Postnatal Workshop - One Day Lecture Series

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Course Director: Prue Eddie

 

Location: Gold Coast

Robina Community Centre
Multipurpose Room 1.2
196 Robina Town Centre Drive, Robina QLD

 

Women account for up to 2/3rds of all complementary and alternative health care appointments, including a subset specifically seeking assistance for women’s reproductive health complaints.

While the research into uptake of treatment in post-partum women is limited, it stands to reason that women may continue with ongoing care post delivery after seeking assistance for women’s health complaints, fertility or pregnancy related concerns.

While pregnancy is a normal physiological process, there are specific medical conditions that are more likely to present during this period or in the post-partum phase. In order to understand the post-partum patient, a clear understanding of normal physiology, common medical conditions and childbirth is required. It is essential to identify medical red flags and refer appropriately in the pregnant or post-partum patient. Only from this point, can one safely diagnose and formulate a treatment plan for this patient group.

 

Additionally understanding that breast-feeding, while also a natural process, changes the physiology of the tissues, extends the duration of the recovery phase of the individual.

 

OUTLINE

 

  • Review of pregnancy physiological changes, labour and delivery and ongoing considerations of the post-partum period.
  • Physiology of breastfeeding and postural considerations appropriate to Osteopaths will be addressed.
  • Common musculoskeletal presentations and identifiers of referral will be covered.
  • Appropriate manual therapy approaches for this clientele in conjunction with the recognition of the practitioners’ own education and treatment framework and a discussion of the research literature.
  • Supporting the mother baby relationship and indicators of post-natal depression.
  • Pelvic floor dysfunction, activation and strengthening
  • DRAM – supportive therapy and management.

This workshop is primarily a lecture series, with limited practical component.  The focus is to help practitioners remain safe in practice and partake in appropriate clinical decision making.

 

PLEASE NOTE - THIS COURSE IS BEING HELD 1 DAY PRIOR TO THE PAEDIATRICS PROGAM, ALSO ON THE GOLD COAST, HOWEVER IS AT A DIFFERENT VENUE 10 MINS DRIVE AWAY IN BURLEIGH HEADS.