It is well known that the abdominal wall plays a key role in function of the trunk and that pregnancy and delivery can have a significant and long lasting impact. Postnatal suboptimal strategies for the transference of loads through the trunk can create pain in a multitude of areas as well as affect the urinary continence mechanism and support of the pelvic organs. These suboptimal strategies are highly variable, individual and task specific and thus require individual assessment and training. For some, the individual muscles of the abdominal wall require attention (release and/or isolation training) prior to training while others don’t.

Diastasis rectus abdominis is very common in the obstetric patient. While most women recover both form and function of the abdominal wall in the postnatal period, persistent separation of the rectus abdominis muscles occurs in some. Rehabilitation has traditionally focused on exercises to ‘close the gap’ and reduce this separation. New data, and a controversial new interpretation, (Lee & Hodges 2016 JOSPT) support exercises that increase tension in the linea alba (regardless of what this does to the midline gap) to optimize the transfer of force between sides of the abdominal wall.


To be announced.


Singapore – exact venue tbc


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This course is open to all disciplines who treat/train postpartum women.


  • Understand and clinically apply the anatomy of the abdominal wall including the fascial organization of the linea alba, rectus sheaths, abdominal aponeuroses, and their continuity/organization with the thoracolumbar fascia
  • Have the necessary clinical skills to assess the recruitment strategy of the abdominal wall and the behaviour of the linea alba in response to verbal cuing for contraction, the active straight leg raise (ASLR) and curl-up task. In addition, participants will be able to determine the relationship between the posture/position of the thorax (individual lower thoracic rings) and pelvis on the presented recruitment strategy for a three tasks (response to verbal cue, ASLR and curl-up)
  • Understand how to prescribe individualized treatment/training programs for restoring form and function of the postnatal abdominal wall.


  • The current evidence pertaining to the functional and postnatal abdominal wall
  • The skills necessary for assessment of the abdominal wall (muscle recruitment strategies and behaviour of the linea alba in response to the chosen strategy). This will include tests to understand the relationship between the recruitment strategy and ‘twists’ between the thorax and pelvis
  • How to treat and train to restore form and function of the abdominal wall
  • To discuss the current clinical theories as to when a surgical consultation should be considered for repair of the linea alba

Click HERE for the other workshop “DRA – Implications for Assessment & Treatment of Thoraco-Lumbar-Pelvic Pain & Disability”


There is no course manual for this course. The book “Diastasis Rectus Abdominis: A Clinical Guide for Those Who Are Split Down the Middle” by Diane Lee is REQUIRED READING and all participants will be required to have your own copy at the course. Purchase of the book also allows you to create an account at website to have personal access to the 130 videos that accompany the assessment, treatment and training resources of this course

Click HERE to order. Please order in advance to allow for delivery (2-3 weeks) and time to read BEFORE the course.


Ab Wall After Pregnancy & DRA * Limited spaces *
To be confirmed.

DRA – Implications for Assessment & Treatment of Thoraco-Lumbar-Pelvic Pain & Disability
(Click HERE for workshop details)
To be confirmed.

Usual fee: to be confirmed.
Bundle fee: to be confirmed.


Registration is confirmed by payment only. You may make payment via:
1. PayNow or PayLah using our Unique Entity Number 201224277G

2. Bank transfer to OCBC Bank
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– account number: 647-1122-59001

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3. PayPal

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There is strictly NO refund once payment is made.


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