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Empowering Women through Pelvic Health Education

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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Does breathing matter? (answer – yes!)

The American Lung Association have a slogan - 'If you can't breathe, nothing else matters' and I think that's true for so many aspects of women's health - brain, back pain, bladder and bowel function...even hot flashes and heart health!! Where is the Diaphragm and...

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Women & Cancer & Sex

It’s St Valentine’s day this week – you may have noticed hearts and flowers everywhere you look and a general theme of love and romance. For many women going through cancer treatment, sex may be the last thing on their mind…or not! Women who are going through...

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Women and Heart Health

It's February (how?!) which in Ireland is traditionally the start of Spring - there's a bright blue sky out there today, and the snowdrops are a galanthophile's delight this year. Lambs have been spotted in the fields and of course the next major holiday is St...

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Does Weight Loss Help with Urinary Incontinence?

The new year is here and with it, lots of motivational posting about exercise and weight loss…but how is this desire for ‘new year, new you’ affecting peri-menopausal women with urinary dysfunction? It has been established that the lower urinary tract is sensitive to...

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Do you know enough about Hysterectomies?

Do you work with women who have had a Hysterectomy? Do you understand the different types of Hysterectomy? Do you understand the short, medium and long term implications of Hysterectomy? Jenny Burrell and I sat down recently to discuss the different types of...

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Living Well after Breast Cancer #3rdAge

October is coming and that means there will be pink ribbons everywhere, as we shine a light on breast cancer. But although treatments for breast cancer have improved dramatically over the past decade and survivorship has also increased, this means that women are...

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What do we need to know about Endometriosis? (And why!)

Did you know: That Endometriosis affects up to 15% of  ALL women, worldwide? That the Gold Standard for treating Endometriosis is laparoscopic excision with clean margins followed by pelvic rehab? That Hysterectomy is NOT the best treatment option for Endo That...

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The Coccyx and The Stuck Drawer

The Coccyx, or tailbone, is often unrecognised as a key component of pelvic girdle and pelvic floor function (and dysfunction!) For our patients, they often present with a history of a fall on outstretched legs, landing on their rear. For us clinicians, the coccyx...

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Take a deep breath…

Its hard to believe that a week has passed since Woman on Fire 2017. Jenny and I decided to go bigger and better this year so we upgraded the location, hotel and capacity to beautiful Brighton. We went from 70 attendees in central London last year to 170 this year...

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Happy Síle Day!

Hello there!   I hope you had a lovely St Patrick's Day last week and wore something green! More importantly, I hope you ate something green! If you've been to one of my courses, you'll know nutrition is a huge part of my approach to women's health and dark green...

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Constipation Q&A!

I never thought, when I was starting out as a physio, many (many) years ago that constipation would be such a feature of my professional life (happily not my personal life, although I will say, I have been known to whip out a mini Bristol Stool Scale at dinner...

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Bladder Problems?

With 1 in 3 women experiencing pelvic floor dysfunction, it is no surprise that a great number of the women who make appointments with me report some sort of problems with their bladder function. Some of the questions I ask: Any leaking when you cough, laugh, stand...

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