Look beyond the traditional regional approach of pelvic floor PT to understand how addressing dysfunctions of the transitional regions of the spine – from the lumbosacral region to the upper cervical spine can positively affect lumbo/pelvic dysfunction. This 1-day course is designed to expand your current practice through evidence based and biologically plausible methods of examination and intervention of both upper quarter dysfunctions and the lower quarter region. A complete review of the anatomy and physiology of the pressure systems from the glottis to the pelvic floor will be provided to expand your interventions of manual therapy, movement and exercise. The course will include an interactive format for discussion of the current concepts and the application of interventions. You be able to apply simple and effective manual techniques to use immediately regardless of your manual therapy skills.
This course will be divided into three sections
- Pre-course learning modules – 3 hours
- Online – Live Course presentation – didactic information/discussion format and complete demonstration of examination/intervention techniques
- Group labs – Participants will join the course instructor in small groups for a two hour online session to practice the labs for advanced exam and intervention techniques. These will be scheduled within the two weeks following the online delivery of the course material. Registrants must have someone available to practice external labs on during small group sessions.
At the end of the presentation, the learner will be able to:
- Review the anatomy and physiology of the glottis to the pelvic floor – including the anatomical changes with prolonged postures, including the psoas.
- Discuss the typical dysfunctions of the transitional regions of the spine and how these regions have input to changes in physiology of the trigeminal/vagal ANS and pelvic floor function
- Explain the relevant effects of upper quarter stiffness on fatigability of the pelvic floor muscles and training
- Outline new concepts of intervention techniques to reduce the effects of spinal transitional region dysfunction on the respiratory, neurological and musculoskeletal systems
This course is open to physiotherapists, athletic trainers and fitness professionals.
Physiotherapists and other providers that have completed this course are able to perform a movement evaluation of the musculoskeletal aspect of the spine, establish and create a treatment plan and it’s progression for movement impairments of the effects on the pelvic region. The interventions will include manual therapy, movement/exercise and respiration. They also have a foundational knowledge of the pressure system including abdominal and pelvic floor dysfunction, and psychosocial/behavioural contributions.
- 3 hours pre-course readings/videos
- One day live online course delivery from 10:00am-4:30pm Eastern Time (Toronto)
- Two hour small group lab sessions to be scheduled with the course instructor within 2 weeks of the course.
This course is open to all health care professionals – physiotherapists, physiotherapy assistants, occupational therapists, chiropractors, naturopathic doctors, massage therapists, registered kinesiologists, medical doctors, nurses, midwives, fitness professionals & athletic trainers.
Physiotherapists and other providers that have completed this course are able to perform a movement evaluation of the musculoskeletal aspect of the spine, establish and create a treatment plan and it’s progression for movement impairments of the effects on the pelvic region. The interventions will include manual therapy, movement/exercise and respiration. They also have a foundational knowledge of the pressure system including abdominal and pelvic floor dysfunction, and psychosocial/behavioral contributions.
This course is both lecture and discussion format and includes practical labs with demonstrations. This course will be delivered completely online and each participant is encouraged to have their camera on for the course and be fully participatory in the discussion sessions.
If registering for Improving PF Function – $225 + HST ($254.25 incl. HST)
If registering for GI & The Pelvic Floor – $545 + HST ($615.85 incl. HST)
If registering for both courses – $625 + HST ($706.25 incl. HST)