All participants must complete the required home study prior to attending this course. There are no required course pre-requisites for this course.
This 1-day course provides physical Therapists, (PTs), occupational therapists( OTs), and PT students in their final year with practical knowledge and skill in the external and internal examination of the female pelvis and the pelvic floor. Participants will identify the anatomy of the female pelvic and pelvic floor. Psychomotor (“hands on”) training in examination techniques and maneuvers for musculoskeletal diagnosis will prepare the clinician for immediate clinical application of skills and knowledge upon return to the clinical setting. Participants will learn and practice examination maneuvers and techniques for the external pelvis on fellow participants. Participants will learn and practice internal vaginal pelvic examination techniques on live “simulated patients” and not on each other. Course content is evidence based, and will promote the use of the most reliable tests and measures. Participants complete a short open book test at the end of the course to demonstrate learning and obtain a certificate of course completion.
Upon completion of this course participants will be able to:
- All participants will describe normal anatomy and function of female pelvic floor .
- All participants will perform tests and measures to complete an examination of the female pelvis including external examination and internal vaginal exam.
- All participants will identify the criteria for a musculoskeletal diagnosis of pelvic girdle pain.
- All participants will identify the criteria for musculoskeletal diagnoses of pelvic floor muscle impairments.
Physical Therapists (PTs), Occupational Therapists ( OTs) Physical Therapist Assistants (PTAs) and PT students in their final year may attend this course. Instruction in examination techniques is the key component of this course. Treatment techniques will not be addressed. PTAs accompanying a PT from his or her clinic may observe the examination and/or participate as a simulated patient.
*0.6 CEUs for PTs, OTs, and PTAs
When & Where
Brooks Institute of Higher Learning
Brooks Post-professional Education Programs
Brooks Rehabilitation is a leader in post-professional clinical education for healthcare practitioners focused in the area of rehabilitation. This is demonstrated by its active involvement in providing residency and fellowship level training as well as through providing world class continuing education courses for all clinicians in the field of rehabilitation practice. Currently Brooks has four post-professional education programs including a multidisciplinary Geriatric Residency (includes residents from OT, Nursing, SLP, and PT), a PT Neurologic Residency, a PT Orthopaedic Residency, and an Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapy Fellowship. Brooks Rehabilitation offers over 25 post-professional continuing courses each year that includes a wide variety of course offerings for multiple disciplines and a variety of specialty practice areas. The speakers include both nationally renowned experts from around the country as well as nationally recognized clinical experts that currently practice within Brooks.