|Keywords||Pelvic floor Pregnancy Linea alba|
|Target Audience||Primary care practitioners, specifically: Physiotherapists, midwives, obstetricians, nurses and other allied healthcare professionals interested in understanding pregnancy-related musculoskeletal tissue changes and associated impairments.|
|Aims and Objectives|
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.