Pelvic Girdle Pain (PGP) can significantly impact function and quality of life in pregnancy and beyond. Many women are told by their health professionals, including physiotherapists, that back pain is a normal part of pregnancy or that there is nothing much that can be done because they are pregnant. Not only that, but they are told that their pelvis is “unstable”, that they should “be careful”, and that they should “limit their activity and avoid painful movements”, all of which perpetuate fear and pain.

Rost Therapy™ is a biopsychosocial treatment approach for PGP that decreases anxiety and fosters self efficacy and independent self management.  This course material covers theorectical knowledge of pelvic girdle pain, but more importantly, it also addresses management of PGP from a broad perspective, beyond the pelvis.

This Rost Therapy™ course will give therapists techniques that are easy to integrate into clinical practice, and participants will be able to start practicing this approach immediately.

 

Target audience

This course is designed for all physiotherapists, chiropractors and osteopaths who treat sacro-iliac and pubic pain and dysfunction during pregnancy and beyond. This is also a course for all  physiotherapists working with orthopaedic and persistent pain caseloads.

 

Learning objectives

  • To effectively treat pregnant and postpartum clients with PGP, using the Rost Therapy™ approach
  • To understand the complex central and local inputs into PGP
  • To learn about the changes in the pelvis during and after pregnancy
  • To be current regarding the latest PGP guidelines, publications, assessments and treatments
  • To recognize fear of movement, protective responses and abnormal motor patterns and to effectively treat these with education, postural modifications,  manual and therapeutic exercises
  • To assess when a multidisciplinary approach is required and which disciplines to involve

 

E-learning self study

Approximately 22 hours. You can complete the course at once or go at your own pace, adjusting the lessons to your available time. Just re-open the course and continue where you left it.

 

Course content

  • Evidence-based and up-to-date theoretical background of PGP. What is it, why does it occur and what can we do about it.
  • Diagnostic and treatment techniques within the Rost Therapy framework. Learn how to evaluate and treat pelvic girdle pain patients effectively.
  • Resources to use in clinical practice (assessment forms) and to share with your patients (handouts, Rost Moves Mamas app).

The material is delivered in text and video format, with plenty of training Lab videos to start practising manual techniques and exercises to assess and treat PGP confidently.

 

Diploma of completion

Pelvic Girdle Pain: the Rost Therapy™ approach – Diploma of course completion. After successful completion of the final multiple choice test your diploma will be placed in your profile, accredited for 22 study hours. Your profile will then be listed for 2 years on the ‘Find a Therapist’  database of Rost Therapy, where patients all over the world can find you. You can update your profile at any time with up to three work addresses.

This Diploma of completion would open the door to our in person certification course and to the official Rost Therapy™ certification pathway if you wish to continue your education as a pelvic girdle pain specialist.

This Diploma is equivalent in any education platform (Embodia, Bia Formations, etc.) that delivers the Pelvic Girdle Pain: the Rost Therapy™ approach course.

Pelvic girdle pain online course flowchart

 

Fees

The cost of the online course Pelvic Girdle Pain: the Rost Therapy™ approach is € 345 (click here for the current conversion rate). It includes:

  • Full access to theoretical and practical course content
  • Diploma of completion
  • 2 years listing on the ‘Find a Therapist’ database with your public profile, as a schooled therapist
  • Access to the private Facebook group of Rost Therapists™, to ask questions and debate all things PGP & coccydynia.
  • Access to the Rost Therapy™ certification pathway & our live in person course PGP Level I: Rost Therapy certification.

 

We hope you enjoy this course as much as we enjoyed preparing it for you. Welcome to the RT community, and good luck!

 

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Pelvic Girdle Pain (PGP) can significantly impact function and quality of life in pregnancy and beyond. Many women are told by their health professionals, including physiotherapists, that back pain is a normal part of pregnancy or that there is nothing much that can be done because they are pregnant. Not only that, but they are told that their pelvis is “unstable”, that they should “be careful”, and that they should “limit their activity and avoid painful movements”, all of which perpetuate fear and pain.

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