A Core Stability Class in 3 Parts
for the postnatal body (and anyone experiencing issues with core and pelvic floor weakness and immobility)
- Do you experience abdominal muscles weakness?
- Do you feel lack of support in the abdominal region?
- Is your tummy bulging?
- Do you feel pain or discomfort in the abdominal area while working out or during intercourse?
- Do you experience urinary incontinence?
Research shows that up to 60% of women may experience post-natal-related abdominal weakness and instability––in some cases years after delivery. In this special series of sessions with Dr. Amit Abraham, a musculoskeletal physical therapist, and Cundy Bryson, a birth doula and post-natal yoga instructor, participants will learn the theory behind core stability and how to identify and correctly activate the abdominal and pelvic floor muscles. Instructors will cover specific methods to protect the core muscles in daily life, including taping and biofeedback, and will address such specific conditions as Diastasis Recti, low back pain, pelvic pain, and urinary incontinence. They will introduce a series of core stability exercises that can be practiced at home and in combination with Yoga, Pilates, and other physical fitness regimens. Abraham will demonstrate a real-time, rehabilitative ultra-sound on a post-natal body. These sessions are appropriate for beginners and for those with some advanced knowledge of core and pelvic floor stability and will also benefit massage and physical therapists, yoga and Pilates instructors, and other bodyworkers.
Dr. Amit Abraham (PhD, MAPhty, B.P.T.) is a musculoskeletal physical therapist specializing in core stability retraining. Dr. Abraham earned his master’s degree in physical therapy from the University of Queensland and his PhD in physical therapy from Haifa University. He has extensive experience treating and rehabilitating post-natal women and utilizes a variety of evidence-based, state-of-the-art methods and tools. Currently, Dr. Abraham is a post-doctoral research fellow at Emory School of Medicine.
Cundy Bryson is a movement therapist and birth doula trained in pre- and post-natal yoga, Yin yoga, and mindfulness based stress reduction. She has been practicing and teaching for more than 20 years. She received her master's degree in somatic psychology from Naropa University in Boulder, Colorado. She offers private movement sessions that include meditation, yoga, and breathing practices in her studio, Luminosity, located in Watkinsville.
Sundays––October 15, October 22, and October 29
1:00pm to 3:00pm
$150 (Includes all 3 sessions. Sessions are not available for individual purchase.)