Postnatal Considerations: Prolapse & Diastasis Recti
This course received incredible feedback in 2019 for its hands on & practical application of exercise rehabilitation for the postnatal population.
New mums require a rehabilitation period, and safe progression back to exercise, sport and activity after the musculoskeletal changes in pregnancy, labour and birth.
This new course provides comprehensive knowledge and understanding of pregnancy and delivery. The course provides a thorough understanding of the effect of pregnancy on the pelvic floor and teaches how to assess for diastasis recti. You will also learn how to safely teach functional exercise and movement to new mums, as well as physiological education on prolapse, abdominal separation and pelvic instability.
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At the completion of the Postnatal Consideration for Return to Exercise course you will have:
1 Knowledge of pelvic floor and bowl anatomy and physiology and adjunct therapies such as pessaries and manual therapy.
2 Knowledge of some of the common patho-physiology injures or conditions that may affect exercise in the post-natal period with a focus on abdominal separation (DRAM), Pelvic Organ Prolapse (POP) and pelvic instability.
3 Knowledge of red flags and referral system for postnatal clients.
4 The ability to design and implement a specific and appropriate exercise prescription for mums and bubs exercise groups.
5 Understand exercise protocols for POP and DRAM rehabilitation and modifications.
Presented by Esme Soan, ESSA Women’s Health Expert
Since graduating with a Bachelor of Clinical Exercise Physiology from QUT, Esme has had a passion for preconception, pregnancy and postnatal health and how being physically active can have positive health outcomes, both short and long term, for both mother and baby.
Esme has worked as an Accredited Exercise Physiologist (AEP) with a Women’s Health focus as part of multidisciplinary teams, and now works in her own clinic, Pear Exercise Physiology: Pregnancy & Women's Health in Brisbane. She is the ESSA Women’s Health Expert and has taught webinars and several workshops in the past year on women’s health and exercise for ESSA, NSW Health, Sports Medicine Australia and The Women’s Health Collective.