Conservative management for diastasis recti abdominis – Level 1

Level 1

Starting at: $385.00

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This course will provide clinicians with a detailed overview of the latest scientific evidence, including the most recent randomized controlled trials on diastasis recti abdominis during and after pregnancy, with a focus on the biomechanics and associated structural components of the abdominal trunk and the function of the white line (linea alba, LA).

A detailed review of the literature regarding the relationship between breathing mechanics, abdominals and pelvic floor muscles in the context of the abdominal manometric system will be presented, considering the implications of pregnancy. What constitutes a functional impairment of the structure and/or function of the LA and associated abdominal wall during pregnancy will be discussed from the perspective of developing clinical competence related to a conservative rehabilitation approach.

For the first year post-patrum, a review of the literature on the physiological recovery of the various body systems, as well as structural and functional changes in the tissues of the abdominal trunk and associated biological systems will be presented. All relevant perinatal factors will be considered. From this context, the identification of functional impairments of the structure or function of the linea alba through an integral assessment method will be established and presented.

Course outline

Chapter 1:

  • Anatomy and biomechanics
  • The abdominal canister
  • The abdominal canister and pregnancy

Chapter 2:

  • Pregnancy-related endocrinology
  • Specific considerations for healing in the fourth trimester
  • Epidemiology of diastasis in the postpartum period
  • Consequences of postpartum diastasis

Chapter 3:

  • Assessment and treatment of diastasis recti abdominis: expert consensus
  • Comprehensive assessment (theory)
  • Conservative approach to diastasis recti abdominis in the early postpartum period

Chapter 4:

  • Comprehensive assessment method (practical)

Chapter 5: 

  • Conservative management during pregnancy (practical)
  • Conservative management during the early-postpartum phase (practical)

This course will be presented primarily in video format, but also includes several additional articles, exercise demonstrations, case history and quizzes to make your learning experience as enjoyable as possible.

Testimonials :

“Excellent course! Very solid in both the theoretical and practical parts. There is a very good balance between scientific data, theory and practice. I especially appreciated the videos of the detailed evaluation of abdominal diastasis as well as the videos of the exercises.”

“Very interesting and concrete to use and put into practice immediately. The video examples are very helpful.”

Level 2 will target the advanced postpartum period and cases of complex or persistent diastasis. Level 1 is a prerequisite for Level 2.

* Within a maximum of 24 business hours following your purchase (8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday to Friday), you will receive all necessary information by email to view the course.

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  1. Understand the physical, physiological and hormonal changes in the muscle and connective tissues of the abdominal trunk during pregnancy and in the first year post-partum.
  2. To identify the epidemiology of diastasis recti abdominis during pregnancy and after childbirth, as well as its associated functional consequences.
  3. Develop a comprehensive assessment method for the abdominal wall and the linea alba (thoraco-pelvic scan, external assessment of the pelvic floor, digital palpation, tests for abdominal function, etc.)
  4. Understand the state of the current scientific evidence (evidence- and practice-based) literature base related to conservative care approaches for diastasis recti abdominis.

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