Low back and pelvic girdle pain affect up to 70% of women during pregnancy and postpartum. In this course, physical therapists will explore the etiology of these disorders, and observe the evaluation and treatment of a pregnant patient with low back and pelvic girdle, for immediate acquisition of skills and knowledge for clinical decision making for this patient population. This course is directly related to the practice of physical therapy and is therefore appropriate for the PT and PTA.
Course created on March 10, 2017
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 describe the etiology of low back and pelvic girdle pain related to childbearing.
- The participant will be able to list at least two tests and at least two measures to complete an examination of a pregnant or postpartum patient with musculoskeletal complaints of back and/or pelvic girdle pain.
- The participant will be able to outline a plan of care with at least three goals of treatment for a patient with back and/or pelvic girdle pain in pregnancy.
- The participant will be able to list at least three skilled manual therapy interventions for the treatment of musculoskeletal low back pain and pelvic girdle pain related to pregnancy.
- The participant will be able to identify at least five evidence-based physical therapy interventions in pregnancy and postpartum including exercise, bracing, positioning, functional restoration, and modalities.
|0-5 Minutes||Background & review of learner outcomes|
|5-30 Minutes||Case presentation, history and interview of a live patient highlighting etiology of back and pelvic girdle pain in pregnancy|
|30-60 Minutes||Examination for back and pelvic girdle pain in pregnancy|
|60-90 Minutes||Clinical decision making, plan of care, and goals of treatment|
|90-115 Minutes||Interventions for back pain pelvic girdle pain in pregnancy|
|115-120 Minutes||Q and A, Summary|
Cynthia Neville, PT, DPT, WCS, BCB-PMD
Dr. Neville is a board-certified Women’s’ Health Clinical Specialist (WCS) and President of her consulting and education firm, Neville Know-How, Inc. She is currently providing clinical patient care as a pelvic health physical therapist and is an Associate Professor of Physical Therapy at Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville, Florida. A highlight of her career was developing the first credentialled Women’s Health Physical Therapy Residency Program in the state of Florida at Brooks Rehabilitation in Jacksonville. She has published several peer-reviewed research articles and textbook chapters. She has been practicing and teaching pelvic health physical therapy courses for over 30 years.
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