Pelvic Floor

How to Modify a Bootcamp Class for Women Who Are Pregnant
It’s Monday morning, and you are pumped and ready for your bootcamp class. A new client comes in and heads over to you. “Hi, I signed up for your bootcamp online, but I just want you to know I’m pregnant....
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Exercising After C-Section: How to Train Clients Safely
In the United States, 85 percent of women will get pregnant in their lifetime (and that number is higher in other countries). While the majority of women will have vaginal births, about 32 percent will have C-sections. And the percentage...
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How to Train Clients With Diastasis Recti
As a pelvic health physiotherapist, I considered myself an expert in diastasis recti. After all, I’d been treating the condition for nearly 20 years in my patients. Then, after my third pregnancy, I diagnosed the condition in myself. Despite all...
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Common Concerns Affecting Exercise in the Third Trimester
Things happen quickly in the third trimester, and if you’re working with a client through her pregnancy, you may sense her growing excitement — and a healthy dose of anxiety — keeping pace with her growing belly as the big...
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Is It OK to Run While Pregnant? (4 Important Considerations)
This question is asked frequently by women who are pregnant and fear doing harm to themselves or their baby. Many women enjoy running and find the thought of having to stop — for pregnancy, injury or other reasons — distressful to consider....
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What Coaches Need to Know About Childbirth
It’s important for coaches working with pregnant and postpartum women to understand the birthing process and the implications it may have on a client’s body and her return to exercise, as well as the emotional and psychological impact of the...
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5 Considerations When Training Clients With Pelvic Organ Prolapse
If any of your clients has ever given birth — and considering that 85 percent of women do, there’s a very strong likelihood that many among your clients have — you should educate yourself about pelvic organ prolapse. Pelvic organ...
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Considerations for Returning to CrossFit After Pregnancy
Have you ever had the feeling someone is hiding something from you? It’s happened to me several times now, so I know it’s not a fluke. You see, I’m a pelvic health physical therapist — yep, the kind that helps you...
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How Vaginal Tearing During Delivery Affects Returning to Exercise
Whether it’s your first child or you’re a seasoned mother, the days, weeks and months following the birth of a baby can feel like a rollercoaster for many women. While you may be impatient — or not! — to return...
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