59. Strength training to feel confident and capable in your body with Teresa Waser


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In this episode, I sit down with fellow physiotherapist, Teresa Waser to discuss the benefits of strength training through the female life span. In this episode we cover:

  • The benefits of strength training during pregnancy and postpartum
  • The benefits of strength training during perimenopause/menopause
  • The benefits of strengthening for older adults
  • What the evidence says about strength training
  • A variety of ways to incorporate strength training into your life
  • Common misconceptions about strength training

Teresa Waser is a passionate educator driven to help healthcare and fitness professionals reignite their curiosity, challenge what they believe, and strive towards a truly biopsychosocial approach. She developed TIIPPSS-FC, a framework for creating change in how we help those with pain, pelvic health issues, and/or performance concerns. Teresa teaches her own courses, including TIIPPSS:FC Reframing Pain, Pelvic Health and Performance and Beyond the Pelvis: Exercise for the Whole Body and Everyday Person. She has also worked alongside Antony Lo, assisting in course development and co-teaching on several of his courses, along with their course, Reframing Resistance Training Across the Lifespan. Teresa is a pelvic health and orthopedic physiotherapist and clinic owner, based out of RX Physiotherapy in Leduc, Canada. She has previously coached running, as well as CrossFit for kids through to older adults. She blends her experiences as physio, coach, and educator to help empower clinicians and clients alike to redefine their possibilities – both in athletics and in life.

Find more about Teresa's current course offerings and how to register here.



A few key references from this episode:

WHO recommendations for exercise, including strength training

Intra-abdominal pressure and the pelvic floor

Strength training reducing hot flashes

Strength training improving bone health:

Impact of high load resistance training on bone mineral density in osteoporosis and osteopenia: meta-analysis

Impact of strength training on gait and balance

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