The Female Athlete Postpartum
Live Webinar hosted by Sarah Zahab (BSc, R.Kin, CSEP-CEP)
Many women are uncertain how to progress from pregnancy to high impact activities and are hesitant to jump back in fearing injury, worsening symptoms or discomfort.It can be a tricky transition but can be attained with an understanding of specific key essentials. Breathing mechanics, intra-abdominal pressure management, alignment, movement mechanics, core stabilizing strategies and recovery are all key foundational elements where your female client can optimize and build from to return to the activities she loves.Cross fit, running, HIIT training, Olympic lifting and many others are all activities mom can safely return to, with a solid bridging the gap progression in mind. We’ll discuss management of diastasis recti and pelvic organ prolapse. Learn how to safely help moms (of all stages) return to her athletic endeavours safely, functionally, purposefully and progressively
Identify when clients are ready for more loaded progressions postpartum
Learn safe bridging the gap protocols
Review exercises to help progress to more athletic pursuits
Considerations for pelvic organ prolapse and diastasis recti will be included
About the Speaker:
Sarah Zahab, BSc, R.Kin, CSEP-CEP, is the co-founder of Continuum Fitness & Movement Performance in Ottawa. She is a registered Kinesiologist with an Honors Bachelor of Science in Human Kinetics from the University of Ottawa, with a minor in Biology. She is a registered Kinesiologist with the College of Kinesiologists of Ontario (CKO), is a certified Exercise Physiologist with the Canadian Society of Exercise Physiology (CSEP), is certified in Group Fitness with Can-Fit-Pro, and is certified in NeuroKinetic Therapy ®. Sarah has been working full time in the fitness industry for 21 years and has an extensive background in dance.
In addition to her education and expertise, Sarah is a former international fitness competitor and represented Canada during the Ms. Fitness World competition four times. She presents at fitness conferences across North America. Sarah is a nationally ranked race walker and is the 2012 and 2014 Ontario Provincial Race Walking Champion for the 5000 m, and was the Canadian Indoor National Champion in 2016 for the 3000 m race. In light of her knowledge and experience, Sarah developed and created the Prenatal and Postnatal Strength Workout DVDs, available online. When she is not training and helping clients reach their fitness goals, Sarah adores spending time with her husband and two daughters.