HOW TO TREAT DIASTASIS RECTI

Course for Practitioners

Diastasis recti is incredibly common in postpartum women, but few professionals know how to effectively treat this condition.

Even certification courses designed to prepare professionals to work with pre- and postnatal women share very little practical information about how to actually approach the topics. Many women are simply told "you need surgery" or given a long list of "don'ts" but are not given solid advice about what they can do to heal and improve.

In this course I have gathered all the information that I have collected over the past 4 years of training, courses, and extensive experience treating diastasis recti in hundreds of women. 

This hands-on, practical course is designed for professionals of all kinds who wish to know more about treating diastasis recti in postpartum women.

BELOW YOU CAN FIND A DETAILED SYLLABUS OF THE COURSE

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NEXT COURSE

Tues 10th and Tues 17th September
6-9pm

Momentum Physiotherapy

111 Dizengoff, Tel Aviv

COURSE SYLLABUS

COURSE SYLLABUS

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PART ONE – UNDERSTANDING AND ASSESSMENT

Module 1 - Anatomy and function of the core
In this module we will be thinking conceptually about what the core is, what it isn't, what it's designed to do and how it works. Far from "origin, insertion and function" of each muscle, we'll be thinking about how it works as a team, as a pressure system.

We will be looking at the 3 functions of the core system - breathing, posture and movement. Later, treatment options will tie in to each of these functions.

Physiological breathing / the piston breath

Module 2 - What is DR?
We'll be thinking about what DR is in terms of the structure and function of the core described in module one. 

We'll be thinking about how DR affects and is affected by the 3 functions of the core: breathing, posture and movement.

Module 3 - Assessment of DR
There are different ways of assessing a DR and determining the response of the tissues to different stimuli

  • Classic “supine” assessment

  • Tissue quality 

  • Standing

  • Functional / movement assessment

  • Movement and mobility assessment - how the surrounding tissues might be impacting the diastasis

PART TWO - BREATHING AND ALIGNMENT


In part two we will both address both assessment and correction of breathing and alignment. 

We will look at how breathing and alignment can impact diastasis recti, common problems and intervention.


Module 4 - Breathing Assessment and Correction

  • Common breathing patterns

  • Implications of chest / paradoxical breathing

  • Ribcage

  • What's the diaphragm doing?

  • Changes we can make to the breathing pattern

Module 5 - Posture / Alignment Assessment and Correction

  • Common postural patterns in pregnant and postpartum women (clue: it's NOT hyperlordosis)

  • Ribcage and pelvis positios

  • How this impacts the availability of the core canister

  • Intervention: The Ski Jump - how can we

PART THREE - TREATMENT

In part 2, we looked at treatment options with the breath and alignment. 


Now that we have addressed the first 2 functions of the core canister and created a solid base, we will look at specific exercises that can be used to treat DR.

  • Think MOVEMENTS not MUSCLES (Forget the TvA)

  • the 4 available movements of the core canister

  • Repetoire and tutorial of exercises

  • GOLDILOCKS CONCEPT: not too easy, not too hard.

  • Individualization: meeting the client where she's at

  • Variety is best

PRICE

700 NIS

An early bird discount is availiable if paid in advance up to 2 weeks before start of course.

QUESTIONS?

Unsure if this course is right for you?

Please feel free to contact me at info@jen-curtis.com or by phone on 0507551044

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JEN CURTIS

A bit about me...

I am a Postpartum Rehabilitation and Exercise Specialist - I focus on all areas of postpartum recovery and training. One of the areas that I have dealt with most in the past few years is diastasis recti.


Disappointed with the information provided on my Postnatal Exercise Certification course, and feeling like standard "core" training was not addressing the whole issue, I went on a long journey to learning more about diastasis recti (and pelvic floor issues) and interventions so that I could better serve my clients.


I have done many courses both online and in person, mentorship programmes with physiotherapists and worked with hundreds of clients. I have completed training in a variety of techniques including the breath, alignment and exercise and combine these perspectives together in my work. I'm excited to share this holistic and integrative approach with you on this in-depth course.


I am a certified Trainer and Sportherapist.

©2019 BY JENNIFER CURTIS

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