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Vida Health & Wellness

Courses and Education for Physiotherapists and Healthcare Providers

Breastfeeding Support, Pelvic Health, Chronic Pain

The Physiotherapy Assessment of Breastfeeding Related Conditions

Maternal and Infant Factors

If physiotherapists are treating women and people who breastfeed, it is important to understand the anatomy and physiology of the breast, the related conditions that can arise while breastfeeding, and how the behaviours of both mother and infant can impact these conditions. In this course you will also learn infant orofacial anatomy, torticollis, suck mechanics, and reflexes. Physiotherapists and other allied professionals can play a valuable role in the assessment and treatment of these conditions.

This course is open to professionals outside of physical therapy, you can apply what you learn within the scope of practice of your profession.

Health Professionals, this course is for you if:

  • You are working with people in the perinatal population
  • Your patients are expressing difficulty with infant feeding, or breast pain
  • You are struggling to offer whole person, family centred care during the perinatal period
  • You may be relying of personal experience and are looking for a more solid background in the science and evidence of care during the infant feeding journey

Upcoming course dates will be posted soon. Sign up for updates.

What we offer:


Improve your team's understanding of a specific topic with a workshop or in-service.


Two day courses provide the opportunity to dive deeply into a practice area.


Convenient and affordable! Practitioners anywhere can learn about women's health.


We'd love to speak at your next event and share our passion for improving women's healthcare.

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Topics for Webinars

Breast Inflammation

Pelvic Pain

Pre & Postpartum

Latch & Positioning

Diastasis Recti

Chronic Pain




Upcoming courses

March 21-22, 2020

Breastfeeding Conditions: Mastitis, Nipple Pain, and Maternal Factors in Lactation

Herman & Wallace – Phoenix, AZ


August 22-23, 2020

Breastfeeding Conditions: Mastitis, Nipple Pain, and Maternal Factors in Lactation

Herman & Wallace – Princeton, NJ


October 1-4, 2020

The Assessment and Treatment of Breastfeeding Conditions

Pelvic Health Solutions – Calgary, AB


May 1-4, 2020

The Physiotherapy Assessment of Breastfeeding Related Conditions

Uro Santé – Québec City


October 30-November 2, 2020

The Physiotherapy Assessment of Breastfeeding Conditions

Pelvic Health Solutions – Vaughan, ON



Are your courses open to other health professionals beside physiotherapists?

Yes. We have had chiropractors, occupational therapists, nurses and physicians join us so far.


Mercedes Eustergerling is a women’s health physiotherapist in Calgary, Alberta. She has worked in a variety of outpatient settings including private physiotherapy clinics, maternity clinics, and family physicians’ offices. Mercedes has built a path that led her to a career of helping women with chronic and complex health needs, and she combines this passion with an interest in adult education.

Her teaching and speaking experience includes presentations to crowds as large as 3,500 people, television appearances, presenting and defending scientific research, webinars, conferences, and in-person courses. Previous audiences include members of the public, physicians, academics, and physiotherapists.

Best Calgary Physiotherapist | Vida Health & Wellness

What others say

As a physiotherapist that has been practicing for nearly 10 years, I have taken many courses to further my skills - I can honestly say that these courses were among the best I have taken!
Mercedes is not only an experienced and skilled clinician with a somewhat alarming memory for anatomy and physiology- she is also a talented adult educator whose curriculum design displays thoughtfulness for adult learners who must both learn new content and unlearn un-informed habits.

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