Online Course
Rehabilitation Considerations for Return to Activity and Exercise Following a Caesarean Section Webinar
Empower patients post C-section to get active

1.5-2 hours





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Fiona Healy
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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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A caesarean section, more commonly known as a C-section, is a major abdominal surgery. Common complications can include pain, infection, bleeding risks, and difficulties with future pregnancies or vaginal deliveries. According to a 2021 World Health Organization report, approximately 21% of all babies are delivered by C-section worldwide. That number is estimated to increase to nearly a third of all births by 2030.

It is important for treating rehabilitation professionals to be aware of post-operative considerations when working with these patients. This webinar overviews post-operative considerations, abdominal care, pain management, scar tissue mobility, and progressive rehabilitation steps for the return to exercise and daily activities following a C-section.


This webinar aims to educate rehabilitation providers on the unique treatment precautions and post-operative considerations for persons following a caesarian section.


This webinar recording consists of a 70-minute presentation, a 35 minute question and answer video and additional resources.

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 1.5-2 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 1.8 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:

  • discuss the physiological changes associated with caesarian section and how these changes can affect exercise and activity safety and tolerance
  • identify safe timelines for initiating exercise post-caesarian section, considering individual variations and factors such as wound healing, pain management, and overall recovery progress
  • identify exercise selection, modification, and progression following a caesarian section to ensure patient safety and optimise recovery

Instructor financial and non-financial disclosures

Fiona Healy: No relevant relationships disclosed by instructor.


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