The student will be able to cope with the the most important factors of pregnancy, labor, postpartum and urinary dysfunctions.
This mandatory matter is taught in the 4th year of the Degree in Physiotherapy. It is intended to prepare students to cope with the physical therapy treatment of women during pregnancy, childbirth, postpartum and those dysfunctions or problems related to the field Urogynaecological. After completing this course, students will be able to develop a treatment protocol for women in pregnancy and postpartum, with specific knowledge of all the processes in this stage of life of women
Analysis and synthesis skills
Oral and written communication in the native language
Understanding and learning specific methods applied physiotherapy performances in the different diseases of medical and surgical specialties, such as obstetrics, gynecology, urology, etc ...
Design and implement therapeutic exercises with special methods for diseases and injuries such as urinary and fecal incontinence.
Develop and implement a program of pre-and postpartum maternal exercise
1.2. Intrapelvic organs
1 Muscles of the pelvic floor
2.2. Female hormone system
2.3. Function of the ovarian hormones: estradiol and progesterone
2.4. Hormones during pregnancy
2.6. Growth and functional development of the fetus
2.7. Physiological adaptations of the woman during pregnancy
2.8. Monitoring of pregnancy
2.9. Common examinations during pregnancy
2.10. Pregnancy complications: loss of blood, ectopic pregnancy, preeclampsia, miscarriage...
2.11. Frequent concerns about pregnancy: rest, sexual activity, smoking, vaccines...
2.12. Warning signs during pregnancy
2.13. Physiology of labor
2.14. Mechanism of the birth process
2.15. Clinical course of labor
2.16. Static fetal growth
2.17. Pelvic floor disorders
2.18. Birthing equipment
2.19. Podalic version and breech extraction
2.20. Cesarean section
2.21. Baby care in the delivery room
1 Analgesia during labor
2 Exercise during pregnancy
3.1. Musculoskeletal disorders in pregnancy: backache, sciatica, lower back pain...
3.2. Risk factors
3.3. Prevention and treatment of back pain during pregnancy
3.4. Contra-indications to exercise during pregnancy
3.5. Physiological effects of exercise in pregnancy
3.6. Which sport to choose?
1 Recommendations on exercise during pregnancy
2 Obstetric physiotherapy
4.2. Objectives of prenatal care
4.3. Description of classes
4.4. Prenatal gymnastics
4.5. Physiotherapy treatment of pathologies specific to pregnancy
4.6. Basic information on dilation
1 Basic information on the placental expulsion stage
5.1. Care of the mother
5.2. Postpartum complications: bleeding, postpartum infection, headaches, thrombophlebitis, cramps...
5.3. Possible postpartum after-effects
5.4. Postpartum recovery
5.5. Immediate postpartum
5.6. Delayed postpartum
5.8. What is postpartum depression?
1 Postpartum depression
2 Perineal re-education
6.1. Physiology of urination
6.2. Continence mechanisms in women
6.3. Function of the pelvic diaphragm
6.4. Pelvic floor disorders
6.6. Pathophysiology of urinary incontinence
6.8. Risk factors
6.9. Classification of urinary incontinence
6.10. Physical therapy methodology
6.10.1. Complementary therapies
6.10.2. Assessment of re-education
6.11. Surgical treatment
6.12. Physiotherapy treatment
6.15. Pharmacological treatment
• Personal work
• Master Classes
• Practice in class
• Analysis of case studies
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