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Breastfeeding – the chiropractor’s role in supporting the mother-baby dyad

Course Date

Start: 20th September 2020 @ 08:30am
End: 20th September 2020 @ 18:00pm

Course Location

viale Duca d'Aosta 16, Busto Arsizio, Varese, Italy


Course Description

Learn hands-on skills for chiropractic evaluation and treatment of the breastfeeding-baby with Elisabeth Davidson Bsc(Chiro), DC, MSc(Paeds), FRCC (paeds).

The programme will cover history and physical examination, MSK issues in breastfeeding, treatment options including manual therapy, psychosocial considerations, and professional responsibilities.

Seminar Objectives:

To improve the skill of history taking and performing an appropriate physical examination of the breastfeeding-baby.

To recognise MSK issues in breastfeeding and generate differential diagnoses:

  • For conditions which are within the chiropractic scope of practice, create a management plan, as well as implement safe and appropriate care.
  • For conditions which are outside the chiropractic scope of practice and refer as appropriate.

To identify relevant safety and risk management procedures.

8:30 – 10:15           Early nutrition guidelines

10:15 – 10:30         Coffee break

10:30 – 11:30          Why are breastfeeding problems a public health issue and the chiropractor’s role in supporting the mother-baby dyad

11:30 – 12:30        MSK issues in breastfeeding   

12:30 – 13:30         Lunch

13:30 – 15:15         Intra-oral and fascial release techniques

15:15- 15:30          Coffee Break

15:30 – 16:00         Advice for parents with regard to tongue tie exercises

16:00 – 18:00         Case studies and further practical session, Q&A


Course Credits


Course Contact Name

Dr. Elisabetta Misitano

Course Contact Email