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Chiropractic and Pregnancy

Chiropractic and Pregnancy 215
The History, Science, Pathologization of Medicalized and Natural Childbirth and the Anatomy of Natural Childbirth

3.0

Hour 1
  • Utilize a more comprehensive knowledge of primitive birth practices and outcomes in a clinical consultation setting with a prenatal patient.
  • Integrate a deeper understanding of the contextual nature of women’s attitudes toward childbirth in the 17th Century as a continuum between more primitive and modern birth.
  • Describe the key environmental factors that negatively impacted childbirth outcomes in the 16-20th Centuries.
  • Describe the impact of the lithotomy position on birth outcomes.
  • Analyze the significance of the puerperal fever epidemic of the 19th Century and its iatrogenic origins.
Hour 2
  • Describe the state of obstetrical practice and performance in the late 19th and early 20th Century.
  • Describe the state of midwifery practice and performance in the late 19th and early 20th Century.
  • Communicate the three elements of the DeLee protocols and how they each impacted childbirth outcomes in the early 20th Century.
  • Analyze the current state of maternity care in the United States in the context of the industrialized world.
  • Utilize the information concerning the history of the emergence of universally medicalized childbirth to empower patients to advocate for their optimal birth experience.
Hour 3
  • Describe the three primary tangents from indigenous birth experiences that the development of agrarian and industrial societies generated.
  • Describe the origins of the early pioneers of natural childbirth in America in the 1940’s-1970’s.
  • Communicate the relationship between economic and industrial considerations and the development of universal obstetric intervention in childbirth in the U.S.
  • Analyze the concept of ‘pasmo’ as it relates to the effect of the external environment on a laboring woman.
  • Communicate the current evidence comparing home and hospital births in terms of safety and efficacy.

Matt Rushford, DC

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$60.00 USD

Chiropractic and Pregnancy 213

Essential Oils for Pregnancy and Labor


1.0

  • Identify safety measures involved with essential oils
  • Understand the various possible reactions if safety measures are not followed properly 
  • Outline common methods of applications of various essential oils
  • Identify the essential oils commonly used during pregnancy and labor and the uses of each
  • Further identify essential oils that are contraindicated during pregnancy and labor

Karen Gardner, DC

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$20.00 USD

Chiropractic and Pregnancy 212

Acupuncture, Exercise, Pelvic Floor and Abdominal Function, Best Practices for Children


1.0

  • Appraise the literature pertaining to the safety of acupuncture for pregnant women
  • Summarize consensus-based recommendations regarding best practices for the chiropractic care of children
  • Explore the association between exercise levels and types pre-pregnancy and pelvic girdle pain during pregnancy in nulliparous women
  • Assess alterations in pelvic floor function in pregnant women secondary to spinal manipulation
  • Compare the effectiveness of Kinesio taping combined with exercise on abdominal recovery in women post-caesarean section compared with exercise alone

Shawn Thistle, DC

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$20.00 USD

Chiropractic and Pregnancy 211
Pregnancy and Pediatric Treatment Evidence, Adverse Events and Clinical Considerations

2.0

Hour 1

  • Examine all reported cases of serious adverse events in infants and children receiving manual therapies from chiropractors as well as practitioners from other disciplines
  • Outline the connection between pregnancy-related pelvic girdle pain and biomechanical changes during pregnancy
  • Review differential diagnostic consideration for the important causes of back pain in children and adolescents
  • Analyze the design and results of a pragmatic study on chiropractic care for infant colic
  • Justify the chiropractic management of pregnant patients with low back or pelvic pain

Hour 2

  • Outline the state of the literature on the treatment of childhood respiratory conditions with manual therapy
  • Evaluate the effect of supplementing various combinations and types of micronutrients on the course and outcomes of pregnancy
  • Examine whether a multimodal approach of musculoskeletal and obstetric management (MOM) was superior to standard obstetric care to relieve pain and reduce impairment and disability in the antepartum period
  • Assess the peer-reviewed literature on the effectiveness of physical therapy interventions in treating lumbopelvic pain during pregnancy
  • Summarize the results of a systematic review evaluating the evidence for the use of spinal manipulative therapy for pediatric conditions

Shawn Thistle, DC

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Journal Article Review
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$40.00 USD

Chiropractic and Pregnancy 210
Chiropractic Care - Immediate Postpartum Period

1.0

  • Outline commonly encountered postpartum complaints that a chiropractor might encounter in practice
  • Understand the various chiropractic causes of each complaint and how to address these causes.
  • Integrate other palliative therapies to relieve these complaints if applicable
  • Analyze and adjust according to the complaint and concomitant exam findings
  • Modify adjustive techniques and methods to better care for the postpartum patient

Karen Gardner, DC

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$20.00 USD

Chiropractic and Pregnancy 209

Correlating Pubic Bone Misalignment with Posterior Occiput Presentation of A Fetus and Round Ligament Pain During Pregnancy


1.0

  • Outline commonly encountered misalignment and/or subluxation patterns that present with a breech presentation
  • Identify the correlation between a misaligned pubic bone and an occiput posterior presentation
  • Draw a parallel between a superior pubic bone misalignment and round ligament pain
  • Develop a pregnancy care plan based on exam findings and presenting complaints

Karen Gardner, DC

Case Studies
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$20.00 USD

Chiropractic and Pregnancy 208
Commonly Encountered Subluxation and Misalignment Patterns with Breech Presentations and Twin Breech Presentations

1.0

  • Outline commonly encountered misalignment and/or subluxation patterns that present with a breech presentation
  • Outline commonly encountered misalignment and/or subluxation patterns that present with various common complaints of pregnancy
  • Outline commonly encountered misalignment and/or subluxation patterns that present with a twin breech presentation
  • Integrate or eliminate other palliative therapies to aid in the reversal of a breech presentation and common complaints of pregnancy
  • Analyze and adjust according to the patient history and concomitant exam findings

Karen Gardner, DC

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$20.00 USD

Chiropractic and Pregnancy 207

Case Studies of Breech Presentation and Various Common Complaints of Pregnancy


1.0

  • Outline commonly encountered misalignment and/or subluxation patterns that present with a breech presentation
  • Outline commonly encountered misalignment and/or subluxation patterns that present with various common complaints of pregnancy
  • Identify the various causes of a breech presentation and how to address these causes
  • Integrate or eliminate other palliative therapies to aid in the reversal of a breech presentation and common complaints of pregnancy
  • Analyze and adjust according to the patient history and concomitant exam findings

Karen Gardner, DC

Case Studies
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$20.00 USD

Chiropractic and Pregnancy 206

Common Tests and Procedures - Risks and Benefits


3.0

  • Identify the most common medical tests and procedures performed on pregnant and laboring women
  • Recognize the risks of these tests and procedures
  • Assess the benefits of these tests and procedures
  • Effectively explain these risks and benefits to the pregnant patient
  • Assist in the preparation of a well thought out and defined birth plan for the pregnant patient

Karen Gardner, DC

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$60.00 USD

Chiropractic and Pregnancy 205

Preventing Birth Trauma with Proper Pre-Natal Care


2.0

  • Identify the most common birth trauma(s) to a newborn
  • Assess the biomechanics of the pregnant pelvis
  • Recognize how certain maternal pelvic misalignments can lead to increased incidence of various birth traumas
  • Modify adjustive techniques and methods to better care for the pregnant patient
  • Reduce the prevalence of certain birth traumas due to distortions and misalignments in the maternal pelvis

Karen Gardner, DC

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$40.00 USD

Chiropractic and Pregnancy 204

Dietary and Exercise Concerns During Pregnancy


1.0

  • Outline necessary dietary requirements for the mother to be
  • Differentiate between safe and unsafe exercises that can be recommended to the expectant mother
  • Give examples of safe exercise practices to the pregnant patient
  • Identify the normal and customary weight gain during a healthy pregnancy
  • Offer dietary recommendations and healthy food choices to the pregnant patient

Karen Gardner, DC

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$20.00 USD

Chiropractic and Pregnancy 203

Herbs and Homeopathy During Pregnancy


1.0

  • Outline the most common herbal and homeopathic remedies that may be useful to a DC who cares for pregnant patients
  • Differentiate between helpful remedies and those contraindicated for use during pregnancy
  • How and when to successfully integrate these palliative therapies to relieve common complaints of pregnancy
  • Recognize the basics of homeopathy, why and how it works, how to administer remedies and proper use and storage of remedies
  • Generalize the use and need for these remedies to accommodate the special needs and concerns of the pregnancy patient

Karen Gardner, DC

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$20.00 USD

Chiropractic and Pregnancy 202

Case Management of Common Pregnancy Related Complaints


1.0

  • Outline eight commonly encountered complaints of pregnancy that a DC might encounter in practice
  • Differentiate between similar complaints to establish best course of care
  • Understand the various causes of each complaint and how to address these causes
  • Integrate other palliative therapies to relieve these complaints
  • Analyze and adjust according to the complaint and concomitant exam findings

Karen Gardner, DC

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$20.00 USD

Chiropractic and Pregnancy 201 - 207
10.0

  • This contains all courses with the educational objectives listed from Chiropractic and Pregnancy 201 through Chiropractic and Pregnancy 207

Karen Gardner, DC

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$200.00 USD

Chiropractic and Pregnancy 201

The Five Common Neurological Complaints of Pregnancy


1.0

  • Outline the most commonly encountered neurological complaints of pregnancy that a D.C. might encounter in practice
  • Differentiate between similar complaints to establish best course of care
  • Modify normal practices, techniques and methods to accommodate for the biomechanical changes of the pregnancy patient
  • Integrate other palliative therapies to relieve these complaints
  • Analyze and adjust according to the complaint and concomitant exam findings

Karen Gardner, DC

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$20.00 USD