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2017 Pelvic Health Physical Therapy Level 2

CAPP-Pelvic-Logo1ABOUT THE COURSE

This live course is evidence-based, providing clinically relevant information and training the examination, evaluation and intervention of female pelvic pain and bowel dysfunction. Labs offer skills immediately applicable in clinic and include complete internal vaginal and rectal pelvic floor as well as external abdominopelvic examination and treatment techniques. Lectures include the anatomy, pathophysiology and physical therapy evaluation of pelvic floor dysfunction related to pelvic pain and bowel dysfunction in the female patient. Basic concepts of myofascial release, clinical application of modalities, female sexual response and sexual dysfunction will be reviewed. Clinical decision-making and an integration of skills acquired at CAPP Pelvic Health 1 will be included. You may choose between the regular 3-day course in the regular format, the 2-day Bowel Dysfunction course, or the 2-day Pelvic Pain course. All three courses qualify as Pelvic Health Physical Therapy Level 2.  The purpose of these 3 variations is to allow you to focus on a specialty of your choosing.

WHO CAN ATTEND?

Licensed Physical Therapists Physical Therapist Assistants

3-DAY REGULAR COURSE HOURS

Day 1: 7:30 am – 5:30 pm
Day 2: 7:30 am – 5:30 pm
Day 3: 7:30 am – 3:00 pm
Contact Hours: 23.0 hours

2-DAY *BOWEL DYSFUNCTION* COURSE HOURS

Day 1: 7:30 am – 6:00 pm
Day 2: 7:30 am – 5:30 pm

2-DAY *PELVIC PAIN* COURSE HOURS

Day 1: 7:30 am – 6:00 pm
Day 2: 7:30 am – 5:30 pm

COURSE OBJECTIVES FOR THE 3-DAY REGULAR LEVEL 2 COURSE:

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to perform the following:

EXAMINATION/EVALUATION

1) Describe the anatomic, physiologic and neurological components of both pelvic pain diagnoses, defecation, and dysfunctional defecation.

2) Perform an appropriate evaluation of a patient with a pelvic pain diagnoses to include pudendal neuralgia, vulvodynia, vaginismus, painful bladder syndrome, endometriosis and coccygodynia.

3) Perform an appropriate evaluation of a patient with bowel disorder diagnoses to include fecal and anal incontinence, irritable bowel syndrome, constipation and obstructed defecation.

4) Demonstrate ability to perform both an intravaginal and intrarectal pelvic floor muscle examination for patients with pelvic pain diagnosis and/or bowel dysfunction.

5) Describe the female sexual response and demonstrate understanding of sexual dysfunction.

DIAGNOSIS/PROGNOSIS

6) Differentiate between musculoskeletal impairments related to pelvic pain and bowel dysfunction and signs and symptoms associated with non-musculoskeletal pathology requiring further medical examination.

7) Develop functional goals for musculoskeletal impairments identified in pelvic pain and bowel disorder patients based on a systematic interview and examination of the patient.

8) Demonstrate understanding of colon and anorectal function testing for bowel disorders.

INTERVENTION

9) Develop an evidence based and appropriate plan of care for physical therapy intervention for pelvic pain and bowel dysfunction patients with musculoskeletal impairments.

10) Perform manual myofascial release techniques, trigger point release techniques and abdominopelvic scar mobilization interventions for the treatment of patients with pelvic pain and bowel dysfunction.

11) Describe appropriate clinical application of modalities for pelvic pain and bowel dysfunction diagnoses.

12) Describe kinesiology and rigid taping techniques to address pain and dysfunction related to the coccyx.

13) Provide behavioral intervention strategies to improve bowel function such as diet, lifestyle changes, and proper toileting techniques and posture.

COURSE OBJECTIVES FOR 2-DAY *PELVIC PAIN* LEVEL 2 COURSE:

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to perform the following:

EXAMINATION/EVALUATION

  1. Describe the anatomic, physiologic and neurological components of pelvic pain diagnoses.
  2. Perform an appropriate evaluation of a patient with pelvic pain diagnoses to include pudendal neuralgia, vulvodynia, vaginismus, painful bladder syndrome, endometriosis and coccydynia.
  3. Demonstrate ability to perform both a vaginal and rectal pelvic floor muscle examination for patients with pelvic pain diagnoses.
  4. Describe the female sexual response and demonstrate understanding of sexual dysfunction.

DIAGNOSIS/PROGNOSIS

  1. Differentiate between musculoskeletal impairments related to pelvic pain and signs and symptoms associated with non-musculoskeletal pathology requiring further medical examination.
  2. Develop functional goals for musculoskeletal impairments identified in patients with pelvic pain based on a systematic interview and examination of the patient.

INTERVENTION

  1. Develop an evidence based and appropriate plan of care for physical therapy intervention of musculoskeletal impairments for patients with pelvic pain.
  2. Perform manual myofascial release techniques, trigger point release techniques and abdominopelvic scar mobilization interventions for the treatment of patients with pelvic pain.
  3. Describe appropriate clinical application of modalities for pelvic pain diagnoses.
  4. Described kinesiology, joint mobilization to address pain and dysfunction related to the coccyx.
  5. Provide behavioral intervention strategies to manage pelvic pain including lifestyle changes, diet, .

COURSE OBJECTIVES FOR 2-DAY *BOWEL DYSFUNCTION* LEVEL 2 COURSE:

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to perform the following:

EXAMINATION AND EVALUATION

  1. Describe the anatomic, physiologic and neurological components of defecation and dysfunctional defecation.
  2. Perform an appropriate evaluation of a patient with bowel disorder diagnoses to include fecal and anal incontinence, irritable bowel syndrome, constipation and obstructed defecation.
  3. Demonstrate ability to perform vaginal and pelvic floor muscle examination for patients with bowel dysfunction.

DIAGNOSIS/PROGNOSIS

  1. Differentiate between musculoskeletal impairments related to bowel dysfunction and signs and symptoms associated with non-musculoskeletal pathology requiring further medical examination.
  2. Develop functional goals for musculoskeletal impairments identified in patients with bowel disorders based on a systematic interview and examination of the patient.
  3. Demonstrate understanding of colon and anorectal function testing for bowel disorders.

INTERVENTION

  1. Develop an evidence based and appropriate plan of care for physical therapy intervention of musculoskeletal impairments for patients with bowel dysfunction.
  2. Perform manual myofascial release techniques, trigger point release techniques and abdominopelvic assessment for the treatment of patients with bowel dysfunction.
  3. Describe and perform appropriate clinical application of sEMG biofeedback for bowel dysfunction diagnoses.
  4. Describe and appropriate clinical application of digital rectal biofeedback and rectal balloon biofeedback as an intervention for patients with bowel dysfunction.
  5. Provide behavioral intervention strategies to improve bowel function such as diet, lifestyle changes, and proper toileting techniques and posture.

COURSE PREREQUISITES

  1. Internal Consent & Release Form.pdf must be filled out and turned in to the instructor on Day 1 of the course. If the course participant does not turn in the completed form on Day 1, he/she will not be permitted to take the course.
  2. Pelvic 1 is a required prerequisite for this course. Participants who have taken a level 1 course through other pelvic educational institutions may contact the SoWH office at [email protected] to inquire about taking this level 2 course.
  3. Experience of 6 months or more in regularly managing patients with pelvic physical therapy, or working in a clinic with other experienced pelvic physical therapists, is strongly recommended prior to attending this course; lack of experience may greatly inhibit participant comprehension and attainment of skills during the course.
  4. Pre-readings must be read and reviewed prior to Day 1 of the course. Pre-readings will be provided electronically to course participants prior to the course.
  5. English Proficiency: If you are a foreign-educated physical therapist/assistant, you will need to pass the TOEFL(Test of English as a Foreign Language) and meet the score requirements. There are some exemptions to the TOEFL requirement for individuals who are exempt under the USCIS regulations. TOEFL scores must be reported directly to SoWH for the purposes of determining eligibility for course attendance. The minimum TOEFL scores we require are the following: Reading: 21; Listening: 18; Writing: 24; Speaking: 26.

PARTICIPATION REQUIREMENTS

Attendance: Participants are expected to stay through the entire course; please make your travel plans accordingly. Deduction of contact hours hours and ineligibility to participate in the CAPP process will occur for participants who leave the course early.

Lab Participation: Participants will be working in groups of 2 during labs. This course includes extensive labs with intra-vaginal & intra-rectal assessment & examination. All participants must participate in labs as both “therapist” & “patient.” Participants who cannot participate as lab subjects are required to provide their own lab partners. Failure to participate as a lab subject, or to provide required lab partner if needed, will result in forfeiture of course completion and registration costs. If you are not sure whether you need a medical model or if you are unfamiliar with the process of obtaining a medical model, please read: Medical Models for Internal Pelvic Assessment.pdf. Participants that MUST provide their own lab partners include (but are not limited to):

  • ALL Male participants
  • Pregnant women (except with written physician permission for FULL participation)
  • Active vaginal infections
  • Active STD or herpes lesions
  • Active bladder or rectal infections
  • Severe pelvic/vaginal/rectal pain that inhibits examination
  • Lack of prior vaginal exam by a physician
  • Active OB/GYN cancer

LOCATIONS & DATES

Dates & Locations will be posted below as they become available.

* Registration buttons in grey color are courses that are not available for registration yet. Please, check back for updates.

Pelvic Health Physical Therapy Level 2 (CAPP)

DatesLocationEarly-Bird Rate Ends:Regular Rate Begins:Registration
June 9-11, 2017Bolingbrook, IL5/9/2017
Member: $650
Non-M: $750
5/9/2017
Member: $725
Non-M: $825
REGISTER
Sep. 22-24, 2017St. Louis, MO08/22/2017
Member: $650
Non-M: $750
8/22/2017
Member: $725
Non-M: $825
REGISTER
Oct. 14-15, 2017
Bowel Dysfunction Edition
Kirkland, WA9/14/2017
Member: $550
Non-M: $650
9/14/2017
Member: $625
Non-M: $725
REGISTER
Nov. 4-5, 2017
Pelvic Pain Edition
Kingston, RI10/4/2017
Member: $550
Non-M: $650
10/4
/2017
Member: $625
Non-M: $725
REGISTER

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CERTIFICATE OF ACHIEVEMENT (CAPP-PELVIC) PROGRAM

Pelvic Health Physical Therapy Level 2 is the second course in the CAPP-Pelvic series! The Certificate of Achievement is an optional route if you wish to take a bigger step towards your career. Section on Women’s Health (SoWH) has developed the Certificate of Achievement in Pelvic Physical Therapy (CAPP) to certify that a physical therapist has completed a comprehensive education, training, and testing program for the management of patients with diagnoses of pelvic health dysfunction, such as urinary incontinence and pelvic pain.  The CAPP is awarded to physical therapists who complete three courses of training in pelvic physical therapy (Level 1, Level 2, Level 3), pass written and clinical testing requirements at each level, and successfully complete a written case report. View Candidate Guide

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