Evaluation, treatment and exercise therapy for the prenatal client
For chiropractors and chiropractic students
Do you want to be the most trusted prenatal chiropractor in your area? Or perhaps you just want to know the basics so that you don't have to refer your patients out when they become pregnant?
Whether or not you choose to focus your practice on the treatment of pregnant women, one is bound to walk through your clinic doors.
This 14 hour class will increase you confidence in the evaluation and treatment of pregnant women. You will be given all the tools you need to start working with pregnant women first thing Monday morning.
Next Class: September 22-23 in Portland, OR
Day 1: Chiropractic Technique
Anatomy and physiology of pregnancy broken down by trimesters.
Proprioceptive and motor control changes in pregnancy.
Hormonal changes of pregnancy.
Essential differences in case history taking for a pregnant patient (+Handout).
The art of effective communication and how to take a heart-centered history.
Performing a thorough prenatal evaluation (+Handout).
Signs and symptoms of common prenatal pathologies/ red flags.
Common prenatal symptoms that can be helped with chiropractic care.
Chiropractic for baby positioning.
Working with high risk pregnancies (Know when is treatment contraindicated).
Comfort measures and positioning techniques for pregnant patients.
Technique overview: The essentials of chiropractic care in pregnancy.
Detailed pelvis and SI joint evaluation and treatment techniques.
Pubic symphysis evaluation and treatment techniques.
Treating pelvic instability.
Treating round ligament pain.
The importance of treating the feet in pregnancy.
Comfort measures and positioning considerations for pregnant patients.
Gentle and low force adjusting adaptations for pregnancy.
How to formulate an effective prenatal treatment plan.
Outcome markers for the prenatal patient.
Day 2: Exercise/ rehab for the prenatal client
Physical and hormonal changes in pregnancy and how they affect exercise.
Contraindications to exercise in pregnancy.
Diastasis recti in pregnancy.
Safe core exercises for all stages of pregnancy.
How to identify and work with pelvic instability.
Setting clear goals for exercise in pregnancy.
Discussion of running (and other high intensity exercises) in pregnancy.
Nutrition, supplement and herbal recommendations.
Treating holistically: the importance of having a great referral network.
Marketing your prenatal practice: How to become the go to prenatal chiropractor in your area.
Next Class: September 22-23, 2018 in Portland, OR
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
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.