POGP Physiotherapy assessment and management of pregnancy related musculoskeletal conditions – Part I 23-25 June 2017 CHICHESTER
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 21⁄2 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.
To enable the participant to examine and manage a woman with common pregnancy- related lumbo-pelvic problems.
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-
Describe and understand the pregnancy-related altered biomechanics of the
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