The Physio Detective Consult Series

Maggie's Consult

Core Subject Contained In This Consult: Running and Impact Loading Exercises

With Antony Lo

The Physio Detective Consult Series

Maggie's Consult

About this Consult:

Maggie was a bi-annual marathon runner up until 5 years ago when she got shin splints and pain in the tibialis posterior region. She has not been able to return to distance running since.

Maggie was able to do Beach Body-type training through her pregnancy 4 years ago without pain. She attempted to return to running 4 months after birth and the same pain returned and limited her ability to return to running.

She had a 5-finger width diastasis which decreased to 3-finger width before she became pregnant with her second, and experienced left back, abdominal, pelvic and lower limb pain.

At the time of the consult, Maggie was 7 months post partum her second cesarean birth. She was unable to do body weight activities or run down the driveway after her eldest (now 3 years old) without pain.

She has seen numerous Physiotherapists and trainers, and undergone different treatments/approaches. These included dry needling, Women’s Pelvic Health protocols, functional core and return to running programs.

Maggie is frustrated with her lack of progress and her inability to address her concerns herself (as an Orthopedic Physiotherapist) or with the numerous therapists she sought out.

Maggie also identifies that distance running and working out with intensity is a really important stress management strategy for her.

How does Antony start to unravel and challenge some of the beliefs that Maggie has about her pain through the consult?

What does squatting, lifting and running look like for Maggie during the assessment?

How is Maggie doing a couple of months after the course and two years after the course?

Find out in this consult!

Who Is This Consult For? 

Health and fitness professionals who have female clients, will benefit from watching this unique consultation. Whether you’re a personal trainer/coach, a physical therapist/physiotherapist, a nutritionist or anything in-between, the concepts explored in this enlightening consult can help you deliver better customised care to your clients. 

What Will I Learn By Watching This Consult?

By watching the consult, you’ll see the kind of questions to ask your clients. You’ll see modelled how to go through the assessment process and how to partner with your clients instead of telling them what to do. 

Most importantly, you’ll learn how to apply these principles in your own practice. It’s an awesome way to get a different learning experience, rather than just knowledge – like someone speaking over powerpoint slides. It’s like you’re there with Antony, watching him work with someone just like your clients and being able to reflect and ask questions about the consult. 

Each consultation is as unique as the clients themselves. No two people are the same, so no two consults are ever the same. And no consult is ever perfect – you’ll be learning from observing mistakes as well.

Topics covered in this Consult include:

  • Impact Loading Exercises
  • Lifting / CrossFit / HIIT
  • Pain

Concepts also covered in this Consult:

  • Experience Before Knowledge
  • Test Retest (resisted active straight leg test, squat, deadlift, lunging, running)
  • Do something different (posture and position, strategy)
  • Break the rules!
  • Variability is key

What is included in this Consult:

  • Recording of a live consult including captions, transcript and audio for your convenience
  • Update videos including captions, transcript and audio for your convenience
  • Reflection questions designed to help you to analyse and absorb the material on a deeper level
  • Recorded webinar of “most common questions asked about the consult”

This Consult is part of The Physio Detective Consult Series

The Physio Detective Consult series aims to give health and professionals access to real consultations so that they can see what happens from start to finish. These consultations portray real-life clients – real people, real problems, real solutions.

You’ll watch as the client presents their unique challenges and see how Antony collaborates with them to overcome these struggles.

This one-of-a-kind learning model will transform the way you work with your clients.

Consults can cover a range of topics such pelvic organ prolapse, stress urinary incontinence, pregnancy & postpartum up to 12 months, pain, lifting & CrossFit, running & impact loading exercises.

Your Instructor

Antony Lo

Australian Physiotherapy Association Titled Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist. Master in Manual Therapy (UWA) B.App.Sc (Physio)(USyd), Level 2 CrossFit trainer
Antony is an experienced physiotherapist from Australia that works at the junction of Musculoskeletal, Sports and Pelvic Health treatment, rehabilitation, and performance enhancement. He has been practicing since 1997 and successfully built 2 private practices in Sydney before founding My PT Education in 2008. Antony completed his post-graduate Master in Manual Therapy (Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy) from the University of Western Australia and commenced his Specialisation training in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy. He is a passionate educator whilst still being an active therapist. Antony co-hosts the Women's Health Podcast and is founder of #TheDiastasisProject. He has experience participating and coaching a range of sports and has been a consultant for a number of different types of elite sports athletes of all ages, as well as being a Level 2 CrossFit trainer. Antony's passion is working in a way that combines his experience in coaching, education and being a Physiotherapist, combining the knowledge from the fields of Physiotherapy, Strength and Conditioning, and Women's Health Research to provide a practical, realistic holistic model of care balancing the biopsychosocial model of healthcare with the best of historical assessment and management approaches. He goes by @physiodetective and his catchphrase is "DO SOMETHING DIFFERENT". Antony has a wife and 3 beautiful children in the best city in the world - Sydney, Australia! Find out more about Antony by clicking "Explore - Our Teaching Staff"
Impact Loading Exercises

The Physio Detective Consult Series

Maggie's Consult


Includes Consult, Updates & A Recorded Webinar of Most Common Questions