Rehab and Exercise in the Postpartum Period - PT80

Rehab and Exercise in the Postpartum Period

by Alicia Hedges, DPT
(4.5 / 33 ratings )

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

Price: $19.00
CE-PRO Price: $9.50


New mothers face rapid physical changes and mental stressors unique to the postpartum period. Research supports significant benefits of exercise during this time of transition. This postpartum rehab and exercise continuing education course will cover anatomic and motor control changes during and after pregnancy, recent research findings on the unique benefits of exercise to the postpartum woman and her baby, and discussion of the relationship between breastfeeding and exercise. Due to the progression of healing and hormonal changes during the postpartum phase, stages of recovery will be considered as well.


The goal of this educational program is to provide physical therapy professionals with an understanding of how to safely and effectively prescribe exercise to women in the postpartum period. After taking this course, you should be able to:
  • Describe anatomic, biomechanical, physiologic, and motor control changes during and after pregnancy.
  • Summarize the benefits of exercise unique to the postpartum period.
  • Explain at least two rehabilitation considerations for the immediate, intermediate, and long-term stages of recovery.
  • Identify at least four signs or symptoms that warrant referral to a pelvic health specialist.

Approval Information
This course is designed for physical therapists.
Relias LLC (formerly OnCourse Learning) is an approved sponsor by the New York State Education Department of CE for physical therapists and physical therapist assistants from 6/11/2019 to 6/10/2022.
This activity is provided by the TX Board of PT Examiners Accredited Provider 2202008TX for 02/01/2019 to 02/28/2022 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 for 4/5/10 to 12/31/18. Relias LLC is recognized by the Physical Therapy Board of California as an approved reviewer and provider of continuing competency courses for the state of California as of 1/1/2019.
Relias LLC (formerly OnCourse Learning) is a licensed physical therapy continuing education sponsor (#216.000290) with the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation from October 2018 through September 30, 2020.
Other states may accept this course for meeting their CE requirements. Check with your state association or board.
This course has been approved by the NV State Board of PT Examiners for 0.1 units of CE for 07/31/19 to 07/31/21

Course Originally Released on: 6/15/2017
Date of Most Recent Review: 4/29/2020
Course Termination/Update Date: 4/30/2023


Unless stated above, the planners and authors of this course have declared no relevant conflicts of interest that relate to this educational activity. Relias LLC guarantees this educational activity is free from bias.

Please see CE Course Instructions to learn how to earn CE credit for this module.


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Misha JOhn G - Vacaville, CA  ·  May 05, 2020
Informational about new parents to exercise for better health.
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Brenda R - Glade Park, CO  ·  Apr 27, 2020
Great information for a new mother and PT
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Anna M - Tucson, AZ  ·  Apr 18, 2020
Well done and very informative.
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Alice B - Sterling, AK  ·  Apr 02, 2020
I enjoyed the data included in the course
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Michael C - Downey, CA  ·  Mar 13, 2020
Good overall review of postpartum rehab and exercise for athletes
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Price: $19.00
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