At ABSOLUTE.PHYSIO we strive for improved access to education for both the general public and health and fitness professionals.
We regularly run information events for the public. Patrick and Gráinne also deliver continuing education courses for Physiotherapists in their specialist fields. This includes live course and online E-Learning.
They co-deliver real-time ultrasound training for both musculoskeletal and pelvic health applications. Gráinne also delivers training in diastasis recti.
Check out our upcoming courses and the online modules currently accessible by navigation through this section. If you are interested in hearing more about our public or professional workshops, or if you want to organise one of our events please get in touch at email@example.com.
This much desired resource was created after a significant volume of requests for an information booklet to inform and guide women with diastasis rectus abdominis. With very little evidence informed information out there, confusion and conflicting messages fill the web space. This downloadable e-book was created with both clinicians and patients in mind.
Clinicians can signpost their patients to quality information and patients can seek and find a trusted resource.
An illustrative and engaging video offering insight into diastasis rectus abdominis and important factors to consider. This downloadable video was created with the patient in mind.
Useful resource for clinicians to signpost patients/clients with diastasis rectus abdomins to and quality information for patients to access.
Develop your knowledge and skills in the comfort of your own home by signing up to our online courses. Learn at a time and pace that suits you with e-learning by ABSOLUTE.PHYSIO.
Current online courses include:
For more information or to book a place on any of our upcoming courses please email firstname.lastname@example.org:
28/03/20 Fife, Scotland - Physiotherapy Management of Diastasis Rectus Abdominis 29/03/20 Glasgow, Scotland - Physiotherapy Management of Diastasis Rectus Abdominis
(Cancelled due to Covid-19 pandemic, available as online e-leaning option)
Date TBC London, UK - Introduction to ultrasound imaging in pelvic health physiotherapy
Would you like to undertake specialist educational seminars for pelvic health physiotherapy by an experienced physiotherapist in the field?
Online presentations with live discussion on topics of your choice.
Available as 1:1 or small group sessions
For more information please email email@example.com
Proposed guidelines for health professionals managing this population. Musculoskeletal pain, stress urinary incontinence, and abdominal separation are prevalent conditions among postpartum runners (Blyholder et at 2016). Awareness and understanding for the importance of optimal postnatal recovery in the prevention and management of these "common but not normal" conditions is increasing.
This proposed guideline has been created by the dedicated work of Grainne Donnelly (ABSOLUTE.PHYSIO) Tom Goom (AKA the Running Phsyio) and Emma Brockwell (AKA Physiomum UK).
Return to running is not advisable prior to 3 months postnatal or beyond this if any symptoms of pelvic floor dysfunction are identified prior to, or after attempting, return to running.
We therefore recommend that a low impact exercise timeline is followed within the first 3 months of the postnatal period, followed by a return to running between 3-6 months postnatal, at the earliest.
Download our quick reference guide of low impact excercise progression that we recommend for postnatal runners to get you back doing the sport you love.
Check out the podcasts that members of ABSOLUTE.PHYSIO have featured on:
Gráinne Donnelly sat down with the wonderful Michelle Lyons to talk all things Diastasis Rectus Abdominis as part of her #asktheexperts series
Gráinne Donnelly featured on the Womens' Health Podcast led by Antony Lo and Marika Harte to further discuss what the evidence can inform us about Diastasis Rectus Abdominis
Gráinne Donnelly was joined by fellow pelvic health colleague and friend Emma Brockwell to discuss the Returning to running postnatal guidance on the Women's Health Podcast
Gráinne Donnelly, Emma Brockwell and Tom Goom sat down with Australian Pelvic Health Physiotherapist Lori Forner on her Pelvic Health Podcast to discuss the reasoning and methods behind the Returning to Running Postnatal Guidance
Gráinne Donnelly speaks with Kathryn Meadows on The Mother of All Movement Podcast about returning to running postnatal and she returns for an update podcast with co-author of the guidance Emma Brockwell. Catch episodes 39 and 45
Gráinne Donnelly catches up with the wonderful Lori Forner again on her podcast "The Pelvic Health Podcast to discuss the role of ultrasound imaging within pelvic health physiotherapy. Tune in here
Gráinne Donnelly discusses all things Diastasis with Jena from Heal at Home Moms. Tune into Episode 19 here
By Gráinne Donnelly, with input from Emma Brockwell and Tom Goom. They cover the importance of adequate recovery following childbirth and discuss the "Returning to running postnatal guidelines" (free to download in our resource section) as well as offering evidence based recommendations.
Gráinne and colleagues published an infographic with narrative to guide medical, health and fitness professionals to support women in returning to running postnatally. Access here