Continuing Education Courses > Breastfeeding Conditions: Mastitis, Nipple Pain, and Maternal Factors in Lactation
|Price: $495 (Early Registrant Price $475)
Experience Level: Beginner
Contact Hours: 15
This two-day continuing education course is designed for the pelvic rehab therapist and provides a thorough introduction to the physiology of the lactating breast, dysfunction and treatment interventions, and the physical therapist’s role in breastfeeding and pumping support.
Participants will learn to assess and treat breast inflammation and pain such as mastitis, blocked ducts, milk blebs, and cracked nipples. They will understand when to refer to other health professionals and be able to clearly communicate the role of physical therapy during lactation.
Evidence-based assessment and treatment techniques will be emphasized. Lecture topics will include the anatomy and physiology of lactation, blocked ducts and mastitis, and breast pain through a biopsychosocial lens. During labs, participants will have the opportunity to systematically assess the breast and practice therapeutic breast massage and manual milk expression.
This continuing education course is targeted to the pelvic health physical therapist. Non-pelvic physical therapists are welcome to register bearing in mind that some concepts may require additional reading and preparation.
Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to::
1. Describe the physical therapist’s role in breastfeeding suppor
2. Discuss the physiology and anatomy of the lactating breast
3. Demonstrate clinical reasoning skills for the assessment of breast inflammation and nipple pain
4. Demonstrate a physical therapy evaluation of the lactating breast
5. Review clinical guidelines for mastitis and breast pain
6. Establish an evidence-based, individualized treatment plan for breast conditions
7. Practice physical therapy techniques for treating the lactating breast: therapeutic breast massage and connective tissue stretch
8. Identify when to refer to other healthcare providers
9. List the hygiene, protection, and safety considerations for handling bodily fluids
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