August 22-24, 2014
Location: Longmont, CO
Instructor(s): Susan Giglio, Karen Litos
This 3-day course provides practical, evidence-based knowledge and
skill in physical therapy evaluation and intervention with the pregnant and
postpartum patient. Didactic 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; vaginal labor
and delivery; and Cesarean Section and delivery complications.
Additionally, advanced clinical decision making with these populations is
discussed. Labs contain a maximum ratio of 8:1 participants to lab
instructors to ensure valuable attention to each participant. Labs offer
skills that are immediately applicable in your clinic and include:
modifications of the pregnant examination; lumbopelvic examination and special
tests (particularly for pelvic girdle dysfunctions); diastasis rectus abdominis
assessment and intervention; external pelvic floor assessment and exercise (NO
internal pelvic floor taught at this course); stabilization exercise in
pregnancy and postpartum; Cesarean Section rehabilitation techniques; scar
assessment and mobilization techniques; labor and delivery positioning
strategies for labor augmentation and pain relief. At the end of this
course, all participants will participate in comprehensive situational lab
scenarios to pull together all skills learned. Skills integration testing
is performed at the end of the third day.
Day 1: 7:30 am – 6:00 pm
Day 2: 8:00 am – 6:00 pm
Day 3: 7:45 am – 5:00 pm *Please note
full third day.
Agreement to the following attendance requirements/conditions: OBF
Required pre-reading is to be completed prior to
the course. All pre-reading is available at this
Open To: Licensed Physical Therapists, PTA's, and Student Physical
Therapists in their final year of school.
Lab Participation Requirements: Participants will be
working in groups of 2-3 during labs. All participants will participate in labs
as both “clinician” and “patient.” These labs are appropriate for all
participants to fully participate, including pregnant, post-partum and male
participants. Complete information on course participation requirements
is located here.
Attendance Requirements: Participants are expected to stay
through the entire course; please make your travel plans accordingly.
Deduction of CEU certificate hours and ineligibility to participate in the CAPP
process will occur for participants who leave the course early. Complete
information on the attendance policy is included here.
Here For Required and Recommended Readings