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The Role of Physiotherapy in the Management of Cesarean Section Rehab

The Role of Physiotherapy in the Management of Cesarean Section Rehab

The Role of Physiotherapy in the Management of Cesarean Section Rehab

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This course was recorded in January 2021


Cesarean birth presents its own distinct set of rehabilitation challenges.

A growing body of evidence supports a variety of treatment strategies to effectively manage cesarean-specific concerns, such as postoperative ambulation, incisional pain management, and myofascial restriction of C-section scar.

Physiotherapists have the education and skills necessary to address these concerns and should be considered pivotal in cesarean rehabilitation.


Sujet: Le rôle de la physiothérapie dans la gestion de la réadaptation après une césarienne

Conférencier: Katie Kelly

Description de la séance: Les naissances par césarienne présentent leur propre lot de défis en matière de réadaptation. De plus en plus de preuves soutiennent un large éventail de stratégies de traitement pour gérer efficacement les préoccupations propres à la césarienne comme l’ambulation postopératoire, la gestion de la douleur liée à l’incision et la restriction myofasciale de la cicatrice de césarienne. Les physiothérapeutes ont la formation et les compétences nécessaires pour dissiper ces préoccupations et devraient jouer un rôle central dans la réadaptation après une césarienne.  

The instructors
Canadian Physiotherapy Association

As the vital partner for the profession, the Canadian Physiotherapy Association (CPA) leads, advocates, and inspires excellence and innovation to promote health. CPA’s goal is to provide exceptional service, valuable information and connections to the profession of physiotherapy, across Canada and around the world.

Pelvic and Reproductive Health Division

Pelvic and Reproductive Health Division (formerly Women's Health Division) is a not-for-profit division of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association (CPA) that is managed, operated, and advanced by volunteers with a passion for women’s health. We are a dynamic organization, national in scope, that effectively facilitates communication, education and service delivery for physiotherapy practitioners on topics specific to women’s health.

Our mission is to provide leadership and direction to members of the CPA for the advancement of physiotherapy practice in women’s health by fostering excellence in practice, education, and research for the benefit of Canadians.

We aim to:

  • Acquire and make available information and educational materials
  • Encourage and develop the publication of research in the field
  • Facilitate communication between and among members
  • Promote ongoing professional development
  • Enhance physiotherapy service delivery specific to women’s health and/or pelvic health.

Katie Kelly
Bsc., MSc. PT Pelvic Health Physiotherapy

Katie Kelly has been practising as a women’s health and pelvic floor physiotherapist since 2010. She is the owner/operator of her practise, Katie Kelly Physiotherapy, in Moncton, NB.

Katie is often a guest lecturer for the School of Physiotherapy at Dalhousie University on the topics of the role of physiotherapy in pregnancy, pelvic floor and exercise for obesity and weight management. She is an active contributing author to the Canadian Physiotherapy Association’s Women’s Health Division Newsletter.

Katie has formed a relationship with Mount Allison University’s Sexual Health Laboratory to research chronic pelvic and genital pain conditions. She received both her BSc and MSc in Physiotherapy from Dalhousie University, is a member of the New Brunswick College of Physiotherapists, the Canadian Physiotherapy Association’s Women’s Health Division, the Canadian Sex Researcher Forum and the Canadian Obesity Network. Katie’s overwhelming curiosity for pelvic health physiotherapy drives her to continuously take deep dives into topics of interest.

Course Material included in this course
  • The Role of Physiotherapy in the Management of Cesarean Section Rehabilitation
  • Rationale
  • Surgical Procedure
  • Rehabilitation
  • Conclusion
  • Final Questions
  • Quiz
  • What's Next
  • Feedback
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