The course covers core topics in women’s and pelvic health. It includes a review of life-span physiology including an overview of puberty and menopause, a brief introduction to the impacts of age on male and female body systems, an in-depth look at pelvic health including continence, colorectal, and prolapse issues. In the area of obstetrics, the course covers management of musculoskeletal dysfunction during the childbearing year built upon a foundation of anatomical and physiological changes for the obstetric client; it reviews indications and contraindications for physical agents; and discusses evidence-based types of exercise commonly used in treating the obstetric client. Finally, the course provides the learner with information on the staging and medical management of breast cancer and discusses rehabilitation considerations for this population.
Credits: 1 CEU 10contact hours/CCUs)