Diastasis Done Differently

A practical, interactive & research-based approach to Diastasis Rectus Abdominus

With Antony Lo

Online Self-Paced, In-Person

Diastasis Done Differently

A practical, interactive approach to Diastasis. The content is clinically relevant, practical and based on the most recent research.

Delivery Options

All Options: 
8.25* PT/PTA CEU’s available in 40+ states (see below for more information)

LIVE in person - Locations

We have run this course in Boston, Fort Myers, Zoetermeer & Rotterdam so far in 2024.

We don’t have any more live courses planned for 2024.

Let us know where you want to course to come next by Joining the Waitlist or if you wish to host!  

In the meantime – get started with the self-paced course – then if the live course comes to a location near you, attend for 50% discount!

Course Summary

This course will take you through:

    • A practical look at the current thinking around diastasis

    • The anatomy involved

    • The use of ultrasound to see these things in action

    • Practical implementation of the principles for the assessment and management for people with diastasis (including a real client demonstration, diastasis checklist, and how to design an exercise program)

Course Description:

Have you noticed just how HOT diastasis is right now?! Everyone has a program or course or book to sell about it…including me! The problem is that people managing Diastasis Rectus Abdominis (DRA) are confused because there are so many mixed messages floating around out there.

I have found that taking a step back and focusing on the key principles of assessment and management allows us to see the “problem” of DRA differently. By challenging the assumptions which help form our Beliefs, Attitudes, Meaning, and Story (BAMS), we are able to see how these BAMS affect our behaviour – the language we use, the choices we make and the advice we give. By reframing what having DRA means, we have a chance of changing the experience for millions of women

Traditional approaches to Diastasis Rectus Abdominis are to try to remember as much of the anatomy as possible, learn how to isolate different muscles, breathe differently, and perform low level exercises…and whilst this may work for many, there are many who struggle with this and it is often unnecessarily slow at helping people return to their goal activities.

In this course, a practical, interactive approach to Diastasis Rectus Abdominis is taken. The content is clinically relevant, practical and based on the most recent research. There will be Real-Time Ultrasound used to help illustrate the points being made as well as lots of exercises and activities to help integrate the Thinking and Knowledge with Assessment and Management Principles in real people.

Are you ready to approach DRA differently? Are you ready to leave the fear and complexity behind? If so, then this is the course for you!

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course, participants will learn how to:

    • Evaluate Diastasis Rectus Abdominis (DRA) using a biopsychosocial framework

    • Construct a person-centered approach to the assessment and management of a person with DRA

    • Develop a systematic process to reframing what Diastasis Rectus Abdominis means from a theoretical and clinical perspective
    • Create an individualised exercise program for a person with Diastasis or program for a series of group classes.

Who is this course for?

Health (Physios, Chiros, Osteos, MDs, midwives, doula’s etc) and Fitness Professionals (Trainers, Coaches, etc).

What are people saying about this course?

“Highly recommend this course! Learned so much and gained confidence in progressing my patients!”
@agpelvopt

 

“Diastasis Done Differently is truly different. I absolutely love the way the course is laid out. Antony includes very detailed and labeled ultrasound videos throughout the course so you can really see and understand what is happening with all the abdominal tissues during movement and exercise.
You learn up to date, evidence based information on diastasis. The course includes a full consult, and you are given the opportunity to apply your knowledge and your thinking through reflection questions, case studies, and practical sessions.
The course empowered me as a therapist, but also teaches me how to empower clients through guidance, exercise, and knowledge.
The course has given me the confidence to guide my clients through their diastasis journey.”
Ashley Burr, Certified Athletic Therapist

“If you want to learn more about helping people with diastasis, @physiodetective is the best person to learn from (IMO)”  
Robyn Rayner, Pregnancy & Postpartum Athleticism Coach

Online Course Content:

Module 1 – 15mins – Introduction To The Course (and Antony Lo)
Module 2 – 32mins – Introduction To Diastasis
Module 3 – 98mins – Demonstration Consultation (Michele)
Module 4 – 120mins – Diastasis, Anatomy, IAP, Cueing and Ultrasound Review
Modules 5 and 6 – 74mins – Discussion and Practical Session on Cueing
Module 7 – 150mins – Assessment Principles and Practical Sessions (*time doesn’t include the time you spend practicing)
Module 8 – 260mins – Management Principles & Considerations, Practical Sessions, Case Study & Designing An Exercise Program (*time doesn’t include the time you spend practicing)
Module 9 – 20mins – Reflection Time
Module 10 – 5mins – Conclusion of the Course

Total Content: 12+hrs includes reading time
Recommended Practical Time*: 2-3hrs minimum

Hybrid-Live Course Schedule:

Pre-Course Homework – Introduction, Diastasis and Anatomy Review, and IAP and Diastasis Lectures (2hrs)

8.30am – Registration and Social – Meet Antony Lo and Teaching Assistants (30mins)
9.00am – Course starts – Introduction to Diastasis and the Course (30mins)
9.30am – Demonstration Consultation including Q and A (1hr15mins)
10.45am – Break (15mins)
11.00am – Diastasis and Anatomy Discussion (based on pre-course homework) (30mins)
11.30am – Practical Session – Anatomy and Cueing including Real Time Ultrasound Imaging (1hr)
12.30pm – Lunch (1hr)
1.30pm – Assessment and Management Principles and Practical (2hrs)
3.30pm – Break (15mins)
3.45pm – Assessment and Management Pinciples and Practical (Continued) (45mins)
4.30pm – Reflection Time, Summary and Concluding Remarks (30mins)
5pm – Finish

Continuing Education Information

This course has been reviewed and approved by the Academy of Pelvic Health Physical Therapy (APTA Pelvic Health) Education Review Committee in meeting APTA Pelvic Health’s continuing education standards.
 
This course is approved for 8.25 CEU’s* for PT/PTA’s in 40+ states subject to completion, participation & passing an exam for both delivery options.
 
CE Broker# Live Course =20-995614  (*8 hours FL only)
CE Broker# On Demand Course = 20-995616 (*8 hours FL only)
 
Check your State here
Advice for non-approved States here – you can apply for individual CEU credit if your state is not pre-approved.  Please contact us for assistance.
 

This course is subcontracted to Redefine Health Education. RHE is a registered CE approval agency of the PT Board of California, a rule-approved CE provider of the PT Board of Florida (#50-32784), a licensed CE sponsor of physical therapy continuing education by the Illinois Department of Financial & Professional Regulation (IDFPR #216.000360), an approved CE provider of the PT Board of New Mexico, an approved CE provider of the PT Board of Oklahoma (#BAP202310010) and recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Physical Therapy as an approved sponsor of PT/PTA continuing education. In addition to the aforementioned jurisdictions, courses approved by other state boards & APTA chapters will be accepted for licensure credit in all the jurisdictions listed on this webpage, pursuant to regulation: www.redefinehealthed.com/ceuinfo. If you have a specific question about CE credit for this course in your state, please direct your inquiry including the course title in which you are interested, to [email protected]

*If you are a Florida licensee, the CE Broker approval# is above.

 

What is the student to faculty ratio?

Hybrid-Live course, we have allocated one faculty member for 14-16 participants.

For the Online course, you have access to Antony via the comments section and private Reflection Questions

FAQ's

From Ashley Burr – “The Female Athlete Level 1 gave me a good overview of DRA and allowed me to feel confident in working with clients who have DRA. Diastasis Done Differently went into the finer details of diastasis recti, increasing my confidence in working with clients who have DRA, while also in challenging them with a larger variety of exercises.”

This course has much more detail in terms of the material presented including assessment and programming.  There is a lot of ultrasound imaging in this course (there was none in Diastasis Reframed) which is used to illustrate the anatomy and bust many of the myths that have been perpetuated about Diastasis.  We think that you will appreciate the greater details in Diastasis Done Differently.

You can apply for CEU’s from your State PT Board as an individual.  In some cases it is free or at a minimal charge to apply for your own approval. Please see RHE’s “Guide for States Not Included“.

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"
A practical, interactive approach to Diastasis. The content is clinically relevant, practical and based on the most recent research.

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