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Royal College of Chiropractors CPD Event – The Pregnancy and Postpartum Athlete with Dr Ellen Casey

Course Date

Start: 5th October 2021 @ 19:00pm
End: 5th October 2021 @ 20:00pm

Course Location

Online , England

Course Description


This event will explore the benefits of exercise during pregnancy and how pregnancy-related changes in the musculoskeletal cardiorespiratory and thermoregulatory systems affect performance. Dr Casey will review exercise recommendations during pregnancy, and discuss postpartum return to exercise/sports, including concepts like diastasis rectus abdominis, low back and pelvic girdle pain, lactation, bone stress injuries and stress urinary incontinence/pelvic floor muscle dysfunction.


  • Understand exercise recommendations during pregnancy.
  • Understand selected concepts of postpartum return to exercise.

SPEAKER – Dr Ellen Casey

Dr. Casey is an Associate Professor in Sports Medicine at the Hospital for Special Surgery and Weill Cornell Medical College. She also serves as the Research Director for the Department of Physiatry
and is the USA Women’s Gymnastics National Team Physician. Her clinical practice focuses on the conservative treatment of acute sports medicine injuries and spine disorders and she has particular
expertise in the female athlete, including the female athlete triad, stress fractures and physical activity during and after pregnancy. Dr. Casey is actively involved in sports medicine research. She is interested in the underpinnings of sex and gender disparity in musculoskeletal injury, including the role of sex hormones in knee injuries (particularly anterior cruciate ligament tears), postpartum rectus diastasis abdominis and injury prevention in gymnastics.

RCC Members participate free of charge. Refer to your email or contact to register with your full name and email address.

Non-Members: £35. Please register and pay online here

Registration closes: 5pm Tuesday 5th October 2021


Course Credits


Course Contact Name

Jackie Leitch

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