Physiotherapy assessment & management of pregnancy-related lumbo-pelvic problems
Pelvic, Obstetric and Gynaecological Physiotherapy
On 23rd - 25th September 2016 in Derby for 3 day(s)
at London Road Community Hospital

This recently extended workshop is designed to enable the registered physiotherapist to examine and manage a woman with common pregnancy related lumbo-pelvic problems. The workshop, which takes place over 2 1/2 days, is aimed at physiotherapists already working in women's health as well as the physiotherapist working in a musculoskeletal outpatient setting. It is also suitable for people new to this area of and for those requiring revision or updating in current best practice.

The content will include: review of normal anatomy and physiology of the lumbo- pelvic complex and changes in pregnancy, the theory of normal movement and pregnancy-related changes, the assessment and examination of the lumbar spine and pelvic girdle and the management of lumbo-pelvic pain in pregnancy including functional advice, therapeutic exercise and manual therapy.

Course Aims

To enable the participant to examine and manage a woman with common pregnancy- related lumbo-pelvic problems.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the workshop the participant will be able to:

  • Understand the physiological changes in pregnancy relevant to the physiotherapy management of pregnancy-related lumbo-pelvic problems
  • Understand the neuromusculoskeletal structure and function of the lumbo-pelvic complex
  • Describe and understand the pregnancy-related altered biomechanics of the lumbo-pelvic complex
  • Discuss the aetiology of common pregnancy-related lumbo-pelvic dysfunction
  • Have an awareness of the psychosocial influences and emotional needs of the woman during the child bearing years
  • Adapt assessment and examination techniques of the lumbo-pelvic complex for the antenatal and postnatal woman
  • Develop and adapt a range of skills including manual techniques and exercises for the lumbo-pelvic complex for the antenatal and postnatal woman
  • Apply clinical reasoning and analysis to direct physiotherapy intervention
  • Understand and promote the physiotherapist’s role within the multidisciplinary team particularly with regard to birth
Additional Information
  • Please wear/bring suitable clothing for MSK manual therapy practical sessions.
  • This workshop includes a series of pre-attendance learning tasks, to help you get the most out of the workshop. This will be emailed to you along with a consent form that needs to be completed and returned to NCORE.
  • Attendance certificate will be issued.
Fees / Funded Places
  • £310.00
  • Funded places may be available for AHP's working for the NHS in the East Midlands subject to availability of funds.

  • Refreshments included.
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