New Video Continuing Education Course - Prenatal & Postpartum Fitness Guidelines

Our new video continuing education course Prenatal & Postpartum Fitness Guidelines is presented in cooperation with Catherine Cram, MS. Prenatal & Postpartum Fitness Guidelines is a three-contact-hour video based course available to physical therapists and assistants, and occupational therapists, and assistants. This course focuses on fitness guidelines for prenatal and postpartum patients. At the end of this course the professional will be able to:
  1. Recognize and identify prenatal and postpartum fitness guidelines.
  2. Identify signs of overtraining and cardiovascular modifications and effects on pregnancy.
  3. Define diastasis recti and the use of Sahrmann’s abdominal exercises.
  4. Recognize proper lifting techniques and common conditions of pregnancy.
  5. Recognize Cesarean section self-care techniques.

As a fully-interactive, physical therapy and occupational therapy continuing education program, the user has complete control of the course and is able to navigate between various segments. Prenatal and Postpartum Fitness Guidelines offers users the opportunity to interact with the author, Catherine Cram.

About the Author: Catherine Cram

Catherine Cram, MS, is the owner of Comprehensive Fitness Consulting, a company that provides pre- and postnatal fitness certifications and information to hospitals, health & wellness organizations, and the military. Cram earned her Masters Degree in exercise physiology from San Diego State University. Cram speaks regularly at health and medical conferences, and has been featured in articles on maternal fitness for the following publications:

The American Journal of Medicine & Sports
Women's Health and Fitness
Baby Years
The Everything Total Fitness Book

She is the author of Fit Pregnancy for Dummies, published by Wiley Publishing in July 2004, and contributing author of Women's Health Care in Physical Therapy: Principles and Practices for Rehabilitation Specialists (Lippincott Williams & Wilkins 2008). She is a maternal exercise consultant on the websites and She produced a training DVD for the University of Wisconsin School of Nursing on the effects of bed rest on pregnant women, and was featured in a University of Wisconsin Outreach Education video on postpartum recovery.

This article was written by Amy-Lynn Corey

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