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Pelvic Physical Therapy 1 - Des Moines, IA

Jul 11, 2014 07:30am - Jul 13, 2014 03:30pm
Event Type: Education
Category: Pelvic 1


Level 1

July 11-13 (Fri-Sun)
Location: Des Moines, IA

Lori Mize, Barb Settles-Huge
CEUs: 2.3


Course Introduction:

This 3-day course provides physical therapists with practical knowledge and skill in the treatment of female urinary incontinence, with an introduction to the treatment of pelvic pain. Instruction in pelvic floor muscle anatomy, function, physiology, and pelvic floor muscle dysfunction will provide the clinician with skills for immediate clinical application and build the base for future courses. This course is the first prerequisite in the series of three pelvic floor courses designed to give the practicing clinician a comprehensive knowledge base in pelvic physical therapy. Course content is evidence-based, promoting the use of reliable tests and validated outcome measures. Instruction and lab practice intravaginal examination of the pelvic floor is a key component of this course. Participants will perform and experience intra-vaginal EMG biofeedback and electrical stimulation.  Skills integration testing is performed at the end of the third day.


Course Hours:

Day 1: 7:30 am – 5:30 pm

Day 2: 8:00 am – 5:30 pm

Day 3: 8:00 am – 3:30 pm


Required pre-reading is to be completed prior to the course. All pre-reading is available at this link.


Open To: Licensed Physical Therapists, and Student Physical Therapists in their final year of school.

Of note, PTA's are no longer eligible to participate in any SOWH Pelvic Floor continuing education programs.


Lab Participation Requirements: Participants will be working in groups of 3 during labs. This course includes extensive labs with intravaginal 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.  Complete information on course participation requirements is located here.


Participants who MUST provide their own lab partners include (but are not limited to, contact 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


Attendance Requirements:  Participants are expected to stay through the entire course; please make your travel plans accordingly.  Deduction of CEU certificate hours and ineligibility to participate in the CAPP process will occur for participants who leave the course early.  Complete information on the attendance policy is included here.


Click Here For Required and Recommended Readings

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