Get clear about the myths and fallacies of working with pre and postnatal women by getting up to date with the latest research on exercise and pregnancy.

This comprehensive program will provide you with the confidence and skills to work safely with pregnant and postnatal women. This course is fully accredited with Fitness Australia, so you will gain certification which carries an international level of recognition.

By the end of this course you will:

  • Have an understanding of the anatomical and physiological changes that the body goes through during pregnancy and how to modify your training program in response to these changes.
  • Know the effects of exercise on a woman and her foetus and the modifications necessary.
  • Understand how to maximize spinal health and maintain good postural alignment throughout pregnancy.
  • Learn practical and alternative ways to work with pregnant women.
  • Learn the precautions that need to be taken into account and contraindications to consider.


About the Lecturer


Penny Elliott, M.H.Sc. (Orthopaedic Manipulative Therapy), Member AAOMT, B. App.Sc (Phty), Physiotherapist, Member of the Australian Physiotherapy Assoc.

Penny completed her qualifications in Physiotherapy at the University of Sydney in 1993 and completed her Masters of Health Science (Orthopaedic Manipulative Therapy) at Charles Sturt University, with Distinction, in 2006. The major focus of this Masters degree was on the work of Kaltenborn and Evjenth.  Penny was co-founder of the Physiotherapy Posture and Fitness Clinic in 1999. She has been a Senior Associate of the clinic for the past 11 years.

With a personal background in dance, one of Penny’s main interests has been in movement analysis and postural assessment. In the past, she has worked with a variety of sports people at The Sports Clinic at Sydney University – including; the Sydney University Rugby team, Olympic level rowers, runners and triathletes. She uses this expertise in designing individual and small group exercise programs. Currently her work at the Physiotherapy Posture and Fitness clinic includes teaching Clinical Pilates in two fully equipped Pilate’s studios and the use of Real Time Ultrasound for specific rehabilitation of the deep trunk stabilisers.

Penny has spent several years on the development of a number of education programs for health professionals. This has included teaching the Posture, Soft tissue and Exercise course for physiotherapists; teaching and designing the sports massage programs at the NSW School of massage; and teaching personal trainers around Australia and in Singapore. Since having her own child 3 years ago, she has also been teaching pre and post natal exercise prescription.

Penny’s other areas of interest include lower limb analysis and biomechanical assessment, which has arisen from her work making orthotics with a well known Sydney podiatry group. Additionally, teaching posture at the University of Sydney’s School of Dentistry has encouraged her further study on the TMJ during her Master’s degree.

Penny’s hands on and exercise based approach to treatment means that patients can really understand their problem and take an active part in managing their own health and fitness. When not in the clinic, Penny will be found in all manner of activities, including Pilates, dancing, swimming, jogging, and yoga and


Course Date and Venue

Course title:Pre and post natal exercise prescription
Date: 14-15 November 2016 (Mon & Tue)
Time: 9:00am-5:00pm
Venue: TBA
Fees: S$900 per person
Closing date for registration: 1 November 2016
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