Pelvic Floor and Diastasis: What You Need to Know About Pressure Management

Part 3: Pelvic Floor Education

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Welcome to Part 3:

Pelvic Floor Education

In today's video, you'll learn:

Anatomy of the pelvic floor
How the pelvic floor functions
Kinetic chain connections to the pelvic floor
The difference between front and back pelvic floor tightness
How your TAs contract with your pelvic floor

What is the PCES course?

The Pregnancy and Postpartum Corrective Exercise Specialist Course is leading a movement in women's fitness and healthcare. This certification focuses on pregnancy modifications, postpartum timelines, limitations, and special considerations. You will learn proven corrective exercises that progress pregnant or postpartum clients with Pelvic Floor Dysfunction (leaks, tightness, and prolapse), Diastasis Recti, SI Joint Pain, and Low Back Pain into high-intensity exercise.
PCES Certification

CEUs Available! Up to 34 hours of credit.

How can the PCES Certification help me?

The PCES Certification is designed to:

  • Give you full confidence in helping your pregnant and postpartum clients
  • Demystify the common and not-so-common core and pelvic floor issues associated with child-birth, like diastasis recti
  • Teach you how to help women of any age get into high intensity exercise while tackling issues that arise, like leaking and pelvic organ prolapse
  • Equip you with skills and knowledge on the whole body system you can apply immediately
Three Women
Lisa Sack

"This course provides a wealth of information on post-partum recovery delivered in a very thoughtful and well-organized series of lectures. Dr. Sarah is thorough, engaging, funny, and her case studies and how-to videos are brilliant and clear. As a yoga therapist, I am especially thrilled with the emphasis on breathing as a primary tool for recovery."

Lisa Sack, Certified Yoga Therapist

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