THP 016: Alyssa Tait on Pelvic Pain, Adhesions, & SIBO


Alyssa Tait is a physiotherapist and a naturopath that has a unique set of skills allowing her to work with patients who are suffering from pelvic pain that is complicated with digestive disorders such as IBS/SIBO.

In this interview, we discuss the topics of pelvic pain, adhesions, SIBO and how to go about treating these conditions.


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Show Notes:

[2:29] – Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy and bladder dysfunction
[4:43]Dr. Melvyn Sydney Smith
[9:01] – Pelvic pain and pelvic inflammation
[11:52] – Sexual pain, vulvodynia, vestibulodynia, vaginismus
[18:16] – The different kinds of adhesions
[22:35] – Visceral spasms
[24:01] – The effects of emotions on the muscular tissue in the digestive tract
[24:39] – The emotional connection to restrictions of movement in the abdominal tissue
[25:17] – Central sensitisation and chronic pain syndrome
[30:54]The Barral Institute  (Jean-Pierre Barral)
[31:45] – The connection between endometriosis and SIBO
[34:03] – Can SIBO be cleared by physiotherapy or manual therapy alone?
[35:20] – The importance of the language clinicians use and not becoming part of the problem
[42:25] – Treatment time frames for treating people with adhesions, endometriosis, and SIBO