PH Ortho: Pelvic Health for the Orthopaedic Therapist


This course is designed for PTs to gain an understanding of the anatomy & role of the pelvic floor muscles (PFM) as a skeletal muscle group that supports the lumbo-pelvic-hip complex and its relationship to the diaphragm & abdominal muscles in controlling intra-abdominal pressure. PTs will be able to identify overactive and underactive PFM and develop an appropriate treatment plan, as well as determine whether to treat, treat & refer, or refer out. It is recommended that participants first complete the Lumbopelvic and Lower Extremity courses in order to establish a strong orthopaedic foundation prior to this course. Case presentations will emphasize neuromusculoskeletal presentations such as posterior pelvic girdle pain, stress urinary incontinence (UI), and hip / groin pain. Select interventions include neuro re-ed, ther-ex, manual therapy, and taping techniques. This course does not include internal PFM examination.

Available Courses


Pelvic Health: Ortho (Sherwood, OR)

Jun. 11, 2022 -Jun. 12, 2022
Sherwood, OR

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Pelvic Health: Ortho (Charleston, SC)

Aug. 6, 2022 -Aug. 7, 2022
North Charleston, SC

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