Managing Dysfunction for the Pregnant and Post Partum Pelvis

Most physiotherapists treat women who may be pregnant, recently given birth or have ongoing problems since having children. These profound body changes impact on the mechanics and physiology of the pelvic region in the short and long term.

This practical workshop upskills non-women’s health physiotherapists to develop safe and effective evidence based treatment plans for pregnant and postpartum clients who may present for back pain, sports injuries, postural or pelvic pain. Screening for and understanding the interconnected nature of pelvic and pelvic floor dysfunctions is central to rehabilitation of musculo-skeletal conditions during childbearing years.

Topics covered include

  • Anatomy of the pelvic floor
  • Roles and dysfunctions in pelvic floor muscles
  • Conditions affecting the pelvic floor and pelvis during pregnancy:
  • Pelvic Girdle Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Diastasis Rectus Abdominis
  • Pelvic Organ Prolapse
  • Postural Dysfunction
  • Incontinence in athletic, high impact women
  • Birth - pelvic floor risks and types of injury
  • Postpartum issues affecting function that are associated with vaginal and caesarean birth.
  • Postpartum assessment and red flags for current and future dysfunction
  • Indications for pelvic floor muscle training and when to refer to women’s health physio
  • Testing for lumbo-pelvic dysfunction in this patient group
  • Practical sessions: breathing and teaching pelvic floor muscle exercises
  • Exercise progression, safe rehab guidelines, pelvic friendly exercise
  • Case studies

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Upcoming Workshops:

Sunday March 23 2014 Brisbane Qld.

Sunday April 6 2014 Sydney NSW. 

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