August 1-3 (Fri-Sun)
Location: Towson, MD
Instructor(s): Carina Siracusa Majzun
This 3-day evidence-based course will advance the pelvic physical
therapist's examination, evaluation and intervention skills. Lab sessions will
focus on intrarectal and coccyx examination skills. Lab will also include
abdominal assessment and progression of previously learned Intravaginal
assessment skills, with focus on treatment of pelvic floor pain conditions.
Didactic topics will include bowel and colon anatomy and physiology, defecation
disorders, and pelvic pain disorders (including IBS, vulvodynia, pudendal
neuralgia, vaginismus, painful bladder syndromes, and endometriosis).
Day 1: 7:30 am – 5:30 pm
Day 2: 8:00 am – 6:00 pm
Day 3: 8:00 am – 3:30 pm
Pelvic 1 is a required prerequisite for this course.
Participants who have taken a level 1 course through other pelvic educational
institutions may contact the SoWH office at email@example.com to
inquire about taking this level 2 course.
Required pre-reading is to be completed prior to
the course. All pre-reading is available at this
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.
You must agree to the following attendance requirements here.
Open To: Licensed Physical Therapists.
This course is NOT open to PTAs and Student PTs.
Lab 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.
Participants who MUST provide their own lab partners include (but
are not limited to, firstname.lastname@example.org if
ALL Male participants
Pregnant women (except with written physician permission for FULL
Active vaginal infections
Active STD or herpes lesions
Active bladder or rectal infections
Severe pelvic/vaginal/rectal pain that inhibits examination
Lack of prior vaginal exam by a physician
Active OB/GYN cancer
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