This weekend, I had the pleasure of attending a CE course in MY OWN BACKYARD! Those of you who've visited this blog before will know that I probably spend 150% of my income on flights for continuing education so this was a welcome change.
The course I attended was "The Integrated Core: Harnessing the Diaphragm / Pelvic Floor Piston" with physical therapist, Julie Wiebe. While I admit that I'm a diaphragm guy, I have always recognized the importance of the pelvic floor but have really ignored it. Perhaps it's because I'm male and perhaps it's because people with urinary incontinence (i.e. post-partum women) rarely knock on my door for treatment. And while both this topic and course were definitely out of my comfort zone, I was really glad I attended this course.
Both feet were definitely out this weekend!Here are some takeaways to illustrate why:
Overall, while I did enjoy this course, I have to admit that I still have to study this topic further and let it simmer. Clearly, the pelvic floor has a tremendous role to play in the "core", as all other muscles do, however integrating my learning from this weekend into daily practice will probably take some time.