My Patient Still Has Lumbopelvic Pain After Delivery: Now What?
Section: Section on Women's Health
Session Code: WH-2A-6512
Date: Friday, January 25, 2019
Time: 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Location: Walter E. Washington Convention Center
Session Type: Educational Sessions
Session Level: Intermediate
The creation of clinical practice guidelines (CPGs) is critical for establishing recommendations regarding the management of various conditions by physical therapists. Specifically, the examination and intervention provided by physical therapists to women in the postpartum period who demonstrate pelvic girdle pain should be guided by current best evidence. This session provides the rationale and methodology underlying a CPG directed toward identifying the current best evidence on postpartum pelvic girdle pain. The authors of the CPG present and discuss the recommendations for practice including risk factors, differential diagnosis, examination, and intervention.
Learning Objectives: Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:
1. Identify the rationale for the development of a CPG for postpartum pelvic girdle pain to inform physical therapist practice, with particular differentiation between antepartum and postpartum needs.
2. Summarize the processes used to develop the CPG.
3. Apply intervention strategies to maximize function and minimize pain in individuals with postpartum pelvic girdle pain based on evidence-based recommendations.
4. Provide a forum for interested parties to share feedback on the CPG.
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