Online Course
Postpartum Pelvic Floor Considerations
Establish strong pelvic health foundations during the fourth trimester

1-1.5 hours





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Ibukun Afolabi
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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:

  1. Video
  2. Reading activity
  3. Quiz

Target audience

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.


Availability - this course is online and can be completed on your own schedule.

Hours of Learning - No deadlines are applied to this course and it can be started and completed in your own time according to your personal schedule. We expect the required elements to take around 1-1.5 hours depending on your schedule and learning style. Additionally there are many optional resources provided and if you choose to review these the course could take longer to complete.

Types of Activities - Watching videos, reading, a final quiz and participating in an international discussion forum.

Certificates - At the end of the course, when you have completed all of the required elements, you will be able to download a certificate of completion and 1.1 Plus points will be added to your personalised learning dashboard.

Requirements to complete this course

In order to complete this course and receive a course completion certificate plus CEUs/CCUs/CPD points you will need to:

  1. Respect the Plus Community Culture.
  2. Log all the required learning activities as complete (represented by the orange icons!).
  3. Actively and appropriately participate in the course discussions.
  4. Pass a final quiz with a score of 80% or more.
  5. Complete a course evaluation form.

Learning outcomes

At the end of this course you will be able to:

  • describe the fourth trimester / postpartum period
  • discuss six areas that pelvic health physiotherapists should review with their clients during the postpartum period
  • elect appropriate strategies to enhance a mother's pelvic health during the postpartum period based on a case scenario

Instructor financial and non-financial disclosures

No relevant relationships disclosed by instructor.


For special needs or accommodations please contact us with details of how we can meet your needs.

Featured reviews
Ibukun Afolabi's clear presentations made the material practical and engaging. In addition, she advocates clearly and passionately for competent care in female pelvic health. I would highly recommend her courses to anyone!
Janelle Oppel
Lao People's Democratic Republic