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#THIRDTHURSDAY: Physical Therapy & The Postpartum Woman

Attend IPTA's Monthly Open House Event! The #THIRDTHURSDAY of Every Month!

When: Thursday, March 21
Networking begins at 5:30 pm, Programs starts at 6:15 pm
Where: IPTA Chapter Office
905 N. Main Street
Naperville, Illinois  60563
United States
Presenter: Teri Elliott-Burke, PT, DPT, MHS, WCS, PRPC, PMD-BCB
& Thomas Dillon, PT, DPT, OCS
Contact: Sharon Meyerhoff
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#THIRDTHURSDAY: Physical Therapy & The Postpartum Woman


We invite you to join us from 5:30 - 8 pm on Thursday, March 21st as we welcome speakers Teri Elliott-Burke PT, DPT, MHS, WCS, PRPC, PMD-BCB & Thomas Dillon PT, DPT, OCS to share their knowledge and expertise on "Physical Therapy & the Postpartum Woman"

This 90-minute seminar will introduce several concepts regarding the postpartum physical therapy patient. The instructors will introduce relevant history questions and possible red flags during the evaluation. Lumbo-pelvic-hip complex conditions related to this population will be reviewed, including common assessment and treatment techniques. This will include SIJ dysfunction, diastasis recti, and pelvic floor dysfunction. Cesarean scar management will be discussed, as well as common peripheral nerve injuries following pregnancy and delivery. The goal of this short presentation is to provide therapists with clinically relevant information useful in treating the postpartum client.

What to expect: 

Upon completion of the program, participants will be able to:

  • Identify history questions and red flags associated with postpartum women
  • Describe common musculoskeletal issues for postpartum women and associated evaluation and/or treatment considerations.
  • Understand the role of Cesarean Section scar management in the postpartum woman
  • Implement a screen for pelvic floor muscle dysfunction in postpartum women


About the Speakers

Teri Elliott-Burke, PT, MHS, WCS, PRPC, BCB-PMD Assistant Professor and Academic Clinic Coordinator at Midwestern University (MWU), received her undergraduate degree from North Central College, an entry-level physical therapy degree from Northwestern University, a Master of Health Science degree from the University of Indianapolis, and a transitional Doctor of Physical Therapy from the College of St. Scholastica. Dr. Elliott-Burke has more than 40 years of patient care and managerial experience in outpatient physical therapy. Her teaching responsibilities include administration, management, and men’s and women’s health. She is certified by the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialists in Women’s Health, by the Herman & Wallace Pelvic Rehabilitation Institute as a Pelvic Rehabilitation Provider, and by the Biofeedback Certification International Alliance in Pelvic Muscle Dysfunction Biofeedback. She is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association, the APTA Section on Women’s Health, and the International Pelvic Pain Society.  Her research interest is in lumbo-pelvic girdle complex disorders and associated pelvic floor dysfunction. 


Thomas Dillon, PT, DPT, OCS Clinic Instructor at Midwestern University Multispecialty Clinic, received his Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree from Midwestern University.  He has 9 years of experience in the out-patient orthopedic/sports medicine setting.  He has worked closely with several orthopedic surgeons developing pre- and post-operative care programs to improve surgical outcomes.  Currently he focuses on student clinical education, clinical research involving the lumbo-pelvic-hip complex, and treating the community.  Dr. Dillon is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association and the APTA Orthopedic Section.



Can't attend in person?

This presentation will be available live at the Chapter Office or virtually via Zoom. If attending virtually, please indicate when you RSVP. 

You will have to download the free zoom platform to your PC, MAC, iOS, or Android to utilize its capabilities.  Plan to sign in at 6:00 pm and enter your name when prompted.

Follow the directions below and be ready for the program to begin at 6:15pm.

Topic: #THIRDTHURSDAY: Physical Therapy & The Postpartum Woman
Time: Mar 21, 2019 6:15 PM Central Time (US and Canada)

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We would love to see you! Come and join us at the Chapter Office in Naperville for a night of networking, professional development, and discussions with other physical therapy professionals.
Reserve your spot today!

Parking is available along Main St. (East of the building)

Remember, anyone is invited to attend #THIRDTHURSDAY events — members, colleagues, and students — so invite your friends!


Note to Nonmembers:  The IPTA welcome you to register and attend any of our upcoming #THIRDTHURSDAY or Spotlight on Research educational programming! One of the many benefits of IPTA membership is the opportunity to receive quality FREE CE (Continuing Education) hosted by the Association throughout the year. In free CE opportunities alone, your APTA/IPTA membership can pay for itself! Do the math – we welcome you to explore the various benefits of IPTA membership by clicking here. You too can be a part of your professional association, click here to join!


Effective beginning 2016, the IPTA will only award nonmembers CE certificates for participation during their first TWO free CE events (#THIRDTHURSDAY or Spotlight on Research).

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