Saturday, May 4 - Sunday, May 5, 2013
|Brooks Pelvic Physical Therapy Certificate of Achievement - This course is the first of three courses, Pelvic PT1, Pelvic PT2, and Pelvic PT3, designed to give the practicing clinician a comprehensive knowledge base in pelvic physical therapy evaluation and treatment. Successful completion of testing will result in a Certificate of Completion of Pelvic PT1. Successful completion of Pelvic PT1, Pelvic PT2, and Pelvic PT3 will result in a Brooks Pelvic Physical Therapy Certificate of Achievement.|
- All participants will describe normal anatomy and function of female pelvic floor .
- All participants will describe coordination between the pelvic floor and abdominal muscles including the impact on treatment
- All participants will describe the physiology of micturition, types of urinary incontinence (UI), pelvic organ prolapse (POP). and signs suggestive of lower urinary tract dysfunction (LUTD).
- Physical Therapists will perform examination and evaluation of the abdominal wall and of the pelvic floor vaginally.
- Physical Therapists will differentiate between musculoskeletal and medical diagnoses based on the subjective and objective evaluation of a patient with UI and POP.
- All participants will develop rehabilitation goals for musculoskeletal impairments in patients with UI and POP based on a systematic interview and the physical therapist’s examination of the patient.
- Physical Therapists will perform differential diagnosis of musculoskeletal impairments associated with UI and POP.
- Physical Therapists will differentiate signs and symptoms of different types of UI including stress, urge, and mixed UI.
- All participants will describe the medical management of UI and POP and how medical interventions may impact rehabilitation interventions.
- All participants will develop strategies for rehabilitation treatment of pelvic floor muscle impairments including for UI and POP
- All participants will identify evidence-based strategies treatment of pelvic floor impairments including bladder training, sEMG and pressure biofeedback, electrical stimulation, vaginal weights .
- All participants will identify risk management and infection control issues related to pelvic floor physical therapy
- 18 live hours
- 4 hours home study
TESTING, ATTENDANCE, AND PARTICIPATION
Course Tests: All participants must take the Pre Course online test, and the Post course online test. Physical Therapist participants must also pass psychomotor skills testing. Participants who pass all of the testing and attend the entire course will receive a Certificate of Completion. Participants who do not pass testing but attend the entire course will be granted a Certificate of Attendance.
Pre course Online Testing: Participants are expected to complete the required home study and online testing no later than 24 hours prior to the course. All home study materials and the pre course online test will be available to participants upon registration via Brooks University. All participants will be tested on the home study.
Psychomotor Skills Testing: Physical Therapists participants are expected to participate in all psychomotor skills testing during the course. Participant who do not pass the pre course test, psychomotor skills test, and the post course test but attend the entire course will be granted a Certificate of Attendance. Participants who pass all of the testing and attend the entire course will receive a Certificate of Completion. Physical Therapist Assistant participants may not participate in psychomotor skills testing except as a simulated patient for a physical therapist participant who is testing
Post course Online Testing: Participants are expected to complete the required post course online testing no later than 2 weeks after the end of the live course. The test will be available to all participants via Brooks University.
Biofeedback sensors: Participants will be issued a vaginal or rectal sensor for personal use for the sEMG and electrical stimulation labs. The cost of the sensor is included in the cost of the course.
Lab Participation: Participants must be prepared to fully engage in the interactive labs in this course including vaginal examination and treatment techniques. Participants must come prepared to participate as both clinician and patient. Participants, who cannot, for any reason, participate as simulated patients in lab must provide their own surrogates. Male participants must provide a surrogate for vaginal examination and treatment. Please contact Brooks to inquire about hiring a simulated patient to act as a surrogate. Pregnant participants must bring a signed permission note from her physician to participate. This course DOESinclude internal intra-vaginal pelvic floor lab work.
Attendance: Participants are expected to stay through the entire course in order to receive the most benefit from the course, and to earn all of the CEUs for the course. Anyone needing to miss more than one hour will have the number of CEUs altered on his or her Certificate, and may be required to purchase additional instruction and complete course work in order to obtain a Certificate of Completion (at the instructor’s discretion).
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.