Pelvic Floor Level 3
Location: Madison, WI
Instructor(s): MJ Strauhal
3-day evidence-based course will provide clinically relevant information and
training for the evaluation and treatment of male urinary incontinence, life
span specific considerations, and individuals with neurological involvement.
Lab will focus on EMG relaxation training and integration of complete vaginal
and rectal examination learned in previous coursework. Lecture will include the
pathophysiology and physical therapy evaluation and treatment of male patients,
pediatric and geriatric populations, and pelvic floor intervention with
neurologic patients. Changes in the pelvic organs throughout the lifecycle and
interdisciplinary treatment of pelvic dysfunction will be reviewed.
1: 7:30 am – 5:30 pm
2: 8:00 am – 5:30 pm
3: 8:00 am – 3:30 pm
1 and Pelvic 2 are required prerequisites for this course.
·Agreement to the following
attendance requirements: PF3
pre-reading is to be completed prior to the course. All pre-reading is
available at this
of 1 year 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
Licensed Physical Therapists.
course is NOT open to PTAs and Student PTs.
Participation Requirements: Participants will be working in
groups of 2 during labs. This course includes extensive labs with intravaginal
and intrarectal assessment and examination. All participants must participate
in labs as both “clinician” and “patient.” Participants who cannot
participate as lab subjects are required to provide their own lab partners.
Failure to participate as a lab subject, or to provide required lab partner if
needed, will result in forfeiture of course completion and registration costs.
who MUST provide their own lab partners include (but are not limited to):
• ALL Male participants
• Pregnant women (except with written
physician permission for FULL participation)
• Active vaginal infections
• Active STD or herpes lesions
• Active bladder or rectal infections
• Severe pelvic/vaginal/rectal pain that
• Lack of prior vaginal exam by a
• Active OB/GYN cancer
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
for more details.