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If you work with pregnant patients, this bundle provides three webinars to assist you with your treatment plans.
 
Kristina Kehoe, PT, DPT discusses ways to assess diastasis rectus abdonimis, potential back and lumbo-pelvic stability and pelvic floor dysfunction and treatment options.
 
Katie Coleman, PT, DPT, CSCS discusses how the physical examination of the pregnant client differs from a non-pregnant client, intervention strategies for common musculoskeletal dysfunctions during pregnancy, and exercise guidelines for establishing physical activity during pregnancy.
 
Jennifer Goss, PT, DPT provides a guide on obtaining a thorough subjective history, possible diagnoses for low back pain in pregnancy, and various treatment methods physical therapists can use to reduce low back pain in the pregnant population.
 
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Programs Included in this Bundle

Diastasis Rectus Abdominis

Date Published: August 14, 2018

Summary

This course will bring attention to diastasis rectus abdominis, a condition typically present in pregnant and post-partum women. We will cover the implications of diastasis rectus abdominis as it relates to potential back and lumbo-pelvic stability, potential for pelvic floor dysfunction, and abdominal muscle strength. We will cover ways to assess diastasis rectus abdominis and treatment options as a physical therapist to treat diastasis rectus abdominis. We will cover recent evidence regarding diastasis rectus abdominis.

Learning Objectives
With the presentation, participants will be able to describe:
• Anatomical considerations related to diastasis rectus abdominis
• Risk factors and etiology of diastasis rectus abdominis
• Ways to assess diastasis rectus abdominis
• Treatment and management of diastasis rectus abdominis

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Presenters

Kristina Kehoe, PT, DPT

Kristina Kehoe, PT, DPT works at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation in Grove... Read More

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Physical Therapy Management of the Pregnant Client

Date Published: February 1, 2021

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify key physiological changes that occur during pregnancy.
  • Describe how the physical examination of the pregnant client differs from a non-pregnant client.
  • Apply appropriate intervention strategies for common musculoskeletal dysfunctions during pregnancy.
  • List contraindications and concerns for the use of select physical agents during pregnancy.
  • Explain the appropriate exercise guidelines for establishing physical activity and exercise recommendations during pregnancy.

Summary

If a pregnant client walked into your clinic would you know how to effectively treat her? What precautions to take? What modifications to make? This 1.5-hour webinar is designed for the outpatient-based therapist to help clarify how to properly treat a pregnant client throughout her pregnancy journey. This webinar will cover the following topics: key physiological changes that occur during pregnancy, how the physical examination of the pregnant client differs from a non-pregnant client, intervention strategies for common musculoskeletal dysfunctions during pregnancy, contraindications and concerns for the use of select physical agents during pregnancy, and exercise guidelines for establishing physical activity during pregnancy.

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Presenters

Katie Coleman, PT, DPT, CSCS

Dr. Katie Coleman has been practicing women's health since 2011. She is CAPP-certified in pelvic health and obstetrical... Read More

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Low Back Pain in Pregnancy

Date Published: July 13, 2021

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify key diagnostic special tests for guiding treatment of low back in the pregnant population.
  • Name key considerations and best practices for treating low back pain in the pregnant population.
  • Choose targeted, pregnancy-appropriate interventions.

Summary

This presentation will give practitioners a useful guide on obtaining a thorough subjective history, possible diagnoses for low back pain in pregnancy, and various treatment methods physical therapists can use to reduce low back pain in the pregnant population. The diagnoses will include special considerations of this population and best practices for treatments such as the use of sacroiliac joint belts, manual therapy techniques, various exercises, and pool therapy to reduce low back pain in pregnancy. Attendees will come away with actionable recommendations for diagnostic special tests and treatment techniques that can be implemented into the practitioner's plan of care.
 
Agenda
  • Background in bodily changes with pregnancy (physiological, anatomical and musculoskeletal)
  • Assessments and special tests for low back pain and possible differentials
  • Treatments (SIJ belt, manual treatment, exercises, aquatic therapy) for low back 
  • Pain in pregnancy and special considerations
  • Q&A

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Jennifer Goss, PT, DPT

Dr. Goss was born in Salt Lake City but spent most her life in Wisconsin where she received a degree in Bachelor of Science... Read More

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