Pregnancy can be challenging for a mother’s body before, during and after delivery of her baby. Common presentations include pelvic girdle pain, pelvic neuralgias, neck, rib and low back pain. Some complaints can present many years later, after a difficult delivery, such as prolapse and pudendal neuralgia.
Elizabeth Howard is one of Australia’s leading Osteopaths with experience in treating the pelvis (Bio). In this course you will learn how to easily identify the most common presentations and how you can more effectively help women during pregnancy, prepare for labour and recover efficiently from delivery or caesarean section. The course will discuss breastfeeding ergonomics, prolapse and the prevention of future delivery-related complaints.
Liz will discuss problems related to pelvic mesh products and how these have been managed at the Women’s Health & Research Institute of Australia with Professor Vancaillie.
Treatment protocols and techniques demonstrated are based on the latest clinical guidelines for managing pelvic girdle and peripheral neuropathic pain, and the prevention of post-partum complications. You will learn useful self-management tips that women can include in their birth plan and beyond.
Assessment protocols for common complaints during pregnancy
Treatment protocol for pelvic girdle pain for pregnancy and post-partum
Treatment principles for pelvic neuralgias (further treatment protocols are demonstrated in Liz’s Pelvic Masterclass 1 course, 2018 dates TBA)
Principles of post-partum care, including pelvic health, caesarean care, breastfeeding ergonomics
Birth plan support with a focus on long term maternal and child health
Update on the controversial pelvic mesh complications and how to help support these women
The Pain in Pregnancy course is applicable to all allied health manual therapy practitioners with no prior experience treating pregnancy required. It will include practical examination and treatment protocols you will be able to use with confidence in your practice.
The course will run from 8:30AM to 4PM. Places are limited to 20 attendees. It also includes morning and afternoon tea, e-notes and an e-certificate of attendance for your CPD records. The course can be counted as 6 hours CPD.
Course Dates: cost $450+GST
Sydney – 2/9/18
Brisbane – 16/9/18
Melbourne – 10/11/18
Duration (Hours excl breaks): 6