Episode Overview

In this episode I interview Mary Wood, a pelvic health physiotherapist and clinic owner in Edmonton, Alberta. We have a great chat about the progression of her career and focus on pelvic health. Here's a few of the things you'll learn in the episode:

  • Books to read if interested in pelvic/sexual health
  • Questions to ask in your history taking
  • Her perspective on transverse abdominals
  • Exploring abdominal retraining using hypopressives

I think you'll really enjoy this episode and the wealth of experience and perspective that Mary brings to physiotherapy practice.

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Resources

Women's Anatomy of Arousal: Secret Maps to Buried Pleasure

When Sex Hurts: A Woman's Guide to Banishing Sexual Pain

The Overactive Pelvic Floor

Interview Guest

Mary Wood is a physiotherapist and clinic owner (Cura Physical Therapies) in Edmonton, Alberta. As an advocate of life-long learning, she began her initial practice in orthopedic conditions. Almost 20 years ago she added pelvic health physical therapy to her expertise. She believes the two areas complement each other as she works to meet the needs of her patients. She pursued further studies in orthopedic manual therapy and manipulative therapy and is a certified medical acupuncturist, as well as a certified professional in body psychotherapy. Throughout the years she has found herself providing in-service and presentations for both doctors and the public in the field of pelvic health.

Mary is actively involved with the Pain Society of Alberta, Alberta Council of Professionals for Sexual Health and Pelvic Health Physiotherapists. She is a member of a number of national and international Groups. She also maintains an active treatment practice of her own.

When she is not working or teaching courses on pelvic health at the University of Alberta, Mary spends time with her husband and two children, hiking or gardening.