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Physiotherapy assessment and management of musculoskeletal conditions during and after pregnancy – Penrith

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Physiotherapy assessment and management of musculoskeletal

conditions during and after pregnancy 


Part A:

Live Zoom session: Tuesday, 8 October 2024 : 6.30pm-9.30pm

Live Zoom session: Tuesday, 15 October 2024 : 6.30pm – 9.30pm

Part B:

19-20 October 2024 - Penrith

£425 POGP member         £500 non-member


POGP are delighted to announce the welcome return of its popular MSK conditions in pregnancy course for those seeking to expand their practice in this area. It develops the learning gained in the POGP entry level course: The Childbearing Year.

POGP believe that your learning from this course will be greatly enhanced if you have attended the ‘Pregnancy Related Physiotherapy: the child bearing year - an entry-level course’ before participating in this MSK course. If you have not attended the Childbearing Year course then we recommend that you have a reasonable knowledge and clinical experience in the field of obstetrics and pelvic health.

This course will cover:

a contemporary understanding of pain science and implications for pregnancy

special cases and obstetric red flags (a must for anyone working in obstetrics or keen to work with pregnant women)

the most up to date evidence for the assessment and treatment of pelvic girdle pain, low back pain, rectus abdominus diastasis and more.

It is a blended learning programme including self-directed online learning supported by two live evening sessions. The course culminates with a practical 2-day face to face teaching workshop. 

The zoom sessions will be live and interactive and an opportunity to ask questions and discuss some of the challenges with this patient cohort. 

The zoom sessions will not have repeated content and will include:

Pain and implications for pregnancy and postpartum

Rectus abdominus diastasis (DRAM) a full and comprehensive teaching

Subjective assessment of the pregnant patient

Pelvic girdle pain - everything you thought you needed to know and more!

A timetable of content and timings will be sent closer to the day.

It will not be possible to record the content of the day so attendance is required in real time in order to complete the workshop.


Course Goals:

1. To prepare physiotherapists in being safe when working with pregnancy.

2. To encourage physiotherapists to be curious with their learning, their patients and their treatment choices.

3. To remind physiotherapists of the how the scientific method informs physiotherapy practice with people who are pregnant or postpartum.


Course objectives:

The course aims to equip the busy clinician with contemporary evidence informed assessment and treatment options for people presenting for physiotherapy during or following pregnancy.

Specifically to provide education on:

• a contemporary understanding of pain and stress physiology and their implications for pregnancy physiotherapy practice.

• evidence-based tools to assess the biological, physical, & psychosocial factors that contribute to pain, impairment, and disability of the people who seek physiotherapy help, within a biopsychosocial paradigm

• hard and soft skills to help physiotherapists providing a service for pregnant people presenting with common musculoskeletal conditions using tools such as: education; hands on techniques; lifestyle; movement /exercise interventions within a biopsychosocial paradigm.


Learning Outcomes:

At the end of all the course sections the participant will:

Understand the physiological, psychological and social influences during pregnancy relevant to the physiotherapy management of pregnancy related spinal, pelvic girdle abdominal and other musculoskeletal problems.

Be safe and aware of your role with the presentation of red flags and special considerations within pregnancy or post partum.

Be confident in being able to adapt assessment and examination techniques of the common musculoskeletal assessment for the antenatal and postnatal woman

Develop and adapt a range of skills for the treatment of pregnancy and postnatal related musculoskeletal conditions.

Understand and promote the physiotherapist’s role within the multidisciplinary team.


Pre-course preparation:

The pre-course sections will need to be completed prior to attendance at the live Zoom sessions and the live face to face workshop. They will only be available to access prior to the face to face sessions and the detail will not be covered outside of this window. You should allow around 8 hours to complete the pre-learning. Sessions covered include:

Pain physiology and implications for pregnancy and MSK physiotherapy

Red flags and special cases

Environmental and safety considerations

Exercise physiology specific to rectus abdominus diastasis


Organised by: Karen Armitage of POGP
Phone Number: 01543 442199

Please find a list of tickets for this event below.

Ticket Price
Any member £425.00
Any non-member £500.00

Delegate Terms and Conditions


This cancellation policy sets out the terms and conditions relating to bookings for courses offered by POGP, including receiving payments, course cancellations and refunds.


1.   Definitions


POGP:          Pelvic, Obstetric and Gynaecological Physiotherapy

Delegate:      A person attending the course 


2.   Scope


This policy covers all courses offered by POGP


3.   Policy Detail


3.1.1.   Payment of course fees

Confirmation that a place on the course has been finalised will be sent by POGP to the delegate on receipt of payment of the course fee or received proof of a purchase order number for the course fee invoice. 


3.1.2.   Cancellation, Refunds and Transfers to an alternative course date by Delegates

Summary of cancellation charges are as follows:


Timescale of cancellation notice

Refund/Transfer of course fee

28 days or more before the course start date

90% refund will be given -or-

90% transfer will be given towards another POGP course


27-15 days before the course start date

50% refund will be given -or-

50% transfer will be given towards another POGP course


14 days or less before the course start date

We regret that no refund or transfer to an alternative course can be given if a cancellation is made 14 days or less before the course start date (including online day)



To prevent cancellations where possible, POGP may accept a change of delegate name, with no administration fee, up to 96 hours before the start of the course.  Requests will be dealt with on an individual basis, considering whether this allows time for any pre-course learning requirements to be completed.

Refunds will only be made to the payee’s account from which the original payment was made.  Refunds must be claimed within 28 days of notice of the cancellation. 

All requests to cancel, change a delegate name or transfer to a new course date must be made in writing to


Refunds for non-accessibility: where the delegate has not informed POGP about a special accessibility requirement, cancellation and refund of the course fee is not possible. When notified in advance, if POGP are not able to offer a solution to the special accessibility requirement the delegate may transfer to another POGP course without penalty.


3.1.3.   Non-attendance

Delegates who fail to attend the course without giving notice, or who give notice after the course has started, are not entitled to a refund or a transfer to another course regardless of the reason for non-attendance.


3.1.4.   Course cancellation by POGP

Minimum delegate numbers

To ensure the best learning experience possible, there will be a minimum number of delegates required for each course to run effectively, this number may vary for each course type.  If the minimum course threshold is not met POGP reserve the right to cancel the course.  For cancellations made in these circumstances delegates will be notified within at least 14 days of the course start date.  Delegates will be offered an alternative date(s).  If the delegate is unable to attend an alternative date a full refund will be given.


Course tutors

All courses offered by POGP will be delivered by experienced tutors within a course specific tutor group.  In the event of illness, or unforeseen circumstances, POGP may, at short notice, substitute a tutor for another tutor from the course specific tutor group.  If for any reason a replacement tutor cannot be found at short notice, POGP reserves the right to cancel and reschedule the course at its sole discretion.  Where possible 24 hours’ notice will be given to delegates but, in the event of emergencies, this may happen on the day of the course.



POGP reserves the right to cancel a course at any time without incurring any additional liability to the delegate or organisation in which they work.  Such circumstances are, but not limited to: weather conditions, fire, flood, transport strikes, closures or delays or any other force majeure.  In such circumstances, POGP will offer alternative dates where possible, with delegates able to transfer their booking, free of charge, to an alternative date.  Special consideration may be given to individual cases if necessary if this occurs.  Refunds given are at the sole discretion of POGP.


POGP is not responsible for any travel or other expenses which may have been incurred and recommends that travel and accommodation bookings for the courses are made on a fully cancellable basis.


3.1.5.   Covid cancellations

Delegate cancellations relating to Covid will be treated on an individual basis where necessary and at the sole discretion of POGP.


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