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Elevating Pregnancy, Birth, and The 4th Trimester - A Biopsychosocial Approach for Pelvic, Ortho and Perinatal Physiotherapists (North America - November 2)
Elevating Pregnancy, Birth, and The 4th Trimester - A Biopsychosocial Approach for Pelvic, Ortho and Perinatal Physiotherapists (North America - November 2)
Elevating Pregnancy, Birth, and The 4th Trimester - A Biopsychosocial Approach for Pelvic, Ortho and Perinatal Physiotherapists (North America - November 2)
Elevating Pregnancy, Birth, and The 4th Trimester - A Biopsychosocial Approach for Pelvic, Ortho and Perinatal Physiotherapists (North America - November 2)

Elevating Pregnancy, Birth, and The 4th Trimester - A Biopsychosocial Approach for Pelvic, Ortho and Perinatal Physiotherapists (North America - November 2)

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When purchasing this course paired with Pain Neuroscience Applied to Childbirth you will save 10% on your purchase. We highly recommend pairing these courses together for the ultimate learning experience. Just add both to your cart and the discount will apply at checkout!

This continuing education course is targeted to pelvic and perinatal physiotherapists, and any health professional or birth practitioner with an interest in pain science and childbirth.

North America
Wednesdays 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM EST • November 2, November 9, November 16, November 23

Details

When: Wednesdays 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM EST • November 2, November 9, November 16, November 23

This class will be a 2.5 hour live session for four weeks.

Where: From the comfort of your favorite armchair.

How: All you need to take this live, online course is a Zoom account. We encourage you to sign up for your free Zoom account before the first session. You will receive your Zoom meeting link two weeks before the course begins.

Syllabus

Upon completion of this course, participants will learn how to:

  • Better understand how physical, emotional, mental, relational, and systemic dimensions influence the health and well-being of their pregnant and postpartum clients
  • Implement practices that teach somatic-focused strategies for pregnancy and childbirth
  • Unpack how trauma impacts the body within the context of birth, and understand ways of work with perinatal clients navigating trauma
  • Develop and experience brain skills for birth including interoception, mental imagery, imagination, creativity, reflection, and more
  • Be more confident with guiding pregnant clients through a biopsychosocial focused prenatal program including:
    • Motivational interviewing and client centered care
    • Shared decision making, courageous conversations, and self-advocacy
    • Mental and emotional preparation for birth
    • Brain-body movement based explorations and routines
    • Centering the bony pelvis and balancing the uterus
    • Pelvic floor remapping and client specific pelvic floor training
    • Internal pelvic floor techniques over superficial and deep muscles
    • Perineal preparation strategies
    • Understanding and modifying pressures
  • Adopt an embodied approach to childbirth preparation which teaches
    clients:
    • To appreciate birth from a wider perspective of the whole body and mind
    • Active birth principles emphasizing connection, movement, pelvic biomechanics, labour and birth positions, concepts of power and empowerment, and biofeedback
    • To understand the function of the pelvic floor during childbirth and how to optimize its physiology
    • Breathwork and voicing strategies during various stages of labour
    • How to prioritize pelvic health partiularly during stage 2 of labour (ie. pushing/delivery)
    • Injury prevention and navigating birth with pre-existing conditions such as prolapse, pelvic girdle pain, pelvic floor pain, etc
  • Be introduced to a framework for managing and modifying the experience of labour pain (which will be further built upon in another course)
  • Examine the lived experiences of clients navigating the 4th Trimester
  • Develop a robust early postpartum program (0-6 weeks) that highlights:
    • Processing through storytelling
    • Cultivating community and connection
    • General birth recovery guidelines (vaginal, instrumented, and Caesarean)
    • Specific practices for pelvic and abdominal healing including perineal and vulvar care, wound healing, bowel and bladder considerations, gut health, abdominal support, sexual considerations, and more
    • Managing activities of daily living and physical considerations for breastfeeding/infant feeding
    • Recommendations, guidelines, and timeframes for gradual return to activity and/or exercise
  • Review key elements to include during a 6-weekish postpartum pelvic physiotherapy evaluation
  • Begin to cultivate a healthcare dream team for collaborative care of perinatal clients

Benefits

Childbirth is transformative. It changes, even revolutionizes individuals, families
and communities on many dimensions – from the physical, to the emotional, to the
mental, and to the sacred. The old saying is true: as birth goes, so does a society.


Because of this truth, healthcare professionals working with the perinatal
population are granted both the privilege and tremendous responsibility to care
well for their clients. And certainly to do no harm. Thus it is essential that any
practitioner who serves in the space of birth embrace a truly biopsychosocial
framework – one that humanizes birth and beyond.


This course is designed for intentional physiotherapists seeking to go beyond the
basics and to develop a well-rounded approach to their perinatal practices. The
course content is informed by research evidence, clinical insights, and the stories of
birthing clients and families.


Learners will be equipped with knowledge, tools, and mind-body experiences,
which can then be shared with their clients. The hope is to ignite a vision of how
birth could look and to activate physiotherapists to become confident agents of
change within their spheres of influence.


Ultimately goal of this course is to make a positive difference for families navigating
the perinatal period; and to elevate pregnancy, birth, and the 4 th Trimester.

Instructor

Ibukun Afolabi, MscPT, BA (Hons.)Kin, CCE (Gentle Birth), CD.

Ibukun is an Integrative Pelvic Health Physiotherapist whose passion lies at the intersection of women’s pelvic health and childbirth. She has been practising as a registered physiotherapist since 2007 and the bulk of her career has focused on serving pelvic and perinatal health population. Ibukun is a certified childbirth educator, certified postpartum doula, and birth support physio/doula. She is an instructor with Doula Canada and Physio-Plus. Ibukun is a sought after speaker and has offered training workshops for midwives, labour and delivery nurses, birthing families, and other health professionals. She is fascinated by the applications of pain neuroscience within the context of birth.

Certificate

Earn a certificate upon completion from Reframe Rehab.

Mentorship

Get ongoing support with free office hours and monthly drop-in sessions with instructors–available indefinitely to all course graduates.

Time Zone

Find out when the course runs in your time zone: The Time Zone Converter

Participation Policy

  • Every participant will receive a certificate for course completion.
  • We offer recordings of every session with limited access for one-week. Putting a time limit on the replay forces you to complete the material in a timely fashion which is advantageous over pre-recorded classes, which often get lost in the busy-ness of our lives.⁣
  • Recordings will be sent within 24-48 hours of the session. If you haven't received it by the 48 hour mark, please check your junk mail and/or email brittany@reframerehab.com.
  • No refunds will be given for missed classes.

Cancellation Policy

  • Cancellations that are made 15 days or more in advance of the class start date, will receive a 100% refund by original payment method minus 10% administration fees.
  • Cancellations made within 14 days or less of the event will receive a credit towards the same course to be taken within one calendar year. No refunds will be issued in this time period.
  • Please let your instructor know if you will be missing a class so that the instructor knows.
Please contact us if there are any questions about the cancellation policy at info@reframerehab.com

Details

Details

When: Wednesdays 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM EST • November 2, November 9, November 16, November 23

This class will be a 2.5 hour live session for four weeks.

Where: From the comfort of your favorite armchair.

How: All you need to take this live, online course is a Zoom account. We encourage you to sign up for your free Zoom account before the first session. You will receive your Zoom meeting link two weeks before the course begins.

Syllabus

Syllabus

Upon completion of this course, participants will learn how to:

  • Better understand how physical, emotional, mental, relational, and systemic dimensions influence the health and well-being of their pregnant and postpartum clients
  • Implement practices that teach somatic-focused strategies for pregnancy and childbirth
  • Unpack how trauma impacts the body within the context of birth, and understand ways of work with perinatal clients navigating trauma
  • Develop and experience brain skills for birth including interoception, mental imagery, imagination, creativity, reflection, and more
  • Be more confident with guiding pregnant clients through a biopsychosocial focused prenatal program including:
    • Motivational interviewing and client centered care
    • Shared decision making, courageous conversations, and self-advocacy
    • Mental and emotional preparation for birth
    • Brain-body movement based explorations and routines
    • Centering the bony pelvis and balancing the uterus
    • Pelvic floor remapping and client specific pelvic floor training
    • Internal pelvic floor techniques over superficial and deep muscles
    • Perineal preparation strategies
    • Understanding and modifying pressures
  • Adopt an embodied approach to childbirth preparation which teaches
    clients:
    • To appreciate birth from a wider perspective of the whole body and mind
    • Active birth principles emphasizing connection, movement, pelvic biomechanics, labour and birth positions, concepts of power and empowerment, and biofeedback
    • To understand the function of the pelvic floor during childbirth and how to optimize its physiology
    • Breathwork and voicing strategies during various stages of labour
    • How to prioritize pelvic health partiularly during stage 2 of labour (ie. pushing/delivery)
    • Injury prevention and navigating birth with pre-existing conditions such as prolapse, pelvic girdle pain, pelvic floor pain, etc
  • Be introduced to a framework for managing and modifying the experience of labour pain (which will be further built upon in another course)
  • Examine the lived experiences of clients navigating the 4th Trimester
  • Develop a robust early postpartum program (0-6 weeks) that highlights:
    • Processing through storytelling
    • Cultivating community and connection
    • General birth recovery guidelines (vaginal, instrumented, and Caesarean)
    • Specific practices for pelvic and abdominal healing including perineal and vulvar care, wound healing, bowel and bladder considerations, gut health, abdominal support, sexual considerations, and more
    • Managing activities of daily living and physical considerations for breastfeeding/infant feeding
    • Recommendations, guidelines, and timeframes for gradual return to activity and/or exercise
  • Review key elements to include during a 6-weekish postpartum pelvic physiotherapy evaluation
  • Begin to cultivate a healthcare dream team for collaborative care of perinatal clients

Benefits

Benefits

Childbirth is transformative. It changes, even revolutionizes individuals, families
and communities on many dimensions – from the physical, to the emotional, to the
mental, and to the sacred. The old saying is true: as birth goes, so does a society.


Because of this truth, healthcare professionals working with the perinatal
population are granted both the privilege and tremendous responsibility to care
well for their clients. And certainly to do no harm. Thus it is essential that any
practitioner who serves in the space of birth embrace a truly biopsychosocial
framework – one that humanizes birth and beyond.


This course is designed for intentional physiotherapists seeking to go beyond the
basics and to develop a well-rounded approach to their perinatal practices. The
course content is informed by research evidence, clinical insights, and the stories of
birthing clients and families.


Learners will be equipped with knowledge, tools, and mind-body experiences,
which can then be shared with their clients. The hope is to ignite a vision of how
birth could look and to activate physiotherapists to become confident agents of
change within their spheres of influence.


Ultimately goal of this course is to make a positive difference for families navigating
the perinatal period; and to elevate pregnancy, birth, and the 4 th Trimester.

Instructor

Instructor

Ibukun Afolabi, MscPT, BA (Hons.)Kin, CCE (Gentle Birth), CD.

Ibukun is an Integrative Pelvic Health Physiotherapist whose passion lies at the intersection of women’s pelvic health and childbirth. She has been practising as a registered physiotherapist since 2007 and the bulk of her career has focused on serving pelvic and perinatal health population. Ibukun is a certified childbirth educator, certified postpartum doula, and birth support physio/doula. She is an instructor with Doula Canada and Physio-Plus. Ibukun is a sought after speaker and has offered training workshops for midwives, labour and delivery nurses, birthing families, and other health professionals. She is fascinated by the applications of pain neuroscience within the context of birth.

Certificate

Certificate

Earn a certificate upon completion from Reframe Rehab.

Mentorship

Mentorship

Get ongoing support with free office hours and monthly drop-in sessions with instructors–available indefinitely to all course graduates.

Time Zone

Time Zone

Find out when the course runs in your time zone: The Time Zone Converter

Participation Policy

Participation Policy

  • Every participant will receive a certificate for course completion.
  • We offer recordings of every session with limited access for one-week. Putting a time limit on the replay forces you to complete the material in a timely fashion which is advantageous over pre-recorded classes, which often get lost in the busy-ness of our lives.⁣
  • Recordings will be sent within 24-48 hours of the session. If you haven't received it by the 48 hour mark, please check your junk mail and/or email brittany@reframerehab.com.
  • No refunds will be given for missed classes.

Cancellation Policy

  • Cancellations that are made 15 days or more in advance of the class start date, will receive a 100% refund by original payment method minus 10% administration fees.
  • Cancellations made within 14 days or less of the event will receive a credit towards the same course to be taken within one calendar year. No refunds will be issued in this time period.
  • Please let your instructor know if you will be missing a class so that the instructor knows.
Please contact us if there are any questions about the cancellation policy at info@reframerehab.com