Diastasis Recti (DRAM) - "Mind The Gap"
New mums require a rehabilitation period, and safe progression back to exercise, sport and activity after the musculoskeletal changes in pregnancy, labour and birth. Exercise physiologists are well placed to work with a postnatal population, helping safely progress new mums back into higher intensity & impact exercise.
This presentation provides a thorough understanding of the physiology & assessment for common pathophysiology diastasis recti (DRAM) as well as some of the research supporting the rehabilitation of this condition. You will also learn how to safely teach functional exercise and movement to new mums, as well as physiological education on prolapse, abdominal separation and pelvic instability.
This is a recording of an ESSA webinar presented on 13 April 2021.
Presented by Miss Esme Soan, BClinExPhys, ESSm, AEP
Esme is passionate about working with women, helping improve the care that women receive through pregnancy, early postpartum, in rehabilitation, after cancer and in chronic pain management. Her Special Interest Areas include Pregnancy, Gestational Diabetes, Chronic Pelvic Pain, Prolapse, DRAM Rehab, Breast and Gynaecological Cancer Rehab
Esme opened Pear Exercise Physiology in 2014 to provide specialist exercise physiology services in women’s health in Brisbane. She has now grown her vision to include multi-disciplinary services to further support Brisbane women with their health goals.
When she isn’t seeing clients, Esme is the Director of The Women’s Health Collective, where she promotes & teaches allied health education in all aspects of Women’s Health. She is also the Exercise and Sports Science Australia (ESSA) Women’s Health Media Expert. Through both of these roles Esme is actively involved in teaching and presenting across Australia with a range of institutions.
When Esme isn't working (she is a typical Capricorn) she loves dancing, bush walking, riding her bike and looking after her house plants!
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