This webinar will help participants learn the relevance and importance of physical therapy in the perinatal period as a complementary method of care. Many birthing people are not aware of the preventative and rehabilitative services available to them through physical therapy to support their perinatal journey. This gap in knowledge leads birthing people to miss opportunities for care that could otherwise be beneficial to their overall mental and physical health recovery. Physical therapy is integral to a healthy perinatal experience for mind and body. Sydney will uncover the many ways that pelvic health physical therapists support birthing people as they navigate the huge life change that is having a child.
CEUs will be offered for this webinar. The webinar will be recorded and can be accessed for 1 week following the live-broadcast. If you are unable to attend live, please still register and the link to the recording will be e-mailed to you following the webinar.
After completing this webinar participants will be able to…
– Define physical therapy and its relevance in the perinatal period
– Discuss the connection between mental and physical health
– Name the pelvic floor and identify physiological changes that may occur during pregnancy
– Explore the range of “normal” during the perinatal period and identify when to seek pelvic health physical therapy
Community Partners FBO Maternal Mental Health NOW is the sponsor of continuing education for this learning module and is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Community Partners FBO Maternal Mental Health NOW as the sponsor maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
Sydney Jamison, DPT
Doctor of Physical Therapy @Sydney Jamison, DPT Rehab Specialists, Inc – Pelvic Rehab
Sydney (she/her) is proudly from St. Louis, Missouri. She received her B.S. in Exercise Science from the University of Kansas in 2016 and her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the University of Kansas Medical Center in 2019. It was during her time at KUMC that she developed an interest and passion for Pelvic Health. She has since dedicated her career to advancing her knowledge and practice of the specialty. Her work centers on ensuring all women are educated and empowered to take charge of their health and function using an approach that honors their unique interests and lifestyles.