Our 8-module video course, with over 4 hours of content, covers what you need to know about pre-natal pelvic floor health. At the end of this course you will have the information and strategies that allow you to approach birth with confidence. We hope this knowledge helps you prepare your core and pelvic floor for a strong birth and supports recovery and restoration as you transition to postpartum.
Pregnancy & childbirth results in tremendous changes to our core and pelvic floor.
As pelvic health physiotherapists we hear women say everyday – “Why didn’t anyone tell me about this?” and “I wish I knew this before I gave birth?”
We wanted to provide evidenced-based, easily accessible and affordable education to support confident and strong moms with healthy cores & pelvic floors
Research suggests that when women receive education improvement is seen in core and pelvic floor recovery, reduced pelvic floor dysfunction, and improved quality of life for women following childbirth. (Kisner & Colby, 2018)
Eryn is an Orthopedic and Women’s Health Physiotherapist, who is focused on helping women re-establish a functioning core and strong pelvis.
A Moncton Area Physiotherapist for over 10 years, Eryn saw a huge need for more focused core & pelvic floor rehabilitation in her patients and for women during pregnancy and postpartum. She met Katie Kelly, PT in 2014 and she is so happy to team up with this incredible clinician at 360 Health Center.
She completed postgraduate training in pregnancy related pelvic girdle pain, prenatal/ postnatal rehab, pelvic floor physiotherapy, and core rehabilitation for return to exercise & sport. She’s passionate about creating evidenced based, individualized treatment programs, and empowering her patients with education rather than giving patients lists of “do’s” and “don’ts”.
Eryn received her BSc (Bio) from Mount Allison University and her MSc in Physiotherapy from the University of Toronto. She is a Faculty member and Physiotherapy Instructor at Nova Scotia Community College, a member of the New Brunswick Physiotherapy Association and & the New Brunswick and Nova Scotia College of Physiotherapists, and the Canadian Physiotherapy Association’s Women’s Health Division.
When she’s not teaching students or in the clinic, you can find her chasing her two boys with her husband, Eric.
Katie’s interest in pelvic and core health began as a student in physiotherapy school. Following graduation she completed her first post-graduate pelvic health course in 2011 and has been treating patients internally since this time. Katie has been trained to treat urinary/fecal incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse, pain associated with pregnancy, post-natal recovery, post-operative rehabilitation and pelvic pain disorders. Katie works with a variety of patients; from children to those in their 90’s. She treats both women and men with pelvic floor and core muscle problems.
With over a decade’s worth of coaching experience she is very comfortable helping athletes return to sport with reduced incontinence, prolapse and with less pain, or to simply help them build a stronger core. She is a strong supporter of injury prevention and encourages people to seek advice before an issue gets worse. Katie is often a guest lecturer for the School of Physiotherapy at Dalhousie University, with a focused knowledge on pregnancy, pelvic health and exercise with regards to weight loss. She is an active contributing author to the Canadian Physiotherapy Association’s Women’s Health Division Newsletter. She has recently been a guest lecturer at NSCC for the physiotherapy and occupational therapy assistant program. Katie has formed a relationship with Mount Allison University’s Sexual Health Laboratory to research chronic pelvic and genital pain conditions. You might also see her in the community talking about Running and the pelvic floor, Running in the post-natal period, or The Role of the pelvic floor during exercise.
Katie received both her BSc and MSc in Physiotherapy from Dalhousie University, is a member of the New Brunswick College of Physiotherapists, the Canadian Physiotherapy Association’s Women’s Health Division, the Canadian Sex Researcher Form and the Canadian Obesity Network.
This module examines signs of labour, as well as the different types of birth – unassisted vaginal delivery, assisted vaginal delivery, scheduled C-section, unscheduled/emergency C-section, crash C-sections, & gentle C-sections.
This module teaches pelvic floor muscle relaxation techniques combined with perineal massage techniques, and discusses the advantages and benefits of performing perineal massage before vaginal delivery.
This module discusses the likelihood of experiencing nausea and vomiting during or shortly after a C-section, and offers some tips to help. We also talk about tips to help if you get gas/bowel pain after surgery.
This module demonstrates helpful recovery positions to take the strain off your incision and instructs you in using incision splinting techniques to help with pain. We discuss why an abdominal binder is so useful after a caesarean and how to wear one.
This module talks about setting up the home for the postpartum period, using a belly support, basic core and pelvic floor exercises to begin with after delivery, and warning signs to watch for when returning to activity after birth.