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Core Stability and the Female Athlete
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Core Stability and the Female Athlete
POSTED: 9/16/10 2:46 PM

Understanding why less is more when working the Core!

Date: Tuesday, September 21, 2010
Time: 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m
Location: Sports and Spinal Physical Therapy, 2175 K Street, NW, Suite C-120, Washington, DC 20037 (next to Starbucks)
Fee: No fee to attend

By now most women who do strength training know that it is necessary to work the "core." But do you really know which muscles make up the core, why they really are important, and how to effectively train these muscles?

If you are a female athlete who has experienced low back pain, SI joint pain, hip or knee pain, stress incontinence (urinary leakage), or stress fractures, then this seminar is for you!

This seminar will provide you with information and instruction to help you to:
- Understand which muscles really comprise the core.
- Learn about the pelvic floor muscles and the importance for the female athlete.
- Develop improved body awareness of the core muscles and understand how to properly activate these muscle groups for effective strengthening.
- Learn foundational exercises that you can progress on your own as you get stronger.

The seminar will include a demonstration of the latest tool, rehabilitative ultrasound imaging, to visualize the core muscles in a relaxed and active state. You will be taught how to activate the core muscles, perform core strengthening exercises and how to progress them.

Your instructors for this seminar are Elissa Dicarlo and Jennifer Dabbs. In addition to being physical therapists with years of experience working with the female athlete, both Elissa and Jennifer are certified Pilates instructors.

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