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?
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 healthcare professionals. No prerequisites required.
Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:
Importance of PFD when treating Orthopaedic conditions- LBP and Hip pain
Basic anatomy of the pelvic floor musculature and physiology of the lower urinary tract system (LUTS)
Pelvic floor conditions as they relate to a underactive and overactive pelvic floor
Conservative management of pelvic floor dysfunction
Proper instruction on how to perform a pelvic floor contraction and progression of exercises
Prescription and progression of pelvic floor exercises for an over active pelvic floor
Practical treatment options for the non-internal clinician
When it is appropriate to refer to a specially trained practitioner for incontinence and pelvic pain
This course is open to all health care professionals – licensed physiotherapists, physiotherapy students, physiotherapy assistants, occupational therapists, chiropractors, naturopathic doctors, massage therapists, registered kinesiologists, fitness professionals, yoga instructors, personal trainers, 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 for evaluating the criteria and determining how many CEU’s can be obtained by completing this course.
10:30am-6:30pm ET (Toronto) – please convert to your local time zone.