Pelvic Floor Proficiency in the Fitness Setting - PDC59132
As a fitness professional, are you ready to be empowered to confidently cue pelvic floor muscles to switch on (and also importantly to switch off), both in isolation and in movement? If so, this online micro-credential is for you! You will learn about the importance of understanding the role of the pelvic floor, correct breathing, and how posture impacts positively on your clients’ ability to lift heaver weights and perform the explosive activity without putting their pelvic floor at risk. As a micro-credential, this course gives you a certificate of completion and a digital badge to display in your profile or share on social media.
Demonstrating pelvic floor contractions in person is much more effective than reading a pamphlet. Effectively cueing pelvic floor is much more than switch on your core, yet many fitness professionals shy away from the P word! This online micro-credential will empower you to confidently cue pelvic floor muscles to switch on and also importantly, how to switch them off, both in isolation and in movement. The cues are slightly modified for both female and male pelvic muscles. However, the importance of understanding the role of the pelvic floor, correct breathing, and posture will impact positively on all of your clients’ ability to lift heavier weights and perform the explosive activity without putting their pelvic floor at risk.
This is a non-creditable micro-credential which is awarded a digital badge and Certificate of Completion which can be shared to your social networks and displayed in your professional portfolio.
Standard Micro-credential StructureDuration:
- Understand clearly to clients the true meaning of core
- Describe the spectrum of pelvic floor dysfunction; including pelvic organ prolapse (POP), weak and hypertonicity
- Outline the role of the breath in pelvic floor contractions in supporting the pelvic floor
- Outline the role of posture in supporting the pelvic floor
- Describe the basic anatomy of the pelvic region and how to cue pelvic floor contractions in isolation, and in movement
- Outline how to work clearly within your scope of practice and know when to refer to other health professionals
- Define appropriate communication to this client group within your scope as a health and fitness professional.
There are no specific entry requirements, however, students enrolling in this course should work or study in the health and/or fitness profession.
Undertaking this micro-credential enables students to meet their Continuing Professional Development obligations and industry update requirements in their profession. Upon successful completion of the course, students will be awarded Continuing Professional Development (CPD) hours, a non-creditable micro-credential (Digital Badge) and a Certificate of Completion.