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.*
Key Note: You MUST take both PH2 Pelvic Pain and PH2 Bowel Dysfunction courses to complete the Level 2 requirement for the CAPP-Pelvic Certificate Program (optional). If you do not wish to pursue the CAPP Certificate, you may then take either one of the Level 2 courses (Pelvic Pain or Bowel Dysfunction) and will be able to proceed to Level 3. course but will not be eligible to get the CAPP-Pelvic Certificate of Achievement (the final certificate for completion the full track and completing the case reflection). The Level 2 Pelvic Pain and Bowel Dysfunction courses are meant to give you an opportunity to increase practical clinical application and to have more in-depth instruction on each topic. In this time of transition, the Section on Women’s Health also continues to offer a regular 3-day version of Level 2 which does not need to be taken in combination with PH2 Pelvic Pain and PH2 Bowel Dysfunction in order to complete the CAPP-Pelvic Certificate of Achievement requirement. Those taking the regular Level 2 course can proceed to the Level 3 course without needing to take PH2 Pelvic Pain and PH2 Bowel Dysfunction. Stay tuned for additional course dates for all three types of courses in 2018.