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AT - Professional Development: Continuing professional development (CPD) is central to Athletic Therapists' life-long learning and constitutes a vital aspect for keeping ATs’ knowledge and skills up-to-date. 

 External Approaches to Pelvic Health: Education, Exercise, Empowerment 


This is an introductory course on common pelvic health concerns for external pelvic health clinicians/fitness professionals. The main goal is to introduce you to assessment and care for common pregnant, postpartum, and pelvic health concerns. The main topics will include Diastasis Rectus Abdominus, Pelvic Organ Prolapse, and Urinary Incontinence. 

Additional topics we will cover:

  • Client Guided Care 
  • Pregnancy/postpartum concerns 
  • Pelvic Pain Conditions 
  • Menopause 
  • Screening Forms 
  • What is a Pelvic Floor Physio? 
  • When to Refer on 

By the end of the course, you will be confident in assessing diastasis rectus abdominus and the pelvic floor through external palpation. You will be able to offer insight, education, and appropriate exercise modifications for your female clients regarding pelvic health concerns and common transitions throughout the lifespan (pregnancy, postnatal, & menopause). 


Health and fitness students/professionals including: Athletic Therapists, Massage Therapists, Personal Trainers, Coaches, Yoga/Pilates Instructors, Physiotherapists & Chiropractors 


Ashley Burr BSc. (KIN) CAT(C) & 

Jenny Telfer-Crum BSc (HK) MSc (PT) 

CEU’s CAT(C) 4.8 

LOCATION | Guelph, Ontario 

Defy Sports Performance and Physiotherapy, 225 Hanlon Creek Blvd.

DATE | February 25th & 26th 2023


  • Practitioners/Trainers/Coaches: $600.00 + GST 
  • Student: $500 + GST  
  • Early Bird Pricing Ends January 28th 2023 (5% off!) 

 For more information please visit 


LOCATION |  Ollin Therapy, 7800 Kennedy Rd. unit 303A, Markham, ON, L3R 2C8


  • January 28 - Saturday -  8:00 am to 6:00 pm
  • January 29 - Sunday - 8:00 am to 6:00 pm


Please contact Cesar Cruz CAT(C) at 


LOCATION | Sheridan College, Davis Campus, Brampton, Ontario


  • Course #1 Saturday January 21-Sunday January 22, 2023 (In-Person)
  • Course #2 Saturday February 4-Sunday February 5, 2023 (In-Person)
  • Course #3 Saturday March 25-Sunday March 26, 2023 (In-Person)

COST | $350 (includes HST)

TO REGISTER | please email Mike Recine at

Contact the following OATA approved Canadian Red Cross-Certified Athletic Therapists who offer First Responder Courses to meet the proof of valid First Responders/BLS Certification in time for registration renewal.

Andrea Prieur

Andrea Prieur is well-respected and well-known Ontario Certified Athletic Therapist. Graduating from the Athletic Therapy program over 20 years ago, she continued to stay directly involved in the AT profession. She taught curriculum First Responder and was a placement coordinator for a number of years.Andrea has served as an AT on Canadian Core Health Care teams at multiple Major Games including the 2022 Commonwealth Games held in Birmingham. ATs regularly request to take her First Responder courses. She is a Red Cross certified First Responder Instructor with the benefit of well-honed field skills and experience. Andrea's courses are first-come, first-served. Contact her directly for details.

Mike Recine

Mike is a Certified Athletic Therapist (CAT(C)), an Osteopathic Manual Practitioner (D.O.M.P) and a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS). Currently, he is a full-time professor at Sheridan College in the Athletic Therapy program where he teaches the Emergency Conditions courses. Mike has been a Red Cross Training Partner and Certified Emergency Care instructor since 2015, primarily offering First Responder and BLS courses to allied healthcare professionals.

Cesar Cruz

Cesar Cruz is an Athletic Therapist and Registered Massage Therapist. Currently he works at the National Ballet of Canada and Canada's National Ballet School; he is also the Head Athletic Therapist for the York United Football Club of the Canadian Premier League. Cesar completed his B.A. in Kinesiology as well as a Certificate in Athletic Therapy at York University, he also completed a Diploma in Massage Therapy at the Institute of Complementary & Alternative Therapies and the Diploma of Contemporary Medical Acupuncture at McMaster University.

Barb Paraskevakos

Barbara Paraskevakos is an Ontario Certified Athletic Therapist and Certified Canadian Red Cross First Responder Instructor. After graduating from the York University Athletic Therapy Certificate Program she joined the wellness team at the National Ballet of Canada. She continues to provide field coverage for a number of sports and events including League One soccer and Stars on Ice. Barbara uses her experiences on the field, for real-life application to her First Responder courses.

Brittany Galan

Pulse was founded by Brittany Galan in order to provide First Responder Training to everyone, ranging from the general public to health care providers.

As the primary instructor at Pulse, Brittany uses her background in Kinesiology, Athletic Therapy & Osteopathy to provide comprehensive First Responder courses. Her on-field experiences working with a wide range of sports at numerous levels enables her to gear courses towards individuals providing medical coverage for sporting events or working with athletes, bringing in real-world scenarios.

Drew Eidt

Drew Eidt is a Certified Athletic Therapist, Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, Registered Nurse, and First Responder/CPR instructor with the Canadian Red Cross. He has over 15 years experience working clinically and in the field with athletes of all ages, but has focused primarily on elite adolescent athletes ranging from club and rep organizations to varsity and professional sport.

Drew has experience instructing in both the classroom and lab, in areas ranging from anatomy and physiology to first aid and sport wrapping & taping.

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