Core Strengthening From the Inside Out Course

Core strengthening when done properly includes the coordinated activation of the diaphragm and pelvic floor.  This course will provide you with the evaluative and intervention approaches to strengthening very weak cores and the proper progression from the inside out.

A fit postpartum woman performing core strengthening exercise while engaging with her infant

A new mom enjoying core strengthening routine with her infant


If you are providing exercise instruction you know it is challenging to effectively rehab clients who have very weak core muscles.  This course will review for you the anatomy and kinesiology of the core muscles based on the current evidence, and improve your ability to properly explain and instruct basic core activation to your clients.  In addition, you will be able to recognize compensatory movement patterns and know how to effectively progress core exercises.  Weak core muscles are common in your female clients who are postpartum or who have had children,  those with sacroiliac or pelvic girdle pain, and others with weak core muscles due to abdominal or back surgeries, or obesity.

Audience:  PT, PTA, OT, OTA & AT and other exercise providers.  Arrangements for CEU’s will be made upon request of the organization.

At the completion of the seminar, the participant will:

  • Understand the components of evidence-based core strengthening.
  • Discuss the role of the inner core in core strengthening and know how to activate it properly.
  • Identify abnormal patterning during core exercises and know what muscles are overcompensating.
  • Challenge the core through the appropriate progression of exercises.
  • Address flexibility and strength in the hip in light of the latest research

Your organization can choose the length of this course to fit your needs.  Objectives above 3-hour course as described in the Core Strengthening from the Inside Out Brochure.


Read more of Deborah’s published work regarding “Sacroiliac Pain” book, Sacroiliac Pain book reviews, Sacroiliac Pain Blog.

Read more of Deborah’s published work regarding pregnancy at ResearchGate.

Learn more about pregnancy and postpartum in Deborah’s 2-hour webinar (3 CEU’s)  hosted by Motivationsceu.