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APTANJ Webinar - Post Partum Return to Exercise
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When: Thursday, February 6, 2020
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Where: Webinar
United States
Presenter: Antony Lo, PT
Contact: (609) 208-0200

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APTANJ Webinar

hosted by the APTANJ Women's Health SIG


Thursday, February 6, 2020

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM



Members: $30

Non-members: $75



 Post Partum Return To Exercise

presented by Antony Lo, PT

(2 CEs)

Have you noticed that post partum questions are difficult to answer because there are so many variables to consider? How long has it been? Do they have any SUI, POP, DRA, pelvic pain, OASIs, scars, tears, physical trauma, psych trauma, past trauma, mode of delivery, sleep, support, exercise, and the list honestly goes on and on. It can certainly make everything seem complicated and difficult and like the amount you have to know is enormous.  

I have found that by focusing on making it about them and not us, the path forwards became a lot easier. No longer was it about how much I knew or what I had to do or feeling responsible for the choices they made. No! It was about them needing me to be a supportive and trusted consultant for them, not for me to be their parent!

We know from the evidence that quite a number of things can happen to women post partum...and as it is said, once you are post partum, you are post partum for life! We also know that people who seek care are often dissatisfied because they don’t feel seen or heard and feel disempowered. The quality of information out there on social media and websites is not always the best, which is why it is vital that they seek *your* help in navigating their post partum journey.

Just the other day (literally), I saw a person who was now 8 weeks post partum. She saw me twice at 2 weeks post partum because her midwife identified a diastasis and knew this new mother wanted to go back to sports. It’s now been 6 weeks since her last visit and she is doing very well. She is feeling better and stronger and has gone back to playing volleyball (!) in a social competition. We got to discuss many of the issues that come up during her journey and she has a plan for taking care of herself for the next month until our next visit. 

Most importantly, she felt empowered to take control of her own care of her body, she good information given to her from me from which she considered her choices, and she knew she could email or message me at any time should she have any questions. 

It’s not about me and what I want for her. It’s about her and what she wanted for herself. She felt supported and in control to make decisions - some of them I wouldn’t necessarily advise but she decided to do them herself with the information she had at hand. 

Isn’t that what we want? Empowered mothers with good information able to make informed decisions and plan together with us what their post partum journey looks like?

This 2 hour course will look at 3 simple steps you can take to ensure we make post partum return to exercise about them, not about us. 

There will be plenty of opportunity to interact and ask questions, as well as case studies to work through putting these 3 simple steps into action. 

If you are interested in how the synthesis of research and clinical experience looks in a practical way, then sign up now to take part in this course. 

We will be covering SUI, POP, OASIs, Diastasis, musculoskeletal and pelvic pain, as well as the asymptomatic mothers wanting to return to exercise post natally. 

I look forward to sharing with you soon!

Link to participate will be emailed to registrants prior to presentation date.

This presentation is offered as a live event only.





Antony Lo, PT

Antony Lo is a physiotherapist from Australia and runs The Physio Detective service. He earned his degree from the University of Sydney and has been in practice over 23 years (old enough to see old things come back as new things!). He completed his post-graduate masters in Manual Therapy (Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy) from the University of Western Australia and commenced his Specialisation training in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy. He has been involved with treating CrossFit athletes for 7 years and has helped some of the world’s best CrossFitters at the highest levels through to beginners of all ages. He loves and participates in CrossFit and is a strong advocate for the sport. Through participation and through his work as a Physiotherapist at all levels of CrossFit, he has developed a model of treatment that utilises the best from Sports Science, Musculoskeletal/Sports Physiotherapy, Pain Science, and Women’s Health research to provide a realistic holistic model of care balancing the biopsychosocial model of healthcare. He is NOT an employee of CrossFit, he does not represent or work for them in any way and his views and opinions are entirely his own. He holds a CrossFit level 1 – Trainer Certificate and is a CrossFit Football Coach/Consultant (now CrossFit Sports Sepcific Application). Antony has a wife and 3 beautiful children in the best city in the world – Sydney, Australia! 


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