Course Content

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  • 1

    Important Course Information and Disclaimer

  • 2

    Diastasis Rectus Abdominis - Overview

    • Lecture 1 - Overview (video presentation)

    • Downloadable Lecture 1 Slides (1 slide per page)

    • Downloadable Lecture 1 Slides (handout version)

    • Lecture 2 - Anatomy and Function of the Abdominal Wall (video presentation)

    • Downloadable Lecture 2 Slides (1 slide per page)

    • Downloadable Lecture 2 Slides (handout version)

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    Assessing Diastasis Rectus Abdominis

    • Lecture 3 - Assessment of DRA (video presenation)

    • Downloadable Lecture 3 Slides (1 slide per page)

    • Downloadable Lecture 3 Slides (handout version)

    • DRA evaluation via palpation

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    Conservative Management of Diastasis Rectus Abdominis

    • Lecture 4 - Conservative Management of DRA (video presentation)

    • Downloadable Lecture 4 Slides (1 slide per page)

    • Downloadable Lecture 4 Slides (handout version)

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    Surgical Management of Diastasis Rectus Abdominis

    • Lecture 5 - Surgical Management of DRA (video presentation)

    • Downloaable Lecture 5 Slides (1 slide per page)

    • Downloadable Lecture 5 Slides (handout version)

  • 6

    Case Studies

    • Lecture 6 - Case Studies (video presentation)

    • Downloadable Lecture 6 Slides (1 slide per page)

    • Downloadable Lecture 6 Slides (handout version)

  • 7

    Live Case Study - Claire's journey with DRA

    • **A case-study with a difference**

    • Before DRA...

    • Lecture 7 - Live Case-Study (video presentation)

    • Downloadable Lecture 7 Slides (1 slide per page)

    • Downloadable Lecture 7 Slides (handout version)

    • Consult 1

    • Consult 2 with Antony Lo (@physiodetective)

    • Consult 3

    • Consult 4

    • Consult 5

    • Bio-Psycho-Social Impact of Living with DRA (09/03/20)

    • Update from Claire (14/04/20)

    • **The rehabilitation "transition"**

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    • Progressing rehab...

    • Consult 6 with Antony Lo (@physiodetective) and Lyndsey Whitson (NHS Physio)

    • Updates from Claire (May 2020) "Be the change you want to see in yourself"

    • Claire attempts full sit-ups with feet anchored (19-04-20 )

    • Claire's rehab program

    • Consult 7 with Claire and Lyndsey

    • Consult 8 Claire is experiencing low back pain

    • Repeated validated outcome measures used to monitor Claire's rehabilitation

    • Consult 9 **Assessing Claire in person**

  • 8

    Course Summary and Completion

    • DRA Summary Sketch

    • Course Completion Video

  • 9

    Additional Learning Resources

    • Journal Paper: Diastasis rectus abdominis - physiotherapy management

    • Journal Book Review October 2018: Diastasis Rectus Abdominis - A guide for those who are split down the middle

    • Returning to running postnatal – guideline for medical, health and fitness professionals managing this population (ACPSEM Endorsed)

    • Educational Infographics

Course Reviews

5 star rating

not just for womens health physiotherapists

Rosie davie

wealth of knowledge from Grainne and really going above and beyond to cover all aspects of Diastasis. Great case study to follow and input from the physiodec...

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wealth of knowledge from Grainne and really going above and beyond to cover all aspects of Diastasis. Great case study to follow and input from the physiodective Antony Lowe was an extra bonus. Would highly recommend to msk physiotherapists treating the post natal population, private physiotherapists, sports and exercise clinicians. Thank you to Grainne for all her time in putting this course together and getting it out during lockdown!

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5 star rating

Highly recommend

Bridget Gallagher

This course will definitely change my practice in managing clients with DRA. There is so much learning and clinically useful content to be gained from the co...

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This course will definitely change my practice in managing clients with DRA. There is so much learning and clinically useful content to be gained from the course. Looking forward to applying my new knowledge in practice! The case study and input from Antony Lo is a great bonus also.

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5 star rating

The course I've been waiting for.....

Caroline Barron

Through my MSK work and personal experience I knew I needed to be more confidence in loading these patients. This course gives me the confidence to do this. ...

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Through my MSK work and personal experience I knew I needed to be more confidence in loading these patients. This course gives me the confidence to do this. An amazing course and resource. And thank you Clare for being such a great case study... if only all our patients were as proactive and confident in seeking change.

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5 star rating

very good

Riet Van Aerschot

The set-up was very good and the content itself was particularly good for me as a physiotherapist. I learned a lot about the assessment and treatment of DRA...

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The set-up was very good and the content itself was particularly good for me as a physiotherapist. I learned a lot about the assessment and treatment of DRA (dare to load without hard doming). My patients really appreciate the information I can provide now.

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5 star rating

An Excellent Course

Roisin Devlin

This course really pulls together the current evidence base for DRA, and enables an insight into practical treatment and rehab options. The flexibility of on...

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This course really pulls together the current evidence base for DRA, and enables an insight into practical treatment and rehab options. The flexibility of online learning worked really well for me and there are so many great resources in the course that I know I will turn to again and again. (I also enjoyed seeing Grainne display the reality of 'Mum life'.)

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5 star rating

so much to learn from

Daniela Künze

Thank you for this great course! I realley enjoyed learning more over DRA, especially what the research shows us and the emphasis that we need to load the t...

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Thank you for this great course! I realley enjoyed learning more over DRA, especially what the research shows us and the emphasis that we need to load the tissue in order to progress. For me as a (former) sports physiotherapist a well known principle and I was enthousiast to tell my clients about this course and the progression from the case study. I also loved the "soft skills" you showed in the consults with Claire to let her find out by herself what she already can do!

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5 star rating

Well researched, enjoyable course which will have an imme...

Breeda Lewis

Really enjoyable course, learning points can be applied immediately in clinic which I feel is not always the case with CPD. This course leaves you feeling th...

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Really enjoyable course, learning points can be applied immediately in clinic which I feel is not always the case with CPD. This course leaves you feeling that you can go ahead and treat patients with DRA with confidence, encompassing the person as a whole. Great to have a case study to follow along, including the initial assessments, to see the exercise progression. Also I was genuinely inspired by Gráinne combining mothering with working life! Well done on putting together a great course - I'm looking forward to going through it again, reading up on the research mentioned throughout and I know that I will dip in and out of the course regularly. Thank you.

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5 star rating

Have no words how amazing this course is!

Eszter O. Szabo

The course Grainne put together is absolutely fascinating and wonderful and all the great adjectives you can think of! Outstanding work! It is evidence-base...

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The course Grainne put together is absolutely fascinating and wonderful and all the great adjectives you can think of! Outstanding work! It is evidence-based and up to date with a live case study, which all health and fitness professionals should appreciate massively, adds so much value when we face tons of misinformation on social media and on the internet. I have learnt a lot, I cannot wait to use my knowledge helping postnatal ladies with diastasis and to spread the word about the course. Every health and fitness professional working with postnatal ladies should complete it. If I could give 6 stars I would totally do! Thank you, Grainne!

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5 star rating

Essential for any health/fitness professional working wit...

Alice Morgan

Such a fantastic course really pulling together all of the evidence base and clinical experience from experts in the field to deliver a resource which helps ...

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Such a fantastic course really pulling together all of the evidence base and clinical experience from experts in the field to deliver a resource which helps to guide both health professionals and fitness professionals through the management and rehabilitation of someone with Diastasis. I could not recommend this course enough, and I just wish I had been armed with this information during my own postnatal recoveries. I can't wait to educate and progress with my clients.

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5 star rating

Really Really great course!

Tal Yishay

I'm so glad I have taken this course, I have been learning bits about Diastasis in many courses and wasn't sure how much more can you learn about it, but th...

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I'm so glad I have taken this course, I have been learning bits about Diastasis in many courses and wasn't sure how much more can you learn about it, but this course really gave me a different perspective! It was so organized, took me step by step and I really feel I can manage it much better today and be a better therapist for my patients. I loved the case study, to follow a full holistic process was really good and tied it all together. Thank you Grainne! (: Tal

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Online Learning

Caroline Callister

Fantastic course. Informative and well presented. It will certainly change how I treat this population of patients, and reduce my fears about pushing exercis...

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Fantastic course. Informative and well presented. It will certainly change how I treat this population of patients, and reduce my fears about pushing exercise and loading. I thoroughly enjoyed the live case study, great to see the nitty gritty, ups and downs of a real patient journey. For me, the online learning was also great. I tend to make lots of notes and miss information during face to face lectures and courses. I found myself putting my pen down and just listening to the content, happy in the knowledge that I can revisit sections as I need to. Many thanks to all involved in the course, the knowledge you have shared is invaluable. Also, thank you to Claire for your honesty and allowing us to watch your amazing journey.

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