Physiotherapy in Special Populations III2

Fisioterapia em Populações Especiais III

Curse code:9504402


Learning outcomes of the curricular unit:

At the end of the course students should be able to:

Instrumental skills
  • Describe the various stages of pregnancy;
  • Describe the stages of labor;
  • Describe the various stages of normal development of the baby at term and preterm.
Interpersonal skills
  • Identify the specific needs of the mother and newborn, and family;
  • Identify the objectives of physical therapist intervention in these areas.
Systemic skills
  • Integrate the course content in a global perspective of care physiotherapy;
  • Contextualizing the intervention model of maternal and child therapy, through critical reflection on the actions taken in these areas;
  • Consider the advantages of the various models.
  1. Pregnancy
  2. Physiological changes during pregnancy
  3. Physiological changes after delivering
  4. Eutocic and distocic childbirth
  5. Fases of labour
  6. Breast feeding
  7. Women attitudes facing sexuality and motherhood-Psico social factors
  8. Women rights during childbearing WHO and Portuguese law
  9. Childbirth without Pain – Historic evolution from Read to 21st century
  10. Psicoprofilatic Method
  11. Relaxation and breathing control
  12. Physiological relaxation - Laura Mitchel
  13. Brief approach to water birth and birth naturist
  14. The recovery postpartum
  15. Water aerobics
  1. Introduction: Physiotherapy in Pediatric conditions; Baby in the XXI century.
  2. Pediatrics Evaluation: Register; Planning; Defining Gaols .
  3. The Multidisciplinary Team.
  4. Most frequent pathologies in Pediatrics / Slideshow.
  5. Early Intervention.
  6. Neurobehavioral Evaluation (notions theoretical / practical): Touch Points; Scale N.B.A.S. - Prof. Brazelton; Stages of consciousness.
  7. Capabilities early baby.
  8. The premature baby and their characteristics.
  9. Cerebral Palsy - Definition, types, characteristics and problems.
  10. Early signs of dysfunction. Profile postural high risk.
  11. Baby's needs.
  12. Neurologic Reflexs.
  13. Psychomotor development of normal children (0-3 years).
  14. Placements. Guides for handling babies.
  15. Critical points for intervention. Education for Parents / Empathy / treatment adherence.
  16. Intervention techniques (Bobath): Facilitation / Inhibition; Key points of control.
Suggested Bibliography:
  • Brazelton TB, Sparrow JD (2003) A criança dos 3 aos 6 anos – O desenvolvimento emocional e do comportamento, 1st ed., Editorial Presença. ISBN: 9789722319300
  • Chamberlain D (2003) A mente do seu recém-nascido. 1st ed., Hugin Editores. ISBN 972-794-172-9
  • Finnie NR (2000) O manuseio em casa da criança com paralisia cerebral 3rd ed., Editora Manole. ISBN: 9788520410394
  • Polden M, Mantle J (2000) Fisioterapia em Ginecologia e Obstetrícia. 2nd., S. Paulo:Santos Editora. ISBN: 9788572882095
  • Vellay, P. (1995). A vida sexual da mulher, o método psicoprofilático de parto sem dor. 7th ed., Lisboa: Editorial Estampa. ISBN 972-33-1008-2


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