Redefining the Postpartum Visit

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The American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ACOG) Committee on Obstetric Practice is acknowledging a need to change the focus of postpartum care. A committee opinion, just released from the Presidential Task Force on Redefining the Postpartum Visit, supports postpartum care as an ongoing process, rather than an isolated visit. 

To provide comprehensive care, seven components of postpartum care have been outlined.  Physical recovery, one of the seven components, includes referrals to physical therapy. Let’s improve obstetric care by increasing the focus on women and their postpartum care.

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About Kathe Wallace

Kathe Wallace has practiced physical therapy since 1976, focusing on pelvic floor rehabilitation since 1988. As a nationally recognized leader in the pelvic floor specialty of physical therapy, she evaluates and treats many types of conditions referred to her by medical specialists in orthopedics, physical medicine and rehabilitation, urology, gynecology, gastroenterology and colorectal surgery. Full Bio.. →

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