Pregnancy Related Physiotherapy: assessment and management of musculoskeletal conditions; lumbar spine and pelvis – an entry level course 28-30 September 2018 DONCASTER

Event details

Day 1: 1pm-5pm Day2/3: 9am-5pm
£275 POGP members/affiliate £345 non-members

Doncaster Royal Infirmary,Thorne Road, Doncaster DN2 5LT

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POGP Course Administrator

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 2½ 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 pregnancyrelated 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.
 Programme objective 
 To enable the participant to examine and manage a woman with common pregnancyrelated 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 lumbopelvic 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