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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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10 Diastasis ‘Big Rocks’ and Why There’s No One-Size-Fit’s All Solution – Part 1 of 2

I recently watched an online discussion where a professional in the field of Women’s Wellness posted a question on ‘belly binding’ and post birth recovery from Rectus Diastasis and by the time I stopped watching the feed….76 posts later!!!! guess what? Not ONE definitive answer regarding the SOLUTION but of course lots of great suggestions […]

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10 Diastasis ‘Big Rocks’ and Why There’s No One-Size-Fit’s All Solution – Part 2 of 2

I recently watched an online discussion where a professional in the field of Women’s Wellness posted a question on ‘belly binding’ and post birth recovery from Rectus Diastasis and by the time, I stopped watching the feed….76 posts later!!!! guess what? Not ONE definitive answer regarding the SOLUTION but of course lots of great suggestions […]

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10 Ways To REALLY Rock Your 3rd Age – Powering up Your Peri-Menopause And Beyond!

Just for clarity…..the ‘3rd Age Woman’ is defined chronologically as 35/40+ (Peri-menopause and beyond), starting to feel the changes associated with an unbalanced endocrine system both on a physical and psychological level but she’s smart enought to see this life phase as an opportunity for a behaviour, attitude and lifestyle adjustment that will serve her […]

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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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Awesome Ways To Release Post Natal QL’s (Videos)

If you’re working with the Post Natal client and she’s stuck in an anterior tilt, check/palpate for hypertoned QL’s as they could quite possibly be holding her in this position.  Why is this a problem?   Well, basically, in this position, the abdominal wall stays in a lengthened position – no good if you are trying to […]

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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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