Course series

The Female Athlete Level 1:
Live & In Person
November 5-6, 2022
Columbus, OH

PT/OT CEUs

  • 20 hours
  • Click below for CEU specifics for each state.

Access

  • Interactive Live & In Person course with instructor
  • Access to recorded sessions 

Audience

  • Physical therapists and healthcare professionals looking for more information and practical knowledge on how to treat female athletes
  • Fitness professionals
  • No prerequisites
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    This course takes place LIVE and IN PERSON.
    Dates: November 5-6, 2022
    Times: 7 AM - 5:30 PM
    Location: Columbus, OH
    Affiliate Physical Therapy at Crossfit Clintonville
    609 Oakland Park Ave 
    Columbus OH, 43214

    Are we holding back our female patients?

    The Female Athlete with Antony Lo offers a new kind of course.

    Have you ever felt that you could be doing better for your female clients? As a health or fitness professional, you have a lot of the pelvic health knowledge you need to help your clients but they just don’t seem to be responding or achieving their dream goals. Sure, their symptoms have improved a bit but they still can’t run, jump, lift heavy weights or take part in what they want to do. They might be ante-natal, post-natal or never been pregnant – they may have incontinence, pelvic-organ prolapse, and/or diastasis. You might have been taught that these high impact, high load exercises and activities are “bad” things to do, and certainly, not everyone can go back to doing these things……
    Yet, what if we were taught things that aren’t quite true, that the evidence doesn’t seem to support?

         

    Accolades:

    This in-person training was a game changer for me! I feel much more confident knowing when to progress my female athletes. The concepts were explained and presented well and this trip was an extremely good use of my time and resources. I loved connecting with the other coaches and PTs - all the attendees were kind and approachable which made it a wonderful learning environment!
    This course far exceeded my expectations. It allowed me to look outside the box, take a sledge hammer and destroy the beliefs it contained about non evidence based stories I was telling myself and my patients. I have integrated the techniques taught by Antony the first day back in the clinic and... they worked!! I felt an immediate difference in the impact being made.
    This is one of the most functional and applicable courses I have taken.  It was actually easy to implement ideas and exercises straight away with my patients and they loved it.  I felt like it made treating easier for me overall.  Great content, great presenting style.  Overall, just a fabulous course.

    What you will learn:

    • A basic understanding of high-intensity training (using CrossFit as a base model but including bootcamp, HIIT, Tabata, etc) for female athletes/participants
    • The tools to be able to communicate, assess, and treat high-intensity training athletes more specificallyTo deal with ante-natal and postnatal exercise considerations in high intensity exercise
    • An overview of common high-intensity exercise-related musculoskeletal injuries of the lumbopelvic-hip complex and options on how to manage them using exercise
    • An understanding of Pelvic Floor Dysfunction in exercise and appropriate modifications for impact and relatively heavy lifting exercises
    • A way of utilizing “core stability” principles with a test-retest model using performance as a measure of effectiveness
    • An overview of the common body weight and loaded movements involving the LPH, sound technique guidelines and appropriate modifications
    • A realistic and practical balance between the biological and the psychosocial aspects in managing the high intensity training athlete, their coaches and their expectations
    Antony teaching a live course, getting people to think differently. 
    So many from around the globe have joined Antony in his mission! 

    Can't make it to any of the live courses, but still want to learn?
    Check out the fully Self Paced, online version of The Female Athlete
    Level 1!

    How can we think differently to help our clients more?

    Dear Esteemed Colleague,

    As a health or fitness professional, you have a lot of the pelvic health knowledge you need to help your clients but they just don’t seem to be responding or achieving their dream goals. Sure, their symptoms have improved a bit but they still can’t run, jump, lift heavy weights or take part in what they want to do. They might be ante-natal, post-natal or never been pregnant – they may have incontinence, pelvic-organ prolapse, and/or diastasis. You might have been taught that these high impact, high load exercises and activities are “bad” things to do, and certainly, not everyone can go back to doing these things……

    Yet, what if we were taught things that aren’t quite true, that the evidence doesn’t seem to support?
    I have found that it took a major rethink of my whole approach to Physiotherapy to help my clients achieve their dream goals, within minutes, not weeks. I started challenging what I believed and was taught, examined the evidence, and listened to my clients. In short, I had to change the model I was working with because too many clients weren’t getting truly better.

    Research actually tells us this is true – systematic reviews have shown that the things we thought were useful aren’t actually doing what we thought – they don’t work for the reasons we thought! We know that “modalities” – all of them for back pain – don‘t really work better than anything else, but all are better than doing nothing. Some might be better in combinations but there’s not enough evidence for that yet.

    Not only that, but the evidence on how much pressure is exerted on the pelvic floor (Intra-abdominal Pressure or IAP) is not what we were traditionally led to believe. Things like crunches are less pressure on average on the pelvic floor than simply standing out of a chair! 

    Since 40% of women will have pelvic organ prolapse, around 50% of women who exercise suffer from incontinence, and 1 in 7 to 1 in 3 women will suffer from pelvic pain during their lifetime, don’t you think they deserve to have a fighting chance at doing the things they truly want to do?

    Let me tell you about Vicki, an attendee of The Female Athlete Course, just like this one you are going to sign up for. Vicki is a fitness professional who developed pelvic organ prolapse and suffered from the symptoms quite terribly. She had been doing everything she could to try to educate herself and help herself and her clients. She was unable to even lift up 16kg (35lbs) without feeling the symptoms. She felt quite hopeless and that her exercise, an outlet for her, was unable to be done again like she used to, like she needed to.

    During the consult, Vicki disclosed many things which were quite upsetting for her. Listening to her story in full was so important for her – she needed to be heard. By demonstrating to her that she could lift 16kg (35lbs) without symptoms in less than a minute gave her hope and encouragement. By showing her throughout the course that she can do things she didn’t think was possible, she was able to finish the weekend with a deadlift of 70kg (155lbs) without any symptoms at all.

    It sounds too good to be true, doesn’t it? But it isn’t. It happens all the time and I get emails and messages from previous attendees all the time, telling me how they have been using what they learned on the course and how it has been changing lives.

    You are already a good therapist or fitness professional. You already change people’s lives. I genuinely want to acknowledge that. But you want to be better. You want to help more people. You want to learn more about how to do the things I did with Vicki.

    That’s what this course does.

    This course has lots of experiential learning and practical application…

    What this course is not is more “tools in the toolbox”. No! This course is about radically challenging your beliefs, simplifying the model we use, and then applying it to our clients. You might not actually change the things you do, but I hope you change the reasons why you do them! I have a mission to change the world of health and fitness, especially for access to quality assessment and management for pelvic health conditions.
    To do that, I need help – I need health and fitness professionals to join with me to make this a reality.

    Will you join me on this mission to change the world? I would love to have you on the team!

    Warm regards,
    Antony Lo
    Meet the instructor

    Antony Lo

    Antony Lo is a physiotherapist from Australia and runs The Physio Detective service and My PT Education. He earned his degree from the University of Sydney and has been in practice since 1997 (old enough to see old things come back as new things!). He completed his post-graduate Master in Manual Therapy (Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy) from the University of Western Australia and commenced his Specialization training in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy. He has been working at the junction of Musculoskeletal, Sports Rehab and Performance, and Women’s Health for his whole career. He has experience participating and coaching a range of sports and has been a consultant for a number of different types of elite sports athletes of all ages.
    Antony’s passion is working in a way that combines his experience in coaching, education, and being a Physiotherapist, combining the knowledge from the fields of Physiotherapy, Strength and Conditioning, Business, Psychology, and the Arts and Sciences. 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 practical, realistic holistic model of care.  This model balances the biopsychosocial model of healthcare with the best of historical assessment and management approaches. Antony has a wife and 3 beautiful children in the best city in the world – Sydney, Australia! 
    Patrick Jones - Course author

    FAQs

    What is the Cancelation & Refund Policy?
    Individual GPHAM webinars are non-refundable. 
    For other courses, the option for a full refund is available within 48 hours of purchase, however it is non-refundable upon either of these conditions:
    • You have viewed more than 50% of the course material
    • You have already claimed your CE certificate
    For live-in-person courses there are no cancellation refunds after the 30 days prior to the start date of the course. If it is more than 30 days from the start of the course, you may be refunded (minus the credit card fee and a $75 admin fee). 
    If you need additional assistance with a refund or course concern, please email courses@pelvicguru.com.
    Will there be any part of this live course where I could be recorded?
    Live participation parts of courses may be recorded live and screenshots maybe be taken by the instructor or the host. If your camera is on, your microphone is on, or you type comments in the comment section, your participation will be part of that recording. If you do not wish to be part of this recording, you will be responsible for keeping your video and audio recording OFF during any live recorded sessions. 
    How can I use the handouts, videos, and course supplemental material?
    You will be provided with online content and recordings of the course as well as slides and material related to the course. This material is for your personal use only.  Please do not use clips of video, screen captures, screenshots, or copying in any way, that you might be presenting it as your own (whether or not it is for financial gain). Sharing a screenshot to social media that is credited to the instructor and/or Pelvic Guru, LLC is acceptable. If you would like to use any of this content for an independent project, you need to discuss this directly with Pelvic Guru and the instructor of the course. 
    Will I have to exercise or have a space to move for this course? 
    Some of the Pelvic Guru Academy courses have sections in them in which you will have the option of doing movement at various levels. Understand that all physical therapy, rehabilitative, and strength training instruction and use of all facilities and equipment shall be done at you own risk, and please be physically and medically able to undertake any and all physical therapy, rehabilitative, and strength training instruction provided in the course.