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OB2: Physical Therapy for High Risk Pregnancy, Birth Related Injuries, and the Pregnant Athlete
Saturday, December 1st - Sunday, December 2nd, 2012
8:00AM - 6:00PM
8:00AM - 4:00PM
Cynthia Neville, PT, DPT, WCS, BCB-PMD
Director of Women's Health
Brooks Rehabilitation Hospital
3599 University Blvd. South
Room: Assembly 1
Jacksonville, FL 32216
PREREQUISITES: All participants must send in a copy of a Certificate of Completion from a Level 1 Pregnancy Physical Therapy course of at least 1.3 CEUs, and pass the testing for Brooks OB1 course. All participants must complete the required home study prior to attending this course.
This 2-day course will advance the skill and knowledge of physical therapists (PTs) who treat women during and after pregnancy. An exploration of the etiology and the pathophysiology of high risk pregnancy and birth related injuries will compliment psychomotor (“hands on”) training in examination and treatment of musculoskeletal impairments related to both. Evaluation, treatment, and management of the pregnant athlete will prepare PTs to care for women who wish remain active and competitive during pregnancy. Required home study prior to attending the course will prepare the participant for an intensive interactive instructional experience. Course content is evidence based, and will promote the use of the most reliable tests, measures, and interventions.
This course is the second 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 OB2. 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).
- All participants will describe the physiologic, anatomic, and psychological changes related to injuries sustained in childbirth and how they affect neuromuscular dysfunction, evaluation and treatment.
- Physical Therapists will perform an evaluation of a pregnant patient with a high risk diagnosis, of women with birth related injuries, and of a pregnant athlete.
- All participants will develop functional goals for musculoskeletal impairments in high riskpregnancy and in postpartum based on a systematic interview and examination of the patient.
- All participants will develop strategies for treatment of musculoskeletal impairments related to high risk pregnancy and to birth injuries.
- All participants will describe physiological monitoring and exercise progression for the pregnant athlete.
- Physical Therapists will perform manual therapy treatment for musculoskeletal impairments of the injured woman after childbirth, and of the pregnant athlete.
If you would like to pay by check, cash, or department, please print this registration form and send it to us with your payment. Checks should be made out to Brooks Rehabilitation.
EXPECTATIONS OF PARTICIPANTS
- This course is only open to physical therapists and physical therapist assistants who have completed a Level 1 Pregnancy Physical Therapy course of at least 1.3 CEUs.
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.