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This course will review gender-inclusive pelvic floor anatomy related to pelvic floor dysfunctions commonly occurring in the urogenital triangle. The participants will gain an understanding of internal and external urogenital triangle assessment and treatment of lumbopelvic/hip musculature. We will practice assessment and interventions encompassing internal and external approaches for treatment. Participants will cover a variety of diagnoses related to primary bladder conditions, overactive/non-relaxing PFM associated with pelvic pain, vaginismus, pudendal neuralgia, and dyspareunia. More advanced interventions for the physical therapy management of persons with dysfunctional, overactive PFM, will be incorporated through case examples and lab practice. This course will serve as an intermediate course, building upon the foundational orthopedic concepts of rehab professionals obtained in IAMT’s Orthopedic Intro to Pelvic Health course. There will be focus on instruction to accurately identify pelvic floor dysfunction in all genders to develop intervention strategies to address low to moderate complexity pelvic conditions. Evidence-based practice, informed by current Clinical Practice Guidelines, will be emphasized in this course.
Course Level: Intermediate
Prerequisites: PH:Ortho (Recommended), Pelvic health clinical experience, or equivalent introductory training.
Contact Hrs: 16 Live
*This course includes internal assessment skills for pelvic floor musculature.
*This course is a part of IAMT Pelvic Health CPHC certification series.
*Participants of all genders are welcome.
Instructor: J. Adrienne McAuley