Preparation For Birth And Beyond
Feel Confident and Empowered Through Pregnancy
You’ve heard about pelvic floor health and rectus diastasis, and may have heard from other people about discomfort, fatigue, bladder leaking or reflux that they experienced during their pregnancies. But what actually is the pelvic floor and why is it important? What is diastasis? What can you do about these concerns if they arise for you? What are the recommendations for exercise during pregnancy and when it is safe to return to exercise postpartum?
By the end of this course, you’ll have a great understanding of your body including physical changes that occur during pregnancy and what to look out for after having your baby.
You’ll also learn more about Pelvic Health Physiotherapists and how they differ from other medical professionals who might be part of your birth team.
You’ll know about common concerns, gain some helpful tips to try out, and learn where to seek extra support if you need it.
Having this information can help decrease uncertainty and worry, and help you feel confident and empowered throughout your pregnancy.
This course is for anyone that wants to learn more about physical changes and common concerns that women experience in pregnancy. It is suitable for both the general public and health and fitness professionals.
Antony Lo is a physiotherapist from Australia and runs The Physio Detective service and My PT Education. He earned his degree from the University of Sydney and has been in practice since 1997 (old enough to see old things come back as new things!). He completed his post-graduate Master in Manual Therapy (Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy) from the University of Western Australia and commenced his Specialisation training in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy. He has been working at the junction of Musculoskeletal, Sports Rehab and Performance, and Women’s Health for his whole career. He has experience participating and coaching a range of sports and has been a consultant for a number of different types of elite sports athletes of all ages.
Antony’s passion is working in a way that combines his experience in coaching, education, and being a Physiotherapist, combining the knowledge from the fields of Physiotherapy, Strength and Conditioning, Business, Psychology, and the Arts and Sciences. He has developed a model of treatment that utilises the best from Sports Science, Musculoskeletal/Sports Physiotherapy, Pain Science, and Women’s Health research to provide a practical, realistic holistic model of care balancing the biopsychosocial model of healthcare with the best of historical assessment and management approaches. Antony has a wife and 3 beautiful children in the best city in the world – Sydney, Australia!
Edwina Chan is a physiotherapist who specialises in Pelvic Health issues and Musculoskeletal problems. She has been a physiotherapist for 20 years and has worked in the field of Women’s Health since 2009. Edwina is the Principal Physiotherapist at Back On The Move Physiotherapy Kogarah, Sydney. Edwina also works part-time as the Senior Women’s Health Physiotherapist at St George Hospital, working alongside midwives, obstetricians and urogynaecologists.
Edwina has been teaching antenatal classes since 2014 at two local hospitals in Sydney. Edwina is the mum of 2 boys and is a keen runner, soccer player and yoga enthusiast. Edwina is passionate about treating and managing women with pelvic issues to help them return to their optimal health and help get them back to where they want to be. You can find more out about Edwina at https://www.backonthemove.com.au/about/edwina-chan/
StartReflection Questions Before The Course Begins
StartIntroduction to Anna's Story (1:47)
StartGetting to know the Audience (2:07)
StartAims of the Session (0:54)
StartAnna's Story - The Pregnancy Journey (1:38)
StartAudience experiences in pregnancy & The Pregnancy Journey continues (8:59)
StartSelf-Reflection of Section 1