STA89 'Women's Health Pt4: The Athletic Female' with Grainne Donnelly, Emma Brockwell, Helen McElroy

In the final episode of this month's focus on 'Women's Health', we are absolutely honoured to be joined by special guests Gráinne Donnelly, Emma Brockwell, both physiotherapists passionate about developing the knowledge and awareness necessary to optimise each female athlete’s potential.

Gráinne and Emma and Dr Helen McElroy (unable to join us for this episode - wish you well Helen!) are about to launch a course entitled 'The Athletic Female', specifically designed for fitness & health care professionals & coaches working with female athletes. With input from a highly respected panel of multi disciplinary specialists and a growing online community to mix with fellow health care professionals, this course is something any therapist working with female athletes should seriously consider. 

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STA88 ’Women’s Health Part 3: Two Matts and a Woman’ with Matt Phillips, Matt Scarsbrook & Katie.

How much do male soft tissue therapists really know about Women's Health? How much should they know? In Part 3 of this month's focus on Women's Health, we look at these questions and more, with the Sports Therapy Association Videocast & Podcast now being streamed LIVE exclusively to YouTube and then uploaded as a podcast. 

In order to discuss this topic, host Matt Phillips welcomes back to the show Matt Scarsbrook, one third of fantastic industry educators 'The Massage Collective' (with Anna Maria Mazzieri & Becky DeMott Horton).

Matt & Matt are joined by special guest 'Katie', who having been in her own words the "token woman on the leadership teams in most of the businesses I have worked for" has graciously agreed to "step up and be the token woman to represent all the vaginas out there."

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STA87 'Women's Health Part.2: Menopause Transition' with special guest Jenny Burrell

We continue our February 'Focus on WOMEN'S HEALTH' here on the Sports Therapy Association Videocast & Podcast, with Part 2 of the series: 'Menopause Transition: Soft Tissue Implications'.

Joining us is special guest Jenny Burrell, Head & Founder of Burrell Education, one of the UK's leading-edge educators in the field of modern Pregnancy, Post Baby, 3rd Age (Peri-to Post-Menopause) and Female Fitness, Wellness, Massage + Bodywork Therapies.

In this episode, Jenny discusses the soft tissue implications of the Menopause Transition, providing information that is vital to soft tissue therapists who wish to help female clients become educated about their own body, empowering them to be their own deepest advocate for health in both good and challenging times.

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STA86 'Women's Health - Part 1' with special guests Dr Fiona Higgs PhD and Deborah Thurlow-Rowley

A new month means a new Focus Topic here on the Sports Therapy Association Videocast & Podcast, and the topic for February is... WOMEN'S HEALTH.

To start off our month, we welcome back to the podcast special guests Dr Fiona Higgs and Debs Thurlow-Rowley, who are together about to launch their own project & podcast: 'Women in Sports Therapy' (WIST).

Fiona & Debs discuss their new project how a combination of their own personal experience and that of patients they see in clinic highlights a continued need for an increase in communication when it comes to Women's Health. They explain how each new monthly episode will cover an issue that might affect anyone who possesses a female reproductive system. From ovulatory cycles to opening hours - the aim of the game will be to discuss and offer helpful insights and practical information relating to clients and practitioners alike.

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STA85 'CrossFit Pt4: Weightlifting as Part of CrossFit' with special guest Michaela Breeze MBE

And so we reach the final part of this month's 'Focus on #CrossFit' on the Sports Therapy Association Videocast & Podcast, which was recorded as always LIVE at 8pm on a Tuesday.

In this episode, we were hugely honoured to be joined by special guest Michaela Breeze MBE, one of Britain’s most successful female weightlifters of all time!

  • Double Olympian
  • 6 x Commonwealth Games Medals
  • Commonwealth Games Champion
  • British Record Holder
  • Recipient of an MBE in 2011 for services to weightlifting

Since retiring from competition, Michaela focuses her time helping others achieve their potential, and over the last 2 decades has coached over 20 athletes to compete on the international stage.

Through 'Breeze Academy' (https://powerposition.co.uk), Michaela has helped Crossfitters all over the world improve their Olympic lifts, teaching how to move consistently, safely and efficiently in order to optimise personal performance.

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#STA84 'CrossFit Pt3: Flexibility & Mobility' with special guest Sonia Fierro

In Part 3 of this month's Focus on #CrossFit, recorded as always LIVE on the Sports Therapy Association Facebook Page & YouTube channel, we focus on #Flexibility & #Mobility Training.

Joining us, we welcome back Sports Therapist & Osteopath Sonia Fierro, who was also our guest in Part 2 of our CrossFit Focus, along with with Chiropractor Robert Crowley.

Topics covered in this episode include:

  • The difference between flexibility, mobility and stretching
  • How do flexibility & mobility requirements in CrossFit compare to other activities?
  • Different types of flexibility training: Active, Passive, Static, Dynamic.
  • How much of a requirement is flexibility & mobility for CrossFit?
  • The squat: potential mobility issues in ankles and hips. 
  • How easy is it improve your Flexibility & Mobility?
  • Using flexibility training to reduce flexibility & improve control, e.g. hypermobile athletes  
  • How useful are online CrossFit apps?
  • The advantages of the Stick Mobility training System 

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