Part 1 | Live Webinar
This didactic webinar course provides the physical therapy professional with an in-depth understanding of how specific physical therapy interventions during the antepartum and intrapartum periods may affect birth outcomes and postpartum maternal health. Practical, evidence-based knowledge and advanced skills in providing therapeutic and educational support are included. Didactic instruction includes: maternal pelvis anatomic characteristics and biomechanical considerations for childbirth, orthopedic diagnosis considerations, causes and management of dysfunctional labor, psychosocial considerations in childbirth, labor and vaginal delivery, cesarean delivery, and early postpartum interventions.
Contact Hours: 16
Schedule: 8:00 am – 6:00 pm *both days; times may change
Break Times: 15-min AM break, 1-hour lunch break, 15-min PM break
Part 2 | Face-to-Face Lab
Labs offer skills that are immediately applicable and include: preparation for childbirth, positions for promoting efficient labor, hands-on interventions for dysfunctional labor and labor with orthopedic considerations, physical and mental coping including hands-on techniques. All participants will participate in comprehensive standardized patient lab scenarios to demonstrate skills integration competency. Upon completion of this lab course, participants will have expanded therapeutic and educational strategies to support the pregnant client in optimizing labor, delivery, and acute postpartum recovery. Participants will be working in groups of 2-3 during labs. All participants will participate in labs as both “clinician” and “patient.” These labs are appropriate for all participants to fully participate, including pregnant, post-partum and male participants. All participants will be required to complete the Consent & Release form on Day 1 of the course (forms will be available on-site).
Contact Hours: 7
Schedule: 8:00 am – 2:30 pm *times may change
Break Times: 15-min AM break, 1-hour lunch break
Formats & Contact Hours
- 2-Part Hybrid Format (Part 1 is Webinar, Part 2 is In-Person Lab) NEW FORMAT
- Contact hours: 23 Contact Hours
Licensed Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants, 2nd Year and 3rd Year Student Physical Therapists. We recommend students have some orthopedic/musculoskeletal coursework in their curriculum prior to attending the course.
Pre-readings will be provided electronically to course participants for completion prior to the course. An electronic lecture manual will be provided in the online Learning Center along with the post-course final exam, survey and a Course Completion. A printed lab manual will be provided on-site.
Prerequisites and Advancement Requirement
You can take the three obstetric physical therapy courses in ANY order: Fundamental Topics of Pregnancy & Postpartum Physical Therapy, Advanced Topics of Pregnancy & Postpartum Physical Therapy and Intrapartum Topics of Obstetric Physical Therapy. Fundamental Topics and Advanced Topics are NOT prerequisites for this course, you can take all three courses in any order. You must however complete the webinars BEFORE the lab courses. If you are completing the CAPP-OB certificate track, you may take the three OB courses in ANY order. Learn more about the CAPP-OB certificate program.
When will the lab courses be scheduled?
The Academy plans to host an in-person 1-day OBI lab during the same weekend as a 1-day OBF and 1-day OBA lab. If your goal is to achieve the CAPP-OB, you can knock out all of your labs in one weekend! We intend to schedule these labs on the same weekends/locations as the OBA and OBI labs to give you an opportunity to complete all OB labs during the same weekend (optional; you can either take this lab alone however if you enroll for the OBA and OBF webinars, you have the option to register for the OBA and OBF labs which will be hosted during the same weekend in the same location.
Mix and Match
Introducing the NEW Hybrid Format
You must complete BOTH Part 1 and Part 2 in order to complete the full OBI requirement for CAPP-OB.
OBI Part 1
2-Day Live Webinar
If you are taking an OBI Part 1 Webinar course, you must pair it with an OBI Part 2 Lab course to fulfill the OBI course requirement. In this online webinar format, you will be able to participate in group activities, course lectures and discussions. You will need a computer/laptop, wi-fi, microphone and webcam to participate. There will be live webinar activities. Upcoming 2-day lecture webinars will be scheduled for this summer 2020 on Saturday-Sunday weekends.
DECEMBER 12-13, 2020 *NEWLY ADDED*
Academy Member: $528
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OBI Part 2
1-Day In-Person Lab
If you are taking an OBI Split Part 2 Lab course, you must pair it with one OBI Part 1 Webinar course to fulfill the OBA course requirement. Dates for the se lab courses will be finalized this summer 2020. Labs will be conducted in-person where you will be paired with another attendees to complete lab activities and skills checks.
LAB OPTION A | MIDWEST
𝗟𝗢𝗖𝗔𝗧𝗜𝗢𝗡 & 𝗗𝗔𝗧𝗘 𝗧𝗕𝗗
Academy Member: $264
LAB OPTION B | EAST
𝗟𝗢𝗖𝗔𝗧𝗜𝗢𝗡 & 𝗗𝗔𝗧𝗘 𝗧𝗕𝗗
Academy Member: $264
LAB OPTION C | WEST
𝗟𝗢𝗖𝗔𝗧𝗜𝗢𝗡 & 𝗗𝗔𝗧𝗘 𝗧𝗕𝗗
Academy Member: $264
Already registered for a course? Head on over to the Learning Center to access your pre-readings, course manual, discussion forums and your post-course final exam.
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What you will accomplish during this course.
- Learners will value their unique qualifications and position to provide therapeutically focused education to the antepartum client in support of the intrapartum period
- Learners will examine numerous variables involved in providing education for therapeutic support of the antepartum and intrapartum client
- Learners will select and support appropriate methods of providing therapeutic support for the antepartum and intrapartum client
- Learners will demonstrate appropriate integrated biomechanical and psychosocial strategies for therapeutic and educational support of the antepartum and intrapartum client
- Learners will adapt strategies in response to numerous variables when providing therapeutic and educational support of the antepartum and intrapartum client, as demonstrated through simulation
- Learners will create a basic educational marketing resource aimed at promoting the physical therapist’s role providing therapeutic and educational support of the antepartum and intrapartum client
Affective domain: as demonstrated through simulation activities
- Participants will display cultural competence toward all those in attendance during simulation of therapeutic and educational support of the antepartum and intrapartum client
- Participants will favor the client’s autonomy during therapeutic and educational support of the antepartum and intrapartum client
- Participants will weigh the client’s right to a safe and healthy birth as defined by the client
Are you a Foreign-Educated Physical Therapist?
English Language Proficiency Requirement
If you are a foreign-educated physical therapist, you will need to pass the TOEFL(Test of English as a Foreign Language) and meet the score requirements. There are some exemptions to the TOEFL requirement for individuals who are exempt under the USCIS regulations. TOEFL scores must be reported directly to APHPT for the purposes of determining eligibility for course attendance. The minimum TOEFL scores we require are the following: Reading: 21; Listening: 18; Writing: 24; Speaking: 26.
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Take One Step Further.
Obtain the CAPP-OB Certificate.
The Certificate of Achievement in Pelvic Health Physical Therapy is an optional route if you wish to take the next level in your career. The Academy of Pelvic health physical Therapy developed the Certificate of Achievement in Pregnancy and Postpartum Physical Therapy (CAPP-OB) to certify that a physical therapist has completed a comprehensive education, training and testing program for management of pregnant and postpartum patients experiencing musculoskeletal dysfunction and high risk pregnancy. The CAPP is awarded to physical therapists who complete the required courses of training in pregnancy and postpartum physical therapy (OBI, OBF, OBA in any order), pass written and clinical testing requirements at each level and successfully complete and “pass” a written case reflection.