Pain & Pregnancy

Melbourne

Presented By

Elizabeth Howard
Osteopath and Pain Educator
Bio

When

February 17, 2019 from 8:30 am to 4:00 pm

Suited To

Osteopaths, Physiotherapists, Chiropractics

Pregnancy can be challenging for a mother’s body before, during and after delivery of her baby. Common presentations include pelvic girdle pain, pelvic neuralgias, neck, rib and low back pain. Some complaints can present many years later, after a difficult delivery, such as prolapse and pudendal neuralgia.

Elizabeth Howard is one of Australia’s leading Osteopaths with experience in treating the pelvis. In this course, you will learn how to easily identify the most common presentations and how you can more effectively help women during pregnancy, prepare for labour and recover efficiently from delivery or caesarean section. The course will discuss breastfeeding ergonomics, prolapse and the prevention of future delivery-related complaints.

Liz will discuss problems related to pelvic mesh products and how these have been managed at the Women’s Health & Research Institute of Australia with Professor Vancaillie.

Treatment protocols and techniques demonstrated are based on the latest clinical guidelines for managing pelvic girdle and peripheral neuropathic pain, and the prevention of post-partum complications. You will learn useful self-management tips that women can include in their birth plan and beyond.

Learning Outcomes

  • Assessment protocols for common complaints during pregnancy
  • Treatment protocol for pelvic girdle pain for pregnancy and post-partum
  • Treatment principles for pelvic neuralgias
  • Principles of post-partum care, including pelvic health, caesarean care, breastfeeding ergonomics
  • Birth plan support with a focus on long-term maternal and child health
  • Update on the controversial pelvic mesh complications and how to help support these women

Course Details

The Pain in Pregnancy course is applicable to all allied health manual therapy practitioners with no prior experience treating pregnancy required. It will include practical examination and treatment protocols you will be able to use with confidence in your practice.

The course will run from 8:30 AM to 4 PM. Places are limited to 20 attendees. It also includes morning and afternoon tea, e-notes and an e-certificate of attendance for your CPD records. The course can be counted as 6 hours CPD.

Feedback

This was hands down one of the best courses I have attended! The balance of updated info, the course structure and the hands on practice was brilliant. I especially enjoyed that you tailored the course to the attendees and the one day course structure so that I don't feel burned out on the weekend and it didn’t impact work as much as a two day course may have. Thank you very much to all of the tutors and Liz for your guidance and support.

Casey Beaumont

Clear instruction, straight to the point, no wasting time.

Leonardo Viola

Content was excellent, fantastic presentation, great practical component, well organised day.

Renae Farrugia


Where

Southern School of Natural Therapies
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Fitzroy, 3065
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