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Facilitating Return to Exercise Postnatally Webinar
Learn to give guidance to return postnatal clients to an active lifestyle

1 hour





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Fiona Healy
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Fiona is a clinical physiotherapist from Ireland who specialises in women’s pelvic health conditions.

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Did you know that postnatal women are less active than their age-matched peers, fathers and parents of older children? Women’s physical activity levels can be low during and after pregnancy. As rehabilitation professionals, we can help women maintain and return to a comfortable level of physical health and fitness for their life goals. In this webinar, Fiona Healy will discuss the current guidelines and recommendations for returning to postnatal exercise. She will outline the progression from low impact back to high impact, including common exercise preferences such as walking, cycling, strength training, and running. The barriers and enablers to exercise for postnatal women will also be discussed.


The aim of this webinar is to help rehabilitation professionals guide women safely back to exercise following childbirth.


This webinar recording consists of a 67-minute video and additional resources.

Target audience

This course is aimed at Physiotherapy and Physical Therapy clinicians, students and assistants. Other interested professionals such as athletic trainers, occupational therapists, nurses or medical doctors interested in this subject are also invited to participate.


Hours of Learning - No deadlines are applied to this course and it can be started and completed in your own time according to your personal schedule. We expect the required elements to take around 1 hour depending on your schedule and learning style. Additionally there are many optional resources provided and if you choose to review these the course could take longer to complete.
Types of Activities - Reading Physiopedia pages, journal articles, book chapters. Watching videos. Attempting quizzes. Participating in an international discussion forum.
Certificates - At the end of the course, when you have completed all of the required elements, you will be able to download a certificate of completion and 1.1 Plus points will be added to your personalised learning dashboard.

Requirements to complete this course

In order to complete this course and receive a course completion certificate plus CEUs/CCUs/CPD points you will need to:

  1. Respect the Plus Community Culture.
  2. Log all the required learning activities as complete (represented by the orange icons!).
  3. Actively and appropriately participate in the course discussions.
  4. Pass a final quiz with a score of 80% or more.
  5. Complete a course evaluation form.

Learning outcomes

At the end of this course you will be able to:

  • describe the current guidelines, best-practices and recommendations for returning to exercise postnatally
  • list potential barriers and strategies that can help facilitate exercise postnatally
  • explain how to guide clients back to appropriate physical activity with individualised goals