Pelvic Floor Proficiency in the fitness setting – CQU
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.
This course has been created in partnership with Central Queensland University.
- Articulate 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 with this client group within your scope as a health and fitness professional.
Outcomes, Career Opportunities and Occupations:
This course provides Professional Development for health and fitness professionals.
Undertaking this course 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 and a CQUniversity Certificate of Completion.
Course Enquiries: CPD-Enquiries@cqu.edu.au
Feedback from Course Participants
-Mark Whelan from Achilles Training
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