Musculoskeletal and Nerve Injuries in Pregnancy and Postpartum: A Case-Based Discussion

Description:  This webinar will review musculoskeletal injuries commonly seen in pregnancy and postpartum. Utilizing a case-based format, we will discuss a differential diagnosis of pelvic and low back pain in pregnancy. We will also discuss cases of musculoskeletal and nervous system injuries that can occur during labor and delivery and in the early postpartum period. 


Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Generate a differential diagnosis for pelvic and low back pain during pregnancy
  • Discuss musculoskeletal injuries that can occur during labor and delivery
  • Explain musculoskeletal and nerve injuries seen in the postpartum period

Instructor:  Sarah Hwang, MD, Director of Women’s Health Rehabilitation, Shirley Ryan AbilityLab, Assistant Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and Obstetrics and Gynecology, Northwestern Feinberg School of Medicine
Audience:  Occupational Therapists, Occupational Therapy Assistants, Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants, Nurses

Note: You will have 3 months from the date of purchase to complete and review the course material. You will receive a reminder email 2 weeks before the expiration date.

Continuing Education Credits

Occupational Therapy
The Shirley Ryan AbilityLab is an approved provider for the American Occupational Therapy Association to offer continuing education in occupational therapy. This intermediate level program awards occupational therapists 0.10 CEUs or 1 contact hour. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA. Category 1: Domain of OT – Client Factors 

Physical Therapy

The Illinois Physical Therapy Board has approved this course for 1 Contact Hour. Approval #216-000069

The Shirley Ryan AbilityLab is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board of Physical Therapy as an approved provider of physical therapy and physical therapist assistant continuing education. This course has been approved by the New York Physical Therapy Board for 1 Contact Hour


Financial: Receives a salary from the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab

Non-Financial: No non-financial disclosures at this time

Basic Computer Requirements: You will need access to a computer with an Internet connection. High speed broadband access (LAN, Cable or DSL) is highly recommended.

  • PC: Compatible Operating System: Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, 8.1 Web Browser: Firefox, Chrome, Internet Explorer 10 or higher
  • MAC: Compatible Operating System: OS X Web Browser: Firefox, Chrome, Safari

Cancellation Policy: To request a cancellation of an on-demand program, please provide written notice by letter, email, or fax or contact us by phone within 24 hours of placing your order and we will refund you the full course fee. If you cannot give notice within 24 hours, a credit towards a future course of equal value would apply.


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