The postnatal patient is an often undertreated group – partly because focus tends to be on the health of the baby, but also because mothers themselves don’t realize that much postnatal discomfort is actually treatable. During the first 6 weeks, pelvic organs return to their normal condition, and many of the anatomical and physiological changes of pregnancy are reversed. However the musculo-skeletal system is slowest to recover, and may experience long term problems in areas most stressed by pregnancy and birth ie. low back and pelvis, pelvic floor & abdominal muscles. From this perspective, the postnatal period should probably include the first year. In this highly practical one day workshop, we will explore the postnatal body, and learn appropriate techniques (direct & indirect), exercises, strapping and advice.