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Assessment and Treatment During Pregnancy for the Orthopaedic Physiotherapist

Assessment and Treatment During Pregnancy for the Orthopaedic Physiotherapist

Assessment and Treatment During Pregnancy for the Orthopaedic Physiotherapist

CA$39.00 CA$49.00
This course includes
1:12:32 of Course Material (View)
Lifetime access after purchase
Certificate of completion
This course was recorded in April 2020


This evidence-informed course will teach assessment considerations for physiotherapists working with pregnant individuals presenting with orthopaedic symptoms or exercise inquiries.

Course content includes precautions/contraindications, prenatal assessment, a review of clinical practice guidelines, exercise prescription, and patient education. Prior experience in prenatal care or pelvic health is not required.


Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this workshop participants will be able to:

  1. Integrate a prenatal assessment tool into clinical practice.
  2. Select and prescribe appropriate treatment techniques for the prenatal population.
  3. Access patient and clinician resources for prenatal physiotherapy care



This online course is intended for orthopaedic or women’s health physiotherapists who would like to increase their confidence in working with the prenatal population (physiotherapy students/assistants and allied health professionals are also welcome to attend).

The instructors
Jessica Bergevin
Jessica Bergevin is a physiotherapist who practices within the women’s health and orthopaedic landscape rurally in Nova Scotia. Her academic background is comprised of a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology from Dalhousie University and a Masters of Physiotherapy from Queens University. Jessica is currently completing a Doctor of Science in Rehabilitation and Health Leadership with the goal of improving prenatal care in Nova Scotia. She loves Pilates, skating, court and beach volleyball, botany, and wiener dogs.
Course Material included in this course
  • Assessment and Treatment during Pregnancy for the Orthopaedic Physiotherapist
  • Welcome and Slides
  • Considerations with Language
  • Physiological Changes During Pregnancy
  • Lumbopelvic Pain and Diastasis Rectus Abdominis
  • Precautions and Contraindications
  • Pelvic Girdle Pain Guidelines
  • Treatment in Pregnancy
  • Prenatal Exercise Considerations
  • Prenatal Physiotherapy Treatment Record
  • Conclusion and Q&A
  • Feedback
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