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Dianne Edmonds

Pregnancy, postnatal and pelvic floor fitness

Dianne Edmonds is an Australian physiotherapist with over 30 years of experience with pregnancy, postnatal and pelvic floor education, treatment and fitness programs. She contributed to the development of the AusActive Pregnancy and Postnatal Exercise Guidelines as a member of the expert reference group. Dianne was the lead physiotherapist and project officer for the Pelvic Floor First project campaign, run by the Continence Foundation of Australia and is a Pelvic Floor First Ambassador. Dianne is the Director and founder of The Pregnancy Centre, and hosts The Running to the Core Podcast, which explores areas affecting women’s return to fitness and running postnatally. She currently works in an Obstetric GP practice in Mandurah, Western Australia.

CPD Courses by Dianne Edmonds

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Third Trimester: Training for Labour
Third Trimester: Training for Labour is targeted towards Fitness Professionals (encompassing Gym Instructors, Personal Trainers and Group Exercise Instructors) who want to enhance their client's training experience by assisting pregnant client with labour and birth preparation tools, as a part of their fitness program. This introductory course will also provide the tools to be able to assist them in planning for their post natal recovery.
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Antenatal Core Training
Antenatal Core Training is targeted towards fitness professionals (encompassing Gym Instructors, Personal Trainers and Group Exercise Instructors) who want to train women during their pregnancy. It will assist them with providing specific attention to the abdominal wall, the pelvic floor and back and posture changes which occur during pregnancy, as a part of a whole training program. Content covered in the course will help fitness professionals apply principles to minimise injury and maximise the performance of their clients who are pregnant.
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Early Postnatal Programming
This introductory course focuses providing fitness professional with the training tools to utilise when working with postnatal clients returning to training after the birth of their baby. It covers ways to gradually introduce postnatal women back into training, taking into consideration the individual time taken for post natal healing, restoring of strength and tone in the abdominal wall and the pelvic floor, and regaining of pelvic stability following pregnancy and birth.

Blogs by Dianne Edmonds

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Tools you can use with your pregnant clients – Podcast with Dianne Edmonds
There is a deeper need for pregnant women to be able to cope with stressors...
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Is that a postnatal exercise?
How do you cater for the range of postnatal women coming to your programmes? Dianne...
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Relaxation for labour and life
Dianne Edmonds explores some simple relaxation methods to help clients who want to prepare for...
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How to cope with a summer pregnancy
Coping with pregnancy in summer When you train pregnant women, you will always take precautions...
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A spotlight on ‘Early Postnatal Programming’.
We take a closer look at a section of Dianne Edmond’s ‘Early Postnatal Programming’ online...