Some health care professionals are not comfortable guiding women in the design of a prenatal exercise program or a post-natal fitness program. Out of embarrassment or ignorance, both health care professionals and clients will not address pelvic floor issues following childbirth, believing that the issue will not be influenced by the choice of exercise. These women do not know how to train, how to adapt their physical activities, or even where to start!
This course is designed for all health professionals who wish to work with pregnant and postpartum women. Specifically, this course covers the following topics:
THEORETICAL PART (75%):
- Anatomy of the pelvic floor and abdominals
- Physiological changes during pregnancy, the impact of different trimesters
- Physical activity during pregnancy (benefits, risks, absolute contraindications)
- Potential pelvic floor problems during pregnancy
- Potential musculoskeletal pain during pregnancy
- Potential pelvic floor issues after childbirth
- The reality of the new mother
- The diastasis of big rights
- Physical activity and the new mother’s return to sports (benefits, the concept of progression)
- What you need to understand and know about physical activity pessaries
PRACTICAL PART (25%):
*Demonstration of online exercises:
- The basic exercises to engage the transverse abdomen and progression.
- Pelvic floor recruitment exercises, the right instructions! Pelvic floor palpation as an outpatient!
- Basic exercises to include in an exercise program for pregnant and postnatal women, and what to AVOID!
- The main tapings to know for the pregnant and postnatal woman
Duration of the course: 3.5 hours
* You can view the course online whenever you want, there is no deadline for completing the course. However, you must complete it before you can participate to Level 2.
* Within a maximum of 24 business hours following your purchase (8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday to Friday), you will receive all the necessary information by email to view the course.
Know the anatomy and role of the pelvic floor and deep abdominal muscles
Know the problems of the pelvic and abdominal floor as well as the risk factors in prenatal care
Understand the difference between activity risks for the fetus vs. maternal health
Knowing how to adapt to athletes and inactive people during pregnancy
Know the physical activity recommendations for pregnant women
Understanding postnatal rehabilitation by condition (caesarean vs. vaginal)
Know the problems of the pelvic floor and abdominal muscles in postnatal care as well as the risk factors
Understand the link between the diaphragm, transverse abdomen, and perineum
Knowing where to start in terms of physical activity in the postpartum period
Understand the importance of care in physiotherapy and kinesiology