Author: Jean M. Irion, PT, EdD, SCS, ATCSponsored by Section on Women's Health-APTA
4.0 Contact Hours | At Your Own Pace
This downloadable home study module is designed to provide an overview of the common medical conditions that place a pregnant women into a high risk category. Medical management, nutrition management, and physical therapy examination/evaluation and interventions for these medical conditions is also included. The effects of long-term bed rest, both physically and psychologically, are discussed. Lastly, common psychosocial issues for the mother and family members is addressed and includes information on referral sources for support services during a challenging pregnancy.