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Postpartum Health for Moms - Restoring Form & Function after Pregnancy

Postpartum Health for Moms - Restoring Form & Function after Pregnancy

Item Type: CDROM
Price: $80 USD – plus shipping
Product Status: In Stock!

This CDROM is the much anticipated 2nd edition of the Postpartum Health for Moms program, originally produced by Diane Lee in 2001. This updated package provides the clinician with high-quality presentation tools and evidence-based information to facilitate the delivery of an educational and exercise program for postpartum women in many different settings.

Pregnancy, labour, and delivery create many changes in a woman's body - Some slowly over several months, and some acutely due to trauma during labour and delivery. All women who go through this amazing process change the way they use their muscle system to stabilize the lumbopelvic region and transfer loads through their bodies. The Postpartum Health for Moms program is designed to identify the non-optimal stability and movement patterns specific to postpartum women, then promote and restore optimal form and function of the lumbopelvic region through education, exercise and changing movement patterns. Ultimately the goal is to prevent common conditions that are often experienced by postpartum women, including low back pain, pelvic girdle pain, persistent rectus diastasis, incontinence, and pelvic organ prolapse.

The 2nd edition is co-produced by Diane Lee & Linda-Joy Lee and contains new information, pictures, drawings, exercises and more. It integrates the latest research on 'core stability', bladder health, optimal toilet habits and incontinence. This CDROM contains:

  • an updated detailed lecture presentation (MS Powerpoint 2003 required)
  • a patient workbook (Adobe Reader required)

Whether your goal is to run a group postpartum program or to improve your one-on-one client care, the material in this package is extremely useful for working with postpartum women of any age.

This video (produced in 2001) provides the information and exercises necessary to restore the form & function (strength and control) of the low back, abdomen and pelvis after having a baby. It is an educational and exercise video intended for the general public. The education includes a brief description of the anatomy of the bones, joints and muscles of the low back and pelvis, a discussion on how the low back and pelvis function during lifting, carrying, walking etc. a discussion on how pregnancy changes the ability of the low back and pelvis to perform these tasks well and why it is essential to regain stabilization of the back and pelvis to avoid future problems such as chronic low back and pelvic pain, prolapse of the uterus and urinary incontinence.

The exercises will teach you how to isolate and train the deep abdominals, retrain the stretched and perhaps torn pelvic floor muscles, and activate the core as a unit during other exercises involving leg loading. In addition, some basic stretching techniques specific for the postpartum Mom are demonstrated. Exercise progressions for the core and more are included. Real time ultrasound imaging of both a proper abdominal activation and an improper strategy are included.

The video is accompanied by a booklet which illustrates and describes the exercises demonstrated.


Diane Lee Diane Lee received her PT degree from the University of British Columbia, Canada in 1976 and practices in her orthopedic physiotherapy clinic in Delta, BC. In addition to teaching internationally and nationally, she is Instructor / Chief Examiner for the Orthopaedic Division of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association and sits on the Board of Associate Editors for The Journal of Manual & Manipulative Therapy. Her many publications include: A Workbook of Manual Therapy Techniques for the Vertebral Column and Pelvic Girdle, 1986, DOPC, and A Workbook of Manual Therapy Techniques for the Upper Extremity, 1989 DOPC, The Pelvic Girdle, 2nd Ed, 1999, Manual Therapy for the Thorax, 1994, and numerous articles. In addition, she has developed videotapes on the assessment, manual therapy treatment, and exercise program for the sacroiliac joint.

Linda-Joy Lee, BSc, BSc(PT), FCAMT, CGIMS, MCPA, PhD Candidate

Linda-Joy Lee Linda-Joy Lee is a Physical Therapy graduate from the University of British Columbia, Canada and a UBC Wesbrook Scholar (1996). "LJ" became of fellow of the Canadian Academy of Manual and Manipulative Therapists in 1999 with distinction and completed her certification in Intramuscular Stimulation (IMS) in July 2001. LY is an education and clinical consultant in North Vancouver, BC. She sees a wide variety of patient, including all levels of recreational and competitive athletes, and specializes in treating patients with pelvic and spinal dysfunction. LJ is known for her skills in motor control and movement retraining of the lumbopelvic-core muscles. LJ has worked with internationally known clinician Diane Lee since 2000, and is currently collaborating with Diane on several projects in addition to teaching and developing courses based on the Integrated Model of Function. Passionate about new challenges, LJ is also currently pursuing a PhD part-time at the University of Queensland in Human Neurosciences Unit with Professor Paul Hodges. Her research is focused on investigating motor control of the thoracic spine and its relation to the lumbopelvic regio. LJ recently co-authored two chapters in the 3rd edition of "The Pelvic Girdle" by Diane Lee and published a chapter on "Restoring Force Closure/Motor Control of the Thorax" in the book "The Thorax: An Integrated Approach" by Diane Lee. In addition, she has co-produced, along with Diane Lee, a 4.5 hour, 2-disc DVD set titled "An Integrated Approach to the Assessment and Treatment of the Lumbopelvic-Hip Region". LJ enjoys opportunities to present lectures and teach courses both nationally and internationally on these and other topics.


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