LIVE in person - Locations
Our current 2024 dates are listed below – with new listings added regularly.
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9 March 2024 (Saturday)
Fort Myers, FL, USA @ FYZICAL Fort Myers Metro
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Fort Myers Bundle – The Female Athlete – LITE + Diastasis Done Differently
20 April 2024 (Saturday)
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
You have clients who are experiencing pelvic symptoms such as incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse, and lumbopelvic pain. Maybe you’ve made some progress in a traditional approach of pelvic floor muscle training, low-intensity ‘core’ training and exercise restrictions, but your active and athletic clients want to lift their grandkids, run races, play sport and lift weights. How do you take them from itty bitty exercise up to the activities that make them feel strong, capable, adaptable and resilient? Is that even safe for them to do?
There are so many conflicting viewpoints about ‘mandatory’ core progression pathways and exercise restrictions for women who have pelvic health conditions. How many are supported by research? How many enable women to meet World Health Organization recommendations for cardio and strength training for health maintenance? How many actually leave our clients feeling broken and defeated, despite our guidance coming from a well-meaning place?
Join Antony Lo, Orthopedic and external Pelvic Health Physiotherapist and international educator, in this 12-hour course that dives into the key concepts from his popular 20-hour ‘The Female Athlete Level 1’ course, to address these questions so that you can confidently support your clients back to the higher level activity and sports that make them feel alive!
In this course, clinicians will learn how to:
- identify and investigate the beliefs and frameworks you currently use to treat clients with orthopedic and pelvic health concerns.
- recognize and critique the beliefs and frameworks you currently have around movement quality.
- differentiate between characteristics of a patriarchal/matriarchal care model versus patient empowering care model.
- describe and implement interpersonal communication strategies that promote effective behaviour change with clients
- question clinical beliefs and client perspectives through movement experiments and research review
- recognize the power of creating a personal experience by witnessing changes through personal experiences, and learning from the experiences of others
- understand and evaluate a new set of principles that you can integrate into your practice immediately and apply across a variety of conditions throughout the body
- execute an external pelvic floor examination and understand the implications of these findings in relation to pelvic health symptoms and the intraabdominal pressure system
- recognize how to move clients beyond low-intensity exercises with muscle-specific cuing through to high intensity exercises like impact loading through jumping and heavy lifting through deadlifting
- understand and apply the concepts of: do something different, test retest, variability is key, farmhouse analogy and the pyramid of performance
- analyze a client presenting with pelvic floor conditions
- evaluate a client’s existing movement preferences and
- create an appropriate plan of action for the client considerate of their goals
Who is this course for?
All health and fitness professionals, including orthopedic and pelvic health physiotherapists, occupational therapists, massage therapists, athletic therapists, chiropractors, trainers, coaches and fitpros.
What Practitioners Are Saying
“The Female Athlete – Lite course is a powerful experience. You will be given ways to expand your knowledge for helping people through a more personal approach. I really enjoyed it” – Melanie Connell, Physical Therapist, @remedyoc.
“I would highly recommend this to any FitPro, Physiotherapist, Chiropractor, anybody really that works with movement, that wants to expand their paradigm of assessment and rehabilitation, gain curiosity, compassion, and creativity in their practice. I really saw advantageous outcomes of how he approaches athletic females, or really his paradigm can be applied to anybody with persistent pain or any type of orthopedic condition, to empower the client and gently and encourage the clients to step outside their comfort zone in a way that feels good for them.” – Robyn Murray, Orthopedic and Pelvic Health Physiotherapist, @mindful_physio_mom @thevillagephysioandco
Continuing Education Information
If you are a US PT/PTA, check back here soon as we are in the process of getting this course approved for CEUs.
Hybrid-Live Course Format
Pre-Course Homework – Introduction, Anatomy & Pelvic Floor Dysfunction Review, IAP Lecture (1hr 45mins)
7am – 5pm includes Key principles & 10 practical sessions (8hrs 45mins)
Post course video material (1hr 30mins)
Post course quiz (45 mins)
Although there is some overlap, The Female Athlete – Level 1 also dives into diastasis rectus abdominus and core exercises, application to running sports, further exploration of scaling/approaches for CrossFit/HIIT workouts, and more in-depth discussion around the topics included in this course.
If you were to take this course, it pairs perfectly with Diastasis Done Differently
The Female Athlete – Level 1 also dives into diastasis rectus abdominus and core exercises, application to running sports through running form changes and pivoting drills, further exploration of scaling/approaches for CrossFit/HIIT workouts, and more in-depth discussion around the topics included in The Female Athlete Lite course.
If The Female Athlete – Level 1 is not being offered in your area, the perfect companion is the Diastasis Done Differently course which can be taken live or self-paced online.
Yes, this course is designed for those who haven’t taken a course from Antony before.
If you’d like a review of key concepts, or if you took The Female Athlete – Level 1 more than 1 year ago, then this course will supplement your learning.
There is 8:48 of video content, not including the time you spend thinking, reflecting and practicing.
For the hybrid-live course, there is 12 hours of content including pre-course homework, lectures & practical sessions, post-course videos & post-course quiz.