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May 2020

Pregnancy, Pelvic Girdle Pain & The Pelvic Floor – May 2020: Live-Online Course

May 22, 2020 - May 23, 2020

Course Description: Pregnancy and pelvic floor function go hand-in-hand. This advanced level course has been designed to enhance relevant care providers knowledge of how to optimize pelvic health through the perinatal care period and to better understand the factors that are actually driving pregnancy-related pelvic girdle pain. We will review best practices related to preventing pelvic floor dysfunction through pregnancy and birth and restoring the pelvic floor post-partum. An overview of best practices related to exercise prescription pre and post-partum…

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Level 1: The Physical Therapy Approach to Female and Male Urinary Incontinence – May 2020: Calgary, AB

May 22, 2020 - May 24, 2020
Calgary, AB Calgary, Alberta Canada + Google Map

Course Description: Urinary incontinence is an important health issue that has traditionally not been well managed. One in four women and one in nine men are affected by urinary incontinence. Ongoing research into core dynamics recognizes the pelvic floor as an important component of core retraining, and yet, accurate assessment and treatment techniques of the pelvic floor are lacking in clinical practice. Hypertonicity vs. hypotonicity of these muscles needs to be addressed through palpatory assessment of the pelvic floor. The…

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Pediatric Incontinence & Pelvic Floor Dysfunction: Abbotsford, BC – May 2020

May 23, 2020 - May 24, 2020
Abbotsford, BC Abbotsford, British Columbia Canada + Google Map

Course Description: According to the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), by 5 years of age, over 90% of children have daytime bladder control. What is life like for the other 10% who experience urinary leakage during the day? Bedwetting is another pediatric issue with significant negative quality of life impact for children and their caregivers, with as much as 30% of 4 year-olds experiencing urinary leakage at night. Children who experience anxiety-causing events may have a…

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CBT Skills for Distressing Physical Symptoms: Online – May/June 2020

May 27, 2020

This is a live online course and attendance is required for all dates/times listed below. You must have access to speakers/web camera/headphones. 4 evening sessions from 6-10pm Toronto time May 27, 2020 June 3, 2020 June 10, 2020 June 17, 2020 Course Description: The landscape in physical rehabilitation settings is changing rapidly as the research continues to identify numerous benefits of integrating psychosocial strategies into treatment. An individual’s beliefs, thoughts, and emotions will influence their physiology, their experience of their…

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Mobilization of the Myofascial Layer: Pelvis and Lower Extremity – May 2020

May 29, 2020 - May 31, 2020
PHS Vaughan, 399 Four Valley Drive, Unit 22
Vaughan, Ontario L4K 5Y7 Canada
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Description: Material will include the science of and evidence behind myofascial based manual therapies with an emphasis on clinical reasoning and evaluation for assessment of connective tissue mobility, movement asymmetry and tissue tension abnormalities affecting the pelvis and lower extremity and their associated fascial structures. Participants will be exposed to multiple approaches for the treatment of fascial dysfunction throughout this concepts course so the clinician can easily choose the appropriate technique depending on the tissue of each unique patient. The…

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June 2020

Bowel and Bladder Treatment of the Client with Neurologic Dysfunction – June 2020

June 6, 2020 - June 7, 2020
PHS Vaughan, 399 Four Valley Drive, Unit 22
Vaughan, Ontario L4K 5Y7 Canada
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Description Patients that are being treated for neurologic dysfunction have a variety of therapy services offered to them. However, many physicians and therapists overlook bowel and bladder concerns for these patients as an untreatable side effect. However there are a variety of behavioural and pelvic floor interventions that can be applied to this patient population. This course will present the common bowel/bladder and sexual side effects that patients can experience with diagnoses of stroke, Multiple Sclerosis, ALS, Spinal cord injury…

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