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Reframe Breastfeeding in MSK Practice: Maternal Factors (North America - March 13)
Reframe Breastfeeding in MSK Practice: Maternal Factors (North America - March 13)
Reframe Breastfeeding in MSK Practice: Maternal Factors (North America - March 13)
Reframe Breastfeeding in MSK Practice: Maternal Factors (North America - March 13)

Reframe Breastfeeding in MSK Practice: Maternal Factors (North America - March 13)

$299.00 CAD

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This continuing education course is targeted to the practicing manual therapist: physiotherapist, chiropractor, massage therapist, or occupational therapist. Other health professionals such as physicians, midwives, and registered nurses are welcome to register bearing in mind that some concepts may require additional reading and preparation. New graduates and professionals at all experience levels are welcome to register.

The course participant should be familiar with:

  • a biopsychosocial approach to the evaluation and management of pain
  • trauma-informed practice
  • gender-inclusive practice
  • soft tissue palpation, including end-feels, resistance to manual pressure, and using landmarks for surface anatomy
  • the International Classification of Functioning, Disability, and Health (ICF) – A framework from the World Health Organization that is used as the basis for clinical problem solving in this course.

Anyone with questions is encouraged to contact Reframe Rehab to discuss individual backgrounds and circumstances.

North America
Saturdays 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM EST • March 13, March 20, March 27, April 3

Details

WhenSaturdays 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM EST • March 13, March 20, March 27, April 3

This live, online course will be 2 hour sessions over 4 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:

  • Describe the manual therapist’s role in breastfeeding support
  • Implement clinical reasoning skills for the assessment of breast inflammation and nipple pain
  • Demonstrate a biopsychosocial evaluation of the lactating breast
  • Review clinical guidelines for mastitis and breast pain
  • Establish an evidence-based, individualized treatment plan for breast conditions
  • Practice manual therapy techniques for treating the lactating breast: therapeutic breast massage, manual milk expression, and connective tissue stretch
  • Identify when to refer to other healthcare providers
  • List the hygiene, protection, and safety considerations for handling bodily fluids
  • Apply the physiology and anatomy of the lactating breast to clinical presentations

Details

Most health professionals can describe the basic physiology of how kidneys turn blood into urine, but do they know how breasts make milk? The lactating breast is often excluded from entry-level training and women’s health courses. And yet, conditions such as engorgement, blocked ducts, mastitis, nipple pain, and nipple wounds are common. These conditions may involve pain, stress, depression, shame, and isolation, and they can modulate the experience of postpartum lumbopelvic pain.

It is time to REFRAME women’s health to include the lactating breast as part of a whole-person approach. Health professionals need an understanding of breast anatomy and physiology in order to perform a complete evaluation of the biological, psychological, and social factors that influence a person’s well being or dysfunction.

This live, 8-hour course is designed for pelvic health, orthopaedic, and generalist clinicians. It provides a thorough introduction to dysfunction and treatment interventions for conditions of the lactating breast, a biopsychosocial approach to breast pain, the contribution of lactation dysfunction in postpartum pain and wellbeing, and the manual therapist’s role in breastfeeding and pumping support.

Evidence-based assessment and treatment techniques will be emphasized. Participants will gain access to Mercedes Eustergerling’s course on the anatomy and physiology of the lactating breast, and lecture topics will build on this foundation. Between the live course sessions, participants will have the opportunity to work in small groups and practice techniques such as therapeutic breast massage and manual milk expression.

Pre-requisites

The Lactating Breast: Anatomy and Physiology Foundations (Embodia) – Access to this prerequisite course is included with registration. All participants must complete the course prior to the first live session.

Optional: The History and Social Context of Breastfeeding – How Did Our Current Practices Emerge? (Embodia)

    Instructor

    Mercedes Eustergerling
    Mercedes is a women’s health physical therapist and the founder of Vida Health & Wellness in Calgary, Canada. She received a Bachelor of Kinesiology from the University of Calgary, a Master of Physical Therapy from the University of Western Ontario, a post-graduate certificate in pain management from the University of Alberta, and a Master of Health Management from McMaster University. Mercedes has unique experience in physiotherapy for breastfeeding support and is an international board-certified lactation consultant (IBCLC). She helps families to meet their feeding goals through the lens of a physiotherapist, using principles from the areas of musculoskeletal, neurological, and chronic pain.

    Evidence-based healthcare is important to Mercedes and in addition to her clinical role, she conducts research to better inform her practice. Her current work examines the precursors to lactation mastitis and the role of the nervous system in breast pain.Mercedes started sharing her passion for breastfeeding support in physiotherapy at the annual Pelvic Health Solutions symposium. She has taught webinars, in-person courses, and physiotherapy students on the topic. She is writing a chapter for a public health textbook on the role of physiotherapy in breastfeeding support. 

    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

    • To receive a certificate for course participation, it is allowable to miss one class in the posted class schedule. If you miss more than one class, you will be ineligible for a class certificate.
    • We will only offer one recording for one missed session.
    • 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

    WhenSaturdays 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM EST • March 13, March 20, March 27, April 3

    This live, online course will be 2 hour sessions over 4 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:

    • Describe the manual therapist’s role in breastfeeding support
    • Implement clinical reasoning skills for the assessment of breast inflammation and nipple pain
    • Demonstrate a biopsychosocial evaluation of the lactating breast
    • Review clinical guidelines for mastitis and breast pain
    • Establish an evidence-based, individualized treatment plan for breast conditions
    • Practice manual therapy techniques for treating the lactating breast: therapeutic breast massage, manual milk expression, and connective tissue stretch
    • Identify when to refer to other healthcare providers
    • List the hygiene, protection, and safety considerations for handling bodily fluids
    • Apply the physiology and anatomy of the lactating breast to clinical presentations

    Details

    Details

    Most health professionals can describe the basic physiology of how kidneys turn blood into urine, but do they know how breasts make milk? The lactating breast is often excluded from entry-level training and women’s health courses. And yet, conditions such as engorgement, blocked ducts, mastitis, nipple pain, and nipple wounds are common. These conditions may involve pain, stress, depression, shame, and isolation, and they can modulate the experience of postpartum lumbopelvic pain.

    It is time to REFRAME women’s health to include the lactating breast as part of a whole-person approach. Health professionals need an understanding of breast anatomy and physiology in order to perform a complete evaluation of the biological, psychological, and social factors that influence a person’s well being or dysfunction.

    This live, 8-hour course is designed for pelvic health, orthopaedic, and generalist clinicians. It provides a thorough introduction to dysfunction and treatment interventions for conditions of the lactating breast, a biopsychosocial approach to breast pain, the contribution of lactation dysfunction in postpartum pain and wellbeing, and the manual therapist’s role in breastfeeding and pumping support.

    Evidence-based assessment and treatment techniques will be emphasized. Participants will gain access to Mercedes Eustergerling’s course on the anatomy and physiology of the lactating breast, and lecture topics will build on this foundation. Between the live course sessions, participants will have the opportunity to work in small groups and practice techniques such as therapeutic breast massage and manual milk expression.

    Pre-requisites

    Pre-requisites

    The Lactating Breast: Anatomy and Physiology Foundations (Embodia) – Access to this prerequisite course is included with registration. All participants must complete the course prior to the first live session.

    Optional: The History and Social Context of Breastfeeding – How Did Our Current Practices Emerge? (Embodia)

      Instructor

      Instructor

      Mercedes Eustergerling
      Mercedes is a women’s health physical therapist and the founder of Vida Health & Wellness in Calgary, Canada. She received a Bachelor of Kinesiology from the University of Calgary, a Master of Physical Therapy from the University of Western Ontario, a post-graduate certificate in pain management from the University of Alberta, and a Master of Health Management from McMaster University. Mercedes has unique experience in physiotherapy for breastfeeding support and is an international board-certified lactation consultant (IBCLC). She helps families to meet their feeding goals through the lens of a physiotherapist, using principles from the areas of musculoskeletal, neurological, and chronic pain.

      Evidence-based healthcare is important to Mercedes and in addition to her clinical role, she conducts research to better inform her practice. Her current work examines the precursors to lactation mastitis and the role of the nervous system in breast pain.Mercedes started sharing her passion for breastfeeding support in physiotherapy at the annual Pelvic Health Solutions symposium. She has taught webinars, in-person courses, and physiotherapy students on the topic. She is writing a chapter for a public health textbook on the role of physiotherapy in breastfeeding support. 

      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

      • To receive a certificate for course participation, it is allowable to miss one class in the posted class schedule. If you miss more than one class, you will be ineligible for a class certificate.
      • We will only offer one recording for one missed session.
      • 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