Live course dates: September 14-15, 2019, Bonita Springs, Florida
DEADLINE TO REGISTER IS THE FRIDAY BEFORE 2 WEEKS BEFORE LIVE COURSE DATE
THIS COURSE IS LIMITED TO 20 PARTICIPANTS
DEADLINE TO REGISTER FOR September 14-15, 2019 COURSE IS August 31, 2019
This Pelvic Health Level 1 course provides PTs, OTs, PTAs, andATCs with the exceptional opportunity to learn internal and external vaginal and rectal examination and treatment techniques of the pelvis and pelvic floor by examining live female and male “simulated” patients/models. Independent study, online course modules, and an interactive live webinar prior to attending the live course will prepare the participant for an intensive live interactive instructional experience. Instruction in pelvic floor muscle function, pelvic floor muscle dysfunction, and pelvic floor disorders will provide the clinician with skills for immediate clinical application and build the base for future courses. Clinicians will develop practical knowledge and skill in the treatment of bladder control problems, female pelvic organ prolapse, and male prostate-related bladder control problems. Intervention skills will include scientifically dosed therapeutic exercise for pelvic floor muscle training, behavioral interventions, sEMG perineal biofeedback, pressure biofeedback, neuromuscular electrical stimulation, and manual therapy.
Course Objectives: Upon completion of this course:
1. All participants will describe and identify normal and abnormal anatomy and function of the pelvic floor.
2. All participants will describe the physiology of micturition, types of lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) and bladder control problems including urinary incontinence (UI), and pelvic organ prolapse (POP).
3. PTs and OTs will perform examination and evaluation of the pelvic floor vaginally in females and rectally in males and females.
4. PTs and OTs will differentiate between musculoskeletal and medical diagnoses based on the subjective and objective evaluation of a patient with LUTS and/or POP.
5. All participants will develop rehabilitation goals for musculoskeletal impairments in patients with LUTS and/or POP based on the patient interview and the physical / occupational therapist’s examination of the patient.
6. PTs and OTs will perform differential diagnosis of musculoskeletal impairments associated with LUTS and/or POP.
7. PTs and OTs will differentiate signs and symptoms of different types of LUTS including stress, urge, and mixed UI, incomplete emptying, urgency and frequency, and nocturia.
8. All participants will describe the medical management of LUTS and POP and how medical interventions may impact rehabilitation interventions.
9. All participants will develop skills and perform techniques for rehabilitation treatment of pelvic floor muscle impairments including for LUTS and POP
10. All participants will identify evidence-based strategies treatment of pelvic floor dysfunction including therapeutic exercise, behavioral interventions, bladder training, sEMG biofeedback, pressure biofeedback, neuromuscular electrical stimulation, and vaginal weights.
11. All participants will identify risk management and infection control issues related to pelvic floor physical therapy
12. All participants will describe optimal documentation and billing and coding for providing physical therapy treatment for LUTS and/or POP.
Prerequisite: Participants must take and pass the quizzes for the free online Pelvic Health Functional Anatomy Course
Pelvic Health Level 1: Bladder Control and Pelvic Floor Examination
Total 23 hours (2.3 CEUs in Florida)
Independent Study Online Modules (1,2,3 and 5) TIME
Module 1 (Independent Study) 2.5 hours
- Overview of Physical Therapy for Pelvic Floor Dysfunction 45 min
- Pelvic Floor Muscle (PFM) and Exercise Science 30 min
- Pelvic Floor Muscle Training 30 min
- Pelvic Floor Muscle Training and Treatment video 30 min
- Pelvic Level 1 Test Module 1 15 min
Module 2 (Independent Study) 4.5 hours
- Female and Male Pelvic Floor Dysfunctions 60 min
- Measurement of Pelvic Floor Function 30 min
- Bladder function evaluation 60 min
- Bladder training, PFMT, and behavioral treatments 60 min
- Neuromuscular Reeducation and Electrical Stimulation 45 min
- Testing Module 2 15 min
Module 3 (Independent Study) 4.0 hours
- Standard Pelvic Floor Exam video and reading 45 min
- sEMG Perineal Biofeedback 45 min
- Vaginal squeeze pressure measurement 30 min
- Pelvic organ prolapse video and reading (POP) 90 min
- Testing Module 3 15 min
Module 4 LIVE COURSE 10.0 hours
- Introduction to Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy 60 min
- Pelvic Floor Examination 60 min
- LAB PT/OT: Female Vaginal PFM Exam, Male & Female
Anorectal PFM Exam
LAB PTA/ATC: Palpation of The Female & Male External
Perineum and Pelvis, Palpation Of The Internal Female Pelvic Floor 120 Min
Psychomotor Testing for Examination / Palpation Lab During Lab
- Bladder Diary Analysis and Bladder Training 45 Min
- AB Therapeutic Treatments for PFM Disorders 60 Min
- LAB PT/OT sEMG Perineal Biofeedback Assessment
And Treatment for PFM Disorders
LAB PTA / ATC sEMG Perineal Biofeedback Treatment
For PFM Disorders 120 Min
- LAB Electrical Stimulation Treatment for LUTS And
PFM Disorders 30 Min
- Clinical Reasoning and Case Studies for Bladder Control, 45 Min
POP, And Prostate Related Bladder Control Problems
- Billing & Coding, PT-PTA Model in Clinic 15 Min
- Course Review, Q & A 30 min
- Testing Module 4 15 min
Module 5 (Independent Study) 2.0 hours
- Documentation and billing and coding 30 min
- Starting a Pelvic Health & Wellness Program 15 min
- Medical Testing of the Lower Urinary Tract and PFM 30 min
- Urogynecologic Surgeries 30 min
- Urologic Medications 30 min
- Testing Module 5 15 min