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The Female Athlete, Focus on Core and Pelvic Floor – NYC – Brooklyn, NY

The Female Athlete, Focus on Core and Pelvic Floor – NYC – Brooklyn, NY

*** Access to the course materials is granted with the receipt for payment. Also note that the course material will likely not all be available until 2-4 weeks prior to the course.

Date: October 19-20, 2019

Location: OPEX South Brooklyn

55 9th street
Brooklyn, NY 11215 United States

Course Faculty: Antony Lo The Physio Detective Sydney, Australia Australian Physiotherapy Association Titled Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist Master in Manual Therapy (UWA) B.App.Sc.(Physio)(USyd)

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High intensity has been popular for decades. However people like Jane Fonda, Les Mills and fitness classes and events like bootcamps, obstacle course racing, and CrossFit have made high-intensity exercise popular for females. The USA Weightlifting Federation has seen a significant increase in membership largely in part to CrossFit’s use of Olympic Weightlifting in its exercise programming. With such high level physical challenges come concerns about how to manage common women’s health problems such as Incontinence, Pelvic Organ Prolapse (associated more with pelvic floor weakness), and Pelvic Pain (particularly from pelvic floor overactivity) as well as concerns about exercising during pregnancy, and postpartum issues such as divarication of rectus abdominis, exercising after a Caesarian section, and lifting while breastfeeding.

This course will attempt to address these concerns about high-intensity exercise in women, teach participants some of the common loaded movements, how to modify these exercises for different populations, and how to assess, treat and rehabilitate common lower half injuries.



Registration: 7 – 7:30 am

Day 1: 7:30 am – 5:30 pm

Day 2 Optional workout: 7 am – 7:30 am

Day 2: 7:30 am – 5:30 pm



This course includes both lecture and lab components.



PT CEUs approved for NY. Texas CEUs will be applied for. More will be posted as CEUs are approved.



  • There is pretty much nothing in the world like this course. It tells female athletes, “Yes you can.” We need to empower women and tell them that it is ok to do the things they love. It is OUR job to show them how. This course will show you how to do that safely and effectively.
  • I have been doing pediatrics for the past 7 years.. got ready for a change of scenery and decided to get back into orthopedics and women’s health.  I went to a women’s health course through the APTA and another course and left feeling a little disappointed. Everyone really encourage only low impact and overly cautious treatment for women’s health,  especially postpartum. But in my experience women had taken that advice very hard and still continued to run or do high intensity fitness. So this class was a much needed break from that and really gave me back my excitement for women’s health again. As a mom of 2, both being C sections, I would have died if my OB or PT told me not to run or CrossFit.  Luckily my OB was awesome and got me back running 2 weeks post partum (even after c sections) and told me to continue CrossFit while listening to my body. I wanted to be like her. Not killing the idea of fitness in postpartum mothers or thinking that all I could do was clam shells or bridges for 6-8 weeks. My healing was incredibly fast and I have no issues with DRA or SUI.  If I had gone slow and taken 4-6 months to get back into running or high intensity fitness like most OB’s/PT’s suggest I think I would have lost my mind and my healing would have been so much slower. Women are awesome and we should help them do what they want to do… not restrict! I loved this common theme in this class.
  • I’m a coach, mom of two children, and an athlete. Antony helped me realize that I could calm the heck down. I’m doing a good job and with his knowledge I learned new techniques to treat myself and my athletes in a new light.
  • The Female Athlete course exceeded my expectations. The course was designed well and presented by amazing people with powerful messages. It wasn’t just about female athleticism, it was about giving women power to do the things they love- things they may have thought they would never do again symptom-free. I learned how to support my clients in reaching their goals, whatever they may be, in a positive way.
  • What a fantastic weekend! Antony’s presentation of the material allowed for tons of interaction and time to rethink old ways of doing things to make way for trying something different. I’ve already begun to incorporate some of the ideas in my private women’s health PT practice! Thank you, Physio Detective and Pelvic Guru!
  • I was so impressed with the course in every aspect and really took away so much more than I expected to. And it’s practical shit! Theory and research is great but when you’re seeing women every single day in the fitness world, we need things that work and work in the moment. And we need the chance as professionals to do things that may work and be in situations in which we don’t HAVE to be right all the time!!!!
  • To provide a basic understanding of high-intensity training (using CrossFit as a base model but including bootcamp, HIIT, Tabata, etc) for female athletes/participants
  • To provide participants with the tools to be able to communicate, assess, and treat high-intensity training athletes more specifically
  • To deal with ante-natal and postnatal exercise considerations in high intensity exercise
  • To provide an overview of common high-intensity exercise-related musculoskeletal injuries of the lumbopelvic-hip complex and options on how to manage them using exercise
  • To provide an understanding of Pelvic Floor Dysfunction in exercise and appropriate modifications for impact and relatively heavy lifting exercises
  • To provide a way of utilizing “core stability” principles with a test-retest model using performance as a measure of effectiveness
  • To provide an overview of the common body weight and loaded movements involving the LPH, sound technique guidelines and appropriate modifications
  • To provide a realistic and practical balance between the biological and the psychosocial aspects in managing the high intensity training athlete, their Coaches and their expectations

Antony Lo The Physio Detective Sydney, Australia Australian Physiotherapy Association Titled Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist Master in Manual Therapy (UWA) B.App.Sc.(Physio)(USyd). Antony Lo is a physiotherapist from Australia and runs The Physio Detective service. He earned his degree from the University of Sydney and has been in practice nearly 20 years (old enough to see old things come back as new things!). He completed his post-graduate masters in Manual Therapy (Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy) from the University of Western Australia and has completed his Specialisation training in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy. He has been involved with treating CrossFit athletes for 5 years and has helped some of the world’s best CrossFitters at the highest levels through to beginners of all ages. He loves and participates in CrossFit and is a strong advocate for the sport. Through participation and through his work as a Physiotherapist at all levels of CrossFit, he has developed a model of treatment that utilises the best from Sports Science, Musculoskeletal/Sports Physiotherapy, Pain Science, and Women’s Health research to provide a realistic holistic model of care balancing the biopsychosocial model of healthcare. He is NOT an employee of CrossFit, he does not represent or work for them in any way and his views and opinions are entirely his own. He holds a CrossFit level 1 – Trainer Certificate and is a CrossFit Football Coach/Consultant. Antony has a wife and 3 beautiful children in the best city in the world – Sydney, Australia!

This course is for physical therapists and healthcare and fitness professionals looking for more information and practical knowledge on how to treat female athletes.

Day 1

0700hrs – Registration

0730hrs – Introduction, Practical 1 and Demonstration Patient, Foundations for Thinking

0930hrs – Break15mins

0945hrs – Foundations for Thinking (continued) and Practical 2

1200hrs – Lunch 60mins

1300hrs – Knowledge

1500hrs – Break 15mins

1515hrs – Assessment, Practical 3 and 4

1730hrs – Finish Day 1

Day 2

0700hrs – Optional Workout (30-45mins)

0730hrs – Management – Diastasis, Ante-Natal and Post Natal Considerations

0930hrs – Break 15mins

0945hrs – Management – Bodyweight and Impact Loading Exercises

1200hrs – Lunch 60mins

1300hrs – Loaded Exercises

1500hrs – Break 15mins

1515hrs – Management – Putting it all together and patient demonstration

1730hrs – Finish Day 2 and course

What is the refund policy?

Refunds are honored up to 30 days before the course and may be subject to a $75 administrative fee. Within 30 days before the course, refunds will not be provided.

If you’re unable to attend the course you purchased, you can also transfer to the same course offered later in the year (if available) for a $25 fee. Course transfers need to be done at the time of request and must be directly into a course that already exists (i.e. we can’t just keep it out there waiting for another course that might be scheduled next year). Transfers must happen within 1 year of the dates of the course that participant is transferring out of.

There is a $50 transfer fee to transfer to a different course (and price variations between the two courses may need to be addressed). Course transfers need to be done at the time of request and must be directly into a course that already exists (i.e. we can’t just keep it out there waiting for another course that might be scheduled next year). Transfers must happen within 1 year of the dates of the course that participant is transferring out of.

If the course does not reach a minimum number of students up to 30 days before the course, the course may be canceled, and a full refund will be provided.

Will I get CEUs or a certificate?

Pelvic Guru Academy applies for PT/PTA CEU credits for each course we host in the state where the course is taking place. We will make a note at the top of the course registration page once CEUs have been approved for each course. If you are coming from another state, please check with  your state on reciprocity for CEUs.

What should I wear and how will labs run for Female Athlete courses?

It is suggested that you wear clothing you can exercise in; tight clothing like shorts and a tight singlet or sports crop top will help for observation during practicals. While  all the practical components are optional, the beauty of the method Antony teaches is that everything is scalable meaning all the exercises can be adjusted to suit your level of fitness and accommodate any physical restrictions you have to exercise.

Can I use a breastpump during a course?

Yes. We can’t promise a private room, but you’re welcome to do what you need to to use a breastpump. You can use it during lecture with everyone else to avoid missing any content if you are comfortable with that.

If you have additional questions, please contact for more information.

We need locations that meet the following requirements:

  • Within 30 minutes of a major airport
  • Have hotels close by
  • Be able to host 30-40 people
  • Have about 15 treatment tables available for pelvic courses.
  • Have space for a yoga class of 30 people for Low Pressure Fitness
  • Have access to a CrossFit box that wants to host for Female Athlete

Meet these requirements? Fill out the form HERE. Let us know what courses you’d like to host!


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