain... AS WELL as the manual therapy and movement strategies I've used over 3 decades working in rehab. It's an entirely external course so hopefully it will really help fill your toolbox for one of the leading causes of disability globally...and why women's back pain is different!
In this episode I chat with Sue Croft about getting back to the basics of bladder control and understanding the stress of stress incontinence - full of clinical pearls to help you help women live well! Enjoy the chat,...
This episode is a great way to kick off Season 1 of my podcast - it is coming out in May 2023, which is the awareness month for both pelvic pain AND mental health. I'm delighted to chat with Dr Alex Milspaw about how...
welcome to the celebrate muliebtiry podcast
with michelle lyons
Hello & Welcome to my podcast! Muliebrity is the art & state of being a woman & I think that should be celebrated. I'd love it if you join me as I shine a light on women's health, talk about the latest research & chat with some of the cleverest people working in women's health. Enjoy the show! (and don't forget to celebrate muliebrity!)