Luna Mama: 
Evaluation, treatment and core rehabilitation for the postpartum patient 

For chiropractors and chiropractic students

The lack of attention given to new moms in our society is disheartening. Postpartum chiropractic can bridge a huge gap in our modern health care. New mamas should be adjusted shortly after giving birth to quicken recovery time and normalize overall pelvic and spinal bio-mechanics. The postpartum body is unique and needs to be treated much differently that other bodies. 

Knowing how to effectively work with postpartum women can be a huge asset to your practice. This 14 hour class will increase you confidence in the evaluation and treatment of new moms. You will be given all the tools you need to start working with postpartum women first thing Monday morning. 

Next Class: October 20-21 in Portland, OR 

 
 

Day 1: Chiropractic Technique

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Anatomy and physiology of postpartum.

Postpartum postural considerations. 

The birthing process and interventions. 

Essential differences in taking a case history for a postpartum patient (+Handout). 

Screening for postpartum mood disorders (+Handout)

Performing a thorough postpartum evaluation (+Handout).

How to evaluate and treat the postpartum pelvis. 

Treating "mommy wrist." 

Other common postpartum issues and symptoms that can be helped with chiropractic care (see below for complete list). 

Essential chiropractic techniques for postpartum moms. 

Comfort measures and positioning for postpartum and nursing patients.  


Day 2: Postpartum Core Rehabilitation 

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Anatomy of the postpartum abdominal wall.

Proprioceptive and motor control changes present in postpartum women. 

Review the latest research in diastasis recti and the postpartum core. 

Screening questions, precautions and red flags unique to postpartum women. 

Abdominal wall evaluation.

Working with C-section scars. 

How to work with and rehabilitate pregnant women from day one after birth. 

Safe and effective exercises to start at day one postpartum. 

Treating holistically: the importance of having a great referral network. 

Marketing your postnatal practice: How to become the go to postnatal chiropractor in your area. 


Next Class: October 20-21, 2018 in Portland, OR

Schedule:

Saturday: 9:00-5:00 (60 minute lunch break) 

Sunday: 9:00-3:00 (60 minute lunch break) 

14 hours of CE credits available in some states. 

$499 ($399 early registration available 30 days prior to class)

Student price: $349  


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Becky Higginson, DC 

Becky Higginson, DC is a mama of three and the founder of Luna Wellness Center in Portland OR, a holistic center focused on the treatment of pregnant and postpartum women. 

She graduated from Western States Chiropractic College in 2007 and has focused her entire career on treating moms and moms-to-be with a heart-centered and evidence based approach.