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Protecting the Pelvic Floor and Pelvis during Pregnancy and Delivery

This 4-hour course is targeted to Prenatal Educators (physical therapists, occupational therapists, nurses, doulas) and physiotherapists involved in treating pregnant women or pelvic health physiotherapists wishing to broaden their knowledge and abilities to help women ensure good pelvic health during pregnancy and the birthing process.

Upon completion of this workshop participants will have more answers for the women they work with during the prenatal phase by:

  • Increased knowledge of pelvic floor anatomy and impact of vaginal delivery on the pelvic floor
  • Know how to instruct pelvic floor muscle training during pregnancy beyond Kegels
  • Have evidence based approach about when to recommend perineal massage with methods for effective application
  • Have evidence to support delivery positions, breathing and pushing techniques that minimize pelvic floor trauma
  • Have techniques, postures and movement strategies to improve pelvic girdle pain during pregnancy. Have good understanding of when to refer to a physiotherapist for pelvic girdle pain

The workshop will involve short lecture sessions with active learning through exercise and working with each other. There will be no perineal nor internal assessment however, participants should be prepared for external palpation of coccyx, ischial tuberosity and lateral external part of pelvic floor through loose clothing.

Attire please wear loose work out type pants, no jeans

Saturday, June 16, 2012
8:30 registration
9 Brief review of pelvic floor anatomy

9:30 Pelvic Floor muscle training- beyond Kegels

10:30 Labour and Delivery minimizing maternal trauma
          Birthing positions
          Directed pushing vs Spontaneous breathing

11:30 break

11:45 Perineal Massage evidence, introduction to epi-no

12:30 Pelvic Girdle Pain in Pregnancy
          Postures, movement strategies and exercises to minimize

1:10 Questions

1:30 Finish

*Theraskills Seminars is an independent business and is not affiliated with the Grey Nuns Hospital. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at or Rosanna Wegner at (780)707-9283.

Grey Nuns Community Hospital - Rehabilitation Department Main Floor
1100 Youville Drive West
Edmonton, Alberta

This meeting is only held at the Grey Nuns Hospital and is not necessarily endorsed or supported by Covenant Health Group.

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