Fiona is a clinical physiotherapist from Ireland who specialises in women’s pelvic health conditions.
The Voice of Physiotherapy in Ireland
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The World Health Organization recommends that all pregnant and postnatal women without any contraindications take part in at least 150 minutes of moderate-intensity physical activity for substantial health benefits. Worldwide, many women are not meeting these requirements. Only 38% of women in Ireland are meeting the National Physical Activity Guidelines despite well-documented physical and psychological health outcomes. In the United States, only 20.4% of women meet the recommended guidelines. Postnatal women are even less active compared with age-matched peers, fathers, and parents of older children. Common postnatal pelvic health issues such as urinary incontinence create a barrier to exercise. Physiotherapists and other rehabilitation professionals are ideally placed to support women in their return to physical activity and exercise after birth.
This course aims to equip you with the knowledge to guide women to exercise safely after birth.
This course is made up of videos, reading, forum posts and a final quiz. The course content is split into the following sections:
- Reading activity
This course is aimed at Physiotherapy and Physical Therapy clinicians, students and assistants. Other interested professionals such as athletic trainers, occupational therapists, nurses or medical doctors interested in this subject are also invited to participate.