Reviews

Postpartum Game Changer

Maggie Glenn

Addie is amazing! I started my postpartum journey 9.5 months (well, really 2.5 years!) ago and have checked back in with TB&B routinely. I did not take t...

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Addie is amazing! I started my postpartum journey 9.5 months (well, really 2.5 years!) ago and have checked back in with TB&B routinely. I did not take this class with baby #1 and it has been a huge game changer including it with baby #2. I have seen a tremendous difference in healing and strengthening my body implementing Addies exercises and tools. I love how I am able to go through a movement/section, apply it and continually come back to it if symptoms re-appear. I recommended TB&B to any and every mama!

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Amazing!

Michelle Moran

This course was simply amazing. As a therapist myself working in pediatrics, I now understand how highly specialized this field is. Addie is wonderful and sh...

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This course was simply amazing. As a therapist myself working in pediatrics, I now understand how highly specialized this field is. Addie is wonderful and she will take you through her modules to help educate and understand the key foundational principles. Through this course I’ve learned how to retrain my core, breathing, posture and mechanics to help decrease pain and increase strength in the most efficient and effective ways. She was there for me every step of the way answering my questions and the added zoom meetings were a bonus. Forever thankful for Addie and her program.

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Applicable knowledge!!

Sarah Smalley

I took this course to help me coach pregnant and postpartum athletes. Addie shares a wealth of information that I’ve been able to apply in class. I use cues ...

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I took this course to help me coach pregnant and postpartum athletes. Addie shares a wealth of information that I’ve been able to apply in class. I use cues and adjustments I’ve learned from this course regularly. I have also had clients complete this course for themselves and it’s helped empower them throughout the pregnancy and postpartum period. Addie breaks it all down!! I’d recommend to any mother or any fitness professionals working with pregnant and postpartum athletes!

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Most Comprehensive Postpartum Program Out There!

Katie Hedlund

This course is the most comprehensive and detailed postpartum course you will find. Addie goes above and beyond with her explanations as she truly wants you ...

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This course is the most comprehensive and detailed postpartum course you will find. Addie goes above and beyond with her explanations as she truly wants you to understand the "why" behind everything she teaches. I am a physical therapist and mother myself and was blown away by all of the goodies she fit into this course - she makes complex topics so easy to understand. This course is SO MUCH MORE than just kegels and crunches (which is typically all you see in a postpartum program). In my opinion, this course is worth WAY more than I paid for it. I recommend it to all of my mama friends. I promise you that you will not regret purchasing this course. I will say it again, there isn't a better course out there to help you learn about your body and help you to achieve whatever goals you have!

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Great Course!!

Rebekah Ankrom Baker

This is a must for women having babies or those of us that have had children!! My youngest is 3 and I still find all of this information so applicable. Addie...

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This is a must for women having babies or those of us that have had children!! My youngest is 3 and I still find all of this information so applicable. Addie is such a wonderful resource and not only do you get the course but you get actual interaction with your professional instructor. Addie answers any questions you may have and has a zoom meeting each month to review any questions you have about the course. I could not recommend this enough. Do yourself a favor and get your body working for you for the long term with Addie!

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In their own words...

Mom of 3

Christi K.

"Before To Birth and Back I never really understood the anatomy of the pelvic floor and why I have was issues with running and going everyday task. I thought kegels would be enough. I now understand how to work with my body, to not have symptoms with running or with other exercises."

Mama to 2.5 y.o. & 6 month old

Brittany S.

"This class was so beneficial to me in the often frustrating journey to recover from some of the problems I now have thanks to birthing my precious darling kids. Addie is so knowledgeable, honest, and encouraging all at the same time and is especially good at giving practical and doable advice to assist in the postpartum recovery process. I really can say the things I learned in this class have helped with bladder control, back pain, pelvic pain, etc. Thank you Addie!! We need more people like you and more classes like this to educate us Moms and normalize many of the challenges we face on the road to recovery. "

Mom to 4 y.o. | 2 y.o. | 8 month old

Annie D.

"I absolutely loved this course! Addie is so knowledgeable and makes the information digestible for those of us who are not PTs. I walked away from the class knowing so much more about my pelvic floor and how to return to the activities that I love! Definitely worth the investment of time and money, am forever grateful to have attended the course!"

Mom of 4 yr | 2 yr | 3 month old

Danielle S.

"Addie did a fantastic job of breaking down the basics, talking us through anatomy and the anatomical reasons for the issues we experience and reinforcing past lessons. The videos are invaluable for referencing back to after the fact, as there is a lot of information and a LOT to think about as you work through the exercises. I emphatically recommend this program!"

Mama of 2

Sarah L.

"Very informative course with emphasis on the body through all stages of pregnancy and postpartum. The knowledge and skills I learned from this course I have now adapted into my everyday life routines in the postpartum setting."

Mom of infant

Beth R.

"Wonderful class! Addie is a fantastic instructor and makes sure you understand a topic before moving on. She does a great job connecting the teaching to everyday life positions (lifting baby into car seat, changing diaper, washing dishes, getting up off the floor, etc.). What I learned in this class I will use for the rest of my life as a Mama! Definitely recommend it to anyone!"

Mom of two

Camille G

"Addie's approach is different. She digs right into mechanics and how your body can help itself in a way to feel better. When I was able to take charge of my body and feel like I was fixing it, my life changed. Addie has a lot of incredible knowledge. Just sit and listen-you won't get it all in one swoop. Sometimes the information might not click right away, sometimes it clicks weeks later. Just keep listening, there's so much to learn."

Boy mom x3

Beth S.

I joined To Birth & Back because for the last 7 years since having my first baby, I had so many issues below the belt. I've had more success with Addie than any other healthcare provider. Addie taught me how everything in our bodies is connected. She has been able to hone in on what works and what doesn't. She teaches information and gives tools that relate to everyday life. My biggest take away from To Birth & Back was how to use breathing and positioning to decrease leaking. Addie has the ability to make you feel like you are not broken and that there's hope to fix issues you're having.

What you will learn...

  • How to rebuild your core and pelvic floor

  • How to re-establish body mechanics in order to safely return to your fitness program

  • Tips from a physical therapist on how to move through motherhood with more ease and less pain!

REconnect • REbuild • REstore

Bridging the gap between birth and postpartum fitness

  • 1

    Welcome!

  • 2

    Week 1 • Breath Work

    • Movement Goals

      FREE PREVIEW
    • 1A | The Egg

    • 1B | Breathing & Stress

      FREE PREVIEW
    • 1C | Breath Work for 360º Rib Movement

    • 1D | Restorative Exercise • Dorsal Thoracic Inhibition

    • 1E | Isolating Pelvic Tilt

    • 1F | Car Seat Carry

    • 1G | Hip Hinge

    • 2A | Ribs, Abs, Pressure

    • 2B | Pelvic Floor Breath

    • 2 C | Scar Mobilization (C-Section)

    • 2D | Pooping Tips

    • 2E | Restorative Exercise • Side Stretch

    • 2 F | Crunchless Core

    • 2G | Diastasis Recti

  • 3

    WEEK 2 • Mobility

  • 4

    WEEK 3 • Core & Pelvic Floor

    • Movement Goals

    • 1A | Transverse Abdominis Activation & Progressions

    • 1B | Thoracic Mobility

    • 1C | Restorative Exercise • Standing Wall Supported Reach

    • 1D | Sitting

    • 1E | Baby Wearing

    • 2A | Pelvic Floor Symptoms

    • 2B | Kegels

    • 2C | Pelvic Floor Connection

    • 2D | Restorative Exercise • Modified All Fours Belly Lift

    • 2E | Sleeping Positions

      FREE PREVIEW
    • 2F | Squat

  • 5

    WEEK 4 • Upper & Lower Body

    • Movement Goals

    • 1A | Upper Body [Anatomy & Posture]

    • 1B | Break Patterns

    • 1C | Stairs

    • 1D | Restorative Exercise • Squatting Bar Reach

    • 1E | Arms - Progressive Strengthening

    • 1F | Low traps

    • 2A | Lower Body

    • 2B | Exercise Tips

      FREE PREVIEW
    • 2C | Lunges

    • 2D | Restorative Exercise • Left Glute Med

    • 2E | Balancing Hip Rotation

    • 2F | Side Body Balancing

  • 6

    WEEK 5 • Pressure Management

    • Movement Goals

    • 1A | Pressure Management

    • 1B | Pick Up Strategies

    • 1C | PRI Wall Supported Squat with Alternating Respiratory Trunk Rotation

    • 1D | Core Progressions

    • 2A | How to Engage Abs in Fitness

      FREE PREVIEW
    • 2B | Exercise Tips

    • 2C | Plank

    • 2D | Left Side-lying Knee to Knee

    • 2E | Pulse and Burn Core

    • 2F | Pulse and Burn Rotation & Strength

  • 7

    WEEK 6 • Progressing Back to Higher Impact & Intensity

    • Movement Goals

    • 1A | Return to Running

    • 1B | Hill Walking & Running

    • 1C | Stroller Pushing

    • 1D | Push Ups

    • 1E | Side-lying Trunk Lift

    • 1F | Progressive Pressure

    • 1G | Progressive Squats and Lunges

    • 2A | Sexy Time Tips

    • 2B | Single Leg Stance

    • 2C | Left Stance Reciprocal Step Through

    • 2D | Tick Tock Lunges

    • 2E | Jumping

    • 2F | Jumping Progression

    • 2G | Exercise Tips

    • 2H | Healing is not linear

      FREE PREVIEW
  • 8

    Self Tests

    • Mobility Tests

    • Back to Running Tests

  • 10

    References

    • References

Instructor

Addie Holzmann

Addie Holzmann is a Doctor of Physical Therapy and pelvic floor PT with a focus on pre & postpartum athletes. She specializes in Postural Restoration and is a Certified Personal Trainer (ACSM) along with a Postpartum Corrective Exercise Specialist. Addie is a military wife and heads a circus of three little monkeys. The frequent and sometimes unexpected moves accompanying military life has lead Addie to start her own physical therapy practice, NeuMe Physio. She also works closely with Stroller Strong Moms, affectionately referred to as S.L.A.M., to educate moms on how to safely incorporate core and pelvic floor into fitness. Her goal is to spread the core-pelvic floor love and arm moms with the knowledge to move through motherhood feeling strong and confident!

Stroller Strong Moms

Sweat Like a Mother (S.L.A.M.)

S.L.A.M. is an international community that offers fitness classes, nutrition information by Registered Dietitians, education on pre/postpartum fitness by a Doctor of Physical Therapy, mom's night outs, play groups, and a network of inspiring mamas!
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NeuMe Physio, L.L.C.

Addie Holzmann, DPT, PRC, CPT, PCES

NeuMe Physio has partnered with S.L.A.M. to provide this comprehensive education course to help postpartum women reconnect and rebuild their postpartum body. NeuMe Physio provides mobile physical therapy and remote training options to help women feel strong in motherhood!
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