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3 Delicious Integrated Pelvic Floor and Hip Mobilizers

I wanted to share with you these 3 utterly delicious integrated Pelvic Floor and hip moblizers because I think they might just transform the was you ‘do stretching’ with your Pregnant and Post Natal clients in relation to the pelvic moblity in general and the down-training and mobilization of their Pelvic Floor on a global […]

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Is Your Pregnancy and Post Natal Exercise Prescription ‘Fit For Purpose’?? – VIDEO

They say that ‘necessity is the mother of invention’ and Burrell Education was very much created from a position of necessity to improve the correlation between how Pregnant and Post Natal women actually move in their daily lives and what was generally passing for ‘fit for purpose’ exercise prescription….in short, for a long time in […]

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Help for the ‘Overactive’ or ‘Too Tight’ Pelvic Floor (VIDEO)

In the world of Pelvic Floor fitness and retraining in the case of the simpler end of continence issues where a ‘strength’ programme is indicated, there sometimes isn’t an equal emphasis on balancing the work/hypertrophy with a down-training programming. Ultimately, we all know the body functions best when both local (core) and global muscle/myofascial length […]

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Burrell Education Living List – Post Natal Books, Influencers + Resources – Aug ’16 Update

After nearly 20 years serving the Post Natal woman in fitness/wellness both as the do-er, the student and the educator, I’ve gotten through a LOT of books and courses (above is just one of many bookcases in my office and throughout my house – Amazon LOVES ME!) and it was only because I had to […]

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BE TV Episode 3: Glute Work That Actually Works! (Adaptations for the Ante/Post Natal Client)

Burrell Education TV Episode 3 As I’m not the biggest fan of floor-based work for the Ante/Post Natal population and that includes the humble Clamshell ;-), I’ve been very interested in lots of great blogs flying about the internet dedicated to which ‘glute’ strength exercises actually give the best bang for buck, muscle fibre recruitment […]

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BE TV Episode 2 – Pelvic Floor + Core Friendly Alternatives to Ballistic Movements + Why!

Welcome to Epsisode 2 of  Burrell Education TV,  where today we’re talking Pelvic Floor, Diastasis, Prolapse and PRESSURE through the core!! so without further a do….THIS! There’s just so much talk about “Diastasis / Pelvic Floor / Prolapse Safe” exercise when it comes to ‘core work’ and fitness/movement prescription in general but as professionals, many […]

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The Top 10 Pregnancy Exercise Myths Explored + Explained (VIDEO)

Again with my mommy side-kick Pentony O’Hagan, we took a look at The Top 10 Pregnancy Exercise Myths and dug a little deeper into areas where many moms and professionals are still confused.  We hope this video helps you out.  This blog follows on from our previous collaboration on Crossfit Adaptations During Pregnancy (during the 2nd […]

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Crossfit Adaptations For The Pregnant Client – 2nd Trimester (VIDEO)

Are you a Crossfitter working with Pregnant women?  Have you considered what Crossfit adaptations for the Pregnant client – 2nd Trimester would be? This blog isn’t big on text today but large on action, real-time information and hopefully a helpful video whether your are a Pregnant Crossfit fan or working with women who want to […]

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Your Ultimate Post Natal Return-to-Exercise Pre-Screen Checklist

I’m EXCITED!  I’m excited because I’ve just completed the biggest, hardest, bad-assed chunk of my book.  EXHALE.  I’m excited because I can quite literally feel the earth moving underneath the world of Women’s Fitness and Wellness especially in the field of holistic programming for the Pregnant, Post Natal and Peri-Post Menopause woman and I’m excited […]

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Video Interview with Amy Stein on Pelvic Pain + Pelvic Floor Hypertonicity (Overactive PF)

Another day, another virtual trip around the world….this time the location is New York City again for a wonderful interview with the ever-gracious Amy Stein, the author of Heal Pelvic Pain and a world authority of the subject.  Amy heads up her physical therapy practice in New York, Beyond Basics Physical Therapy is an educator, […]

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