Exercising Safely and Managing Common Complaints During Pregnancy - PT58

Exercising Safely and Managing Common Complaints During Pregnancy

by Dale Ames Kline, MS, RD, LD and Brenda Brasfield-Johnson, RDN, LD
(4.2 / 636 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Physical Therapy (1.00 Hour(s))

Price: $19.00
CE-PRO Price: $9.50


Pregnancy adverse effects vary among women and between pregnancies. For some, adverse effects are severe; for others, they are barely noticeable. It is important for dietitians and other healthcare professionals on the team to be aware of the adverse effects a woman may experience in pregnancy because they can interfere with her ability to get the necessary nutrition. These adverse effects include constipation, heartburn, leg cramps, nausea and vomiting. The RD’s recommendations for specific foods and supplements and appropriate exercise can help alleviate adverse effects and sustain a healthy pregnancy. Exercise also helps prepare the mother’s body for labor and postpartum recovery.


The goal of this pregnancy continuing education program is to provide dietitians, dietary managers, fitness professionals, health educators, and physical therapists with adequate information on the nutritional implications of common adverse effects experienced during pregnancy, as well as the role of exercise in pregnancy. After studying the information presented here, the learner will be able to:
  • Discuss various symptoms from the adverse effects of pregnancy and how they might be alleviated
  • Explain the benefits of exercise during pregnancy
  • Describe the precautions that should be taken when a woman exercises while pregnant

Accreditation Information
This course is intended for multiple professions, including dietitians, fitness professionals, health educators,  and physical therapists.
Physical Therapists: Take this version of the course to ensure you receive appropriate credit.
For the version accredited or approved for another profession, go to your specific profession at ContinuingEducation.com or Nurse.com/CE. If you have a CE Direct login ID and password (generally provided by your employer), please log in as you normally would at CEDirect.ContinuingEducation.com and search for this topic title.
OnCourse Learning is an approved sponsor by the New York State Education Department of continuing education for physical therapists and physical therapist assistants from 10/21/09 to 10/20/18.
This activity is provided by the TX Board of PT Examiners Accredited Provider GED012010TPTA2012004 for 01/01/2010 to 01/31/2013; 1601004 for 02/01/2013 to 01/31/2016; and 1902004TX for 02/01/2016 to 01/31/2019 and meets continuing competence requirements for physical therapist and physical therapist assistant licensure renewal in Texas. The assignment of Texas PT CCUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by TPTA or TBPTE.
OnCourse Learning is recognized by the Physical Therapy Board of California as an approved reviewer and provider of continuing competency courses for the state of California.
OnCourse Learning is a licensed physical therapy continuing education sponsor (#216.000275) with The Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation from July 2013 through September 30, 2018.
This course has been approved as meeting the continuing education requirements for PTs and PTAs by the Ohio Physical Therapy Association (approval no. 13S1539 for 06/18/13 to 06/18/14; 14S1215 for 06/19/14 to 06/19/15; 15S1632 for 06/20/15 to 06/20/16; 16S1690 for 06/21/16 to 06/21/17; 17S5467 for 06/22/17 to 06/22/18); the Florida Physical Therapy Association (approval no. CP130020962 for 01/01/13 to 12/31/13; CP140021423 for 01/01/14 to 12/31/14; CP150023820 for 01/01/15 to 12/31/15; CE16-27160 for 01/01/16 to 12/31/16; CE17-539086 for 01/01/17 to 12/31/17); the Tennessee Physical Therapy Association for Class 1 Continuing Education Requirement (approval no. 5121 for 06/19/13 to 06/18/14; 5687 for 06/19/14 to 06/18/15; 6215 for 07/19/15 to 07/18/16; 2016-204 for 07/19/16 to 07/18/17); the Pennsylvania Board of Physical Therapy (approval no. PTCE004917 for 08/17/13 to 12/31/14; PTCE006757 for 01/01/15 to 12/31/16; PTCE009945 for 01/01/17 to 12/31/18); and the New Jersey Board of Physical Therapy Examiners (approval no. 1351-2012 for 07/23/13 to 01/31/14; 2014-1128 for 02/01/14 to 01/31/16). Approval of this course does not necessarily imply the Florida Physical Therapy Association supports the views of the presenter or the sponsors.
This course has been approved by the Nevada State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners for 0.1 units of continuing education for 07/17/13 to 07/31/15.
The Illinois Chapter Continuing Education Committee has certified that this course meets the criteria for approval of Continuing Education offerings established by The Illinois Physical Therapy Association (approval no. 437-4942 for 07/01/13 to 07/01/14). According to the Rules for the Administration of the Illinois Physical Therapy Act (section 13460.61) published by the Illinois Department of Professional Regulation, a physical therapist or physical therapist assistant applying for re-licensure in Illinois can earn a maximum of 50 percent of their required continuing education hours from self-study. The hours awarded of this course are designated for self-study CE credit.
Other states may accept this course for meeting their CE requirements. Check with your state association or board.

Course Originally Released on: 10/12/2012
Date of Most Recent Review: 5/21/2015
Course Termination/Update Date: 5/21/2018


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DAVID A - Reynoldsburg, OH  ·  Jan 15, 2018
Much good information contained in this course
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melissa a - Billings, MO  ·  Jan 07, 2018
This course did little to enhance my knowledge as a PTA. It was very basic and I did not learn anything that I didn't already know from being a mother myself. I was looking for more useful and indepth information to increase my knowledge as it relates to physical therapy.
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Danielle B - Chesterland, OH  ·  Jan 07, 2018
good review of common problems and solutions
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jessica g - Suffern, NY  ·  Dec 15, 2017
Good basic information/guidelines
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Katharine M - Norton, OH  ·  Nov 26, 2017
A lot of good recommendations in course content that can be provided for pts who are pregnant.
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Price: $19.00
CE-PRO Price: $9.50