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Pelvic Physical Therapy 2 - Washington, D.C.

Aug 01, 2014 07:30am - Aug 03, 2014 03:30pm
Event Type: Education
Category: Pelvic 2


Level 2

August 1-3 (Fri-Sun)
Location: Towson, MD

Carina Siracusa Majzun
CEUs: 2.3


Course Introduction:

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).


Course Hours:

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 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 link.

·         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, if further questions):

·         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 inhibits examination

·         Lack of prior vaginal exam by a physician

·         Active OB/GYN cancer

Click Here For Required and Recommended Readings

Early registration ends on Sep 11, 2013.
Regular registration starts on Sep 12, 2013 and ends on Jul 31, 2014.
Late registration starts on Aug 01, 2014.
All times are 12:00am (GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada).