Pregnancy & Postpartum Rehab Course
This continuing education course on the childbearing year provides the rehabilitation health care professional with the evaluative and intervention skills to address the common problems that occur during this time. Anatomy, common clinical presentations and current research regarding interventions will update the provider.
Low back and pelvic girdle pain during pregnancy and afterward are common global problems, affecting approximately 45% of all pregnant women. This course provides the knowledge needed regarding common symptoms and impairments found in this population as well as provides an evidence-based approach for treatment. Common symptoms and impairments discussed include: postural, round ligament, diastasis rectus abdominus (DRA), pelvic floor dysfunction, pubic symphysis dysfunction, sacroiliac dysfunction, piriformis syndrome, transient osteoporosis and coccydynia.
Current exercise guidelines and evidenced-based interventions will be reviewed. Detailed case examples will be presented.
Audience: PT, PTA, OT, OTA & AT and other exercise providers with instructor approval.
At the completion of the seminar, the participant will:
- Demonstrate an understanding of the current literature and best evidence regarding low back and pelvic girdle pain, interventions and predictors of long term disability.
- Identify cardiovascular considerations during pregnancy and the effect on interventions.
- Recognize signs and symptoms of common musculoskeletal dysfunction that occurs during pregnancy and postpartum and the anatomical changes that occur.
- Identify outcome tools to use with this population.
- Know what are appropriate interventions, including therapeutic exercises and guidelines for exercising during pregnancy.
Your organization can choose the length of this course to fit your needs. Objectives above are for a 4-hour course as described in the PREGNANCY AND POSTPARTUM REHABILITATION BROCHURE.
Deborah has produced a 2-hour webinar (3 CEU’s) hosted by Motivationsceu.
Read Deborah’s published work about pregnancy on ResearchGate.
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