February 20, 2021
Today is an extra special episode! We have physiotherapist Cath Willis back (go find the episode on breast health from April 2018) to talk about #bladder leakage, or technically known as urinary incontinence. She breaks down the types and causes for urinary #incontinence, what physiotherapists look for as part of assessment and ways we can help treat this, as well as understanding the importance bladder leak protection products such as Always Discreet.
Not only is Cath a wealth of clinical knowledge in her roles as a pelvic health physiotherapist for Queensland Health and Movements Solutions Physiotherapy in Brisbane, she was our previous Chair of the APA's Women's, Men's and Pelvic Health National Group, is the New Chair of the APA's National Advisory Council, and teaches the undergraduate Gender Health subject to physiotherapy students at Australian Catholic University in Brisbane.
On that note, I want to say a very big thank you to Always Discreet as this entire episode has been made possible by their support.
For more than 30 years across the world, Always has been helping women with their menstruation needs thanks to its comprehensive line of period pads and liners. The brand gained global accolades for some of its previous topical campaigns, including “Like A Girl” and “End Period Poverty.”
As a brand, Always’ purpose has been to empower and help females everywhere live life to their fullest potential. Not only have they created a superior line-up of bladder leak protection products called Always Discreet, they have helped to educate women around the globe about the help from doctors and physiotherapists available for bladder leakage rather than just telling women to use their products and ignore it.
But, what makes the Always Discreet range so great?
- It’s specifically designed for incredible protection from bladder leaks (vs. menstruation needs)
- It features breakthrough technology via a super-absorbent core that turns liquid into gel and locks in odours
- Its products on the range are surprisingly thin and discreet, helping you feel more comfortable and confident going about your everyday life
Now sit back and enjoy!
February 9, 2021
Anita Lambert is a Registered Pelvic Health & Orthopaedic Physiotherapist with a focus on #prenatal, #birth prep and #postpartum care, as well as the co-host of the To Birth & Beyond podcast. She’s one of the few #physiotherapists in Canada to have completed physiodoula training which blends physiotherapy expertise with birth doula support and now assists this professional course taught in Canada.
She joins me today to talk about preparation around stage 2 in labour - what happens in the body, how can we help with breath and #pelvicfloor, where do physiotherapists play a role.
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More of Anita's bio:
Anita is passionate about helping #pregnant physiotherapy clients connect more with their body including their pelvic floor plus keep you active and comfortable during pregnancy while you prepare for birth which will give you a head start on your postpartum recovery. She enjoys helping postpartum clients navigate their recovery and return to activities they love including exercise, sports and dance without pain and pelvic floor symptoms.
Anita created her Bump to Birth online course which guides you step by step to prepare you, your pelvic floor and core for birth and co hosts the To Birth & Beyond podcast to share this information to help people around the world.
Growing up as a ballet dancer and athlete, Anita was always fascinated with how the body moved and healed. Her love for sport led her to become the team therapist for the McMaster University women’s rugby and basketball teams.
She completed her clinicial Pilates rehab training during her final physiotherapy clinical placement in Brisbane, Australia alongside working with semi-professional ballet dancers. She brought this knowledge back to Toronto to start off her physiotherapy career including becoming an on-site physiotherapist for Canada’s Ballet Jorgen and Past President of Healthy Dancer Canada, an organization that fosters and facilitates communication and collaboration among the dance community, health professionals and researchers.
Outside of work, you can find Anita practicing yoga or Pilates, strength training or enjoying the outdoors and spending quality time with her husband and energetic 4 year old daughter and 2 year old son.
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Listen and enjoy and a big thanks to Always Discreet for sponsoring this episode of The Pelvic Health Podcast. Head to Always Discreet to learn more about bladder leak tips, management and incredible bladder leakage protection!