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

April 5, 2019 - April 6, 2019
Registration Information
  • Register before
    February 22nd, 2019
    for early bird pricing

  • Regular Course Price:
    after February 22nd, 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 of the breast. Women’s health goes beyond the pelvis and physiotherapists can contribute a unique set of skills to this field.  Participants will learn about breast anatomy and physiology, stages of lactation, mechanical and chemical causes of inflammation, clinical problem solving, and intervention options.


Course objectives:

  • Understand the importance of breastfeeding for women, children, and society
  • Outline the physiotherapist’s role in breastfeeding support
  • Learn the physiology and anatomy of the lactating breast
  • Develop clinical reasoning skills for the assessment of breastfeeding issues
  • Practice a physiotherapy evaluation of the lactating breast
  • Review clinical guidelines for mastitis and breast pain
  • Establish an evidence-based, individualized treatment plan for breast conditions
  • Practice physiotherapy techniques for treating the lactating breast
  • 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 breast health 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)