The Pregnant Pelvis - An Integrated Approach
This course will have a large focus on the practical application of specific physiotherapy skills required to effectively manage pregnancy related pelvic girdle pain (PR-PGP). Using the most recent evidence, the course will review the functional anatomy and biomechanics of the pelvic girdle, and the physiological changes relevant to PR-PGP. This course will teach specific assessment and treatment techniques for PR-PGP (including the sacro-iliac and pubic symphysis joints). It will also include how to prescribe exercises and the relevant contra-indications for this patient group, including pelvic floor muscle training. There will be case studies reviewed at the end of the course to demonstrate and reinforce the clinical reasoning process behind effectively managing patients with PR-PGP.
At the completion of this course, you should: • Gain a better understanding of the physical changes and challenges related specifically to patients with pregnancy related pelvic girdle pain (PR-PGP). • Learn specific skills to both assess and effectively manage patients with PR-PGP. • Understand and be able to apply manual therapy techniques, taping and exercise prescription (including contra-indications and pelvic floor muscle training). • Gain skills to achieve quality outcomes for this patient group.