Diastasis Recti and Postpartum Research, Assessment, and Treatment

Discussions with Munira Hudani, Antony Lo, Diane Lee, Grainne Donnelly, Elizabeth S. Lee, Danielle DeLuca-Pytell, and Lisa Ryan


  • 10 hours
  • NY CEUs available
  • For other states, check for reciprocation or individual application


  • Immediate Access
  • This course is a series of webinars that are FREE to GPHAM members (membership page)


  • Medical and Fitness Professionals
  • No pre-requisites
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What can I expect?

This course is a series of 5 webinars that average 2 hours each for a total of about 10 hours of amazing content. 

This series has amazing experts from around the world discussing the latest research on postpartum issues and diastasis recti as well as best practices for evaluation and treatment. See below to see a summary of contents for each of the webinars. 

If you are a member of the Global Pelvic Health Alliance, you get this series and all of the GPHAM webinar as an included in your membership. Use your GPHAM code at checkout to access these webinars on this platform. 


What people are saying:

Such great information. Thank you!
The case studies, videos, and imaging examples where so helpful! I loved hearing these two experts analyze these cases!
This was so helpful! I know that I'm going to be able to brainstorm solutions for my postpartum clients so much more effectively now! It's always so great to get the research updates! Thank you!! 

What you will learn:

Practical Clinical Applications for Diastasis Recti - Postpartum Assessment and Treatment with Munira Hudani
  • The history of DRA understanding and treatment
  • How to understand "the gap" and the different aspects of a separation to consider
  • Understand how to use language that will empower clients about their diastasis recti
  • The physiological changes in the abdominal wall that happen with pregnancy
  • Considerations on prognosis and expectations on treatment of the muscles and connective tissue
  • Assessment standards for DRATreatment options and considerations for DRA

Busting Myths About Diastasis Recti and Postpartum Exercise with Antony Lo
  • The relationships between diastasis recti and pelvic floor dysfunction
  • The biopsychosocial implications and considerations of DRA
  • Language to let people feel empower and not afraid
  • The anatomy and physiology of DRA and how it may or may not affect other issues that the patient/client may have
  • Systemic relationships between the pelvic floor and the abdominal wall

Diastasis Recti Research and Clinical Applications with Diane Lee
  • Effective positions and techniques for assessing DRA
  • Determining what strategies people are using for stabilizing their trunk
  • Understanding what strategies might have implications on other parts of pelvic health as well as what activities might be challenging with that strategy
  • Understanding when surgical options might be able to help 
  • The psychosocial factors that come into play with DRA
  • The latest research on the detailed anatomy of the abdominal wall muscles and fascial sheaths

Advanced Discussions on Diastasis Recti and Postpartum Research with Antony Lo and Grainne Donnelly
  • A deeper understanding of the anatomy and function of the abdominal wall. 
  • Ways of learning how to coach postpartum people on how to engage their deep core. 
  • Techniques for working with complex cases
  • An understanding of how to talk about the relationship between the gap between the rectus abdominus and the tension of the connective tissue when working with patients/clients
  • Ways of working with your clients that looks at their quality of movement and their segmental control the they access for their daily activities
  • Ways of changing patterns of movements

Abdominoplasty Surgery Panel with Dr. DeLuca-Pytell, Dr. Lee, and Lisa Ryan
  • What IS an abdominoplasty and when is it indicated? 
  • When does is make sense to get an abdominoplasty?
  • How long postpartum should someone wait to have this done? 
  • Are there concerns if they have surgery and then get pregnant again?
  • What are the approaches to the surgery? Options? Anterior repair/Posterior or both? Does this affect function?
  • Is there a part covered by insurance typically and then some paid for cosmetic? Or usually not covered at al etc?
  • How can PTs, OTs, and fitness specialists work with plastic surgeons for more integrated care?
  • How does one prepare for this surgery?
  • What was the post-op experience like? 
  • What are post-op do's and don'ts and other pearls of wisdom about abdominplasty?
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Did you know that this course is part of a 5 part series of Diastasis Recti Webinars?

10 hours of webinars about DRA available for a price that comes out to $49 per webinar! 
  • Practical Clinical Applications for Diastasis Recti - Postpartum Assessment and Treatment with Munira Hudani
  • Advanced Discussions on Diastasis Recti and Postpartum Research with Antony Lo and Grainne Donnelly
  • Busting Myths About Diastasis Recti and Postpartum Exercise with Antony Lo
  • Diastasis Recti Research and Clinical Applications with Diane Lee
  • Abdominoplasty Surgery Panel with Dr. DeLuca-Pytell, Dr. Lee, and Lisa Ryan
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Feel comfortable navigating psychosocial nuances while learning practical skills to do so. 

Do you want to watch THIS webinar and ALL of our other webinars for one yearly price? 

The Global Pelvic Health Alliance Membership offering features designed to help you grow your clinical skills and build your business. 
  • Webinars: an amazing set of webinars (like this one) that are all included in the membership with the ability to be present at the live recording and ask questions to the presenters.
  • Illustrations: We have an illustration that creates anatomy illustrations for us. We are constantly looking for ways of presenting the anatomy in ways that are more accurate and descriptive.
  • Handouts: Using the illustrations and an amazing team of colleagues to help review, we create a collection of handouts for you to use with your patients/clients!
  • Premiere Directory Listing: While anyone can have a free directory listing, GPHAM members get to have a profile picture, live links, and photo galleries to stand out. 
  • Global Pelvic Health Support Community: In addition to resources, you can also ask to join the private FB page with hundreds of multidisciplinary professionals from around the world to help you out!

Tracy Sher, PT, DPT, CSCS - Your Host

Tracy Sher is a pelvic physical therapist and is the founder of Pelvic Guru, Pelvic Guru Academy, and the Global Pelvic Health Alliance Membership. She is also an instructor for Pelvic Guru Academy, teaching Pudendal Neuralgia and Complex Pelvic Pain Solutions. 

Munira Hudani, MScPT

Munira Hudani obtained her Masters of Science in Physical Rehabilitation from the University of Toronto in 2009. In her nearly ten years of experience as a clinician, she has devoted the bulk of her to Women’s Health. She is the Director of the Pelvic Health Program at Bosnar Centre for Health in Toronto, Canada. Munira has presented to local obstetricians and gynecologists as well as family physicians regarding the necessity of pelvic floor and core assessments in the post-natal population. She also has taught courses on diastasis rectus abdominis to rehab and fitness professionals, and provides clinical mentorship to other physiotherapists. In addition, Munira is on the teaching faculty of Pelvic Health Solutions, Canada’s leading educational body for pelvic health education. In her physiotherapy practice, Munira regularly helps women who travel internationally seeking guidance for diastasis rectus abdominis. She is also frequently asked to contribute to pelvic health and fitness programs founded by other leading experts due to her knowledge and expertise on the topic. She is passionately committed to spreading DRA awareness to both professionals and patients by providing information that is up-to-date, evidence-based, and reliable.

Antony Lo, PT

Antony Lo is a physiotherapist from Australia and runs The Physio Detective service and My PT Education. He earned his degree from the University of Sydney and has been in practice since 1997 (old enough to see old things come back as new things!). He completed his post-graduate Master in Manual Therapy (Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy) from the University of Western Australia and commenced his Specialization training in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy. He has been working at the junction of Musculoskeletal, Sports Rehab and Performance, and Women’s Health for his whole career. He has experience participating and coaching a range of sports and has been a consultant for a number of different types of elite sports athletes of all ages.

Diane Lee

Diane owns, directs and is a practicing physiotherapist at Diane Lee & Associates. She has continued to maintain an on-going clinical practice for over 40 years and while she follows the research evidence closely, she draws from this deep clinical experience for her teaching and lecturing in the clinic, in Canada and internationally.

Grainne Donnelly, BScHons PgCert

Gráinne became particularly interested in the assessment and treatment of Diastasis Recti due to its prevalence and associated implications with her clients. She also teaches health and fitness professionals about the assessment and management of Diastasis Recti. Gráinne co-authored the internationally recognised "Returning to running postnatal - guidelines for medical, health and fitness professionals managing this population" as well as publishing her conference presentation "Diastasis Rectus Abdominis - physiotherapy management" from the 2018 Pelvic, Obstetric and Gynaecological Physiotherapy Conference. Gráinne regularly presents at conferences around the UK and Ireland on topics related to pelvic health and well-being. She uses real-time ultrasound for pelvic health and is involved in training courses for physiotherapists.

Elizabeth S. Lee, MD

In private practice for almost twenty years and voted one of the East Bay’s favorite plastic surgeons for over a decade, Dr. Elizabeth Lee offers a full range of cosmetic procedures to provide her patients with individualized treatment to best achieve their goals. A graduate of Northwestern University’s Honors Program in Medical Education, Dr. Lee trained her internship year in Internal Medicine at The New York Hospital in Manhattan, and completed residencies both in General Surgery and in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York.

Danielle DeLuca-Pytell, MD

After almost fifteen years of plastic surgery practice, Dr. DeLuca-Pytell opened her own solo practice in January 2019. She specializes in breast and body contouring, both cosmetic and reconstructive, surgical and nonsurgical facial rejuvenation, surgical and nonsurgical female intimate rejuvenation, breast reconstruction for women with breast cancer, and cosmetic surgery after weight loss.

Lisa Ryan, CF-L2

Lisa Ryan has been doing CrossFit since 2004 and is a former regional level competitor (2010 – 2013). She is a CrossFit Level 2 trainer and also a Pregnancy and Postpartum Athleticism Specialist.


What is the Cancelation & Refund Policy?
Individual GPHAM webinars are non-refundable. 
For other courses, the option for a full refund is available within 48 hours of purchase, however it is non-refundable upon either of these conditions:
  • You have viewed more than 50% of the course material
  • You have already claimed your CE certificate
If you need additional assistance with a refund or course concern, please email
Will there be any part of this live course where I could be recorded?
Live participation parts of courses may be recorded live and screenshots maybe be taken by the instructor or the host. If your camera is on, your microphone is on, or you type comments in the comment section, your participation will be part of that recording. If you do not wish to be part of this recording, you will be responsible for keeping your video and audio recording OFF during any live recorded sessions. 
How can I use the handouts, videos, and course supplemental material?
You will be provided with online content and recordings of the course as well as slides and material related to the course. This material is for your personal use only.  Please do not use clips of video, screen captures, screenshots, or copying in any way, that you might be presenting it as your own (whether or not it is for financial gain). Sharing a screenshot to social media that is credited to the instructor and/or Pelvic Guru, LLC is acceptable. If you would like to use any of this content for an independent project, you need to discuss this directly with Pelvic Guru and the instructor of the course. 
Will I have to exercise or have a space to move for this course? 
Some of the Pelvic Guru Academy courses have sections in them in which you will have the option of doing movement at various levels. Understand that all physical therapy, rehabilitative, and strength training instruction and use of all facilities and equipment shall be done at you own risk, and please be physically and medically able to undertake any and all physical therapy, rehabilitative, and strength training instruction provided in the course.