• Understand the anatomy of the spine, hips, and pelvic floor.
• Learn all aspects of pelvic diagnoses: definition, causes, symptoms, psychosocial aspects, medical management options and physical therapy interventions.
• Incorporate a pelvic floor and an orthopedic physical therapy exam and treatment into your care for the patient.
• Demonstrate proficiency in internal and external manual therapy techniques and therapeutic exercise interventions to the spine, hips, and pelvic floor.
• Create an appropriate medical team for your patient.
• Proceed with the patient who has reached a plateau and/or the discharged patient.
Participants for the Vestibulodynia: A Pelvic Floor and Orthopedic Approach and How to Treat a Man in Pain: Part 1 should be licensed physical therapists or physical therapy assistants, who have at a minimum, basic experience with an internal pelvic exam as both of these courses teach concepts that range from basic to advanced.
Participants for Diving into the Pelvic Floor should be licensed physical therapists or physical therapy assistants, but need not have any prior experience with the pelvic floor. Please contact us if you have questions regarding the appropriateness of this course for you.
Instruction will involve lecture with hands on techniques demonstrated and practiced during lab. Performance of lab skills is required for course completion. It is not necessary to have all skills performed on each student, but it is required that each student perform all skills.
Pregnant women who wish to fully participate during lab time should have a written release from their physician.
Maximum students participating in lab allowed per course is 12. This creates a teacher student ratio of 6:1.
Vestibulodynia: A Pelvic Floor and Orthopedic approach has been approved by the CPTA, GPTA, and TPTA for 16 contact hours. The course has been approved for 15 contact hours by the IPTA. Pending 16 CEU's for Oregon and New York. This course content is not intended for use by any participants outside the scope of their license or regulation.
How to Treat a Man in Pain: Part 1 has been approved by the TPTA for 16 contact hours and is pending 16 CEU's for California.
Diving into the Pelvic Floor is approved for 16 contact hours by the TPTA.
Continental breakfast and snacks will be served on day one and day two. Lunch is not provided but time will be allotted.
Comfortable clothing is recommended:
sports bra, t-shirt or tank top, athletic shorts or pants.