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. Cynthia (Cindy) Neville is a certified Women's Health Specialist (WCS) and President of Neville Know-How, Inc, a healthcare consulting firm. Her outpatient clinical practice at SmartBody Physical Therapy in Jacksonville Florida primarily serves women with pelvic floor disorders and musculoskeletal impairments related to pregnancy. She is a Clinical Faculty member of the University of North Florida in Jacksonville where she teaches classes in functional anatomy of the pelvis and pelvic floor, and topics in women’s health physical therapy. She developed the first credentialed women’s health physical therapy residency program in the state of Florida at Brooks Rehabilitation. She has developed clinically and financially successful Women’s Health Rehabilitation Programs for private practices as well as large healthcare organizations including the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, and Brooks Rehabilitation in Jacksonville. Dr. Neville has authored and co-authored several research articles in the area of women’s health rehabilitation, most recently serving as guest editor of a special issue on Bladder Control, in the journal Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation. She has presented research platforms and posters at national and international meetings including the World Congress of Physical Therapy, the International Continence Society, the World Congress of Low Back and Pelvic Pain, and the American Physical Therapy Association. Dr. Neville is a nationally and internationally recognized educator and speaker in the clinical practice area of women’s health and pelvic rehabilitation. She teaches postgraduate continuing education courses on topics including women’s health rehabilitation, bladder control, pain, pelvic floor examination and treatment, and pregnancy and postpartum rehabilitation.
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