Movement Strategies (& Injury Prevention) for the Female Athlete

Third Party Event

Venue Live & Breathe Pilates Dublin 8
City Dublin
County Dublin
Contact Hours 6
Event Type Course/Workshop
Specialities Musculoskeletal Therapy, Pelvic Health & Continence, Pilates, Sports Medicine
Presenter Details Michelle Lyons qualified as a physiotherapist from UCD in 1994 and since then has added skills & qualifications to her toolbox including a postgrad from NUIG in Health Coaching & Wellness, a postgrad in Innovation from TCD and teacher trainings in yoga, pilates, mindfulness and more. 
Refreshments Included No
Free Event No
How to Book email or visit
Booking Link
Contact Person Steph Grey
Contact Email [email protected]
Contact Phone 01 5549710
Non-Member Price €199.00
Date 16 Apr 2023 12:00 - 16 Apr 2023 18:00

Join women’s health expert and international educator, Michelle Lyons for this half day workshop. This workshop will be a blend of workshop and movement and is ideal of all fitness professionals working with active females.

During the day you will learn

  • How does the menstrual cycle affect the musculoskeletal system?
  • Can we/ should we adapt our movement strategies for different phases of the menstrual cycle?
  • When should we focus on strengthening? On coordination & balance?
  • Is period pain normal? Does exercise help or hinder? What's the 'right' exercise?
  • Why do female athletes have 6 times as many ACL injuries as male athletes?
  • Is bladder or bowel leakage an issue for athletes and is there anything we can do about it?
  • Would you recognise the signs of RED-S (Relative Energy Deficiency in Sport)?


Topics we'll be discussing in this workshop include

  • Understanding the phases of the menstrual cycle
  • How to adapt movement strategies for different phases
  • Movement strategies for menstrual pain
  • Have a basic understanding of bladder & bowel dysfunction in female athletes
  • Understanding the theory & red flags for RED-S

This workshop will be a blend of theory and movement and is Part 1 of our 3 part series this year at Live & Breathe Pilates: Part 2 will cover The Postnatal Athlete - Returning to Movement and Part 3 will be 'The Menopausal Athlete'.

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