Teachers and students of the University of Cadiz have recently carried out two international trainings with partners from the University of Opole (Poland) and the University of Klaipeda (Lithuania), in the framework of the KA-203 project “Innovative education for students of medical and health sciences, resulting to better adapt the didactic offer to the health needs of pregnant and post-pregnant women – INSTEpp Project”, a cooperation partnership project funded by the Erasmus + programme.
Specifically, from 24 to 28 October at the University of Opole, a first training activity took place for the teachers and students of the University of Cadiz. The main objectives of this course were related to the development of physical activity programmes during pregnancy, as well as the development of simulated clinical situations during childbirth. A final block of work was related to manual therapy techniques to help reduce pain and urinary incontinence during pregnancy.
On the other hand, an intensive training and teaching programme for correct prophylaxis during pregnancy and postpartum among members of the multidisciplinary team involved in this process (psychologists, doctors, physiotherapists and midwives) took place at the Lithuanian University of Klaipeda from 12 to 16 December. The programme included modules to improve communication between midwives and physiotherapists. Practical workshops were held with various activities, methods and exercises, such as breathing to reduce pain during labour, different positions in labour to prevent episiotomy, etc.
The working team of the University of Cadiz in both trainings was formed by professors belonging to the area of Physiotherapy, from the Faculty of Nursing and Physiotherapy of the campus of Cadiz; Prof. Verónica Pérez Cabezas, Prof. Gloria González Medina, Inés Carmona Barriento, and Prof. Alejandro Galán Mercant, responsible for the project at the UCA. On the other hand, a total of 9 students of Physiotherapy of first, second and third cycle travelled to receive the training.