The Female Athlete - LITE

Do Something Different

With Antony Lo

Online Self-Paced, In-Person

The Female Athlete - LITE

If you are in the health or fitness world you NEED to take this course. It will challenge everything you thought you knew and you will (UN)learn so much and leave with practical principles and knowledge to truly empower your clients. The course is JAM packed with information that is easy to understand and easy to implement in clinic or the gym. Antony is a wealth of knowledge and creates a safe space to be honest without self about your biases and how you can use the principles to better help yourself and your people!!!“

Kyla Hotham,  Pelvic Physical Therapist.

Delivery Options

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

LIVE in person - Locations

We have run this course in Fort Myers & 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 a 50% discount!


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!

Learning objectives

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

This course is approved for 11.25 CEU’s* for PT/PTA’s in 40+ states subject to completion, participation & passing an exam for both delivery options.
CE Broker# Live Course =20-1133238  (*11 hours FL only)
CE Broker# On Demand Course = 20-1133240 (*11 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: 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.


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

Both courses cover key messages and learning principles such as do something different, test retest, variability is key, farmhouse analogy and the pyramid of performance. Both courses also cover impact loading through jumping, heavy lifting through deadlifting, movement exploration through lunges and squats. Both courses cover an external pelvic floor assessment.

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.

Yes it does!

Get yourself on The Female Athlete Waitlist to let us know where you want it!

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"

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Online Self-Paced

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