Diastasis: Bridging The Gap

Novel Concepts and Myth Busting for DRA

With Antony Lo, Teresa Waser, Terri Robertson-Elder

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Diastasis: Bridging The Gap

Live Online (& Recorded)

This live 3 hour seminar (including Q&A) will be presented live at the following times.

Pacific Time, PT      Wed, 12 Jun 2024 at 3:00 pm PDT
Mountain Time, MT     Wed, 12 Jun 2024 at 4:00 pm MDT
Central Time, CT      Wed, 12 Jun 2024 at 5:00 pm CDT
Eastern Time, ET      Wed, 12 Jun 2024 at 6:00 pm EDT
London, United Kingdom Wed, 12 Jun 2024 at 11:00 pm BST
Perth, Australia      Thu, 13 Jun 2024 at 6:00 am AWST
Hagåtña, Guam         Thu, 13 Jun 2024 at 8:00 am ChST
Sydney, Australia     Thu, 13 Jun 2024 at 8:00 am AEST
Auckland, New Zealand Thu, 13 Jun 2024 at 10:00 am NZST

The seminar will be recorded and available for all enrollees within 48 hours of the live presentation.

About The Seminar

Is it time to challenge the conventional approach to assessing and treating Diastasis Rectus Abdominis (DRA)?  While well-intentioned, the prevailing rationale for DRA rehab is often restrictive and may not adequately utilize tissue adaptation and progressive overload principles.

Join Antony Lo, Teresa Waser, and Terri Robertson Elder for a seminar that will challenge the status quo and help bridge the gap to an updated understanding of DRA.  

We will review diastasis research and anatomical considerations, explain and demonstrate novel concepts such as “hard vs soft doming”, and discuss how to monitor and progressively load people with DRA during exercise. 

We will also cover DRA repair  considerations and the psychosocial aspects that interweave these phases.

This seminar provides key concepts and a framework that can be immediately implemented in clinical or athletic settings to DRA and beyond, bringing hope and empowerment to many people, especially those in the postpartum population. 

If you’ve ever wanted more than transverse abdominis activation and low-level exercises, this seminar is for you!

Course Objectives

  • Utilize the current research on Diastasis Rectus Abdominis to inform an updated approach to the assessment and management of DRA
  • Evaluate common presentations of DRA and consider their implications for diastasis rehabilitation.
  • Integrate novel concepts within a biopsychosocial approach to working with people with DRA
  • Develop a systematic process to identify an appropriate level of exercise for people with DRA, including post-DRA repair / Abdominoplasty

How will attendees apply what they’ve learned to their practice?

You may have heard that any doming or coning in the abdomen wall means that a movement or exercise is “too much” and therefore should be regressed to a less challenging movement. But this theory does not hold water when you apply the principles of tissue responses such as stress & strain, and consider what we know about tissue adaptation.

This seminar provides a new framework and challenges us to find an appropriate level of exercise demand to drive adaptive change in abdominal tissues, as well as provide FUN, engagement, and empowerment to those with DRA.

Who is this course for:

This course is for healthcare and fitness professionals working with individuals concerned about Diastasis Rectus Abdominis. 

Why will people want to take this course?

If you’re a practitioner who wants to stay on top of the evidence and provide your clients and patients with a progressive approach, this seminar will provide ample myth-busting, and also how to apply these principles (not recipes!) into your practice.

Find out what the evidence says about abdominal binders, tape, manual therapy, and other modalities for helping those with diastasis. 

What about DRA and pelvic floor dysfunction? DRA and back pain? We seek to answer these questions and more

It is commonly taught that we need to start everyone with low-level exercise and activating their deep core to resolve abdominal separation. But what if this only leads to deconditioning, and ironically creates more problems than it solves? 

This seminar shakes up everything you’ve heard about how to approach those with DRA and releases you from the shackles of restrictive advice that abounds in most educational platforms.

Your Instructor

Antony Lo

Australian Physiotherapy Association Titled Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist. Master in Manual Therapy (UWA) B.App.Sc (Physio)(USyd)
Antony is an experienced physiotherapist from Australia that works at the junction of Musculoskeletal, Sports and Pelvic Health treatment, rehabilitation, and performance enhancement. He has been practicing since 1997 and successfully built 2 private practices in Sydney before founding My PT Education in 2008. Antony 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 is a passionate educator whilst still being an active therapist. Antony co-hosts the Women's Health Podcast and is founder of #TheDiastasisProject. 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, 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. He goes by @physiodetective and his catchphrase is "DO SOMETHING DIFFERENT". Antony has a wife and 3 beautiful children in the best city in the world - Sydney, Australia! Find out more about Antony by clicking "Explore - Our Teaching Staff"

Terri Robertson Elder

PT, DPT, CLT-LANA Board-Certified Clinical Specialist in Women's Health Physical Therapy Pelvic Health/Oncology Physical Therapist
Dr. Terri Robertson Elder (she/her) is passionate about collaborating with people experiencing uncertainty about pelvic, bladder, or bowel symptoms to find understanding and relief, so that they may thrive and cultivate joy in movement and sport. Dr. Robertson Elder is a faculty instructor in the Department of Physical Therapy at Georgia State University and adjunct faculty at a number of other universities, has taught courses with Pelvic Global and has joined Antony Lo as a Teaching Assistant. Terri is also a Street Parking Pregnancy and Postpartum Coach and is a private practice owner in Brevard, North Carolina with Thrive Physio and Pisgah Movement Alliance. Terri graduated from GSU with a Doctorate in Physical Therapy and is a Board-Certified Clinical Specialist in Women’s Health Physical Therapy. Her primary areas of interest are in oncology treatment and pelvic health, especially as it relates to movement practices. Terri also holds certifications as a Kripalu yoga teacher and Pilates instructor and is a Certified Lymphedema Therapist and Pregnancy and Postpartum Athleticism coach. Terri relocated from Atlanta to Brevard, NC in 2019 in search of more hiking and biking trails, and a wonderful community to share with her partner and son (and Whiskey the dog). Terri is also step-mom to two wonderful adult “kids”! At her core, Terri is a movement optimist, and a food-obsessed music fanatic who also loves lifting heavy stuff. “My mission on the planet is to put LOVE into action by approaching myself and others with CURIOSITY and COMPASSION, seeking to CULTIVATE health and wellness for all.” Find her on Instagram @terri.elder.dpt or on the web at www.thrive-pt.com

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