Optimizing Movement for the Postpartum Woman

Jul 03, 2019

It is finally happening! After months of behind-the-scenes meetings, Emily Wilson DPT and I are thrilled to be bringing this unique and timely workshop to our community of movement professionals.

Here’s the deal: Emily and I are both mamas of two small humans, we are business owners & clinicians who focus on helping women throughout the spectrum of the motherhood-journey achieve optimal health and wellbeing. We are “busy”.

So what do you do when your cup is full, and yet you are driven by a mission greater than yourself? You find a way to multiply. You find amazing people that are already on the path with you, and you train them. You spread the word, share the message, you challenge each other to level-up.

Yoga teachers are already on the path of helping women return to themselves in their postpartum season. They are already guiding women through their motherhood transition. They have, by nature, a growth mindset. They are primed and ready to raise their own awareness of the postpartum experience (physical / mental / spiritual) - and they have the tools it takes to make an immediate impact on the mamas in their community.

If you are a yoga teacher, or a movement professional, here is my loving-challenge for you. Try to answer the following questions. If you find yourself unsure of the appropriate response - then this workshop is for you.

1) What is a DRA? What anatomy is involved? How common is it? When does it appear and what is a reasonable timeline for healing? How can you support a mama through their healing process, while remaining within the lines of your scope-of-practice? What healthcare professionals can you refer this mama to for further evaluation and support?

2) What are the most common experiences of postpartum pelvic floor dysfunctions? What is the anatomy involved? What movements are contraindicated? What movements are healing and beneficial? What is an appropriate timeline for healing & restoring balance? What healthcare professional do you refer these clients to?

3) What movement modifications do you offer to your pregnant clients, do they apply to your postpartum clients? When do you know a mama is ready to return to the non-modified movements?

4) How do you guide a room full of students through a yoga practice (or workout), while maintaining a safe environment for your prenatal and postnatal students? How do you do this while maintaining the tempo of the class experience?

How do you feel after reading these? Do you feel challenged? I know that I do! Let me be clear, I am on this path with you! I too, have a lot of room for growth in the realm of women’s health and postnatal recovery. This is why I have teamed up with Emily Wilson PT, DPT, Board Certified Clinical Specialist in Women’s Health Physical Therapy.

We are both committed to helping women experience their birth-right of optimal health. We are passionate about raising the bar in postpartum healthcare from a holistic & integrative perspective.

If you agree that we can do better, and you are ready to be a part of the movement - then this workshop is for you.

To sign up, go here: https://www.newseasonspt.com/events/optimizing-yoga-for-the-postpartum-woman

I would love to hear your responses in the comments below.



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