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Considerations for Strength Training in The Postmenopausal Population

Considerations for Strength Training in The Postmenopausal Population

Considerations for Strength Training in The Postmenopausal Population

Sep 13, 2023 - 19:00 (EDT)
1 hour


Is strength training truly safe for our postmenopausal clients? What about those experiencing incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse, or osteoporosis? 

Should we really be getting them lifting or are lifting restrictions more appropriate? How do we know what’s ok and what's not?!

This live webinar by physiotherapist Teresa Waser aims to help us critically consider the application of strength training in older adults - through menopause and beyond!


Learning objectives

In this webinar with Teresa Waser, we will:

  1. Consider the influence of whole-body strength (or lack thereof!) on pelvic health
  2. Understand the potential impact of strength training as a truly biopsychosocial intervention with multiple targets in the older adult
  3. Briefly review the evidence for strength training in the postmenopausal period
  4. Illustrate how we might utilize strength training for these individuals to feel, move, and perform better - yes EVEN with pelvic floor concerns!


This webinar is for all clinicians, including pelvic & ortho physios, OTs, chiros, athletic therapists, as well as fitness professionals.

Registration and Replays

There's a maximum of 500 seats available in the webinar room. If you cannot attend live, please do not register. This will allow people who can attend live to ask questions and interact with the instructor.

If you can't join live, not to worry! We will stream the live webinar to our YouTube channel and leave it up for 48 hours after the live webinar. You can subscribe to Embodia's YouTube channel here.

You can also choose to receive the follow-up email after the webinar. This email contains information about where to find the recording, a reminder about the free live stream on YouTube, and any additional resources shared during the webinar. Simply scroll down and click on the button that reads '+ Add me to the notification list'. (Please note: if you register for the webinar you will automatically be added to the notification list.)

This webinar will be recorded and made available as an on-demand course on Embodia Academy, free for all Embodia Members. You can learn more about our membership offerings here.

The instructors
Teresa Waser
MScPT, CAFCI, CGIMS, CF-L1 Trainer, P&PA Coach

Teresa Waser is a passionate educator driven to help healthcare and fitness professionals reignite their curiosity, challenge what they believe, and strive towards a truly biopsychosocial approach. She developed TIIPPSS-FC, a framework for creating change in how we help those with pain, pelvic health issues, and/or performance concerns.

Teresa teaches her own courses, including TIIPPSS:FC Reframing Pain, Pelvic Health and Performance and Beyond the Pelvis: Exercise for the Whole Body and Everyday Person. She has also worked alongside Antony Lo, assisting in course development and co-teaching on several of his courses, along with their course, Reframing Resistance Training Across the Lifespan. Teresa is a pelvic health and orthopedic physiotherapist and clinic owner, based out of RX Physiotherapy in Leduc, Canada. She has previously coached running, as well as CrossFit for kids through to older adults. She blends her experiences as physio, coach, and educator to help empower clinicians and clients alike to redefine their possibilities – both in athletics and in life.

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