About the Course:
A cesarean is major abdominal surgery. Post op PT is common practice for other orthopedic surgeries, why isn’t it common for cesareans? Learn basic rehabilitation skills for early cesarean recovery - Acute care, orthopedic, and pelvic PTs will all find value in this course. Acute care PTs may even become inspired to start their own Acute care OB program!
I graduated from University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus as a Doctor of Physical Therapy. Inspiration to pursue pelvic PT came from a friend. She had severe pelvic pain and a PT helped to guide her to wellness. After the birth of my first child, I became more passionate about working with women during their childbearing years. Women deserve access to evidence-based information about how their bodies work. I created an obstetric physical therapy program in the acute care section of my hospital in order to provide education and healing for common, but not normal, impairments that can impact a mother’s postpartum recovery. What I found was a gap in breastfeeding support after hospital or midwife discharge. There were many questions around lactation that mothers would ask, but I could not answer their questions with evidence-based information. To fill in the gap, I earned my certified lactation counselor (CLC) credentials with the help of the local breastfeeding coalition. I am now committed to bringing this information to other physical therapists in order to improve the care of mothers across the maternal care continuum and help mothers meet their breastfeeding goals.
This is a live virtual course that will be recorded for your review and viewing convenience for 1 year from the date of the course. After purchasing the event you will receive an email with how to access the course.