Advanced Topics of Pregnancy & Postpartum Physical Therapy Lab
In-Person Course | OBA PART II (Lab)

About the Course

The Advanced Topics of Pregnancy & Postpartum Physical Therapy course is a two-part course series composed of (PART I) Lecture and (PART II) Lab. In this Part II Lab course, labs will offer skills that are immediately applicable in your clinic and include: refinement of the lumbopelvic examination and special tests; modification of the examination and physical therapy interventions in high risk pregnancy; examination and intervention of thoracic spine, rib cage and external coccyx pain/dysfunction; and various kinesiology taping techniques in pregnancy and postpartum. At the end of the course, all participants will participate in comprehensive situational lab scenarios to apply all skills learned. 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).

  • 8 contact hours of live, hands-on lab instruction and supervision
  • On-site, hands-on skills testing and feedback from your instructors and lab assistants
  • A printed lab manual and electronic access to any additional handouts (12-month access)
  • Post-lab electronic survey (30 days to complete after the course)
  • Certificate of Completion (issued upon passing the on-site testing)

Daily Schedule

  • Day 1: 7:30 AM – 5:30 PM Local Time*
  • Breaks are included: 15 min Morning break, 1 hour lunch break

*Times may change

Included
  • 8 contact hours of live, hands-on lab instruction and supervision
  • On-site, hands-on skills testing and feedback from your instructors and lab assistants
  • A printed lab manual and electronic access to any additional handouts (12-month access)
  • Post-lab electronic survey (30 days to complete after the course)
  • Certificate of Completion (issued upon passing the on-site testing)
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Schedule

Daily Schedule

  • Day 1: 7:30 AM – 5:30 PM Local Time*
  • Breaks are included: 15 min Morning break, 1 hour lunch break

*Times may change

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Course Objectives

Upon completion of both OBF PART 1 Lecture and OBF PART II Lab, the learner will:

  1. Describe the anatomic and physiologic components of high risk pregnancy medical diagnoses.
  2. Perform an appropriate examination of a patient in a high risk pregnancy and pregnant patient with traumatic injuries.
  3. Perform an examination of the patient with thoracic, rib cage, or coccyx pain or dysfunction during the peripartum period.
  4. Describe common and infrequent maternal birth injuries, their impact on neuromuscular function and rehabilitation techniques.
  1. Differentiate between musculoskeletal and medical diagnoses based on the subjective and objective evaluation of the patient in high risk pregnancy or acute postpartum.
  2. Develop functional goals for musculoskeletal impairments during high risk pregnancy based on a systematic interview and examination of the patient.
  3. Describe considerations and resources for the peripartum patient with disability, or with neurologic, cardiac,endocrine, arthritic, rheumatic or other systemic medical diagnoses.
  4. Describe considerations for pregnancy and postpartum in the female athlete, such as training concerns, biophysical concerns, and different levels of athletes participating in different sports.
  5. Describe the impact of psychosocial factors on the pregnant or postpartum patient, such as high risk pregnancy, perinatal loss, postpartum depression, or intimate partner violence.
  1. Develop an appropriate plan of care for physical therapy intervention for patients with a high risk pregnancy or traumatic injury during pregnancy.
  2. Perform selected manual therapy interventions for the treatment of pregnant and postpartum patient with thoracic spine, rib cage, or coccyx pain or dysfunction.
  3. Develop a basic postpartum Mom-and-baby exercise class that incorporates rehabilitation for pelvic floor and abdominals, general resistance training, and aerobics.
  4. Select and perform kinesiology and rigid taping techniques to address pain and dysfunction related to the coccyx, rib cage, diaphragm, posture, and abdominal soft tissue.
Examination/Evaluation
  1. Describe the anatomic and physiologic components of high risk pregnancy medical diagnoses.
  2. Perform an appropriate examination of a patient in a high risk pregnancy and pregnant patient with traumatic injuries.
  3. Perform an examination of the patient with thoracic, rib cage, or coccyx pain or dysfunction during the peripartum period.
  4. Describe common and infrequent maternal birth injuries, their impact on neuromuscular function and rehabilitation techniques.
Diagnosis/Prognosis
  1. Differentiate between musculoskeletal and medical diagnoses based on the subjective and objective evaluation of the patient in high risk pregnancy or acute postpartum.
  2. Develop functional goals for musculoskeletal impairments during high risk pregnancy based on a systematic interview and examination of the patient.
  3. Describe considerations and resources for the peripartum patient with disability, or with neurologic, cardiac,endocrine, arthritic, rheumatic or other systemic medical diagnoses.
  4. Describe considerations for pregnancy and postpartum in the female athlete, such as training concerns, biophysical concerns, and different levels of athletes participating in different sports.
  5. Describe the impact of psychosocial factors on the pregnant or postpartum patient, such as high risk pregnancy, perinatal loss, postpartum depression, or intimate partner violence.
Intervention
  1. Develop an appropriate plan of care for physical therapy intervention for patients with a high risk pregnancy or traumatic injury during pregnancy.
  2. Perform selected manual therapy interventions for the treatment of pregnant and postpartum patient with thoracic spine, rib cage, or coccyx pain or dysfunction.
  3. Develop a basic postpartum Mom-and-baby exercise class that incorporates rehabilitation for pelvic floor and abdominals, general resistance training, and aerobics.
  4. Select and perform kinesiology and rigid taping techniques to address pain and dysfunction related to the coccyx, rib cage, diaphragm, posture, and abdominal soft tissue.

Register for the Pre-Requisite!

Did you take OBA PART I Lecture? The Advanced Topics of Pregnancy & Postpartum Physical Therapy course is a 2-part course series composed of (PART I) Lecture and (PART II) Lab. The Part I (Lecture) is a prerequisite for Part II (In-Person Lab). Explore 2021 PART I course dates.

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The APHPT has a goal that people who participate in our live CAPP webinars will be able to successfully complete the lab portion of the course work within 24 months of their webinar. Our main objective is to support you in your education and certification process and will continually look for ways to improve access to in-person lab courses

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