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Grow an OB Rehab Program in the Hospital and Home after Birth

Grow an OB Rehab Program in the Hospital and Home after Birth

Grow an OB Rehab Program in the Hospital and Home after Birth

Nov 10, 2023 - 10:00 (EST)
9 hours
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Nov 10, 2023 - 10:00 (EST) (9 hours)
Nov 11, 2023 - 10:00 (EST) (9 hours)

Course Overview

This innovative training fulfills Step 1 criteria for the Perinatal Health Specialist certification. It guides Occupational, Physical, and Physiotherapists on developing a new program or expanding an existing service for populations before and immediately after birth to expedite function and recovery in hospitals, birth centers, and at home.

The tremendous volume of resources within this training will guide you to successfully prepare individuals and their families with the information they need to optimize their healing within the first 6 weeks and throughout the first year after birth and any pelvic surgery.
Gain recognition and develop the skills you need to transform maternity and pelvic healthcare in hospitals and the community, both locally and nationally.

Course Objectives

Professionals will be able to:

  • Apply interventions to address specific concerns impacting physical and mental health in the high-risk pregnancy populations who have an extended hospital length of stay.

  • Screen patients according to risk factors to reduce postpartum morbidity including cardiovascular impairments, pelvic floor dysfunction, cesarean wound complications, and hospital readmissions.

  • Educate patients on how to self-manage impairments, pelvic floor dysfunction, cesarean wound complications, and hospital readmissions.

  • Facilitate patients’ understanding of the impact of pregnancy and the birthing process of each bodily system to optimize their 4th trimester recovery and return to activity.

  • Evaluate a patient within 24-48 hours of birth to improve self-efficacy during the recovery process.

  • Apply specific techniques to address postpartum pelvic and back pain, symphysis pubis dysfunction, diastasis recti, and cesarean wound healing.

  • Educate patients on newborn feeding positions, body mechanics for newborn care, energy conservation, and modifications to ADLs to enhance postpartum function with activity.

  • Successfully support families and optimize mental and physical healing after birth trauma and perinatal loss.


This live online course is for Occupational Therapists, Certified Occupational Therapy Assistants, Physical Therapists / Physiotherapists, and Physical Therapist Assistants / Physiotherapy Assistants.


Course Details

  • Dates:
    • Friday, November 10, 2023 10 AM – 7 PM EST
    • Saturday, November 11, 2023 10 AM – 5:30 PM EST
  • Course CEUs: 15-hour CEU course
  • Course Format: Livestream via Zoom
  • Regular Course Price: $935 CAD
  • Discounted Course Price: $735 CAD, select the 'Special Registration Rate' on checkout
  • Course Certificate: Yes
  • Access to the Recording: Yes

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The instructors
Dr. Jenna Segraves

Dr. Jenna Segraves, PT, DPT, NCS is a Board-Certified Neurologic Clinical Specialist and Certified Lymphedema Therapist who serves as an assistant professor in the School of Physical Therapy at Pacific Northwest University.

Her clinical experience across outpatient and inpatient settings includes orthopedics, neurology, lymphedema management, pelvic health, acute neuro/trauma, critical care, the emergency department, and inpatient obstetrics. Dr. Segraves is passionate about expanding occupational and physical therapy services to optimize function in the immediate postpartum phase of recovery.

Dr. Rebeca Segraves

Dr. Rebeca Segraves, PT, DPT is Board-Certified as a Women’s Health Clinical Specialist.

She has extensive experience treating perinatal and pelvic health conditions in acute care, home health, and outpatient settings including long-term hospitalizations for high-risk pregnancy and following perinatal loss. She has worked with inpatient obstetrics and gynecology teams to maximize early recovery after delivery and pelvic surgery, including hysterectomy, prolapse repair, endometriosis surgery, cesarean section, birth-related injuries, and following obstetrics critical care interventions.

She is the founder of Enhanced Recovery After Delivery™, an obstetrics clinical pathway that maximizes mental and physical function during pregnancy and immediately postpartum with hospital and in-home occupational and physical therapy. Her vision is that every person will have access to a qualified rehab therapist during pregnancy and within the first 6 weeks after birth, perinatal loss, pregnancy termination, and any pelvic surgery regardless of their location or ability to pay.

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