Presentation Information

Dr. Sinéad Dufour

Achy But Not Breaky: Pregnancy Related Pelvic Girdle Pain Meets Contemporary Pain Science

  • Speaker: Dr. Sinéad Dufour , PT, PhD
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  • Duration: 60 Mins
  • Credits: 1 CERP, 1 ACM CPD, 1 ACNM CEU, 0.1 Midwifery CEU

Pregnancy related pelvic girdle pain (PPGP) is a common presentation representing a significant health problem in perinatal care. Although the etiology of PPGP is yet to be fully elucidated, the state of the science regarding PPGP has evolved substantially over the last decade. Despite this, care of PPGP remains poor as the the uptake of this evolution remains limited. Increasingly, PPGP is associated with significant maternal morbidity extending to implications for the whole family unit. As such, PPGP should be regarded as a priority among all relevant health care professionals and such professionals need themselves to be up to date with current research in order to optimally assist those they care for.

Despite recent clinical practice guidelines acknowledging the need to shift away from viewing this pain presentation through a biomechanical lens, the biomechanical narrative remains and is to the detriment of those with PPGP. The majority of currently utilized care strategies for PPGP are not supported by current clinical practice guidelines or recommended practice perspectives. The impetus of the recent publication of “Reframing beliefs and instilling facts for contemporary management of pregnancy-related pelvic girdle pain”, with associated infographic, was to facilitate the needed knowledge mobilization on this topic. This presentation will allow you to update your practices to align with recent research and new recommendations for best practice.

Live Presentation Schedule

Feb 20, 2024