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

Meet your instructor: Dr. Sarah Duvall, PT, DPT, CPT

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Welcome to Part 1:

What Breathing Should Look Like

In today's video, you'll learn:

Why belly breathing is not optimal
Diaphragm and rib cage function in breathing
Pressure management for your core and pelvic floor through breathing
Releasing psoas, back, and neck tension through breathing

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.

What health and fitness professionals are saying:

Jill Zimmerman

"As a Physical Therapist and personal trainer, I can tell you that Sarah has created THE BEST training program for women. Hands down!"

Dr. Jill Zimmerman, DPT, CPT, Owner of Perfectly Fit

Gina Conley

"I've taken several prenatal/postpartum focused courses in the past year, and the Postpartum Corrective Exercise Specialist course was by far the best! There is no comparison! Sarah is incredibly in-depth with this course, and I feel like I am by far a better trainer, and postpartum woman, because of this course!"

Gina Conley, CPT, Doula, Owner of MamasteFit

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PCES Certification

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

Dr. Sarah has rehabbed thousands of women with pelvic floor issues, diastasis recti, SI joint dysfunction and low back pain. With a doctorate and over 15 years of experience in the health and wellness field, she has both the extensive training and experience to bring you a cutting-edge, evidence-based course.

As a mom of 2, she knows personally what it takes to fully recover from having a baby. Her passion lies in helping women be stronger after baby and training those that help women. She is the creator of several online postpartum recovery programs and currently works with women and professionals all over the world. She feels strongly that becoming a mother should not hold women back from living life to the fullest.

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