Pelvic Floor Dysfunctions and Diastasis Rectus Abdominis

Heather King-Smith Tutoring in London 2015

Introduction

Pelvic Floor Dysfunctions and Diastasis Rectus Abdominis

“Restoring the Core: Healing Diastasis Recti and Improving Pelvic Floor Function with Pilates Exercise”

While commonly regarded as separate issues, pelvic floor dysfunction and diastasis recti are closely related and share common treatments. Pilates exercise inherently is suited to address these issues--with some modifications, additions to standard programming, and increased focus on breathing and progressions. Learn about pelvic floor and abdominal wall anatomy and myofascial connections, different pelvic floor dysfunctions, and how breathing and posture can contribute to the development of these conditions as well as their healing.

Objectives

  • Describe the anatomy of the pelvic floor and abdominal wall and explain the myofascial connections between these areas
  • Recognize function and dysfunctions of the pelvic floor and abdominal wall
  • Identify clients with diastasis rectus abdominis (DRA)
  • Understand treatment options for pelvic floor dysfunctions and DRA
  • Select appropriate exercises and avoid contraindicated exercises—within the Pilates repertoire and beyond—for these conditions
  • Develop an exercise programme for clients with either or both of these conditions that will help them heal and return to function.

 

Pelvic Floor Dysfunctions and Diastasis Rectus Abdominis

Prerequisites

 

Prerequisites: Pilates Mat or comprehensive training, personal training certification, physiotherapist

 

Duration

14 hours                   

 

Further Details

Pending PMA credits— the PMA is recognised by REPS for retrospective CPD points.

There will be a short written, multiple answer comprehension test towards the end of the course to ensure that key information from this course has been understood prior to leaving the workshop.  

?Restoring the Core: Healing Diastasis Recti and Improving Pelvic Floor Function with Pilates Exercise?