The Female Athlete – Focus on Core and Pelvic Floor in Salt Lake City, UT

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Pelvic Guru Faculty: Antony Lo The Physio Detective Sydney, Australia Australian Physiotherapy Association Titled Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist Master in Manual Therapy (UWA) B.App.Sc.(Physio)(USyd)


High intensity has been popular for decades. However, people like Jane Fonda, Les Mills and fitness classes and events like boot camps, obstacle course racing, and CrossFit have made high-intensity exercise popular for females. The USA Weightlifting Federation has seen a significant increase in membership largely in part to CrossFit’s use of Olympic Weightlifting in its exercise programming. With such high level physical challenges come concerns about how to manage common women’s health problems such as Incontinence, Pelvic Organ Prolapse (associated more with pelvic floor weakness), and Pelvic Pain (particularly from pelvic floor overactivity) as well as concerns about exercising during pregnancy, and postpartum issues such as divarication of rectus abdominis, exercising after a Caesarian section, and lifting while breastfeeding.

This course will attempt to address these concerns about high-intensity exercise in women, teach participants some of the common loaded movements, how to modify these exercises for different populations, and how to assess, treat and rehabilitate common lower half injuries.


Registration: 7 – 7:30 am

Day 1: 7:30 am – 5:30 pm

Day 2 Optional workout: 7 am – 7:30 am

Day 2: 7:30 am – 5:30 pm


This course includes both lecture and lab components.


CEU credits have been approved in Utah. If you are coming from another state, please check with your state on reciprocity for CEUs.


  • This was the best courses I️ have taken in a long time. The knowledge I️ gained was tremendous and I️ feel like I️ have many techniques to try with patients as well as options for treatment care in general.  Antony is a very gifted teacher and he was able to develop a strong rapport and connection with all of us individually and on a group level as well. Luke did an amazing job and the rapport between he and Antony was terrific. I️t really enhanced the learning experience, especially practical and hands on learning. His feedback and input during the whole course was very helpful.
  • Antony’s course on the female athlete was helpful in so many ways. It helped me to realize my own biased beliefs when working with clients and ask myself why I think the way I do when I see, hear or read something. I fully believe this will help me listen to my clients and their needs on a deeper level, and help me in treating my clients as a whole, not just the obvious musculoskeletal issues they may present with. I feel I can take the information learned and apply it to my clinical life, my coaching life as a CrossFit coach, as well as my personal life. Thank you for this unique and quality experience!
  • This course is excellent for anyone who treats patients or clients. Antony does a great job connecting the content to the course participants. He is very generous with his time and knowledge. I came back on Monday with new and actionable information that helped me communicate with my clients and patients.
  • This course was amazing! I was engaged by Antony’s thought provoking lectures the whole weekend. I returned to the clinic and was able to apply some of the knowledge I learned and saw immediate and powerful results with some of my patients.
  • I loved the numerous perspectives presented in this course. All the instructors and team who helped make it possible were very organized and professional. This course was well worth my 4 hour drive! My absolute favorite part of the course, aside from the content itself, was the numerous perspectives given on the topic from differing schools of thought. A highlight of the course was learning different methods of challenging myself/patients through setting “triggers.” I hope to use this technique more in the future.  Also, I valued learning about properly activating the pelvic floor aside from the basic kegel (which turns out is more than often performed incorrectly). Overall the course was very knowledge based, well presented, interactive and enthusiastic.Great job to Antony Lo and Luke Summers, what a dynamic team!
  • A really great course with a lot of hands on application of how to work with high level athletes.  Antony doesn’t give you a method to follow but a way to assess and think about the problem in order to help your clients.
  • The course was very well rounded and touched on so many topics that our profession needs to be continuously educated about; not only was it about the pelvic floor and high level athletes, but Antony brought in pain science, neural input vs manual therapies, how our words impact our patients, and so much more! I think he did an excellent job really giving us different perspectives in how we approach our patients and athletes.  
  • I walked into this class thinking I’d learn about Crossfit and how to deal with patients who are active in it.  I came away with much more – most importantly, how to really treat the “whole woman” by not limiting what she does.  Instead of eliminating entire exercises, we can “do it a different way,” keeping our patients doing the things they love without hurting their bodies.  I have already changed how I approach my patients and I really noticed a difference. I have also had my beliefs challenged about the role/mechanism of manual therapy/bracing, and will continue to question why I’m doing what I’m doing.  Most importantly, the class was loads of FUN! Thanks, Antony and Pelvic Guru!
  • I had a great opportunity to gather some detailed insight and picked up on skills that would be very useful in helping me with the many female clients I work with. In addition , the knowledge I gained would be very applicable in my own pursuit of  lifting heavy. I look forward to learning more from Anthony and his Bullet Proof series.
  • I would recommend Antony’s course for any pelvic floor physical therapist, a definite must for a broad knowledge base in treating women with pelvic floor dysfunction.
  • To provide a basic understanding of high-intensity training (using CrossFit as a base model but including bootcamp, HIIT, Tabata, etc) for female athletes/participants
  • To provide participants with the tools to be able to communicate, assess, and treat high-intensity training athletes more specifically
  • To deal with ante-natal and postnatal exercise considerations in high intensity exercise
  • To provide an overview of common high-intensity exercise-related musculoskeletal injuries of the lumbopelvic-hip complex and options on how to manage them using exercise
  • To provide an understanding of Pelvic Floor Dysfunction in exercise and appropriate modifications for impact and relatively heavy lifting exercises
  • To provide a way of utilizing “core stability” principles with a test-retest model using performance as a measure of effectiveness
  • To provide an overview of the common body weight and loaded movements involving the LPH, sound technique guidelines and appropriate modifications
  • To provide a realistic and practical balance between the biological and the psychosocial aspects in managing the high intensity training athlete, their Coaches and their expectations

Antony Lo The Physio Detective Sydney, Australia Australian Physiotherapy Association Titled Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist Master in Manual Therapy (UWA) B.App.Sc.(Physio)(USyd). Antony Lo is a physiotherapist from Australia and runs The Physio Detective service. He earned his degree from the University of Sydney and has been in practice nearly 20 years (old enough to see old things come back as new things!). He completed his post-graduate masters in Manual Therapy (Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy) from the University of Western Australia and has completed his Specialisation training in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy. He has been involved with treating CrossFit athletes for 5 years and has helped some of the world’s best CrossFitters at the highest levels through to beginners of all ages. He loves and participates in CrossFit and is a strong advocate for the sport. Through participation and through his work as a Physiotherapist at all levels of CrossFit, he has developed a model of treatment that utilises the best from Sports Science, Musculoskeletal/Sports Physiotherapy, Pain Science, and Women’s Health research to provide a realistic holistic model of care balancing the biopsychosocial model of healthcare. He is NOT an employee of CrossFit, he does not represent or work for them in any way and his views and opinions are entirely his own. He holds a CrossFit level 1 – Trainer Certificate and is a CrossFit Football Coach/Consultant. Antony has a wife and 3 beautiful children in the best city in the world – Sydney, Australia!

This course is for physical therapists and healthcare professionals looking for more information and practical knowledge on how to treat female athletes.

Day 1

0700hrs – Registration

0730hrs – Introduction, Practical 1 and Demonstration Patient, Foundations for Thinking

0930hrs – Break15mins

0945hrs – Foundations for Thinking (continued) and Practical 2

1200hrs – Lunch 60mins

1300hrs – Knowledge

1500hrs – Break 15mins

1515hrs – Assessment, Practical 3 and 4

1730hrs – Finish Day 1

Day 2

0700hrs – Optional Workout (30-45mins)

0730hrs – Management – Diastasis, Ante-Natal and Post Natal Considerations

0930hrs – Break 15mins

0945hrs – Management – Bodyweight and Impact Loading Exercises

1200hrs – Lunch 60mins

1300hrs – Loaded Exercises

1500hrs – Break 15mins

1515hrs – Management – Putting it all together and patient demonstration

1730hrs – Finish Day 2 and course

What is the refund policy?

Refunds are honored up to 30 days before the course and may be subject to a $75 administrative fee. Within 30 days before the course, refunds will not be provided.  

If the course does not reach a minimum number of students up to 30 days before the course, the course may be canceled, and a full refund will be provided.

Will I get CEUs or a certificate?

Pelvic Guru Academy applies for PT/PTA CEU credits for each course we host in the state where the course is taking place. We will make a note at the top of the course registration page once CEUs have been approved for each course. If you are coming from another state, please check with your state on reciprocity for CEUs.

What should I wear and how will labs run for Female Athlete courses?

It is suggested that you wear clothing you can exercise in; tight clothing like shorts and a tight singlet or sports crop top will help for observation during practicals. While all the practical components are optional, the beauty of the method Antony teaches is that everything is scalable meaning all the exercises can be adjusted to suit your level of fitness and accommodate any physical restrictions you have to exercise.

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