Course Introduction: Prerequisites:
Instructor(s): Gail Wetzler
This unique 4-day course is designed to educate participants on the anatomy, mobility, and motility of the pelvic viscera. Specific focus will include the bladder, rectum, uterus, ovaries, and an introduction to the kidneys. Video and patient demonstration will focus on examination and intervention strategies. Internal pelvic techniques will be presented from Jean Pierre Barral's advanced pelvic class that, to date, has only been taught in France. Wetzler has obtained special permission from Barral to teach this material for the Section on Women's Health. You will also learn how the internal techniques can enhance your intervention outcomes for bladder, uteral, rectal, and pelvic floor dysfunctions.
CEUs earned: 3.0
Thursday 7:30 am - 5:30 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 5:30 pm
Saturday 8:00 am - 5:30 pm
Sunday 8:00 am - 3:30 pm
Open To: Licensed Physical Therapists.
Lab Participation Requirements: As this course includes extensive lab work, all should come prepared to participate as both clinician and patient. Male or female participants who cannot, for medical or cultural reasons, participate as lab subjects need to provide their own models.
Participants who MUST provide their own lab partners include (but are not limited to, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
if further questions):
- Pregnant women are able to attend and participate in select lab sessions, but they must provide a model because they are unable to participate as a patient for the majority of the lab session.
- Participants with an IUD will need a model for the 3rd and 4th day of the course.