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Masterclass 'The Pregnant Pelvis'

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The primary intention of this online course is to help you achieve better outcomes for women presenting with pregnancy related pelvic girdle pain (PPGP). Using current scientific evidence, you’ll review the functional anatomy and biomechanics of the pelvic girdle and physiological changes relevant to PPGP. This course has a large focus on the practical application of specific physiotherapy skills you need to effectively manage PPGP.

You’ll learn specific assessment and treatment techniques for PPGP including the sacroiliac and pubic symphysis joints. You’ll also understand how to prescribe exercises and the relevant contra-indications for your patients and discuss updated evidence on pelvic floor muscle dysfunction with PPGP. At the end of the course you’ll review a case study to demonstrate and reinforce the clinical reasoning process behind effectively managing patients with PPGP.

This course will also discuss the importance of using a biopsychosocial framework when managing women with PPGP

Leerdoelen

  • Understand the biomechanics of the pelvic girdle, including the form/force closure model for pelvic girdle stability
  • Improve your knowledge of pregnancy-related changes affecting the pelvic girdle, including a discussion on the role of relaxin and other pregnancy hormones
  • Review the functional anatomy of the pelvic girdle, including the sacroiliac and pubic symphysis joints
  • Understand the site specific changes of pregnancy to the abdominal wall, including a discussion on the latest research for abdominal separation
  • Know the updated evidence on pelvic floor muscle training in pregnancy, and how it differs with PPGP
  • Know when to perform or refer on for an internal pelvic examination NB: this course does not include training on internal examination or treatment
  • Effectively assess a patient presenting with pregnancy-related pelvic girdle pain, including sacroiliac joint and pubic symphysis assessment and use of relevant outcome measures
  • Learn how to apply effective treatments to achieve a positive outcome for patients presenting with pregnancy related pelvic girdle pain
  • Understand the relevant contra-indications and precautions to exercise during pregnancy
  • Understand the rationale and be able to design a basic lumbo-pelvic stability program for patients presenting with pregnancy-related pelvic girdle pain
  • Feel confident managing a woman with PPGP throughout her pregnancy using a evidence based, biopsychosocial approach

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Doelgroep

Kinesitherapeuten met interesse in de pelvische reëducatie en perinatale kinesitherapie.

Accreditatie

Pro-Q Kine 14 ptn

Prijs

220€ (ex btw), 30% korting indien betaling met KMO-Portefeuille

Inbegrepen

2 live online sessies van telkens 3.5u, syllabus en uitgesteld kijken.

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