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Pelvic Floor and Diastasis Recti Assessment and Screening for Midwives


Pelvic Floor and Diastasis Recti Assessment and Screening Techniques for Midwives

As midwives, you play an important role in guiding women through their pregnancy, birth and postpartum recovery.
Improving postpartum pelvic floor outcomes is possible with education, screening and professional collaboration
Assessing and screening for pelvic floor challenges and diastasis recti in pregnancy and the early weeks postpartum will foster long term pelvic health and core function for your clients
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Diastasis Recti...

is not just about aesthetics - both form and function are compromised
results in compensatory strategies that can influence the pelvic floor
is a normal response to pregnancy but can be minimized during pregnancy with proper screening
responds best with restorative practices in the first 8 weeks postpartum



The Pelvic Floor...

undergoes significant stretch and is sometimes injured
is essential to long term mental, physical and emotional health
is best evaluated with screening questions in pregnancy and visually and with palpation postpartum
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It's Time To Move Beyond 'Make Sure You Do Your Kegels'

YOU can play a role in changing the narrative around pelvic health for women


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Deepen your knowledge and learn...

What the true core really is and why it is important
How pregnancy and birth affect core function and what to do about it
What diastasis recti is, how to assess for it in pregnancy and postpartum
Kegels - where do they fit in and how to teach them
How to assess for pelvic organ prolapse and incontinence
Optimal postpartum recovery strategies to promote a return to full core function and More!


Your Instructor

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Julia Di Paolo is a and mom of two boys and registered pelvic floor physiotherapist and founder of PhysioExcellence. Her practice is focused on pre-conception, pre-natal, intra-partum (labour and delivery), post-partum and all types of pelvic floor dysfunction at any stage of a woman’s life.

Julia has established herself as the go-to physiotherapist in Toronto for pelvic health and recovery from diastasis rectus abdominis and has created and teaches courses on diastasis rectus abdominis, for personal trainers, allied health professionals, and pelvic health physiotherapists. She has been a guest lecturer for the Physiotherapy program at the University of Toronto. She has presented on DRA and the pelvic floor at the Association of Ontario Midwives Annual Conference, the Canadian Association of Midwives annual conference, the Ontario Physiotherapy Association Annual Conference, Canadian Fitness Professionals (CanFitPro) international conference and the Canadian Personal Trainer Network (CPTN) conference. She has been interviewed for the Toronto Star, Globe and Mail, Canadian living and has appeared as a guest expert on the CBC tv show The Goods.




This was excellent! 

April Mellito

The Pelvic Floor and Diastasis Online Course for Midwives was SO informative. I learned so much and feel better equipped in teaching my clients and helping them prepare and heal. I recommend this course to all midwives!!
Great work Bellies Inc. Ladies!!

Thank you,

April Mellito
Licensed Midwife
Bozeman, Montana USA


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