Pregnancy-related pelvic girdle pain and low back pain: the Pelvic, Obstetric and Gynaecological Physiotherapy teaching model
The Pelvic, Obstetric and Gynaecological Physiotherapy workshop entitled “Physiotherapy Assessment and Management of Pregnancy-Related
Musculoskeletal Conditions: Part I – Lumbar Spine and Pelvis” has been taught since 2008. It utilizes a teaching model to describe the breadth of knowledge and skills that are required to assess and manage this client group. This paradigm describes the incidence of presentation and the treatments required, and raises awareness of external actors relating to the individual. The teaching model provides a way of successfully managing a range of causes of pregnancy-related pelvic girdle pain and/or low back pain.
Keywords: education, low back pain, pelvic girdle pain, pregnancy, teaching model.