This course is intended to educate participants on the diagnosis of Diastasis Recti Abdominis, testing methods, clinical implications, prevalence, and physical therapy treatment. This course is directly related to the practice of physical therapy and athletic training and is therefore appropriate for the PT/PTA and AT.
Course created on January 8, 2021
Course Type: Recorded Webinar
CEUs/Hours Offered: AK/1.5; AL/1.5; AR/1.5; AZ/1.5; CA/1.5; CO/1.5; CT/1.5; DC/1.5; DE/1.5; FL/1.5; GA/1.5; HI/1.5; IA/1.5; IACET/0.2; ID/1.5; IL/1.5; IN/1.5; KS/1.5; KY/1.5 Category 2; MA/1.5; ME/1.5; MI/1.5; MO/1.5; MS/1.5; MT/1.5; NC/1.5; ND/1.5; NE/1.5; NH/1.5; NY/1.5; OR/1.5; PA/1.5; RI/1.5; SC/1.5; SD/1.5; TN/1.5; TX/1.5; UT/1.5; VA/1.5; VT/1.5; WA/1.5; WI/1.5; WY/1.5
- Participants will be able to identify at least two aspects of anatomy and function of the rectus abdominis.
- Participants will be able to identify at least two evaluative techniques/clinical tools to assess Diastasis Rectus Abdominis (DRA) and the correct positioning for active testing with the use of a caliper.
- Participants will be able to outline at least two educational methods to increase awareness of transverse abdominis (TA) activation.
- Participants will be able to identify at least one possible clinical symptom associated with DRA.
- Participants will be able to identify at least three benefits of physical therapy intervention for DRA.
|0-15 Minutes||Background, review of learner outcomes|
|15-30 Minutes||Diastasis Rectus Abdominis (DRA): causes, anatomy, methods of measurement, clinical presentations, functional limitations|
|30-45 Minutes||DRA testing, prevalence, evaluation considerations, and goals|
|45-60 Minutes||Women's Health case, clinical presentation, treatment strategies, outcomes|
|60-75 Minutes||Benefits of physical therapy for postpartum women with DRA|
|75-90 Minutes||Summary, Q&A|
PT, MPT, CAPP
Lisa J. Martin graduated from the University of North Dakota Medical School in Physical Therapy. Her certifications include Moms in Motion water exercise instructor, APTA CAPP OB certification, and Rehab Oncology Partners STAR Certification. She designed and implemented Women's Health Programs, and successfully instructed pre/ postnatal care and intervention for 15 years. She has been involved in research work and has presented on various platforms, more recently in the area of Women's Health Intervention. She is a longstanding member of the APTA, MN Chapter of the APTA, Academy of Orthopaedics, and Pelvic Health Academy member. She has practiced professionally as a clinical instructor and clinical coordinator for education. Lisa has worked in multiple areas of clinical care including general orthopedics, women's health, pediatrics, acute care, ICU, ER, SCCU, burn rehab, wound care, behavioral health, and sports medicine. She has practiced professionally in the following settings: hospital-based clinics, home healthcare, regional schools, and private practice.
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