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Ok, had the baby. How do I get "ME" back now? Free Seminar

Movement for Living

Saturday, April 13, 2013 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM (PDT)

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OK, Had the baby. How do I get "ME" back now?

Since having your baby DO YOU:frustrated mom

  • Long for a flatter belly?

  • Suffer from low-back, SI joint, hip or pelvic pain?
  • "Leak" when you cough, sneeze or jump?
  • Have a split down the middle of your belly? (Rectus Diastasis)
  • Feel uncomfortable or less able to lift heavy things (like car seats)?
  • Feel more down than you used to?
  • Feel tired much of the time?
  • Feel tight "down there" from your episiotomy?
  • Still walk with that 3rd trimester waddle?


Come along to our FREE Seminar


April 13th, 2013 2-4pm


The better you take care of yourself, the better you can take care of your baby!

If you have trouble with any of the above and you want more information on what you can do to get "yourself" back, then come along to our free seminar and let us help you!


You will learn:The 3 keys you need to address to bring yourself back to your pre-pregnancy mind and body. 

To reserve your spot, register at:

This is an introduction seminar to the Postpartum Health for Moms course. Come and find out what the course is all about and get your questions answers straight by the presenter of the course Vreni Gurd. 

About the presenter: 

Vreni Gurd, age 49, graduated in Physical and Health Education and started a personal-training business in 1992. She especially enjoyed helping people get past injuries, and therefore pursued further education from the CHEK Institute (CHEK 3, Holistic Lifestyle Consultant 2), along with Integrated Neurosomatic Therapy (massage therapy), Visceral Manipulation and nutrition courses.

Vreni’s specialty is corrective exercise, bridging the gap between physical therapy and personal training. She is currently developing a leading-edge restorative-fitness program to help people regain functional strength, range-of-motion and improve posture. Everyone can feel better, younger, and full of energy. 

Vreni has been teaching Postpartum Health for Moms course for over 10 years. 

Vreni also writes a weekly health newsletter called Wellness Tips.Visit her and subscribe at

About Postpartum Health for Moms course:

Physical Therapist Diane Lee developed this course because she found in her practice that very frequently having a child was the beginning of chronic low-back pain as well as urinary incontinence. 

Information from Diane Lee and Linda-Joy Lee's paper: 

“Research has shown that, in health, when the central nervous system can predict the timing of the load (i.e. when you know you are going to sneeze, jump, cough, lift your leg), the stabilizing muscles anticipate the impending load and contract prior to the event occurring. The joints of the low back and pelvic girdle as well as the organs of the pelvis (bladder and uterus) are therefore stabilized and protected against any large increases in shear forces or pressure. Within the low back and pelvic girdle, muscles must be functioning optimally for an individual to be free of low back pain and to be continent during activities which increase the intraabdominal pressure (sneezing, running, coughing etc). It is common to hear women complain of both low back and pelvic girdle pain as well as urinary incontinence and therapists commonly note that treating one component often impacts the other. 

Treatment for failed load transfer through the pelvis 

Treatment for the impaired low back and pelvis (including the pelvic organs) with or without stress urinary incontinence must be prescriptive since every individual has a unique clinical presentation. Rarely will only one dysfunction be present (one stiff joint or one poorly controlled joint); more commonly, multiple problems coexist such that the most effective treatment consists of a unique combination of techniques and exercises specific for each individual.

The effective management of low back/pelvic girdle pain with or without stress urinary incontinence requires attention to the joints, the muscles, the nervous system and sometimes to the emotional state. Ultimately, the goal is to teach the individual a healthier way to live and move such that sustained compression and/or tensile forces on any one structure are avoided. 

A word about exercises 

The type of exercise prescribed is of utmost importance. For back and pelvic pain as well as stress urinary incontinence, the evidence supports correcting deficits in motor control (timing of muscle activation) rather than focusing on strength and power of individual muscles (Hodges 2003, O’Sullivan et al 1997, Stuge et al 2004). Individuals who go mindlessly through a routine of exercises will have limited success in retraining motor patterns and may get worse with exercise if poor patterns and control are reinforced, resulting in irritation of joint structures and symptom exacerbation. The problem may not be which exercise was prescribed, but how the exercise was performed. The key to correcting dysfunctional patterns of muscle activation is teaching awareness of movement; this requires mindfulness on the part of both the therapist and the patient.

The goal of restoring motor control for the low back and pelvis is ultimately to create optimal movement patterns that ensure ideal transfer of loads through all the joints and organs. The result is stability with mobility, where there is stability without rigidity of posture, without episodes of collapse or organ prolapse, and with fluidity of movement. Hopefully the Postpartum Health for Moms program will teach you how to support the joints of your low back and pelvis as well as the organs of your pelvis and allow you to keep them for a lifetime avoiding what we believe is NOT inevitable with time – stress urinary incontinence.”

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When & Where

Vital Health Medical and Aesthetic Clinic
1855 West 4th Avenue
Vancouver, British Columbia

Saturday, April 13, 2013 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM (PDT)

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