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The Physiotherapy Assessment of Breastfeeding Related Conditions: Infant Factors – April 2019

April 7, 2019 - April 8, 2019
Registration Information
  • Register before
    February 24th, 2019
    for early bird pricing

  • Regular Course Price:
    after February 24th, 2019

Instructor: Mercedes Eustergerling

Mercedes is a women’s health physiotherapist and the founder of Vida Health & Wellness in Calgary, Alberta. She received a Bachelor of Kinesiology from the University of Calgary in 2008, a Master of Physical Therapy from the University of Western Ontario in 2010, a post-graduate certificate in pain management from the University of Alberta in 2014, and a Master of Health Management from McMaster University in 2018.

Mercedes has unique experience in physiotherapy for breastfeeding support. She completed the BreastEd series of courses and has done hundreds of hours of shadowing and volunteering at the Riley Park Breastfeeding Clinic in Calgary. She is passionate about bringing a physiotherapy approach to the lactation world and bringing lactation into the physiotherapy practice.

Please note:

To register for this course, please download the following registration forms in pdf format and email it to info@pelvichealthsolutions.ca or fax it to 888-653-4533

download the PDF
Physio Assessment of Breastfeeding Related Conditions – April 2019

Course description:

This two-day course will teach participants to assess and manage lactation related conditions in the infant. It will combine principles of musculoskeletal and neurological physiotherapy such as neonatal reflexes.  Participants will learn about normal positioning and latch, infant suck mechanics, musculoskeletal conditions of the neck and jaw, handling techniques, clinical problem solving, and intervention options.


Course objectives:

  • Learn the mechanics of infant latch and suck
  • Develop clinical reasoning skills for the assessment of infant breastfeeding issues
  • Understand conditions such as torticollis, plagiocephaly, tongue tie, lip tie, and palate anomalies
  • Practice a physiotherapy evaluation of the breastfeeding infant
  • Establish an evidence-based, individualized treatment plan
  • Practice physiotherapy techniques for treating the breastfeeding infant
  • Learn to measure outcomes and when to refer to other healthcare providers
  • Review hygiene, protection, and safety for handling bodily fluids



No previous experience in pediatrics is required and registration is open to all physiotherapists. Labs include breast palpation and manual techniques.



Friday 8:30am-4:30pm / Saturday 8:30am-4:30pm

Registration begins on the first day 15 minutes prior to the start time.


Please Note:

This course is both lecture and lab format

No prerequisites required.



April 5-6, 2019 – Maternal Factors April 7-8, 2019 – Infant Factors


Early bird before 02/22/2019 Standard rate after 02/22/2019
If registering for Maternal Factors $645 + HST ($728.85 incl. HST) $715 + HST ($807.95 incl. HST)
If registering for Infant Factors $645 + HST ($728.85 incl. HST) $715 + HST ($807.95 incl. HST)
If registering for both courses $895+ HST ($1011.35 incl. HST) $970 + HST ($1096.10 incl. HST)