Pain Science and Sensibility Episode 47: Is It Safe For Women To Lift Heavy Things?

Is it safe to exercise and lift heavy things for people with pelvic organ prolapse symptoms? Or put more bluntly, will lifting heavy weights make your lady bits fall out? Is lifting weight asking for trouble? That is the question that our guest this month is seeking to answer and Sandy and Cory sit down to ask some questions about her recently published cross sectional study that is a start to this research. There are some important implications of this and potentially some misconceptions that are driving current approaches. Please listen as we are joined by physiotherapist and PhD candidate, Lori Forner for this episode of Pain Science and Sensibility.

Symptoms of pelvic organ prolapse in women who lift heavy weights for exercise: a cross-sectional survey.
Forner LB, Beckman EM, Smith MD.
Int Urogynecol J. 2019 Dec 7. doi: 10.1007/s00192-019-04163-w. [Epub ahead of print]

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Music by Kevin MacLeod – incompetech.com:
Intro – Brandenburg No4 and Meatball Parade
Close – Meatball Parade

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