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Sign up today, registration is still open. This hybrid 3-day course (8 hours online)... read more >
Manual Therapy and Pregnancy Course
Sign up today, registration is still open.
This hybrid 3-day course (8 hours online) will focus on the physical and physiological changes of pregnancy, with the goal of equipping orthopedic manual therapists of varying backgrounds to skillfully and confidently work with pregnant women. The course will cover relevant anatomy, physiology, and medical precautions necessary for working with an obstetric population, a population that exceeds 3.7 million US women per year. Specific neurologic and orthopedic topics will be addressed as they relate to the obstetric population including modifications for examination and intervention and common regional dysfunctions. Contemporary exercise guidelines for pregnancy will be outlined and discussed with particular attention to the role of the physical therapist in rehabilitative and general exercise programming, as well as with respect to factors such as bed rest and obesity. Special topics in obstetrics will also be presented to provide participants with requisite knowledge on specialty populations, physical issues, and use of braces and supports within obstetrics.
The Andrews University Department of Physical Therapy hosted its fourth service clinic on March 12, 2017. This free... read more >
Physical Therapy Service Clinic
The Andrews University Department of Physical Therapy hosted its fourth service clinic on March 12, 2017. This free clinic was established to serve the physical therapy needs of the local community and to give students the opportunity to share their knowledge and skills with others. This spring, a total of 45 DPT students from the classes of 2017, 2018, and 2019, along with supervising faculty and alumni, were able to evaluate 53 patients with a variety of complaints—everything from chronic low back pain, to shoulder dysfunction, and ankle sprains. Positive feedback was received from many of the patients after their visit to the service clinic. As one individual anonymously shared, “I was impressed with how seriously [the student physical therapist] worked on finding out the problem and the exercises I could do.”
If you are wondering what a physical therapist might do for you, sign up for our next service clinic this summer, watch for announcements around campus, the community and the AU agenda. We hope to see you there!