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Low Back Pain in Pregnancy

What You Will Learn

  • Identify key diagnostic special tests for guiding treatment of low back in the pregnant population.
  • Name key considerations and best practices for treating low back pain in the pregnant population.
  • Choose targeted, pregnancy-appropriate interventions.

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What You Will Learn

  • Identify key diagnostic special tests for guiding treatment of low back in the pregnant population.
  • Name key considerations and best practices for treating low back pain in the pregnant population.
  • Choose targeted, pregnancy-appropriate interventions.
Date Published

July 13, 2021

Publisher

Ohio Physical Therapy Association

Subjects

Low Back Pain, Pregnancy, SI Joint Belt

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Summary

This presentation will give practitioners a useful guide on obtaining a thorough subjective history, possible diagnoses for low back pain in pregnancy, and various treatment methods physical therapists can use to reduce low back pain in the pregnant population. The diagnoses will include special considerations of this population and best practices for treatments such as the use of sacroiliac joint belts, manual therapy techniques, various exercises, and pool therapy to reduce low back pain in pregnancy. Attendees will come away with actionable recommendations for diagnostic special tests and treatment techniques that can be implemented into the practitioner's plan of care.
 
Agenda
  • Background in bodily changes with pregnancy (physiological, anatomical and musculoskeletal)
  • Assessments and special tests for low back pain and possible differentials
  • Treatments (SIJ belt, manual treatment, exercises, aquatic therapy) for low back¬†
  • Pain in pregnancy and special considerations
  • Q&A

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Presenters

Jennifer Goss, PT, DPT

Dr. Goss was born in Salt Lake City but spent most her life in Wisconsin where she received a degree in Bachelor of Science... Read More

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