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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information or to book a place on any of our upcoming courses please email email@example.com:
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
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:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
These guidelines are free to download as a pdf in our free resources section. However many people like to have a printed book of the guidelines that is durable and easily to use. After many requests we decided to make this possible. This gloss book offers the perfect addition to workplace libraries, an ideal gift option for new mums/mums-to-be or a suitable format for workshops and educational events where you need a resource format that will stand the test of time and will not be impacted by the wear and tear of use.
This e-book was created to provide answers to the many questions that those living with and assisting the management of diastasis rectus abdominis often ask. Unfortunately there is an abundance of conflicting evidence in the public domain about diastasis and therefore it is the aim of this resource to provide the most up to date evidence-based information and guidance written by an Advanced Phystiotherapist with years of experience managing and educating about abdominal separation.
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