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Virtual Program: Pregnancy-related Pelvic Girdle Pain: State of the Science and Beyond

  • 29-Jul-2021
  • 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Virtual Program - Zoom

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Pregnancy-related Pelvic Girdle Pain: State of the Science and Beyond

Presented by Dr. Sinéad Dufour PT, PhD

4 Contact Hours, MT category A 

You may watch this at anytime through July 31. This is Part 2 of a 2 part series. You may sign up for one 4 hour course or for both. $20 discount if you register for both courses.

About the course:

Course Description:

Pregnancy-related pelvic girdle pain (PPGP) is a separate diagnostic classification which may affect over half of all pregnant women with symptoms persisting well beyond the post-partum period. PPGP remains a common and often debilitating clinical presentation that continues to be misunderstood and thus care approaches often miss the mark. Although largely theoretical, PPGP is currently thought to be due to a diminished capacity for the pelvis to accept and transfer load. Is this perspective actually substantiated by the evolving literature base?

In this short course, Dr. Dufour will present an evidence-based overview of physical therapy for PPGP including pathomechanical background, etiological factors, classification and diagnosis, examination and intervention. Additionally, emerging theories related to pain science, HPA axis dysregulation, therapeutic alliance and trauma informed care, will be explored and applied. A clinical vignette will be used as a tool to apply all care concepts and inform physical therapists how evidence-informed cognitive approaches to care “fit” the established science relative to PPGP.


Learning Objectives:

  • Discuss relevant literature on PPGP including etiology, diagnosis, risk factors and prognostic factors.
  • Justify rational for appropriate evolved care (inclusive of primary and secondary prevention).
  • Apply current evidence-informed care principles for PPGP with an emphasis on the roles of physical therapists and primary care providers.

About the Speaker

Dr. Sinéad Dufour is an Associate Clinical Professor in the Faculty of Health Science at McMaster University. She teaches and conducts research in both the Schools of Medicine and Rehabilitation Science. She completed her MScPT at McMaster University (2003), her PhD in Health and Rehabilitation Science at Western (2011), and returned to McMaster to complete a post-doctoral fellowship (2013). Her current research interests include: conservative approaches to manage pelvic floor dysfunction, pregnancy-related pelvic-girdle pain, and interprofessional collaborative practice models of service provision to enhance pelvic health. Sinéad stays current clinically through her work as the Director of Pelvic Health Services at The World of my Baby (the WOMB) a family of perinatal care centers in Ontario, Canada. Sinéad has been an active member of the Society of Obstetricians and Gynecologists of Canada (SOGC) sitting of two committees and leading several clinical practice guidelines. Her passion for optimizing perinatal care and associated upstream health promotion for women stemmed from her own experience as a mother of twins. She is an advocate for women’s pelvic health and a regular invited speaker at conferences around the world.

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Virtual Meeting using Zoom:

This meeting will be held by Zoom. We will send the codes to log on the week of the course.

Cancellation Policy

MAPTA reserves the right to refuse/cancel an event registration. If MAPTA refuses a registration, registrants will be offered a full refund.

Registration Cancellation by Participant:

Cancellations will be accepted in writing via email or mail. A $25.00 administration fee will be withheld.

Discounts:

Group Discounts:

10% Discount for 3 or more APTA Member PTs/PTAs from one clinic. Fees for all persons must be made with one payment. No exceptions. Credit will not be provided at a later date. Combining discounts (ie Lifetime AND Group) is not applicable. If you need to take advantage of this, call us for a group code to pay online, or mail in your check with participant names.

Student Discount:

Student members may take a course for $10! Email mapta@mapta.com with your APTA ID and we'll send you a code. 

Student non-members may take the course for only $15. Email mapta@mapta.com, tell us which school you are enrolled in, and we'll send you a code.

Lifetime Member:

Lifetime members may take any non-limited seating, MAPTA sponsored CE at 50% discount. Combining discounts (ie Lifetime AND Group) is not applicable. If you need to take advantage of this, call us for a group code to pay online, or mail in your check with participant names.



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