Brooks OB1 2011
Physical Therapy during Pregnancy and Postpartum
Saturday, April 9 - Sunday, April 10
Course description: This 2-day course provides physical therapists (PTs) with practical knowledge and skill in the evaluation and treatment of the pregnant and postpartum patient. Required home study prior to attending the course will prepare the participant for an intensive interactive instructional experience. An exploration of the causes of musculoskeletal dysfunction in pregnancy will provide the clinician with a foundational knowledge for clinical decision making for this unique population. Psychomotor (“hands on”) training 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
Intended Audience: 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.
Brooks Certificate of Academic Achievement in Pregnancy and Postpartum Physical Therapy (Brooks OB-CAAPP) - This course is the first of two courses, OB1 and OB2, designed to give the practicing clinician a comprehensive knowledge base in obstetric physical therapy evaluation and treatment. Successful completion of testing will result in a Certificate of Completion of OB1. Successful completion of both OB1 and OB2 will result in a Brooks Certificate of Academic Achievement in Pregnancy and Postpartum Physical Therapy (Brooks OB-CAAPP).
CEUs earned 1.8
Course Hours: Registration and continental breakfast: Saturday 7:15 am
Saturday 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Sunday 8:00 Am – 4:00 PM
Prerequisites:. All participants must complete the required home study prior to attending this course. There are no required course pre-requisites for this course
Course Objectives: Upon completion of this course:
1. All participants will describe the physiologic and anatomical changes of pregnancy, with an emphasis on the musculoskeletal system.
2. Physical Therapists will perform tests and measures to complete an examination of a pregnant or postpartum patient with musculoskeletal complaints
4. All participants will identify specific factors critical to the performance of a complete systematic review of a pregnant or postpartum patient.
5. Physical Therapists will differentiate between musculoskeletal and medical diagnoses based on the subjective and objective evaluation of a pregnant or postpartum patient.
6. All participants will characterize the normal course of postpartum recovery.
7. Physical Therapists will demonstrate skilled manual therapy interventions for the treatment of musculoskeletal conditions in pregnancy.
8. All participants will identify evidence-based interventions for musculoskeletal impairments in pregnancy and postpartum including exercise, bracing, functional restoration, and modalities.
9. All participants will chronicle risk management issues related to the physical therapy treatment of pregnant patients.
10. All participants will list which modalities are safe during pregnancy and which are contraindicated.
11. All participants will ascertain recommended positions for labor and delivery based on a pregnant patient's systematic review and her musculoskeletal impairments.
Information and Expectations of Participants
This course is open only to physical therapists, final year PT students, and physical therapist assistants.
Participants are expected to complete the required home study prior to the course. All home study materials will be e-mailed to participants upon registration. All participants will be tested on the home study.
All participants are expected to participate in all testing during the course. Participant who do not pass testing but attend the entire course will be granted a Certificate of Attendance. Participants who pass the testing and attend the entire course will receive a Certificate of Completion.
Participants must be prepared to fully engage in the interactive labs in this course. Please come prepared to participate as both clinician and patient. Male or female participants, who cannot, for any reason, participate as lab subjects need to provide their own lab partners. Pregnant participants must bring a signed permission note from her physician to participate.
This course DOES NOT include internal (intra-vaginal or intra-rectal) pelvic floor lab work.
Participants are expected to stay through the entire course in order to receive the most benefit from the course, and to earn all of the CEUs for the course. Anyone needing to miss more than one hour will have the number of CEUs altered on his or her Certificate , and may need to make up work in order to obtain a Certificate of Completion ( at the instructor’s discretion)
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.