Pregnant and Postpartum Movement Theory Every Professional Should Know

Part 2: Core and Pelvic Floor Pressure

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Welcome to Part 2:

Core and Pelvic Floor Pressure

In today's video, you'll learn:

How pressure is generated and how to control it
Common pressure related problems
The role breathing plays in pressure regulation
How to balance upper and lower abdominal pressure

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.

Barbara Handschin

"I absolutely LOVE the PCES course. I cannot even describe how much I’ve taken out of it. Sarah is such an amazing, gifted and passionate teacher."

Barbara Handschin, Certified Pilates Instructor

Stacey Schaedler

"The PCES course is HANDS DOWN the best continuing education I have taken in my 15 years in the fitness industry. I legit cannot recommend a course more! The information is applicable to ALL clientele male or female, postpartum or not!"

Stacey Schaedler, CPT

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