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Fertility – what’s our role?

At last Spring appears to be springing – the days are getting longer and (a bit!) warmer, the primroses are in bloom, the lambs are gambolling and it is time to put the Easter decorations out. Now, as I was hanging eggs on the tree, of course my mind wandered into the...

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Listen to your heart….

Yes, I know February has come and gone...but heart health is STILL the biggest killer of women What do we know? That female athletes, who develop RED-S, are at an elevated risk of cardiovascular dysfunction because the oestrogen deficit adversely affects endothelial...

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Pregnancy & Heart Health

At last, after possibly the longest January on record, it is now February. Traditionally in Ireland, it is the first day of Spring but it is a chilly start to the season! February is a month filled with hearts, flowers and chocolate – three of my favourite things -...

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Bowel Health, Books and Beginnings!

‘Now let us welcome the New Year Full of things that have never been’ Rainer Maria Rilke In this blogpost: Constipation challenges and strategies My new plans for 2019 in women’s health education My favourite books of the year (well, some of them!!) Discount codes and...

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Hysterectomy: Returning to Health

Hysterectomies have been in the news lately. We recently saw that for women with gynae cancers, open hysterectomies may give better outcomes than laparoscopic – this makes sense for a number of reasons – with a scope, you only see what the scope sees so if you miss an...

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Is the PF Hypertonic or Overactive? And what about PGP?!

Hello, hello! It has been too long since I last did a blog post, but one (of the many...) resolutions for 2019 (how can that be in just a few weeks?!) is to blog and film more consistently, so this is the start of (another) new me... After the launch of our new...

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Diastasis and Diaphragms

Diastasis and Diaphragm Function Diastasis is a bit of a hot topic these days, regardless of whether you call it di ASS tasis or diaSTAYsis… I recently taught my new Perinatal Pelvic Rehab course in Northern Ireland, and I had the opportunity to hear my friend and...

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Trauma Awareness in Women’s Health

(a version of this post originally appeared on hermanwallace.com) Given the week we've had, with heated debates about sexual assault in the news, I thought it was timely that I got to share this post and interview about trauma, trauma awareness, how stress and trauma...

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Thoracic Thoughts

September is Menopause Awareness Month – so in this post, I wanted to take a look at the effects of Menopause on the Thoracic Spine – what do we need to know and what’s the good news? Often, when we think of back pain and menopause, we may wonder about lumbar spine...

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September: BPS/IC, Menopause and Gynae Cancer

September means... Back to school and Increasing Awareness Somehow it is September again and all the talk is of going back to school – I must admit I am joining in this year, having enrolled in an advanced diploma in nutrition and health coaching – more of that to...

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PCOS – what is it and what can we do to help?

Hello again! It's been a while since I've written - sorry! I had three trips to the US to teach in June (thanks NY, Chicago and Washington!) and then in July, I was whisked away by the fabulous Fiona Rogers of pelvicfloorexercise.com.au for my 3rd (!) Down Under...

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Overactive Bladder? The #5C Approach

The #5C Strategy for Bladder Overactivity: An excerpt from ‘The Happy Healthy Bladder Workbook’ (coming soon!) © Michelle Lyons 2018 all rights reserved Do Not Reproduce Without Author’s Permission   In pelvic health, we love abbreviations, especially when it...

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Don’t hold your breath!

Breathing is amazing. We do it approximately 20,000 times a day, mostly without thinking about it. Our main muscle of respiration, the Diaphragm, interacts with our spine, our abdominal muscles and our pelvic floor, helping us manage to avoid back pain, contribute to...

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Pelvic Pain Awareness Month

Did you know that May is Pelvic Pain Awareness month? That it's also Mental Health Awareness month? I'd like to think that the two are not unrelated as so many women and men go through tremendous psychological stress when dealing with persistent pelvic pain - from a...

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Women Eating Well

Eating well has become...complicated. It seems like everyone's an expert (or at least telling you they are) Should we do intermittent fasting? (but in today's paper, there was an article stating it leads to pancreatic damage and insulin dysfunction. Ketogenic is...

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what do rubber chickens have to do with women’s health?

Yesterday, I taught a class to a group of women in my local yoga studio about 'Women and Back Pain' - which was really also a class about bladder, bowel and prolapse, eating well, moving well, breathing, sleeping and stress management (there was also a section on...

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#useyourglutes #notyourglottis!

I'm still somewhat in recovery mode after #WomanonFire2018 - what a weekend!!! Knowledge bombs, dancing and #professionalsisterhood were the order of the day! We're already in planning mode for #WomanOnFire2019...you have been warned!! Tickets sold out early for this...

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Bone Health – Is Osteoporosis a ‘silent disease’?

Its Spring time in Ireland and the leaves are starting to bud on the trees again – I’m always amazed at the way trees can seem dormant through the winter but with the right amount of sunlight and increasing temperatures, they grow and regenerate new life. Which of...

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