APTA women's health section course in Japan
PELVIC PHYSICAL THERAPY LEVEL 1 COURSE DESCRIPTION
The Pelvic Health Level 1 course is a 3-day live event focusing on the basic skills necessary to treat patients with pelvichealth dysfunction with primary emphasis on underactive pelvic floor muscle conditions. The focus of the labs will be on externalandinternalvaginalexamination. The student-to-teacher ratio willbe8:1toensureadequatesupervisionduring the labs. Lectureswill cover anatomy of the pelvic girdle, physiology of micturition,dysfunctions of thelower urinary tract and pelvicmuscles as well as patient history examination, and testing and treatment interventions for the patient with underactive pelvic floor muscle conditions. Urogynecologic surgeries, medication, prevention of pelvic floor dysfunction and documentation will also be discussed.
Day 1: 7:30 am – 5:45pm
Day 2: 7:30 am – 5:30 am
Day 3: 7:30 am – 3:00pm
FUNDAMENTALS OF PREGNANCY & POSTPARTUM PHYSICAL THERAPY DESCRIPTION
This 3-day course provides practical, evidence-based knowledge and skill in physical therapy evaluation and intervention with the pregnant and postpartum patient. Didactic instruction includes: anatomical and physiologic changes in pregnancy; differential diagnosis in peri-partum; pregnancy-specific changes in posture and gait; postpartum recovery and scar tissue assessment and intervention; modalities during pregnancy, biomechanical strategies; exercise and wellness in pregnancy and postpartum; vaginal labor and delivery; and Cesarean Section and delivery complications. Additionally, advanced clinical decision making with these populations is discussed. Labs contain a maximum ratio of 8:1 participants to lab instructors to ensure valuable attention to each participant. Labs offer skills that are immediately applicable in your clinic and include: modifications of the pregnant examination; lumbopelvic examination and special tests (particularly for pelvic girdle dysfunctions); diastasis rectus abdominis assessment and intervention; external pelvic floor assessment and exercise (NO internal pelvic floor taught at this course); stabilization exercise in pregnancy and postpartum; Cesarean Section rehabilitation techniques; scar assessment and mobilization techniques; labor and delivery positioning strategies for labor augmentation and pain relief. At the end of this course, all participants will participate in comprehensive situational lab scenarios to pull together all skills learned. Skills integration testing is performed at the end of the third day.
Day 1: 8:00 am – 6:00 pm
Day 2: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Day 3: 8:00 am – 3:30 pm