Women’s Health

Explore guidelines to working with the pregnant client and to give clear, evidence-based treatment approaches.

This two-day specialty course has been developed to explore guidelines to working with the pregnant client and to give clear, evidence-based treatment approaches for women with different types of musculoskeletal dysfunctions.

This course is appropriate for Physical Therapists and Pilates Instructors and is intermediate in nature. A sound knowledge base in therapeutic exercise, Pilates and basic anatomy is required.


At the completion of this course, the participants will be able to:

  • Use a uniform vocabulary that describes the events and changes that a woman experiences during the childbearing year
  • Better integrate the anatomy of the pelvic floor musculature, trunk and diaphragm in therapeutic exercise
  • Identify postural and musculoskeletal changes in the pregnant client and their impact on health and wellness
  • Synthesize exercise modifications and precautions for women in the physical therapy and Pilates environment
  • Develop a framework to create Pilates exercise classes for patients/clients that are pregnant or with history of pelvic pain and/or pelvic floor dysfunction
  • Become more comfortable in screening clients or patients with a history of pelvic pain, incontinence, diastasis recti and/or abdominal surgery
  • Understand the impact of pelvic floor dysfunction and chronic pelvic pain diagnoses in the women’s quality of life
  • Complete case studies and exercise selection utilizing a diagnosis of pelvic floor dysfunction and a client who is pregnant
  • Upon registration, a short list of recommended reading will be provided to aid in learning and understanding of the course material

Duration: 16 hours

Course Educator

This Women’s Health course is taught by Liz Wilson from Perth, Australia.

Liz Wilson is currently the owner/director of The Perth Pilates Studio and a member of the Australian Pilates Method Association (APMA) as a Level 2 (Practitioner). She holds certifications in mat, studio and rehabilitation Pilates and is a certified personal trainer and SmartBall rehabilitation practitioner. She is currently completing a degree in physiotherapy.

Liz has worked with a wide variety of clients including dancers from the West Australian Ballet and athletes from the West Australian Institute of Sport. As a Polestar Educator Liz conducts teacher training programs throughout Australasia and gives regular continuing education workshops for organizations such as the APMA and special interest groups of the Australian Physiotherapy Association.
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Registration Policies

Please ensure to familiarise yourself with our Registration Policies (incl. Cancellations and Transfers) on this page before you register.