• Understand the anatomy of the spine, hips, and pelvic floor.
• Learn all aspects of pelvic pain: 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 pelvic pain 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 should be licensed physical therapists or physical therapy assistants, who have at a minimum, basic experience with an internal pelvic exam. 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. Pending CEU's for Illinois and Oregon.
How to Treat a Man in Pain: Part 1 has been approved by the TPTA for 16 contact hours.
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.
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