To be announced soon!
Day 1: 7:30 am – 6:00 pm
Day 2: 7:30 am – 5:30 pm
Contact Hours: 17.75 hour
ABOUT THE COURSE:
This live course is evidence-based, providing clinically relevant information and training the examination, evaluation and intervention of female pelvic pain and bowel
dysfunction. Labs offer skills immediately applicable in clinic and include complete internal vaginal and rectal pelvic floor as well as external abdominopelvic examination and treatment techniques. Lectures include the anatomy, pathophysiology and physical therapy evaluation of pelvic floor dysfunction related to pelvic pain and bowel dysfunction in the female patient. Basic concepts of myofascial release, clinical application of modalities, female sexual response and sexual dysfunction will be reviewed. Clinical decision-making and an integration of skills acquired at CAPP Pelvic Health 1 will be included.*
Key Note: You MUST take both PH2 Pelvic Pain and PH2 Bowel Dysfunction courses to complete the Level 2 requirement for the CAPP certificate and to be eligible to proceed to Level 3 in its current form. These 2 new course offerings are meant to give you an opportunity to increase practical clinical application and to have more in-depth instruction on each topic before proceeding to Level 3. In this time of transition, the Section on Women’s Health also continues to offer a regular 3-day version of Level 2 which does not need to be taken in combination with PH2 Pelvic Pain and PH2 Bowel Dysfunction in order to qualify for Level 2 requirement. Those taking the regular Level 2 course can proceed to the Level 3 course without needing to take PH2 Pelvic Pain and PH2 Bowel Dysfunction. Stay tuned for additional course dates for all three types of courses in 2018.
OPEN TO: Licensed Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants.
Successful completion of the Pelvic Health Physical Therapy Level 1 course. Experience of 6 months or more in regularly managing patients with pelvic physical therapy, or working in a clinic with other experienced pelvic physical therapists, is strongly recommended prior to attending this course; lack of experience may greatly inhibit participant comprehension and attainment of skills during the course.
Participants will be working in groups of 2 during labs. This course includes extensive labs with intra-vaginal & intra-rectal assessment & examination.
Upon completion of this course, you will be able to perform the following:
1. Describe the anatomic, physiologic and neurological components of pelvic pain diagnoses.
2. Perform an appropriate evaluation of a patient with pelvic pain diagnoses to include pudendal neuralgia, vulvodynia, vaginismus, painful bladder syndrome, endometriosis and coccydynia.
3. Demonstrate ability to perform both a vaginal and rectal pelvic floor muscle examination for patients with pelvic pain diagnoses.
4. Describe the female sexual response and demonstrate understanding of sexual dysfunction.
1. Differentiate between musculoskeletal impairments related to pelvic pain and signs and symptoms associated with non-musculoskeletal pathology requiring further medical examination.
2. Develop functional goals for musculoskeletal impairments identified in patients with pelvic pain based on a systematic interview and examination of the patient.
1. Develop an evidence based and appropriate plan of care for physical therapy intervention of musculoskeletal impairments for patients with pelvic pain.
2. Perform manual myofascial release techniques, trigger point release techniques and abdominopelvic scar mobilization interventions for the treatment of patients with pelvic pain.
3. Describe appropriate clinical application of modalities for pelvic pain diagnoses.
4. Described kinesiology, joint mobilization to address pain and dysfunction related to the coccyx.
5. Provide behavioral intervention strategies to manage pelvic pain including lifestyle changes, diet, etc.