Diastisis Rectus Abdominis- Implications for assessment & Treatment of Thoraco-lumbar-pelvic pain with Diane Lee 21 Sept 2022



SYDNEY AUSTRALIA:  Wednesday 21 September 2022

    • This course includes a pre-course webinar, lecture and workshop. Available to physios & Sports Specialists wanting to progress their clinical assessment & treatment skills towards improving abdominal wall function after DRA for improved endurance, strength and function for their clients

CPD: 8 hours/ 8 points

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Diastasis Rectus Abdominis – Implications for Assessment and Treatment of Thoraco-Lumbar-Pelvic Pain & Disability

Presented by Diane Lee (Physiotherapist, Canada)

 Impairments of abdominal wall anatomy and function have been implicated in multiple conditions associated with pregnancy and delivery including low back and pelvic girdle pain, urinary incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse and diastasis rectus abdominis (DRA). DRA is a common occurrence in pregnancy and postpartum, it does not completely recover in some, and the current evidence has not clarified the risk factors for this condition, nor provided direction for treatment. This lecture and workshop will include:

A Pre- course webinar:

  1.  present the current research evidence on the prevalence, risk factors known/not known and the course of recovery of DRA,
  2. discuss the anatomical variations of the upper, middle and lower abdominal wall, particularly the aponeurotic extensions of the lateral muscles in all three regions and how they form the linea alba,
  3. discuss the role of the abdominal wall in function of the thorax, lumbar spine and pelvic girdle,
  4. define and suggest a classification model for subgrouping women with DRA both for research and clinical practice

Practical Component on 21 September

  1. demonstrate and practice clinical tests for determining if the individual’s strategy for transferring loads through the thorax, lumbar spine and pelvic girdle is optimal (i.e. is their motor control strategies and force closure mechanisms optimal for function),
  2. Discuss clinical reasoning of the load transfer test findings to determine which level/region of the abdomen (upper, middle lower) requires further assessment,
  3. demonstrate the clinical and ultrasound evaluation of the lateral and midline abdominal muscles as well as their connective tissue connections to determine if the myofascial system can transfer loads. These tests consider the following parameters for function:anatomical integrity/ motor control /strength and endurance capacity,
  4. discuss current clinical thoughts on who should be referred for surgical repair and who should respond to treatment/training
  5. present the 3 stages of motor learning training (cognitive, associative, and automatic) for the abdominal wall and how to progress this training for strength, endurance and function

Course Pre-requisite: Read "Distisis Rectus Abdominis: Aclinical guide for those who are split down the Middle" written by Diane Lee.

You can purchase this book at https://learnwithdianelee.com/product/diastasis-rectus-abdominis-a-clinical-guide/ and it is planned to be delivered as an e-book

Course Date:

Wednesday 21 September 2022

Sign in and registration at the course: 8.15am Saturday

Course times: 8.45am to 4.15pm Wednesday

Venue: Adina Apartment Hotel Surry Hills

Address: 359 Crown Street, Surry Hills       

TEL: 02 8302 1000

Booking Accommodation: This hotel will provide a 10% discount on their scheduled rates if you let them know that you are attending this AMTA course and the course dates. BOOK ONLINE @ tfehotels.com/adinahotels or call TOGA Reservations:+61 2 9356 5062

More details regarding Course timings will be provided with course confirmation after registration and payment has been received.



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