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. 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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