An introduction to manual osteopathy therapy for
women & babies pre and post natal

3 Online sessions

Dates: Thursdays June 3,10 & 17, 2021

Time: 6:30-8:00 pm (MST)

Content: Through a presentation and discussions, we will cover the changes seen in a woman’s body and how manual osteopathy therapy can help during:

  • last trimester of pregnancy
  • in preparation for labour & delivery
  • early post natal

We will also touch on early post natal care for babies.

Fee: $135 + GST for the 3 sessions

Instructor: Anne-Marie Fafard, Manual Osteopathy Therapist & PT

Anne-Marie first started treating women pelvic floor dysfunctions as a physiotherapist in 1999. From the start, she had a special interest in pre and post natal care. Over the years, other than offering individual treatments, she has also taught pre an post natal classes and did some doula work, accompanying women during their labour and delivery.

Anne-Marie completed her manual osteopathy therapy studies with the Canadian College of Osteopathy (Vancouver campus) in 2015. Since then, she has incorporated more and more manual osteopathy into her patient care. She now focuses her practice on women from about 25-week of pregnancy to 4-month post natal. Her favorite part is to help prepare women for labour and delivery and offer early post natal care to both mothers and babies by doing home visits. She has found that early care is very beneficial to help the spine, pelvis, hips, pelvic floor, pelvic organs (bladder, uterus, rectum) and abdominals to heal and recover post natal.

Registration: by email at: info@inspirecanmore.com

*Spaces are limited to foster deeper exchanges.

 

 

 

Dr. Bernadette de Gasquet Training

www.degasquet.com

This Fall we are offering two online Dr. Bernadette de Gasquet Training: The Foundations & Abdominals Think Again with Annie Breton, B.Sc. PT, YogaTherapist

De Gasquet – The Foundations

14 hours over 3 days by videoconference with Annie BRETON, BSc PT, Yoga Teacher & YogaTherapist

This training offers a global approach for assessment, education, prevention and rehabilitation of the pelvic floor while integrating principles of spinal protection as well as maintaining balanced abdominal muscle tone.

The Foundations

Objectives:

  • Provide the basis for positioning, breathing and movement following the de Gasquet principles: spinal self-lengthening in all positions, integration of the pelvic floor at the beginning of the expiration phase and avoidance of intra-abdominal hyper pressures.
  • Analyse the common errors of position and breathing and their mechanical consequences on the spine, abdominal wall and pelvic-floor.
  • Revisit abdominal strengthening and core training to attain a dynamic hold without breath holding.

Program:

  • Day 1 (8:30 to 12:30)
    • Basic de Gasquet positions: sitting, 4-point kneeling, lying, squatting and standing
    • Breath control, integration of the pelvic floor.
    • The pelvic tilt – Review the impact of the common practice and modify by applying the de Gasquet principles: lengthening of the spine and integration of the pelvic floor.
    • How to use accessories to support and modify the different positions.
  • Day 2 (8:30 to 12:30 and 12:30 to 15:30)
    • The 90° rule: How and when to anterior tilt or posterior tilt the pelvis?
    • The active standing posture with sacral counternutation using the pelvic floor muscles.
    • Breathing: Common mistakes; the role of different body types.
    • Abdominal muscles: functional anatomy and antagonist action.
    • Principles of dynamic core strengthening without holding the breath.
    • The pelvic floor: Functional anatomy, new concepts, mat work to improve pelvic floor awareness.
    • The pelvic floor: The role of different positions; the role of the respiratory diaphragm.
  • Day 3 (8:30 to 12:30)
    • Learning the ‘’diaphragmatic lift’’ technique, its functions and dysfunctions.
    • De Gasquet’s holistic view of posture and breath.
    • Mechanical effects of the ‘’diaphragmatic lift’’ on the principal bodily functions (circulation, digestion, general muscle tone, relaxation, metabolism…)

For:                     Physiotherapists, Manual Osteopaths

Pre-requisites:    None

Duration:            14 hours over 3 days

Method:              Practical mat work completed by theory and information sharing

Instructor:           Annie Breton, BSc. P.T., Yoga Teacher and YogaTherapist

Group size:        12 participants

Cost:

$480 *Priority is given to participants registering to both courses.
$450 if registering to both courses.

Schedule:

Thursday October 29:  8 :30 am – 12 :30 pm, MST (4h)
Friday October 30:       8 :30 am – 3:30 pm, MST (6h)
Saturday October 31:  8 :30 am – 12 :30 pm, MST(4h)

Contact:

Anne-Marie Fafard, Physiotherapist & Manual Osteopathy Therapist
Email: info@inspirecanmore.com

De Gasquet – Abdominal training: Think again!

14 hours over 3 days by videoconference with Annie BRETON (BSc PT, Yoga Teacher & YogaTherapist)

The De Gasquet training offers a global approach for assessment, education, prevention and rehabilitation of the pelvic floor while integrating principles of spinal protection as well as maintaining balanced abdominal muscle tone.

Abdominal training: Think again!

Objectives:

  • Integrate pelvic floor protection with breathing, activities of daily living, respiratory re-education, abdominal training, postural work and general body strengthening exercises.
  • Offer an abdominal strengthening program that protects the spine and the pelvic floor muscles that is adapted to different populations.

Program:

  • Day 1 (8:30 to 12:30)
    • Review of abdominal muscles functional anatomy
    • Analysis of common abdominal strengthening practices and their consequences
    • Spinal self-lengthening in sitting
    • ‘’Invisible breathing’’ and pelvic stability
    • Exercises in supine – adding resistance
    • Bridge variations
  • Day 2 (8:30 to 12:30)
    • Exercises in 4-point kneeling
    • Closed-chain external femoral rotation (supine, kneeling and standing)
    • Exercises in standing forward flexion
    • Antagonist action of the rectus abdominis and inferior transversus abdominis muscles: the modified crunch
    • The diaphragmatic lift
  • Day 3 (8:30 to 11:30 and 12:30 to 15:30)
    • Inferior transversus abdominis muscle exercises
    • Abdominal obliques exercises
      • Twists, translations, side flexions (with variations)
      • Isometric exercises in supine and side lying
      • Working in pairs (resistance)
    • Rectus abdominis exercises (isometric work)
      • Sitting hip flexion
    • Supine hip flexion against resistance
    • Plank exercises
    • Visualisation and imaginary or subtle exercises

For:                     Physiotherapists, Osteopaths

Pre-requisite:      De Gasquet, The Foundations

Duration:             14 hours over 3 days

Method:               Practical mat work completed by theory and experiential sharing

Instructor:            Annie Breton, BSc. P.T., Yoga Teacher and YogaTherapist

Group size:         12 participants

Cost:

$480 *Priority is given to participants registering to both courses.
$450 if registering to both courses.

Schedule:

Thursday & Friday, November 26 & 27:  8:30 am – 12 :30 pm (4h),
Saturday, November 28: 8:30 am – 3:30 pm (6h)

Contact:

Anne-Marie Fafard, Physiotherapist & Manual Osteopathy Therapist
Email: info@inspirecanmore.com

Annie Breton
BScPT, Certified Yoga Teacher 200h+, Certified Yoga Therapist

I am a physiotherapy graduate from the University of Ottawa and I began practicing yoga over 30 years ago when my mother and I took part in our first classes together…  My physiotherapy experience took me from long term care to the acute care hospital to women’s health and to the interdisciplinary care of chronic pelvic pain.

I have been an expatriate for 14 years now, living in France, Indonesia and Scotland and I had to make a change. I chose yoga or yoga chose me…  I trained with Radiantly Alive in Bali in 2011 which was a life changing experience and in 2018 I completed a certification in YogaTherapy with Dr. Lionel Coudron from l’Institut de YogaThérapie in Paris which was a way for me to marry my health care experience with the teachings of yoga.

I met Dr. Bernadette de Gasquet in 2001 when she first came to Calgary to teach physiotherapists and midwifes about pre and post-natal yoga.  Her teachings never left me.

We met again over the years, in 2007 and then in 2016 when we came back to France.  I joined the deGasquet Institut training team in 2018, focusing on Yoga and Abdominal Training.

I am attached to the wellbeing of each individual and whether it be as a yoga teacher or as a deGasquet trainer, I appreciate every opportunity I am given to help people feel good through the practice of yoga and movement.