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1

List the 8 postpartum massage indications.

1. STRESS REDUCTION/ BABY CONNECTION
2. BREASTFEEDING POSTURE
3. LB PAIN
4. RE-ALIGN PELVIS
5. ASSESS DIASTISIS RECTI
6. HELPS NEW BODY
7. DISCUSSING PELVIC FLOOR CHANGES (referral when necessary)
8. BREAST MASSAGE

2

No deep pelvic work should be done due to DVTs and psoas until when?

VAG - 6 WEEKS POSTPARTUM
CAES - 8 WEEKS POSTPARTUM

3

Postpartum haemorrhages are possible within how many days postpartum?

1 - 3

4

How should you treat a haemorrhage?

NO DEEP CIRCULATORY MASSAGE
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ENERGETIC WORK, FOCUSED TO AREA OF TENSION
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CONSIDER LACK OF ENERGY/ LOSS OF BLOOD

5

When is it safe to massage the abdomen?

VAG - 2 - 4 WEEKS POSTPARTUM
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CAES - 6 - 8 WEEKS POSTPARTUM

6

You can begin caesarean scar tissue work once incision is healed, but must wait a minimum of how long?

12 WEEKS POSTPARTUM
(start off slow, with heat hydrotherapy)

7

If tearing of the perineum, episiotomies, and caesarean incision is present, what needs to be avoided?

TECH WHICH STRETCH STRUCTURES
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JJ MOBES OF PELVIS
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GLUTEAL and HIP WORK

8

Can there be increased edema in mom after birth?

YES

9

For what 3 reasons is pelvic misalignment common in the postpartum period?

PREGNANCY
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LABOUR and DELIVERY
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BREASTFEEDING and CARRYING BABY

10

Is it within our scope to assess the pelvic floor?

NO - refer to pelvic floor physiotherapist

11

How is a Diastasis Recti diagnosed?

PALPATING A 2 FINGER WIDTH BETWEEN THE RECTUS ABDOMINIS FIBRES

12

What can a DR lead to if not corrected?

BACK PAIN

13

How would yo assess the diastisis recti?

HOOK LINE POSITION
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1 FINGER ABOVE AND BELOW UMBILICUS IN LINEA ALBA
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FEEL PULSE OF ABDOMINAL AORTA
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HAVE PATIENT EXHALE AND LIFT HEAD OFF TABLE
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ASSESS DEGREE OF SEPARATION

14

What can you suggest to patients to help strengthen and support the abdomen during pregnancy, and provide added strength for pushing the baby out?

TRANSVERSE ABDOMINAL CONTRACTIONS
(pelvic tilt)

15

How would a patient perform a pelvic tilt in supine?

HOOK LYING
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ON EXHALE, FLATTEN LUMBAR TO TABLE, DRAWING COCCYX TO CEILING
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ON INHALE, LIFT LUMBAR OFF, DRAWING COCCYX TO FLOOR

16

How would a patient perform a pelvic tilt on hands and knees?

SPINE NEUTRAL
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ON EXHALE, CURL PELVIS UNDER, ARCHING SPINE
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ON INHALE, RETURN TO NEUTRAL