Pelvic Health for Manual Therapists
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$350 + HST
Pelvic health is an up and coming area of expertise and more and more patients are searching for therapists trained in alleviating pelvic floor dysfunction. With this course, you can expand your patient population and help those in need.
This course will provide understanding of pelvic floor anatomy, dysfunctions and common conditions as well as providing practical knowledge of techniques that Manual Therapists can use in their practice to assist in treatment of pelvic floor conditions.
Common conditions that will be covered are chronic pelvic pain, urinary frequency and urgency, incontinence, post-partum pelvic issues including diastasis recti and pelvic organ prolapse, digestive issues and sexual dysfunction.
Through a combination of lecture and practical sessions, you will not only learn about these conditions but you will learn hands-on techniques to help reduce symptoms, pain and dysfunction in patients with pelvic floor dysfunction.
This course will help with patient populations who are pregnant, post-partum, have physical manifestations of anxiety, chronic low back and hip pain and chronic pelvic conditions.
This course was developed specifically for Manual Therapists and is instructed by Pelvic Health Physiotherapists.
In Class Workshop (2 days)
Module 1: Pelvic Floor Anatomy
Review pelvic floor muscular anatomy
Pelvis anatomy (boney attachments, SI joint, ligaments)
Discuss the relationship between pelvic floor muscles and external structures
Physiology of systems - digestive, reproductive, urinary
Module 2: Pelvic Floor Conditions
Gaining an understanding of common pelvic floor conditions
Recognizing symptoms, prognosis and possible treatment options
Knowing when to refer on to pelvic floor physiotherapy, family doctor, gynocology, urology, psychotherapy
Module 3: Manual Techniques
External soft tissue and connective tissues techniques that assist in treating internal dysfunction
Mobilization of pelvic joints
Techniques specific to digestion, diastasis recti, post-partum dysfunctions
Techniques to help reduce pelvic pain
Module 4: Remedial Exercise and Home Exercise Programs
Core and hip strengthening
When and when not to do kegels
Emily Czechowskyj, Master of Science in Physiotherapy
Emily graduated from Queen’s University with a Masters in Physical Therapy. Since then, Emily has continued to pursue further training in orthopedic manual therapy, myofascial relase, acupuncture, taping and pelvic floor courses. She has also participated in a sports therapy placement in Brisbane, Australia to further study sports related manual therapy techniques. Her experience with a diverse clientele, including athletes, weekend-warriors, and overuse injuries has helped her develop an active approach to therapy, ensuring that necessary muscles are working to promote optimal response to treatment.
Emily continues to expand her knowledge in both woman’s health and pelvic floor and through both internal and external techniques she treats a variety of pelvic floor dysfunctions such as incontinence, pelvic pain, pain with intercourse, prolapse, diastasis recti, pre and post-natal care.
Sarah Hull, Master of Science in Physiotherapy
Sarah graduated with her Masters of Science in Physiotherapy from Queen’s University. She has developed her practice with a patient-focused approach using hands-on techniques such as manual therapy, soft tissue massage, cupping, and acupuncture.
Sarah has taken a strong interest in pelvic health physiotherapy for men and women. Pelvic health physiotherapy is an integral part of pain-free pre and post-natal care, treating conditions like incontinence, painful intercourse, pelvic organ prolapse, and diastasis rectus abdominus.
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