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Babies, Breasts, and Brains

 Babies, Breasts, and Brains

Babies, Breasts, and Brains

This course includes
42:31 of Course Material (View)
Lifetime access after purchase
Certificate of completion


This lecture is from the 5th Pelvic Health Solution’s Symposium which will enrich your theoretical and practical knowledge of pelvic health.


  • Lessons from Melinda Cooper's course - The Lactating Breast
  • A personal journey into the world of breastfeeding in healthcare
  • The role of a physiotherapist in lactation support

About The Course:

 If your patient has a pelvis, you will benefit from this conference! You don’t have to be a practicing internal pelvic health therapist in order to profit from this one-day conference. Learn the science, critical reasoning and inter-disciplinary approaches needed to fully understand the direction that pelvic health is taking in your community, provincially, nationally and internationally.


This online physiotherapy course was recorded at the 5th Pelvic Health Solutions Symposium in 2018

The instructors
Pelvic Health Solutions

Pelvic Health Solutions is an evidence-based teaching company that was founded in 2010 by Nelly Faghani and Carolyn Vandyken, out of the need to develop pelvic health resources in Ontario, an under serviced health concern in this province. Since the inception of our teaching company, pelvic health physiotherapy has blossomed from a handful of physiotherapists to well over 300 therapists now rostered with the Ontario College of Physiotherapists. Pelvic Health Solutions provides continuing education courses for a variety of practitioners, including mentoring and clinical resources for therapists to utilize with their patients. Our mission is to provide evidence-based, biopsychosocial resources to patients and health care practitioners for the assessment and treatment of pelvic health problems in our province and abroad.

Mercedes Eustergerling
Mercedes Eustergerling will provide a summary of Pelvic Health Solution's recent course on the lactating breast. She will also describe her journey to becoming a lactation consultant and how this informs her practice as a women's health physiotherapist. Participants will learn about the unique physiotherapy needs of breastfeeding dyads and how to apply existing assessment and treatment techniques to this population. Mercedes received her BKin from the University of Calgary and her MPT from the University of Western Ontario. She has completed a Certificate in Pain Management from the University of Alberta and will be receiving a Master in Health Management from McMaster University in 2018. · With a strong background in orthopaedics and sport physiotherapy, Mercedes is drawn to chronic and complex conditions. She is the owner of Vida Health & Wellness in Calgary, Alberta and primarily works in women's health. Mercedes is a registered physiotherapist and a lactation consultant at Vida. She also volunteers at the Riley Park Breastfeeding Clinic in Calgary.
Course Material included in this course
  • Babies, Breasts, and Brains
  • Introduction
  • Breast Inflammation vs. Disease Pathology
  • Breast Anatomy and Physiology
  • What can Physios do?
  • The Physiotherapist's Role
  • My Journey
  • Recommendations and What's Next
  • Feedback