Fundamental Topics of Pregnancy & Postpartum Physical Therapy Lecture
Online Webinar

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.  This Part I (Lecture) is a prerequisite for Part II (In-Person Lab). Part I is conducted 100% virtually through a live webinar format. In PART I, the course will provide practical, evidence-based knowledge and skill in physical therapy evaluation and intervention with the pregnant and postpartum patient. Instruction includes: anatomical and physiologic changes in pregnancy; differential diagnosis in peri-partum; pregnancy-specific changes in posture and gait; postpartum recovery and scar tissue assessment and intervention; modalities during pregnancy, biomechanical strategies; exercise and wellness in pregnancy and postpartum. Additionally, advanced clinical decision making with these populations is discussed. In PART II, you will apply your knowledge from PART I (Lecture) in a face-to-face lab course with hands-on activities including external examinations (see available dates/locations below). 

  • 16 contact hours of live instruction in webinar format with breakout sessions for group activities
  • An electronic course manual, pre-reading assignments and additional handouts (12-month access)
  • 50-question multiple-choice exam and survey (30 days to complete after the course)
  • Certificate of Completion (issued upon 80% or higher score on exam)
  • Eligibility: Licensed Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants, 2nd Year and 3rd Year Student Physical Therapists. 
  • Prerequisites: None. However, we recommend students have some orthopedic/musculoskeletal coursework in their curriculum prior to attending the course.
  • Equipment: Computer, access to Zoom, a stable internet connection, microphone, and webcam.
  • Advancement: You must complete OBF PART I Lecture before advancing to OBF PART II Lab. You can take any of the OB CAPP series courses in any order (i.e. You do not have to take this course before proceeding to Advanced Topics of Pregnancy & Postpartum Physical Therapy). 

Daily Schedule

  • Day 1: 8:00 AM – 5:30 PM Central Time
  • Day 2: 8:00 AM – 5:30 PM Central Time
  • Breaks are included: 15 min Morning break, 1 hour lunch break and 15 minute afternoon break
Included
  • 16 contact hours of live instruction in webinar format with breakout sessions for group activities
  • An electronic course manual, pre-reading assignments and additional handouts (12-month access)
  • 50-question multiple-choice exam and survey (30 days to complete after the course)
  • Certificate of Completion (issued upon 80% or higher score on exam)
Required
  • Eligibility: Licensed Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants, 2nd Year and 3rd Year Student Physical Therapists. 
  • Prerequisites: None. However, we recommend students have some orthopedic/musculoskeletal coursework in their curriculum prior to attending the course.
  • Equipment: Computer, access to Zoom, a stable internet connection, microphone, and webcam.
  • Advancement: You must complete OBF PART I Lecture before advancing to OBF PART II Lab. You can take any of the OB CAPP series courses in any order (i.e. You do not have to take this course before proceeding to Advanced Topics of Pregnancy & Postpartum Physical Therapy). 
Schedule

Daily Schedule

  • Day 1: 8:00 AM – 5:30 PM Central Time
  • Day 2: 8:00 AM – 5:30 PM Central Time
  • Breaks are included: 15 min Morning break, 1 hour lunch break and 15 minute afternoon break
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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 PART II (Lab)

The Fundamental Topics of Pregnancy & Postpartum Physical Therapy course is a 2-part course series composed of (PART I) Lecture and (PART II) Lab. Both are required to be eligible for the Certificate of Achievement in Obstetric Physical Therapy (CAPP-OB) program. Explore 2021 PART II (Lab) course dates.

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2020-2021~ 24 Months COVID exception
Grace Period between Webinar & Lab

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

Registration

Click on “Enroll” to register for any of our upcoming webinars. Additional dates for the remainder of the 2021 year will be posted in January 2021.

Date Early-Bird Expires Registration
March 20-21, 2021
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Feb 20, 2021
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Jun 17, 2021
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Aug 11, 2021
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Oct 13, 2021
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