Description

EIM’s Pelvic Health 2 course is designed to teach the student advanced Pelvic floor techniques, including internal vaginal and rectal pelvic floor examination, evaluation, and treatment, use of biofeedback to aid in uptraining and downtraining the pelvic floor, overview of chronic pain, and marketing strategies needed to build a pelvic health practice. The 2‐day weekend intensive part of this course will cover the hands on portion of the techniques learned and includes internal vaginal and rectal components.

Approach

This course is designed to teach the student advanced pelvic floor techniques, including internal vaginal and rectal pelvic floor examination, evaluation, and treatment, use of biofeedback to aid in uptraining and downtraining the pelvic floor, overview of chronic pain, and marketing strategies needed to build a pelvic health practice. The 2-day weekend intensive part of this course will cover the hands on portion of the techniques learned  and includes internal vaginal and rectal components.

Target Audience: Intermediate level course open to licensed physical therapists.

Credits: 24 contact hours (8 online and 16 on-site) from EIM Institute of Health Professions

EIM Program Applicability:  None.  This course must be taken in conjunction with an 8-week online management course to earn constructive credit towards EIM’s Pelvic Health Certificate program.

Prerequisites: EIM PHPT Pelvic Health 1

Appropriate dress: Participants are asked to bring appropriate attire for lab sessions (i.e. shorts and t-shirts and sports bras for women) and air-conditioned environments throughout the day (i.e. warm-up or work-out clothes).

Objectives

Upon completing this course, you’ll be able to:

  1. Discuss difficult topics with a client during history taking, such as a history of sexual abuse.
  2. Perform an internal vaginal and internal rectal exam.
  3. Discuss correct technique with pelvic floor dry needling.
  4. Demonstrate correct technique with scar tissue mobilization of the abdomen and pelvic floor (i.e. post Cesarean birth or episiotomy).
  5. Demonstrate effective downtraining interventions for clients with hypertonicity of the pelvic floor muscles.
  6. Develop an example treatment plan for the client with dyspareunia (pain with intercourse), urinary or fecal incontinence, and constipation.

Most importantly – be able to apply this stuff to your clinical practice next week! References Required and supplementary articles are listed in each weekly module and can be downloaded from the Moodle Learning Management System.