As advances in medical care continue to increase the survival of premature infants and infants, more women with chronic physical disabilities such as cerebral palsy and spina bifida are reaching their reproductive years. These women face unique challenges including access to reproductive health care, decreased mobility, and obstacles in caring for their infants. This course will explore the basic physical therapist management of women with chronic physical disability who are pregnant or parenting. This course is directly related to the practice of physical therapy and is therefore appropriate for the PT and PTA.
Editor's Note: Regarding Pennsylvania credits, this course is approved by the PA State Board of Physical Therapy for 2 hours of general credit from 3/13/2017-12/31/2018.
Course created on December 16, 2016
Course Type: Recorded Webinar
CEUs/Hours Offered: AK/2.0; AL/2.0; AR/2.0; AZ/2.0; CA/2.0; CO/2.0; CT/2.0; DE/2.0; GA/2.0; HI/2.0; IA/2.0; IACET/0.2; ID/2.0; IL/2.0; IN/2.0; KS/2.0; KY/2.0 Category 2; MA/2.0; MD/0.2; ME/2.0; MI/2.0; MO/2.0; MS/2.0; MT/2.0; NC/2.0; ND/2.0; NE/2.0; NH/2.0; NY/2.0; OR/2.0; PA/2.0; RI/2.0; SC/2.0; SD/2.0; TN/2.0; TX/2.0; UT/2.0; VA/2.0; VT/2.0; WA/2.0; WI/2.0; WY/2.0
- The participant will be able to list at least three epidemiological statistics including prevalence and incidence of women with disability who are pregnant or are parenting.
- The participant will be able to describe at least three impairments and at least three secondary issues that affect pregnant and parenting women with Chronic Physical Disability (CPD) using the International Classification of Functioning Disability and Health (ICF) Model.
- The participant will be able to list at least three ways physical therapist, as a member of the interprofessional team can provide care to the pregnant or parenting woman with CPD.
- The participant will be able to identify at least three modifications for interventions pertaining to women with CPD.
|0-20 Minutes||Introduction, background, epidemiology, types of chronic physical disability|
|20-40 Minutes||Secondary complications/comorbidities and barriers with pregnant/parenting women with chronic physical disability|
|40-60 Minutes||Interprofessional work with women with chronic physical disability access, knowledge of caregivers|
|60-90 Minutes||Environmental modifications and assistive devices, orthotics, fall prevention, etc.|
|90-115 Minutes||Functional mobility/impairments for pregnant/parenting women with chronic physical disability|
|115-120 Minutes||Summary, Q&A|
Susan N. Smith, PT, DPT, PCS
Susan Smith comes to the University of the Incarnate Word from Greenwood, Mississippi where she had been a practicing clinician for over seven years. Originally from Las Vegas, NV, Susan earned her Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences at the University of Nevada, Reno in 2000 and graduated from Creighton University in 2004 with a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree. In 2010 Susan became a Certified Pediatric Clinical Specialist. She taught Anatomy and Physiology at Mississippi Delta Community College from 2005-2011. Her areas of interest include infant powered mobility, physical activity for children and adults with developmental disabilities and medical outreach.
Amy Wagner, PT, DPT, GCS
Amy Wagner, PT, DPT, GCS is an Assistant Professor of Physical Therapy at University of the Incarnate Word. She has 15 years of experience as a licensed Physical Therapist, with most of them in geriatric settings such as skilled nursing, assisted living, independent living, home health, outpatient clinics, and wellness/prevention. After receiving a BS in Math from UC Santa Barbara, she received an MPT and DPT from Azusa Pacific University, as well as a certificate in Women's Health Physical Therapy from Texas Woman's University. Practice and research interests include women’s health issues across the lifespan, Parkinson’s Disease, successful aging in place, wellness, physical activity in older adults, and fall prevention.
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