Dedicated to the Improvement of Women's and Men's Health Nationwide

Event Details

Fundamentals of Pregnancy and Postpartum PT - Longmont, CO

Aug 22, 2014 07:30am - Aug 24, 2014 05:00pm
(GMT-07:00) Mountain Time (US & Canada)

Event Type: Education
Category: OB-Fundamentals


August 22-24, 2014
Location: Longmont, CO
Susan Giglio, Karen Litos
CEUs: 2.4


Course Introduction:

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.


Course Hours:

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 Attendance Agreement

·         Required pre-reading is to be completed prior to the course. All pre-reading is available at this link.


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.


Click Here For Required and Recommended Readings


Early registration ends on Sep 11, 2013.
Regular registration starts on Sep 12, 2013 and ends on Aug 23, 2014.
Late registration starts on Aug 24, 2014.
All times are 12:00am (GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada).

Registration Fees
Fee TypeMember FeeNon-Member Fee
Early: $620.00$720.00
Regular: $620.00$720.00
Late: $620.00$720.00