All women should be evaluated by a physical therapist in the immediate postpartum period. This course will explain the rationale for the postpartum physical therapy examination, describe the components of this specialized exam, and demonstrated technique for examination and treatment of disorders identified in the postpartum examination. 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 .5 hour of Direct Access CE credit and 1.5 hour of General CE Credit from 7/15/17-12/31/18.
Course created on September 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 two tests and measures to complete an examination of a postpartum patient.
- The participant will be able to identify at least two of the most common postpartum physical complaints and describe their etiology.
- The participant will be able to list at least three interventions for postpartum musculoskeletal injuries and complaints.
|0-5 Minutes||Background & review of learner outcomes|
|5-45 Minutes||Childbirth, injuries related to childbirth, and postpartum recovery|
|45-90 Minutes||Postpartum physical therapy examination and evaluation|
|90-115 Minutes||Strategies for intervention in the postpartum|
|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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