Ibukun is an experienced physiotherapist serving in the space where pelvic floor health, childbirth, and perinatal rehabilitation meet
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The effects of birth are usually felt most during the first 12 weeks postpartum - the time also known as the fourth trimester. Women may experience a range of sensations, such as leaking, pelvic heaviness, low back, hip or pelvic pain and a general sense they are living in an unknown body. While these sensations usually resolve spontaneously during the fourth trimester, some women may continue to experience the effects of childbirth for longer. Because the pelvic health foundations established during this period can have a long-term impact on pelvic health, it is beneficial for women to be able to access pelvic health physiotherapy during the postpartum period.
This course aims to introduce the role of the pelvic health physiotherapist during the early postpartum period.
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.