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Non-Internal Introductory Pelvic Health Course April 2018

April 22, 2018
Registration Information
  • Register before
    March 11th, 2018
    for early bird pricing
    $265.00

  • Regular Course Price:
    $290
    after March 11th, 2018

Please note:

To register for this course, please download the following registration forms in pdf format and email it to info@pelvichealthsolutions.ca or fax it to 888-653-4533

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Non-Internal April 2018

To Kegel or Not: That is the Question!!

Pelvic floor problems are prevalent in more than 2/3 of women with LBP/PGP, and 1/3 of

men with LBP

Is this important fact affecting your outcomes for chronic LBP?

Course Description:

Pelvic floor dysfunction (PFD) can include hypertonic and hypotonic muscle problems. It is not all about kegels! How can you tell if your patient is over-recruiting their pelvic floor if you cannot do an internal exam? Not all clinicians want to perform this type of exam, or it may not be in your scope of practice. Learn what the evidence says about linking pelvic floor dysfunction to chronic low back pain, pelvic girdle pain and hip pain, and learn what you can do about it in your practice. Help your patients to regain control of these important muscles! Sexual function and bladder/bowel function are arguably some of the most important activities of daily living that your patients need to recover.  Don’t let your discomfort be the barrier for your patient’s recovery; we will make it fun and non-threatening!

This course is open to all health care professionals. No prerequisites required. Pants on course!! No internals required!

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the relevance of Pelvic floor dysfunction (PFD) when treating orthopaedic conditions- specifically LBP, SIJ dysfunction, PGP and hip pain
  • Learn basic anatomy of the pelvic floor musculature and physiology of the lower urinary tract system (LUTS)
  • Understand pelvic floor conditions as they relate to a weak pelvic floor and an over active pelvic floor
  • Learn how to ask patients important questions about sexual function
  • Learn non-internal management strategies for pelvic floor retraining
  • Create a prescription and progression of pelvic floor exercises for an over active and under active pelvic floor
  • Use behavioural techniques to help retrain a variety of dysfunctions of the urinary and bowel system
  • Practice externally driven techniques for assessing and treating pelvic floor dysfunction
  • Understand when to refer to a specially trained physiotherapist for incontinence, prolapse and pelvic pain

Audience:

This course is open to all health care professionals – licensed physiotherapists, physiotherapy students, physiotherapy assistants, occupational therapists, chiropractors, naturopathic doctors, massage therapists, registered kinesiologists, medical doctors, nurses and midwives.

Massage therapists – Please note that this course falls into Category A of the CEU requirements and guidelines set out by the CMTO. The CMTO does not pre-approve courses for CEU’s but you are welcome and responsible evaluating the criteria and determining how many CEU’s can be obtained by completing this course.

Hours:

One-day course from 8am-5pm

Registration begins on the first day 15 minutes prior to the start time.

Please note:

This course does NOT include internal palpation

This course includes lecture and lab-format

Resource Materials

The resources listed below are included in the cost of the course, and will be provided to each participant in electronic, PDF format upon successful completion of the course.

Documents:

  • Bladder diary
  • Breathing techniques
  • Chronic prostatitis syndrome
  • Constipation
  • Dynamic pelvic floor and core exercises for the tight weak pelvic floor
  • Dynamic pelvic floor and core exercises
  • Dynamic ROM program for pelvic pain and generalized tension
  • Fibre diary
  • Flexibility for your core
  • ILU massage
  • Incontinence identifiers
  • Instructions for the management of urge incontinence
  • Prolapse education
  • Rectus diastasis correction
  • Screening questionnaire
  • Strengthening exercises for the pelvic floor
  • Urinary incontinence assessment in older adults
  • UTI prevention

Audio File

  • Imagery for bladder urgency

The Non-Internal Introductory Pelvic Floor Course is a key, clinically applicable course for all orthopaedic physiotherapists.  This course has changed how I address low back and pelvic girdle issues in typical orthopaedic clients, as well as high level athletes. This is knowledge we should all be graduating with.
– Nicole H


I am impressed with the supportive evidence provided during the course for the Physiotherapy management of pelvic floor issues and incontinence. Although I personally do not wish to do internal work, I am now more confident in referring my patients to a pelvic floor PT who does internal work. Thank you.

– Bahram J


I am a physical therapist and took your one-day non-internal introductory course. I wanted to say thank you as I have truly been inspired by this course and what I have been able to achieve for several people…friends/family and patients with the resources you shared and taught. The effect on QOL with just a few changes has been truly remarkable. And I am asking the right questions now!

– Maria B


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