San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Friday, September 20- Sunday, September 22, 2013
Instructor: Cynthia E. Neville, PT, DPT, WCS, BCB-PMD
|Brooks Physical Therapy in Pregnancy and Postpartum Certificate of Achievement- This course is designed to give the practicing clinician a comprehensive knowledge base in obstetric physical therapy evaluation and treatment. Successful completion of didactic and psychomotor testing will result in a Brooks Physical Therapy in Pregnancy and Postpartum Certificate of Achievement.|
This 3-day course provides physical therapists (PTs) with comprehensive practical knowledge and skill in the evaluation and treatment of the pregnant and postpartum patient. Required home study and testing will prepare the participant for an intensive interactive learning experience. An exploration of musculoskeletal dysfunction, especially low back and pelvic girdle pain, in pregnancy and postpartum will provide the clinician with extensive skill and knowledge for clinical decision making for this unique population. An investigation into the etiology and the pathophysiology of high risk pregnancy and birth related injuries will compliment training in examination and treatment of musculoskeletal impairments related to both. A study and discussion of exercise in pregnancy and the pregnant athlete will prepare PTs to care for women who wish to remain active and competitive during pregnancy. Psychomotor (“hands on”) training and testing in examination and treatment techniques will prepare the clinician for immediate clinical application of skills and knowledge upon return to the clinical setting. Course content is evidence based, and will promote the use of the most reliable tests, measures, and interventions
Upon completion of this course participants will be able to:
- All participants will describe the physiologic and anatomical changes of pregnancy, with an emphasis on the musculoskeletal system.
- All participants will describe the physiologic, anatomic, and psychological changes related to high risk pregnancy diagnoses and to injuries sustained in childbirth and how they affect neuromuscular dysfunction, evaluation and treatment.
- Physical Therapists will perform tests and measures to complete an examination of a pregnant or postpartum patient with musculoskeletal complaints, birth related injuries, or with a high risk pregnancy diagnosis.
- All participants will identify specific factors critical to the performance of a complete systems review of a pregnant or postpartum patient.
- Physical Therapists will differentiate between musculoskeletal and medical diagnoses based on the subjective and objective evaluation of a pregnant or postpartum patient.
- Physical Therapists will identify injuries associated with pregnancy, labor, and delivery.
- All participants will characterize the normal course and characteristics of an atypical course of postpartum recovery.
- All participants will screen pregnant and postpartum patients for depression and urinary incontinence.
- All participants will chronicle risk management issues related to the physical therapy treatment of patients during pregnant and postpartum.
- Physical Therapists will demonstrate skilled manual therapy interventions for the treatment of musculoskeletal conditions in pregnancy.
- All participants will identify evidence-based physical therapy interventions in pregnancy and postpartum including exercise, bracing, positioning, functional restoration, and modalities.
- All participants will describe exercise prescription, exercise progression, and physiological monitoring for the pregnant athlete.
- All participants will identify recommended positions for labor and delivery based on a pregnant patient's systems review and musculoskeletal impairments.
Physical Therapists, physical therapist assistants (PTAs) and PT students in their final year may attend this course. Instruction in examination techniques and treatment skills is a key component of this course. PTAs may observe the examination and manual therapy labs and/or participate as a simulated patient. Participants will be tested before, throughout, and after the course to demonstrate learning and obtain a course certificate.
2.2 CEUs for PTs and PTAs
When & Where
Brooks Institute of Higher Learning
Brooks Post-professional Education Programs
Brooks Rehabilitation is a leader in post-professional clinical education for healthcare practitioners focused in the area of rehabilitation. This is demonstrated by its active involvement in providing residency and fellowship level training as well as through providing world class continuing education courses for all clinicians in the field of rehabilitation practice. Currently Brooks has four post-professional education programs including a multidisciplinary Geriatric Residency (includes residents from OT, Nursing, SLP, and PT), a PT Neurologic Residency, a PT Orthopaedic Residency, and an Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapy Fellowship. Brooks Rehabilitation offers over 25 post-professional continuing courses each year that includes a wide variety of course offerings for multiple disciplines and a variety of specialty practice areas. The speakers include both nationally renowned experts from around the country as well as nationally recognized clinical experts that currently practice within Brooks.