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The Pregnant Pelvis

kosten: 280
Vakdomein: Algemeen, Bekken
Accreditatiepunten: 7
Cursusvorm: Cursus


On this course you’ll focus on the practical application of specific physiotherapy skills you need to manage patients’ pregnancy-related pelvic girdle pain (PR-PGP). Using current scientific evidence, you’ll review the functional anatomy and biomechanics of the pelvic girdle and physiological changes relevant to PR-PGP.

You’ll learn specific assessment and treatment techniques for PR-PGP including the sacroiliac and pubic symphysis joints. You’ll also understand how to prescribe exercises and the relevant contra-indications for your patients and discuss updated evidence on pelvic floor muscle dysfunction with PR-PGP. At the end of the course you’ll review a case study to demonstrate and reinforce the clinical reasoning process behind effectively managing patients with PR-PGP.

This course will also discuss the importance of using a biopsychosocial framework when managing women with PR-PGP.


On completion of this course, you will:

  • Understand the biomechanics of the pelvic girdle, including the form/force closure model for pelvic girdle stability

  • Improve your knowledge of pregnancy-related changes affecting the pelvic girdle, including a discussion on the role of relaxin and other pregnancy hormones

  • Understand the site specific changes of pregnancy to the abdominal wall, including a discussion on the latest research for abdominal separation

  • Effectively assess a patient presenting with pregnancy-related pelvic girdle pain, including sacroiliac joint and pubic symphysis assessment

  • Learn how to apply effective treatments to achieve a positive outcome for patients presenting with pregnancy related pelvic girdle pain

  • Understand the relevant contra-indications and precautions to exercise during pregnancy

  • Understand the rationale and be able to design a basic lumbo-pelvic stability program for patients presenting with pregnancy-related pelvic girdle pain

  • Feel confident managing a woman with PR-PGP throughout her pregnancy using a evidence based, biopsychosocial approach



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