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Does Weight Loss Help with Urinary Incontinence?

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 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

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!)

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 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…

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!

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!

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?

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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Happy Twixtmas! (And…relax)

Happy Twixtmas! (And…relax)

Hello!   So Christmas is over…I hope you had a good one! Here in Ireland, the day after Christmas is a holiday – St Stephen’s Day. In fact not much happens here from a business perspective during Twixtmas – that space between Christmas and New Years. I remember...

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Pelvic Health at Menopause

Pelvic Health at Menopause

After menopause, more than half of women may have vulvovaginal symptoms that can impact their lifestyle, emotional well being and sexual health. What's more, the symptoms tend to co-exist with issues such as prolapse, urinary and/or bowel problems. But unfortunately...

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Gynae Cancer Awareness and IPPS in Chicago this October!

Gynae Cancer Awareness and IPPS in Chicago this October!

I've just come back from a gorgeous trip to Paris - the sun was shining but the leaves were turning and all the shops had signs up for 'La Rentree', that 're-entry' period signalling the end of summer, time to think about school and a returning to learning. Speaking...

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Taking care of the Female Athlete

Taking care of the Female Athlete

When I bring up the topic of pelvic floor dysfunction in athletes, stress incontinence is usually the first aspect of pelvic health that springs to mind – and rightly so, as professional sport is one of the risk factors for stress urinary incontinence. (Poswiata et al...

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Optimal Health after Hysterectomy – Online Course

Optimal Health after Hysterectomy – Online Course

For Every Woman Who Needs to Know and Every Women's Wellness Professional Serving the Hysterectomy Patient At the most recent calculation, 1.2 million women a year underwent a Hysterectomy procedure worldwide.  With a figure of 55,000 in the UK and just over 500,000...

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January is the new January

Happy New Year! I hope that 2015 was good to you and 2016 will be even better. This is going to be a year of #radicalselfcare for me - I stepped off the whirlwind of work and travel about three weeks ago and today is my first day back at proper work. What a change to...

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September is the new January

How can it be nearly the end of September already? But it is...the light is changing as it comes in lower, its a little bit darker every morning when I open the curtains, and I am loving having a fire lit in the evenings. The French have a wonderful word for this time...

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