In today’s episode of Bun in the Oven Hollie is joined by the wonderful, knowledgeable, and passionate Dr Sinéad Dufour to talk all about pelvic girdle pain pregnancy. Pelvic Girdle Pain (or PGP) can be misdiagnosed, misunderstood, and left untreated, but it doesn’t need to be that way. Sinéad has worked tirelessly to help raise awareness of the evidence around PGP and is leading the way in how we think about PGP.
In this episode Hollie and Sinéad discuss:
► What pelvic girdle pain actually is
► How we might treat pelvic girdle pain
► Why treatment for pelvic girdle pain will vary for each individual
► How physical activity can benefit pelvic girdle pain
► What to do if you think you might be suffering with pelvic girdle pain during pregnancy
I hope you find this episode useful if you are suffering with pregnancy related pelvic girdle pain, or know someone who is, and it helps more women get the support and treatment they so deserve.
Guest Bio: Dr Sinéad Dufour
Dr. Sinéad Dufour is an Associate Clinical Professor in the Faculty of Health Science at McMaster University. She teaches and conducts research in the Schools of Medicine, Nursing and Rehabilitation Science. She completed her MScPT at McMaster University (2003), her PhD in Health and Rehabilitation Science at Western (2011), and returned to McMaster to complete a post-doctoral fellowship (2014).
Her current research interests include: conservative approaches to manage pelvic floor dysfunction, pregnancy-related pelvic-girdle pain, and interprofessional collaborative practice models of service provision to enhance pelvic health and pain science.
Sinéad stays current as a pelvic health physiotherapists through her practice at The World of my Baby (the WOMB) a family of perinatal care centers in Ontario, Canada. Sinéad has been an active member of the Society of Obstetricians and Gynecologists of Canada (SOGC) sitting of multiple committees and leading several clinical practice guidelines.
She also proud to serve as a clinical advisor many women’s health businesses. Her passion for optimizing perinatal care and associated upstream health promotion for women stemmed from her own experience becoming a mother of twins. She is an advocate for women’s pelvic health and a regular invited speaker at conferences around the world.
► Follow Dr Sinéad Dufour on Instagram HERE
► The World of my Baby (WOMB) – website HERE
► Dr Sinead Dufour, McMaster University Profile
► Bia Formations: Courses for Healthcare Professionals
► APTA Pelvic Health: Free Webinars
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