Pregnancy-related Musculoskeletal Conditions: The Pelvic Floor and Linea Alba Connection

Workshop 3

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Workshop Schedule

09:00

Cynthia Chiarello

09:15

Kari Bø

09:30

Stephanie Bernard

09:45

Sinéad Patricia Dufour

10:00

Sinéad Patricia Dufour
Kari Bø
Stephanie Bernard
Cynthia Chiarello

Aims & Objectives

Basic
90 minutes
Conservative Management
Clinical
Pelvic floor Pregnancy Linea alba
Primary care practitioners, specifically: Physiotherapists, midwives, obstetricians, nurses and other allied healthcare professionals interested in understanding pregnancy-related musculoskeletal tissue changes and associated impairments.

Pregnancy-related musculoskeletal tissue injury is common and ranges from strain on the pelvic ligaments to injury to the pelvic floor and changes associated with fascial system, including widening of the linea alba. Exploring the topic of pregnancy-related musculoskeletal conditions, specifically from the perspective of understanding the potential relationship and relevance of pelvic floor function to the linea alba, is important. In most cases, conservative management strategies are established as first line care. This workshop will overview pregnancy-related musculoskeletal tissue changes and injuries with a focus on the pelvic floor muscle and the linea alba according to our past and evolving understanding of DRA.