San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Saturday, November 2 - Sunday, November 3, 2013
|Brooks Pelvic Physical Therapy Certificate of Achievement - This course is the second 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 PT2. Successful completion of Pelvic PT1, Pelvic PT2, and Pelvic PT3 will result in a Brooks Pelvic Physical Therapy Certificate of Achievement.|
Attendees must send in a copy of a Certificate of Completion from an approved Level1 Pelvic Physical Therapy course of at least 1.6 CEUs. Attendees must also complete the required home study and testing that accompanies this course at least 48 hours before the course start date.
This 2-day course will advance the skill and knowledge of physical therapists (PTs) trained in the examination and treatment of pelvic floor disorders with a focus on pelvic pain conditions. Required home study prior to attending the course will prepare the participant for an intensive live interactive instructional experience. An exploration of the etiology and pathophysiology of pelvic pain conditions including chronic pelvic pain, coccydynia,vulvodynia, pudendal neuraligia, vaginismus, painful bladder syndrome including interstitial cystitis, will compliment psychomotor (“hands on”) training in examination and treatment of musculoskeletal components of pelvic pain. The physiology of defecation will be reviewed, with an introduction to defecation disorders. Case presentations and lab work will prepare the clinician for immediate clinical application of skills and knowledge upon return to the clinical setting. This course includes refinement of the internal vaginal examination, and introduction to internal rectal examination. Course content is evidence based, and will promote the use of the most reliable tests, measures, and interventions.
Upon completion of this course participants will be able to:
- All participants will describe normal anatomy and function of the rectal pelvic floor including basics of defecation.
- All participants will list components of the medical investigation of colo-rectal function.
- All participants will describe the pathophysiology of constipation, coccydynia, vulvodynia, vaginismus, painful bladder syndrome including interstitial cystitis, abdominal muscle dysfunction, and abdominal wall nerve entrapments.
- Physical Therapists will perform examination and evaluation of the abdominal wall and of the pelvic floor vaginally and rectally.
- Physical Therapists will differentiate between different potential mechanisms of pelvic pain
- Physical Therapists will develop appropriate plan of care and functional goals for each of the above listed dysfunctions.
- All participants will develop strategies for treatment of pelvic pain syndromes and constipation.
- Physical Therapists will perform manual therapy, myofascial release, and trigger point release to the pelvic floor muscles externally, vaginally, and rectally.
- Physical Therapists will perform scar and myofascial release techniques to the abdominal muscles
Cynthia Neville, PT, DPT, WCS, BCB-PMD
Physical Therapists and physical therapist assistants (PTAs) who are accompanied by a physical therapist colleague may attend this course. Instruction in examination techniques and treatment skills is a key component of this course. PTAs may observe the examination and manual therapy labs and/or participate as a simulated patient. Participants will be tested before, throughout, and after the course to demonstrate learning and obtain a course certificate.
2.2 CEUs for PTs and PTAs
- 18 live course 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.
Lab Participation: Participants must be prepared to fully engage in the interactive labs in this course including both vaginal and rectal 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 DOES include internal intra-vaginal or intra-rectal 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.