This 2-day course provides an excellent foundation for understanding sacroiliac dysfunction through PowerPoint, video, and group activities/critical thinking/lab practice. A significant portion of this course is dedicated to hands-on practice. Case studies will be presented representing diverse diagnoses (hip, groin, back pain, pelvic floor dysfunction, trauma) as well as a wide range of age groups. You will develop quick screening tools that are clinically applicable and a treatment approach for sacroiliac dysfunction that can be readily used “on Monday morning” after the course.
This 3 day, 22-hour course provides the physical therapist with an in-depth understanding of how specific PT interventions during the antepartum and intrapartum periods may affect birth outcomes and postpartum maternal health. Practical, evidence-based knowledge and advanced skills in providing labor support are included for those who wish to expand their practice into the labor and delivery suite. Didactic instruction includes: maternal pelvis anatomic characteristics and biomechanical considerations for childbirth, orthopedic diagnosis considerations for labor and delivery, causes and management of dysfunctional labor, psychosocial considerations in childbirth, early postpartum support, ethical boundaries, documentation/reimbursement/marketing. Instructor to participant ratio for labs will be 1:8 with a maximum of 32 participants to ensure valuable attention to each participant. Labs offer skills that are immediately applicable and include: pelvic balancing for childbirth, positions for promoting efficient labor, hands-on interventions for dysfunctional labor and labor with orthopedic considerations, physical coping with a variety of hands on techniques, and various mental coping techniques. At the end of this course, all participants will participate in comprehensive standardized patient lab scenarios utilizing all skills learned. Skills integration is performed at the end of the third day. Upon completion of this course, participants will have expanded hands-on and educational support of the pregnant client, as well as the skills and resources to expand their practice to include provision of labor support.
* Voting is only open to SOWH Members. In order to verify membership, voters must provide their SOWH membership ID at the end of the poll.
For all inquiries in regards to the Election process, please contact [email protected]
The APTA will be surveying a portion of our members in the coming weeks about new CPT codes related to physical therapist evaluations and reevaluations, to assess the “professional work” value and time involved in the physical therapist’s provision of the services identified by each of these codes. Professional work value includes your mental effort and judgment, technical skill, and psychological stress in providing the service.
APTA will submit the survey data to the American Medical Association’s Relative Value Scale Update Committee (RUC) Health Care Professions Advisory Committee (HCPAC), a multispecialty committee whose purpose is to develop values for CPT codes based in part on survey data such as this. The RUC HCPAC will make a recommendation to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services for the professional work value of these evaluation and reevaluation codes.
This survey will be distributed to a random sampling of APTA members. If you receive an email requesting your participation in the survey, it is critically important that you take the time to complete it. The online survey will take approximately 40 minutes and opens May 27, 2015. Your responses will be anonymous.
For further questions and instructions on completing the survey, see the following website: www.apta.org/RUCSurvey
Thank you for your help!
Limited spots are available at our upcoming Labor & Delivery course this May 17-19 in Baltimore, Maryland. Don’t miss out on one of our most popular courses! Read testimonials from our? 2014 Labor & Delivery Course participants below? & register today while space is available.
Registration is? OPEN? to? Physical Therapists? and? Physical Therapy Students? in their final year.? No prerequisite? courses are required. Early bird registration ends on? April? 25th, 2015!
To Register, please fill out:? 2015 Course Registration Form
Course Dates:? May 17-19, 2015
Location:? Baltimore, MD
Nominations for the 2016 slate term are now open for application submissions! The selected nominated members will be elected in 2015 to take office in February 2016. Open positions are listed HERE along with instructions and forms to follow and complete when submitting nomination applications. If you have any questions related to nominations, please contact Kendra Erven? (2015 Nominating Committee Chair).
Thank you to all that attended the Section on Women’s Health Fall Conference 2014 in Baltimore, MD this past weekend. An additional BIG thank you goes out to our Sponsors (Maven Clinic, Body Support Systems, and It’s You Babe) as well as the enthusiastic presence of SSIG.
The conference was a HUGE success and presented a great learning opportunity led by Penny Simkin, PT and created networking opportunities for our members and non-members that attended.
From left to right: Wendy Featherstone (SOWH President), Penny Simkin (Speaker), Sandra Hilton (SOWH Director of Programming)
The first morning in Baltimore, Maryland (Inner Harbor area, Oriole Park at Camden Yards, Hilton Baltimore)
? Speaker Session, Evening Reception, Crabcakes & Risotto
Thank you to all the outstanding members who submitted their candidacy to this year?´s? election!? ? And thank you to all of you who took the time to vote.?
The Nominating Committee would like to congratulate the members elected to serve the Section, beginning their terms at CSM 2015.
Kirsten Wightman Krell
To those that did not vote in this year?´s? elections? – we want to hear from you! Let us know how we can improve theelection? process and better serve you. Please contact Nominating Chair Karen Weeks? [email protected]with any suggestions so that we can help you make your voice heard.
We are already looking ahead to the 2015 Section on Women?´s Health? Elections! The following positions will be open in 2015:
Director of Practice
Director of Communications
– See more at: http://www.womenshealthapta.org/2014-election/#sthash.urvBfcal.dpuf
Submitted by Kendra Erven, PT, DPT, WCS, BCB-PMD