Intro to the Pelvic Floor & Diastasis: Essentials

In this digital course, you’ll learn the essential basics of pelvic floor and diastasis recovery and exercise modification.

  • Earn Continuing Education Credits (CECs).
  • Registration is now open.
CEU Logos Essentials

Approved through petition (quick, easy form): ACE, CSEP, ACSM, IFPA, NFPT, NETA, AFPTE, CCO (Ontario Chiropractors), DONA International, YogaAlliance, Physical Therapy States (see list below)

Please see FAQ section for full CEU approval list. Many certifications and state licenses are covered under reciprocity or easy petition.
  • Learn the functions of the hips and pelvis and how they relate to the kinetic chain and pelvic floor function.
  • Learn breathing exercises to improve the core and pelvic floor function.
  • Intake questionnaire for pelvic floor issues.
  • Assessment tools for diastasis recti and overall core function.
  • Specific case studies looking at exercises and assessments.

    This course is designed to grow the knowledge and careers of personal trainers, pilates instructors, yoga teachers, physical therapists, occupational therapists, chiropractors, and other fitness and rehab providers.


    This course is offered 100% online. Access course materials on any device, any time. Content is broken down into diastasis recti, pelvic floor and kinetic chain lectures, key assessments, exercises, and case studies.


    This course is entirely self-paced, and the material can be covered in detail in about 5 total hours.

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    Try the course for 30 days. If you don’t love it, let us know and you'll get all your money back.

Essentials will give you the knowledge to address pelvic floor issues and diastasis recti with confidence.

Pelvic floor issues are more common than you think with over 30% of women experiencing leaking, prolapse, or other pelvic floor issue. (Kenne et al., 2022)

Diastasis recti is also incredibly common during the postpartum time period (32-60%) with many women seeking help. (Sperstad & Tennfjord, 2016) Learning how to both assess and address core issues can help improve pressure control and loading, especially in those with pressure related issues, like a hernia or pelvic organ prolapse.

Everyone that works with women should have an essential level of knowledge and confidence when it comes to the pelvic floor and core.

What you'll learn in this course

  • Anatomy of the core and pelvic floor

  • How to assess and improve a diastasis recti

  • How to assess breathing mechanics and why it matters for the core and pelvic floor

  • How to improve breathing mechanics

  • What is pelvic organ prolapse and exercise considerations

  • What is stress incontinence and how to improve it

  • The effects of hip mechanics on the pelvic floor and core

  • The effects of the foot and scapula to the kinetic chain

  • Case studies for exercises and assessments


How the course works

This course starts with an overview of diastasis recti, covering core anatomy, a checklist for improving diastasis recti and a breathing assessment.

The diastasis recti section moves into exercises, breathing techniques and assessments, which covering an introduction to core biomechanics, progressions and case studies.

Next, we move into the pelvic floor section including an overview and deep dives into stress incontinence, prolapse and other pelvic floor issues.

The pelvic floor section includes an introduction to biomechanical concepts, exercise walk-throughs and an overall assessment. We explore squats, hinges, planks and other modifications and progressions at different fitness levels.


Our final section covers the overall kinetic chain and real-world case studies. We learn how how the body works together and explore a variety of core and pelvic floor issues with real clients.

Why learn with CES?


Dr. Sarah Ellis Duvall, PT, DPT, CPT, CNC

With over 35 years of combined clinical experience as both physical therapists and personal trainers, Sarah and Anna bring a wealth of knowledge to help guide you through the course.

This course offers a unique way of teaching that will help you understand the bony and muscular anatomy and the pelvis and hips like never before. Instead of leaving confused or feeling like a course only skimmed the surface, you get the perfect mix of going deep into a topic with world-class teaching so you’ll really understand the topic at hand. You’ll also learn cutting-edge approaches that are not often taught in evidenced-based courses with multiple live case studies so you can see assessment through to recommendations. It’s the perfect blend of being all-encompassing and progressive with a foundation of evidence.

Dr. Anna Hammond, DPT, OCS

Dr. Anna Hammond, DPT, OCS, CSCS, PCES


This Essentials course will educate you on core and pelvic floor anatomy and assessment. You will learn how other areas in the kinetic chain and breathing can influence function. You’ll use that knowledge to confidently be able to address pelvic floor issues and diastasis recti in those you work with.

Essentials Registration is now open.

Pelvic Floor & Diastasis Essentials

  • Biomechanical basics of the hips and pelvis and how they relate to the kinetic chain and pelvic floor function
  • Breathing exercises to improve the core and pelvic floor function
  • Intake questionnaire for pelvic floor issues
  • Assessment tools for Diastasis Recti and overall core function
  • Specific case studies analyzing exercises and assessment
  • 5 hours of CEU credit


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Frequently Asked Questions

Current CEU Approvals


Please check back for updates on CEU approval as it's changing daily. Send us an email if you have any questions or would like to see a particular approval. [email protected]

  • NASM- 0.6 CEUs
  • AFAA- 6 CEUs
  • ISSA- 5 CEUs
  • CCOA- 5 cc hours
  • PACE- 5 hours
  • CanFitPro- 2 CECS PTS/FIS/HWL
  • REPS New Zealand- 3 CPD Points
  • Most fitness organizations are approved through reciprocity. Please see below for the full list.
Approved Physical Therapy States Include:
  • CA- 0.5 CEUs
  • NY- 6 CE Hours * approval is through the NYPTA which is an approved provider for CE in NY State
  • TX- 5 CCUs

Approved through petition (quick, easy form):

  • ACE
  • CSEP
  • ACSM
  • IFPA
  • NFPT
  • NETA
  • CCO (Ontario Chiropractors)
  • DONA International
  • YogaAlliance
  • Physical Therapy States (see list below)
  • Many more!

*States that may recognize this via reciprocity/ easy petition for Physical Therapy CEU credit include: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, Wyoming. (Please check your state practice act to confirm. Or email in and we can help you check.) **CE regulations can change without any notice. Please check with your specific state regulations. We try our best but cannot guarantee our regulation findings are up to date.**

Contact: [email protected] if you have any questions

How is the Essentials course different from the Pregnancy and Postpartum Corrective Exercise Specialist course?

The Intro Pelvic Floor and Diastasis Recti Essentials course is a 5 hour course that only covers the essentials. The Pregnancy and Postpartum Corrective Exercise Specialist (PCES) course is a 34 hour course. So, the PCES course has 29 more hours of educational material taking a much deeper dive into pelvic floor and diastasis recovery as well as posture, breathing and the low back. The Essentials course will be a great starting point for those wanting to dip their toe in the water and make sure they have their bases covered when working with women. The PCES course is for those that want to specialize in it!

How long will I have access to the course?

You will have lifetime access to the course, but you have one year from your purchase date to complete the final quiz for CEU credit.

Do I have to take the quiz by a certain date for CEU credit?

Due to CEU regulations and renewals we cannot guarantee credit after one year from your purchase date. So, please complete the course within one year to get your CEU credit. You will be able to keep the course for a lifetime.

What’s the refund policy?

If you’re not satisfied with the course, you can request a refund within 30 days of purchase.

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