BE COMFORTABLE AND SUCCESSFUL TREATING PREGNANT CLIENTS
In this course, you will learn the key areas of the body that influence birth and how to treat for a successful birth – including the best baby positioning in the belly. We will also cover techniques to mobilize and assess the pelvic bones that can help with pelvic and low back pain that can be used on any patient.
THE COURSE WORK
MODULE: Key Elements
Learn the three key areas in the body needed for a smooth birth and how restrictions in these areas can impact the birth. Also learn a whole new treatment philosophy and how to develop a healing touch.
MODULE: The Pelvis
Learn what movements the pelvic bones do for birth, and how you can encourage their motions during labor. Also, learn 20 different mobilization techniques for the pelvis that you can use on any of your clients.
MODULE: The Abdomen
Learn how to palpate the pregnant belly and create space and mobility for the baby to get in the best position for birth. Learn mobilization techniques to the uterus that you can use on any of your female clients.
MODULE: Birth Flow
In this module, you’ll learn how to assess for blockages to the birth flow and understand how to help open up the flow.
MODULE: The Pelvic Floor Muscles
In this module, you’ll learn how the pelvic floor muscles impact birth and how you can help release them to facilitate birth. Also learn how different positions for birth impact the pelvic floor muscles.
MODULE: The Core
Learn how to activate the core, how to use it best for labor, and ways to release the psoas muscles.
Understand which predisposing factors can influence pregnancy and delivery and what can be done about them.
Differentiate between signs and symptoms of low back pain versus pelvic girdle pain.
Be able to identify the signs and symptoms of pubic symphysis dysfunction and know how to protect the pelvis during labor.
Be able to palpate the pelvis and have an idea of the alignment of the pelvis and how different positions during labor can benefit the mom based on her alignment.
Understand Pelvic mechanics in labor and delivery and how to influence them with different positions during birth.
Understand the different pre-existing back conditions and what labor positions are best for those conditions.
Learn to palpate and assess fascia, muscle, bone and joint mobility in the abdomen and pelvis.
Learn how to balance the pelvic bones to relieve back and pelvic pain in pregnancy.
Understand the motions of the pelvis during birth and the common birth pattern the pelvis goes into for birth.
This course includes both lectures and labs.
Course workbook and lecture slide notes are available.