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.

***LIVE IN PERSON*** San Diego, USA 

Sunday, 26th February, 2023 – 1 day course – 9am to 5pm – ENROLMENTS CLOSED

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

***SELF-PACED course*** will be available in the coming months including CE’s.  To be notified add your name to the Waiting List


Course Summary

This one day 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

    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 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

      Who is this course for?

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

      What is the student to faculty ratio?

      We have allocated one faculty member for 14-16 participants


      Pre-Course Homework – Introduction and Anatomy Lectures

      8.30am – Registration and Social – Meet Antony Lo and Teaching Assistants Teresa Waser and Terri Robertson Elder (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

      CE Information

      This course is offered for CE credit as a subcontracted program under Redefine Health Education (RHE).  It is eligible for 8.25* contact hours of PT/PTA CE credit in the accredited jurisdictions.

      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 continuing competence provider by the APTA North Carolina (#22-0729-033), an approved CE provider of the PT Board of New Mexico, and 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]

      CE Broker#:
      Live Course =20-995614
      On Demand Course = 20-995616

      *8 hrs in FL only

      What if I cannot attend in-person?

      If you cannot attend this LIVE IN-PERSON course then we recommend:

      Add your name to the Waiting List for the online, self-paced version of this course (CE credits will be available)! Click Here – https://bit.ly/DDD-WaitingList!

      Diastasis Reframed – a self-paced course (10.5 hrs)

      Webinar: Diastasis: Current Concepts for Effective Assessment and Management a webinar (1.5 hrs)

      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"

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