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OB1 Physical Therapy During Pregnancy and Postpartum
Saturday, May 5, 2012 at 8:00 AM - Sunday, May 6, 2012 at 4:00 PM (EDT)
Saturday, May 5th - Sunday, May 6th, 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 complete the required home study prior to attending this course. There are no required course pre-requisites for this course.
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. Brooks has applied for 20 continuing education contact hours (2 hours allocated to the required home study, and 18 hours allocated to the live portion).
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).
- All participants will describe the physiologic and anatomical changes of pregnancy, with an emphasis on the musculoskeletal system.
- Physical Therapists will perform tests and measures to complete an examination of a pregnant or postpartum patient with musculoskeletal complaints
- All participants will identify specific factors critical to the performance of a complete systematic 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.
- All participants will characterize the normal course of postpartum recovery.
- All participants will chronicle risk management issues related to the physical therapy treatment of pregnant patients.
- All participants will list which modalities are safe during pregnancy and which are contraindicated.
- All participants will ascertain recommended positions for labor and delivery based on a pregnant patient's systematic review and her musculoskeletal impairments.
INTENDED FOR: PTs, 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.
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.