PTs and OTs: be prepared to work with patients in the hospital during high-risk pregnancy and right after birth

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Testimonials

"I really enjoyed this course and it gives me more confidence for my next OB evaluation." ~ Brittany Oakman

"I attended Introduction to PT and OT for the Acute Postpartum Patient because I would love to start treating acute pregnant and postpartum patients in my hospital system. I thought Erin did a great job trying to narrow down the most important information any PT or OT would need prior to entering a patient's room." ~ Rebba Maylone, PT, DPT, Certified Birth Doula

Introduction to PT & OT for the Acute Postpartum Patient

Audience: Physical and Occupational Therapists treating patients within the first 24 - 72 hours after birth

5 CEUs approved for Physical Therapists: 78735TX for Texas and other states with reciprocity

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Acute Antepartum PT & OT for the High-Risk Patient

Audience: Physical and Occupational Therapists treating patients during their high-risk pregnancy hospital stay

5 CEUs approved for Physical Therapists: 78766TX for Texas and other states with reciprocity.

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Course 1: Introduction to PT & OT for the Acute Postpartum Patient

Pelvic health providers have long recognized the reality and escalating severity of the maternal health crisis in the US. Every day, individuals outside our specialty are becoming increasingly aware of the challenges faced by so many. As this awareness spreads, the demand for acute postpartum physical and occupational therapy is rapidly growing, with hospitals across the nation offering these services. The care we deliver immediately after birth can be transformative, even life-saving. If you're a PT or OT working in acute care and seeking to enhance your proficiency in serving the postpartum population within a hospital setting, this course is tailored for you!

What you will learn:

  • The basics of pregnancy physiology, childbirth, and the immediate demands of newborn care
  • What to look for in a chart review
  • Performing an acute evaluation and considerations for treatment¬†
  • Common postpartum complications¬†
  • How to design¬†a safe and effective home exercise program for the first 6 weeks postpartum
  • Case application through small and full group discussions based on¬†Dr. Locati's experience of working with this population in a large hospital system

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Course 2: Acute Antepartum PT & OT for the High-Risk Patient

Few things are scarier than being told you have a complication with your pregnancy. Even scarier: that the complication is so serious your doctor wants to admit you to the hospital. The emotional, financial and physical cost of landing in the hospital during pregnancy multiply over days, weeks and even months. Physical and occupational therapy have a unique and vital role to play in helping patients navigate this life-altering time.

What you will learn:

  • The most common pregnancies complications for which patients are admitted to the hospital
  • The activity restrictions prescribed for these complications
  • The implications of hospitalization for patients and their families and what PTs and OTs can offer this population including:
    • coping strategies, psychosocial support and problem solving
    • managing acute pain
    • creating safe movement and exercise programs
    • preparation for birth and postpartum¬†
  • Case application through small and full group discussions based on¬†Dr. Locati's experience of working with this population in a large hospital system

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Acute Antepartum PT & OT for the High-Risk Patient

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Introduction to PT & OT for the Acute Postpartum Patient

$397 single course

Save $100 when you add the Acute Antepartum PT & OT for the High-Risk Patient course: $694 total

5 CEUs approved for Physical Therapists: 78735TX for Texas and other states with reciprocity

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Acute Antepartum PT & OT for the High-Risk Patient

$397 single course

Save $100 when you add the Intro to PT & OT for the Acute Postpartum Patient course: $694 total

5 CEUs approved for Physical Therapists: 78766TX for Texas and other states with reciprocity.

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Access all of the tools you need to treat patients in the hospital during high-risk pregnancy and immediately after birth!

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About the Author

Dr. Erin Locati, PT, DPT, is an acute care pelvic physical therapist specializing in pregnancy and¬†postpartum care. She¬†currently works at a large hospital in San Antonio, Texas, where she has originated and is¬†growing an inpatient acute postpartum program providing therapy services to patients 24-48¬†hours post both vaginal and cesarean delivery.¬†Erin¬†is the co-founder of the Alamo Pelvic Health Collective ‚Äď an organization to bring together local¬†pelvic health practitioners for networking and education. Erin is passionate about improving the¬†standard of care for the pregnant/postpartum populations and expanding access to pelvic¬†health services in south Texas.