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2015 Diastasis Research Update + 16 Reasons Why Nutrition + Lifestyle Matter

On February 10th I was immensely honoured to be asked to present alongside my friend and colleague Women’s Health Physiotherapist, Maria Elliott, at an evening lecture for nearly 200 physiotherapy/fitness/wellness professions hosted by Physio UK and led by Diane Lee, one of the key thought-leaders, researchers and practitioners in this area of women’s health.  The […]

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2015 Diastasis Research Update + 16 Lesser-Discussed, KEY Pieces of the Puzzle

Are you working with women experiencing Diastasis Recti?  If yes, I think you’ll love this blog…… On February 10th I was immensely honoured to be asked to present alongside my friend and colleague Women’s Health Physiotherapist, Maria Elliott, at an evening lecture for nearly 200 physiotherapy/fitness/wellness professions hosted by Physio UK and led by Diane […]

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Flexibility Protocols During Pregnancy….Another Way!

Actually, the title should be Flexibility Protocols During Pregnancy and the Post Natal period…..another way! But that’s a bit long….:-) Full disclosure, I don’t like the term ‘stretching’…..it bores me….it feels so limited and such an underplay of the possibilities when aiming to mobilize, free and help our clients move well in their amazing bodies, […]

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‘Exhale on Exertion’….Why We Need to Teach the Post Natal Client to ‘Lift For Life’

A super quick post but a SUPER ESSENTIAL PRINCIPLE for the Post Natal client…….’Exhale on Exertion’! If you’ve ever attended ANY Post Natal Burrell Education course you’ll have this imprinted on your brain so pardon me for the repetition and you can stop reading now.  If this sounds new to you and intriguing, let’s continue. […]

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‘Loaded Movement Training’ & Pregnancy Exercise

Part 1 – Defining Functional Training During Pregnancy Exercise Programming with Laura Deitz – ViPR Group Fitness Master Trainer (pictured), soon to be mom of 2! What is Loaded Movement Training?   Moving in multiple planes / directions under load. What’s so great about it? It creates a platform for fitness programming that is reflective of […]

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Modern Pregnancy Exercise – Functional Integrated Core Strength Throughout The Trimesters

When my wonderful colleague Ginger Garner asked me to share my thoughts on Pregnancy Exercise, I did a little Google search and found it pretty challenging to find a picture that didn’t involve a birthing ball….and indeed the picture above intimates that ‘Pregnancy Exercise’ = sitting on a birthing ball.  PS, I don’t have anything against […]

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Why We Say SET! Modern Post Natal Core Restore Strategies (Video)

Supersize your Post Natal Core Restore by applying this 1 simple strategy. So, those of you who’ve been to a Burrell Education LIVE Post Natal CPD Course or taken the Advanced ON-LINE Post Natal Certification recently, can look away now but those of you who haven’t might like this update to your Modern Post Natal Core […]

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Pressure, Pascal’s Law and the Post Natal Core (Video)

Pressure, Pascal’s Law and the Post Natal Core……WHAAAAT? I hear you cry….bear with, bear with 🙂 If you have a compromised core – dysfunctional Pelvic Floor or abdominal wall in the case of Diastasis, you need to learn how to manage pressure because when you don’t, this leads to incontinence issues, prolapse and a Diastasis […]

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Post Natal Core Exercises – CRUNCHING – the Do’s, Dont’s & Why’s

I had a thought the other day, that I was glad I wasn’t a Post Natal woman seeking to find good information regarding Post Natal Core Exercises……turn to every outlet (on-line and off-line) and there’s tons of information on the DONT’S but where are the DO’S? and the WHY’S?  As I have the pleasure of […]

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Post Natal Core Restore & The Myofascial Lines

As my journey continues in this part of fitness and Women’s Wellness, I am more and more convinced that without having an appreciation of the Thomas Myers’ Myofascial Lines, our attempts at Post Natal Core Restore  and Post Natal Exercises programming are pretty much hamstrung. If you have massage or bodywork education as part of […]

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