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Dr. Suzanne Martin

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Post-Natal Restoration: Distance Education Course

Post-Natal Restoration

Learn about the physical risks of the 1st stages of post-partum. Learn tests for ligament flexibility, diastasis recti as well as specific exercises for not only the core, foot and ankle but also tips to accelerate safe restoration.

List of Objectives
Students will be able to:
Describe the effects of relaxin in the delivery process and post partum period and why it is necessary to progress to a return of physical conditioning after childbirth
Describe why women are at risk for pelvic imbalances and knee injuries in the postpartum period
Define diastasis recti, learn how to measure it, and describe corrective exercises for the condition
Explain the occurrence of foot problems after pregnancy
List the hallmarks of successful post-natal restoration management
Perform a ligament flexibility test
Learn 9 Pilates-based exercises to restore weakened ankles and feet
Learn 23 Pilates-based mat exercises to restore the distended abdomen and potentially damaged pelvic floor area, improve core control, and balance chest and low back tone
Facilitate constructive rest to alleviate low back and pelvic pain
Learn bracing control tips
Learn care for swelling and/or painful feet and legs
Learn the ACOG guideline for post-partum exercise
Learn post-partum nutritional guidelines
Learn how to facilitate a walking program

Target Audience:
Physical Therapists and PT Assistants
California Nurses (CA Board of Registered Nursing)

Educational Level: Intermediate/Advanced
Special Needs Requests will be accommodated wherever possible. Pilates Therapeutics is committed to 100% customer satisfaction.

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