Experience Level: Beginner
Contact Hours: 5.75
This one-day continuing education course covers mental health considerations in pregnancy and postpartum and is targeted to the pelvic rehab clinician treating patients in the peripartum period. Topics include common mental health concerns in the postpartum period including depression, anxiety, OCD and PTSD, as well as the connectedness between mental health and physical dysfunction. The course will introduce useful screening tools and how to connect patients to resources and diagnosing professionals. Labs will include partnered breakout sessions to practice listening and dialogue skills. The course also includes a review of coping techniques to support mental health and physical symptoms.
Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to perform the following:
*Schedule is listed in Pacific Standard Time
Ken McGee, PT, DPT
Ken McGee, PT, DPT, (they/he) is a queer transmasculine pelvic health physical therapist based in Seattle. Their mission is to bring greater awareness to the pelvic health needs of the LGBTQIA2S community. They enjoy mentoring other rehabilitation professionals to better care for people of all genders.
Ken received their Doctor of Physical Therapy from the University of Washington in 2014 and their board certification as a Women’s Health Clinic Specialist (WCS) in 2018. Ken has lectured nationally and internationally on birth tears. Their practice, B3 Physical Therapy, centers on transgender and perinatal rehabilitation. Ken also provides peer bodyfeeding support and doula care.