Fundamental Topics of Pregnancy & Postpartum Physical Therapy Lab
In-Person Course

About the Course

The Fundamental 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, instructors teach you skills that are immediately applicable in your clinic and include: modifications of the pregnant examination; lumbopelvic examination and special tests (particularly for pelvic girdle dysfunctions); diastasis rectus abdominis assessment and intervention; external pelvic floor assessment and exercise (NO internal pelvic floor taught at this course); exercise in pregnancy and postpartum; scar assessment and mobilization techniques. All participants will participate in comprehensive situational lab scenarios to integrate all of their learned skills. 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 the lab course day (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: 8:00 AM – 3:30 PM Central Standard Time (CST/US)*
  • 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: 8:00 AM – 3:30 PM Central Standard Time (CST/US)*
  • 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 changes related to pregnancy and postpartum and how they affect evaluation and intervention.
  2. Perform an appropriate evaluation of a pregnant or postpartum patient with musculoskeletal dysfunction or pain.
  3. Assess for diastasis rectus abdominis with objective measurement skills
  1. Differentiate between musculoskeletal and medical diagnoses based on the subjective and objective evaluation of a pregnant or postpartum patient.
  2. Differentiate between low back, pelvic girdle and hip pain/dysfunction.
  3. Develop functional goals for musculoskeletal impairments in pregnancy and postpartum based on a systematic interview and examination of the patient.
  1. Develop an evidence-based plan of care for physical therapy intervention of pregnant or postpartum patients with musculoskeletal impairments or dysfunction.
  2. Perform selected manual therapy interventions for the treatment of pregnant and postpartum patient.
  3. Prescribe an appropriate wellness exercise program for a variety of skill levels for a pregnant or postpartum client.
Examination/Evaluation
  1. Describe the anatomic and physiologic changes related to pregnancy and postpartum and how they affect evaluation and intervention.
  2. Perform an appropriate evaluation of a pregnant or postpartum patient with musculoskeletal dysfunction or pain.
  3. Assess for diastasis rectus abdominis with objective measurement skills
Diagnosis/Prognosis
  1. Differentiate between musculoskeletal and medical diagnoses based on the subjective and objective evaluation of a pregnant or postpartum patient.
  2. Differentiate between low back, pelvic girdle and hip pain/dysfunction.
  3. Develop functional goals for musculoskeletal impairments in pregnancy and postpartum based on a systematic interview and examination of the patient.
Intervention
  1. Develop an evidence-based plan of care for physical therapy intervention of pregnant or postpartum patients with musculoskeletal impairments or dysfunction.
  2. Perform selected manual therapy interventions for the treatment of pregnant and postpartum patient.
  3. Prescribe an appropriate wellness exercise program for a variety of skill levels for a pregnant or postpartum client.

Register for the Pre-Requisite!

Did you take PART I? The Fundamental 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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