Restore Function And Get Clients Back To Pain-Free Living 

LIVE OR ONLINE

Holistic Treatment of the Postpartum Body

Improve your clinical outcomes in fewer sessions by learning a holistic approach to treating the postpartum body. Learn the skills to successfully treat common and not-so-common postpartum issues and help your clients heal more fully.

Whether you are new to pelvic health or a seasoned physical therapist, this course will transform the way you assess and treat postpartum clients – so you can get them out of pain, discomfort and dysfunction and on a quicker path to recovery.

Bodyworkers with a License to Touch

Recommended For

8.5 Hours (Online)
28.5 Hours (Live)

Course Length

Excellent Course for ALL Skill Levels

Course Level

YES, this is required!
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Required for Certification

What Practitioners Say About Our Courses

Is This Course For You?

YES, if you want greater confidence working internally and externally with postpartum clients

YES, if you want to get 5 courses in 1 including pelvic and visceral mobilizations, pelvic floor, and energy flow

YES, if you want to learn the physical manipulations to get clients out of pain and restore function

YES, if you want to know what to look for and how to treat the postpartum body

YES, if you want to learn techniques to treat the areas most commonly impacted by birth

YES, if you want to help postpartum clients heal more fully and get back to feeling like themselves

YES, if you want to improve your clinical outcomes in fewer sessions

YES, if you want to be the go-to practitioner for postpartum care

Ready to help moms recover faster and more fully?

What Course Option Works Best For You?

Online Self-Paced Option

You will have immediate access to your course upon registration

Course content is easy to follow with informational lectures and labs of the techniques taken with multi-angle videos

There are downloadable lecture slides and a course workbook for note taking and in depth review

Downloadable workbook includes photos and an overview of each technique for quick reference

There are short quizzes within the course to ensure learning of key treatment points

You have lifetime access to your course creating a valuable reference video library

8.5 CEU hours are available for this course. For PTs, CEUs are approved in the state of Colorado and those states that have reciprocity (see FAQs for more information). For OTs, this course meets all requirements for CEU credits for your state licensure and NBCOT.

This course is offered as an online course and as an annual cohort. Cohort registration will open in September 2024.

If you took the online course and want to attend live email us to upgrade and just pay the difference between the courses

Live In-Person Option

You will meet as a small group of up to 20 students for this 2.5 day in-person training and get individual support from Lynn and staff on the techniques

You will see each technique performed live and be able to practice and experience each technique with instructor support and feedback

The live course includes immediate access to the online course (the online lectures and labs are a prerequisite for the live course)

There are downloadable lecture slides and a course workbook for note taking and in depth review

Downloadable workbook includes photos and an overview of each technique for quick reference

There are short quizzes within the online course to ensure learning of key treatment points

You have lifetime access to the online course creating a valuable video reference library

28.5 CEU hours (8.5 hours online + 20 hours in-person) are available for this course. For PTs, CEUs are approved in the state of Colorado and those states that have reciprocity (see FAQs for more information). For OTs, this course meets all requirements for CEU credits for your state licensure and NBCOT.

Pricing and Payment Options

ONLINE SELF-PACED COURSE

Self-paced education that will give you the skills to successfully assess and treat your postpartum clients

LIVE IN-PERSON COURSE

Sellersville, PA

October 25 – 27, 2024

Last Day to Enroll: 10/15/24
Seats Remaining: 12

Course Times

5pm – 8pm Friday
8am – 6pm Saturday and Sunday

Need to Upgrade from Online to Live?

Did you take the online course, but want to attend LIVE to get more feedback on your techniques? If so, EMAIL US and ask about upgrading to the LIVE course. You will pay the difference between the  price of the live course less what you paid for the online course. Upgrades cannot be applied retroactively, so please contact us before you register for the Live course.

Course Unit Sneak Peek: Diaphragm Release

  • Identify restricted mobility of the sacrum, ischium, and pubic symphysis and restore it with proper mobilization techniques.
  • Identify osseous lesions and learn how to treat them.
  • Palpate the body to identify blocked energy flow.
  • Palpate the respiratory diaphragm to identify and release restrictions within it.
  • Identify the external and internal location of the bladder and uterus, to assess and treat.
  • Palpate externally and internally to assess and treat the pelvic floor muscles.
  • Improve pelvic floor muscle strength with proper internal treatment techniques.
  • Distinguish between normal and abnormal bladder positioning to realign the bladder to the midline.
  • Assess, release and rebalance the liver and stomach with proper treatment techniques.
  • Palpate and release muscular restrictions in the anal sphincter.
  • Identify diastasis recti and release the restrictions separating recti muscles.
Module 1 Introduction
Unit 1 HPPB: Welcome to Holistic Treatment of the Postpartum Body | 4:52  
Unit 2 Grounding Meditation  
Unit 3 Postpartum Treatment Philosophy  
Unit 4 Table Set Up  
Unit 5 Pelvic Anatomy Lecture  
Module 2 The Pelvis
Unit 1 Pelvic Lecture and Palpation of the Pelvis Lab  
Unit 2 Sacral Rotation Prone  
Unit 3 Sacral Rotation Mobilization  
Unit 4 Inferior Glide of Sacrum Prone  
Unit 5 Sacral Shear Correction Prone  
Unit 6 Sacral ILA Mobility Prone  
Unit 7 Prone Sacral Lab Review  
Unit 8 Sacral Mobility Supine and Sacral Correction Part 1  
Unit 9 Sacral Correction Part 2  
Unit 10 Supine Sacral Lab Review  
Unit 11 Ischial Mobility Prone  
Unit 12 Ilium/Ischium Rebalancing Supine and Prone  
Unit 13 Exercise to Close Pelvic Bones  
Unit 14 Ilial Side Lying Treatment and Assessment  
Unit 15 ASIS Assessment Supine  
Unit 16 Ischium and Ilium Lab Review  
Unit 17 Pubic Bone Supine  
Unit 18 Pubic Rami Supine  
Unit 19 Hip Rotation and Leg Pull Supine  
Unit 20 Pubic Bone and Rami Review  
Module 3 Abdomen
Unit 1 Abdomen Tissues Lecture  
Unit 2 Lower Abdominal Fascial Release  
Unit 3 Bladder Assessment and Treatment  
Unit 4 Uterus Assessment and Treatment  
Unit 5 Broad Ligament  
Unit 6 Releasing Uterus from Bladder  
Unit 7 Small Intestines Release  
Unit 8 C-Section Scar Release  
Unit 9 Diastasis Recti Lecture  
Unit 10 Oblique Stretch and Recti Release Lab  
Unit 11 Psoas Muscles Lecture  
Unit 12 Psoas Release Technique Lab + Oblique, Rectus and Psoas Review (2 Videos)  
Unit 13 Abdominal Techniques Lab Review  
Module 4 Listening Techniques
Unit 1 Lecture Listening Skills  
Unit 2 General Listening Lab  
Unit 3 Standing Energy Assessment Lab  
Unit 4 Is the Pelvis Still Birthing? Lab  
Unit 5 Local Listening Lab  
Module 5 The Pelvic Floor
Unit 1 Pelvic Floor Lecture  
Unit 2 External Pelvic Floor Muscle Release Lab  
Unit 3 Self Exam of Pelvic Floor Muscles Lab  
Unit 4 Internal Assessment of the Pelvic Floor Muscles Lab  
Unit 5 Assessing and Treating Bladder Internally Lab  
Unit 6 Mobilizing the Cervix Lab  
Unit 7 Internal Ischial/Levator Ani Release Lab  
Unit 8 Coccyx/Coccygeus Muscle Release Lab  
Unit 9 Perineal Body and Scar Tissue Release Lab  
Unit 10 Anal Sphincter Lecture  
Unit 11 Anal Sphincter Lab  
Module 6 Core Activation
Unit 1 Core Activation Lecture  
Unit 2 Core Activation Protocol  
Module 7 Thoracic Region
Unit 1 Thoracic Lecture  
Unit 2 Liver/Stomach Rebalancing Lab  
Unit 3 Stuck Inhalation - Lung Release Lab  
Unit 4 Diaphragm Release Lab  
Unit 5 Thoracic and Rib Cage Mobility Lab  
Unit 6 Thoracic Lab Review  
Module 8 Putting It All Together
Unit 1 Putting It All Together Lecture  
Unit 2 Postpartum Technique Prioritization Handout  
Unit 3 Final Quiz  
Unit 4 Course Evaluation  

Day 1: 3 Hours CEU

  • 5:00 – 5:15 Introduction and Grounding Circle
  • 5:15 – 6:30 Lab: Sacrum and Ischium – Prone 
  • 6:30 – 7:30 Lab: Supine Treatment of Sacrum
  • 7:30 – 8:00 Lab: ASIS and Ilial Assessment / Hip Rotation and Pull

Day 2: 8.5 Hours CEU

  • 8:00 – 8:30 Grounding Meditation
  • 8:30 – 10:00 Lab: Ischium and Ilial Mobility and Treatment Prone / Supine / Side-lying 
  • 10:00 – 10:15 BREAK
  • 10:15 – 11:15 Lab: Symphysis Pubis/Pubic Rami Mobility and Treatment Supine
  • 11:15 – 12:00 Lab: Listening Skills
  • 12:00 – 1:00 LUNCH
  • 1:00 – 2:30 Lab: Lower Abdominal Fascial Release and C/S Scar, Uterus, and Bladder 
  • 2:30 – 3:30 Lab: Thoracic Spine and Rib Mobilizations and Lung Release
  • 3:30 – 3:45 BREAK
  • 3:45 – 5:00 Lab: Liver, Stomach, and Diaphragm Releases
  • 5:00 – 6:00 LIVE PT DEMO

Day 3: 8.5 Hours CEU

  • 8:00 – 8:30 Check In/ Grounding Circle
  • 8:30 – 9:30 Lab: Oblique and Recti Releases
  • 9:30 – 10:30 Lab: Psoas Releases – Unilateral and Bilateral
  • 10:30 – 10:45 BREAK
  • 10:45 – 12:00 Lab: External Palpation of Pelvic Floor Muscles
  • 12:00 – 1:00 LUNCH
  • 1:00 – 2:00 Lab: Internal Assessment Protocol
  • 2:00 – 4:00 Lab: Internal Standing Assessment and Core Activation
  • 4:00 – 5:30 Lab: LIVE PT DEMO
  • 5:30 – 6:00 Putting It All Together – Technique Prioritization

CEU’s:  20 Hours Live + 8.5 Hours Online = 28.5 CEU Hours in Colorado and states with reciprocity

LAB: Sacral Flexion Treatment Supine

INTENTION: To mobility the sacrum into extension to get out of flexed pattern.

PATIENT POSITIONSupine
HAND POSITIONHand under sacrum with palm at level of S3-4
DIRECTION OF MOTIONForce is directed straight up toward the ceiling
ASSESSMENTTo see how the sacrum moves into extension
TREATMENTLoad the sacrum into extension(toward ceiling) to end range and wait for the tissues to soften and release.

Special Notes: Do not create pain with your treatment. Work on other tissues first then come back and see if less painful. If only one coccygeus muscle has tone, it’s not a sacral flexion pattern but part of the common open birthing pattern. You can learn to treat this in the Holistic Treatment of the Postpartum Body Course.

About Your Instructor

Lynn Schulte, PT

Lynn has been a Pelvic Health Physical Therapist for over 30 years and is the principal instructor/founder at the Institute for Birth Healing. She has been helping moms heal from all types of issues women experience after birth and is now teaching courses to physical therapists to share her expertise. After working with thousands of women, she discovered something they all had in common; the “Open Birthing Pattern.” The Open Birthing Pattern results from the pelvic bones and muscles not returning to normal positioning, mobility, and function after birth, creating pain, discomfort, and dysfunction. All of our courses focus on a holistic approach, assessments, and treatment techniques to relieve pain and discomfort and restore function.

Help moms be able to focus on their baby instead of on their pain!

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