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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
BKin, PT, Lactation Consultant

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 and is an international board certified lactation consultant (IBCLC). She is passionate about bringing a physiotherapy approach to the lactation world and bringing lactation into the physiotherapy practice. Mercedes conducts research on breastfeeding and lactation-related conditions, and she teaches courses on infant feeding for health professionals across North America.

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