Pelvic Health for Manual Therapists
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 or Live Stream (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.
Visit the Course Calendar page for information on course dates and location
Read what past participants had to say...
Sarah and Emily are very knowledgeable and helpful. They came prepared and really knew their stuff. They were amazing about working one on one to ensure we fully understood the lessons.
Bobbi-Jo Corbett, RMT.
Knowledgeable and great!! If there's more, I want to enroll again.
Sarah and Emily were so knowledgeable and approachable! I can't wait to incorporate what I've learned into my treatments! Whether you get clients with pelvic related issues or not, it's still an informative and fun course that will educate you!
Erin Jackson, RMT.
Sarah and Emily were very knowledgeable and helpful. Course material was clear ad well presented with lots of hands on practical time. Greatly enjoyed and fell I can implement this immediately in my practice.
Pamela Lawson, RMT.
Very helpful and informative.
Niagara Falls, Ont.
So informative and very applicable to daily practice. Important for all clients with low back and hip pain,, not just pelvic pain. Can't wait to start implementing these techniques with my clients. Thanks for a great weekend!
Great course, good info, good pacing, good times.
Very informative, well prepared, and easy to use the information in my practice.
Well taught course. Instructors very knowledgeable. Great tool to add to my practice.
The ladies, Sarah and Emily, were very thorough and informative and delivered the information in a way to understand easily. Also helpful with any questions.
Catherine Hilliard, RMT.
So informative and detailed. Hands on was extremely helpful and helped me understand the course better.
Excellent Pelvic Health course. Great review of anatomy, physiology, techniques. Fast paced so study / review ahead can help to prepare for the course. Great hands on and labs. Instructors are passionate, knowledgeable, friendly and eager to share the knowledge.
Laura Shilliday, RMT.
Manitoulin Island, Ont.
Helpful for self care, pregnancy, and post pregnancy care.
Excellent information that has been presented in a relatable manner!
Great content that focuses on anything related to pelvic health and how to incorporate it into your practice. Made me feel more confident using these techniques in my practice.
Megan Moore, RMT.
Very helpful, good anatomy review. More confident, mindful of pelvic floor movement and joints.
Brittany O'Brien, RMT.
RMTs...you need to take this course. Pelvic Health is the final gap in information that we need to effectively treat our patients low back pain, shoulder, neck, hip. It all relates to this course
Lindsay Shepstone, RMT.
Course material was very relateable / useful for current patient treatments. Several times during the course, it made me think about how to implement skills into treatment plans.
Sarah and Emily did a fantastic job tailoring the subject matter to Massage Therapy. They were very informative and personable. Awesome course!
Cathryn Wood, RMT.
Instructors were knowledgeable and often had the answers to our questions already qued up before we even asked. Really appreciated the mix of theoretical and hands on practice.
I have a much more thorough understanding of the body as a whole. I can't wait to put what i learned into my practice. My confidence level is much better.
Very informative and useful information we can easily put into practice right away.
A great tool to add to your tool box because there is a large population that would benefit from this knowledge.
Joy Gamble, RMT.
Emily and Sarah were both knowledgeable and presented clearly. It was great to connect the info and see where I can implement as an RMT.
Julie Carlin, RMT.
Very thorough and effective with techniques, assessments, etc. that I feel I can apply to my treatments right away. Very satisfied with my course in Pelvic Health.
Tangible, Practical, Usable, Affordable, Hands-on, Not long and tedious.
Deme Barlas, RMT.
Amazing course that can be applied to practice right away. The instructors are full of useful information.
Sarah and Emily are very knowledgeable and did an excellent job at translating the material into an RMTs personal practice.
Roxanne Collins, RMT.