Workshops for midwives

Workshop “Rectus Diastasis in the Postnatal Period.”


Next implementation:

    • Saturday 10 June 2023 (from 09:00 to 17:00) & Sunday 11 June 2023 (from 09:00 to 13:00)
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Rectus diastasis is a natural consequence of pregnancy. Every woman gets rectus diastasis, but not every woman’s rectus diastasis regresses on its own after childbirth. To effectively close the abdominal wall again, not only correct exercises are important. Posture, breathing, digestion, everyday movements, intra-abdominal pressure and management play a major role.

There are very many theories and suggestions in practice to treat rectus diastasis. In my experience, there is no one true way in therapy. It is necessary to look individually at what could be the reason that the rectus diastasis does not regress by itself. The first days after birth, in the postpartum period and in the postpartum period are a very important period to advise and point out to women what promotes the regression of rectus diastasis and what prevents this process. This is what we will deal with in this training.

Course content:


  • Anatomical basics of rectus diastasis – body center: Abdominal muscles, pelvic floor, diaphragm, back muscles.
  • Functional structure of the abdominal musculature and its importance in closing the rectus diastasis.
  • Breathing and body center
  • Posture and rectus diastasis
  • Intraabdominal pressure
  • Development and causes of rectus diastasis
  • Effects of an untreated rectus diastasis



  • Palpation of rectus diastasis:
  • the width – distance between abdominal muscle strands and the depth – firmness of the linea alba.
  • The length: upper, middle and lower part of the rectus diastasis.
  • Learning the breathing technique to activate the deep abdominal muscles with the aim of closing the rectus diastasis,
  • Specific exercises for closing the rectus diastasis
  • Possibilities for increasing the exercises from the postpartum to the postpartum period
  • What tools are useful for large rectus diastases: Kinesiotape, postnatal abdominal belt.
  • Physical activities and exercises that increase rectus diastasis


  • Exact procedure: read here
  • Location: In Motion Physio in Glattbrugg
  • Duration: 1.5 days
  • Maximum number of participants: 9
  • Cost: 280.-
  • The course is certified by the Swiss Midwives Association (SHV) and is rewarded with 11 e-log points

Workshop “The pelvic floor – prevention and therapy in pregnancy, postpartum and regression”.

Next implementation:

    • There are no dates available for this course yet. If you are interested, please contact us (send us an e-mail to: info@inmotion-physio.ch or call us on 044 592 79 79) and we will inform you as soon as the date for the next course is known.
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  • Course content:

In this course we will get to know the pelvic floor, bladder and bowel in anatomy and function in depth. It highlights the forms of dysfunction in the pelvic area that can result from pregnancy and childbirth and are thus relevant in the postpartum and postpartum period. It is about correct pelvic floor exercises, pelvic floor therapy and prevention, this includes drinking behavior, toileting, everyday behavior, pelvic floor relieving everyday movements.

Identifying pelvic dysfunction early and counseling women well is a key task before and after childbirth.


  • Anatomy: pelvic floor muscles
  • Tasks of the pelvic floor muscles
  • Tasks of the abdominal muscles in relation to the pelvic floor
  • Trunk capsule as a functional unit: abdominal muscles, back muscles, pelvic floor, diaphragm
  • Breathing and pelvic floor
  • Intraabdominal pressure
  • Anatomy of the bladder
  • Bubble function: saving and emptying
  • Incontinence forms:
  • Storage disorders: Stress incontinence, urge incontinence (OAB), mixed incontinence.
  • Voiding disorders: Overflow incontinence


  • Organ Subsidence. Positional changes in the lesser pelvis:
  • Cystocele – lowering of the bladder
  • Urethrocele – lowering of the urethra
  • Prolapse uteri – lowering of the uterus
  • Rectocele – lowering of the rectum (large intestine)
  • Enterocele – lowering of the small intestine

  • Anorectal dysfunctions: Fecal incontinence, diaper incontinence, constipation, incomplete voiding, hemorrhoids, descensus.


  • Therapy options and aids for incontinence and organ prolapse: Electrotherapy, love ball, pelvic floor trainer, vibration therapy with Galileo, pessaries, vaginal tampons.
  • Pelvic floor exercises as one of many preventive and therapeutic options: learning the correct activation of the pelvic floor with the help of deep breaths


  • Exact procedure: read here
  • Location: In Motion Physio in Glattbrugg
  • Duration: 1.5 days
  • Maximum number of participants: 9
  • Cost: 280.-
  • The course is certified by the Swiss Midwives Association (SHV) and is rewarded with 11 e-log points