Pregnancy is one of the most amazing experiences a female human body can experience – but unfortunately the extra load and expansion can leave some undesirable postnatal effects.
One in three mothers will experience incontinence, and up to 50% have diastasis rectus abdominis (DRA) immediately postpartum. Weakness in these areas, together with other hormonal and postural changes and the constant feeding and carrying of a newborn, can lead to a new mother feeling physically and mentally vulnerable.
It’s therefore imperative for movement specialists to be very sensitive to mothers’ needs and be able to prescribe and effectively instruct optimal postnatal rehabilitation exercises.
The workshop will provide participants with increased theoretical knowledge and practical application, including:
– knowledge of common changes experienced by a postnatal mother
– hands-on experience to assess and prescribe exercises for DRA
– increased ability to cue / instruct effective engagement of pelvic floor and TA
– variety of exercises / repertoire with a specific focus on optimal load
– increased confidence with hands-on instruction to both assess and assist effective execution of prescribed exercises.
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