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Non-Internal Introductory Pelvic Health Course

Non-Internal Introductory Pelvic Health Course

Non-Internal Introductory Pelvic Health Course

CA$199.00
This course includes
6:01:58 of Course Material (View)
Patient Exercises (View)
Lifetime access after purchase
Certificate of completion

About The Course:

Pelvic Floor Dysfunction (PFD) can include overactive and weak pelvic floor muscles. It is not all about Kegels! How can you tell if your patient is over-recruiting their pelvic floor if you cannot do an internal exam?

Not all clinicians want to perform this type of exam, or it may not be in your scope of practice. However, if your patients have a pelvis you should understand the implications of pelvic floor dysfunction and the implications when seeing patients with Low Back Pain (LBP), SIJ dysfunction, Pelvic Girdle Pain (PGP), and hip pain.

Learn what the evidence says about linking pelvic floor dysfunction to chronic low back pain, pelvic girdle pain and hip pain, and learn what you can do about it in your practice.

Help your patients to regain control of these important muscles. Sexual function and bladder/bowel function are arguably some of the most important activities of daily living!

Don’t let your discomfort be the barrier to your patient’s recovery; we will make it fun and non-threatening!

In This Online Physiotherapy Course, You’ll Learn:

  • The relevance of Pelvic Floor Dysfunction (PFD) when treating orthopedic conditions-specifically LBP, SIJ dysfunction, PGP and hip pain
  • The basic anatomy of the pelvic floor musculature and physiology of the lower urinary tract system (LUTS).
  • Pelvic floor conditions as they relate to a weak pelvic floor and an overactive pelvic floor.
  • How to tactfully ask patients important questions about sexual function.
  • Simple non-internal management strategies for pelvic floor retraining that you can use in the clinic right away.
  • How to create a prescription and progression of pelvic floor exercises for an overactive and underactive pelvic floor.
  • Behavioural techniques to help retrain a variety of dysfunctions of the urinary and bowel system.
  • Externally driven techniques for assessing and treating pelvic floor dysfunction.
  • When to refer to a specially trained physiotherapist for incontinence, prolapse and pelvic pain.

What’s Included In This Online Physiotherapy Course?

  • More than 6 hours of video lessons.
  • Bite-sized information: All of the content is broken down into bite-sized chunks, so that you can easily watch a video on your break, over lunch, or for a few minutes at night.
  • Lifetime access. You can return to this course at any time. If any material is updated or added, you will have access to the new content.
  • Certificate of completion. Once you've completed the course, you will receive a certificate for your professional portfolio.
  • Downloadable slides/workbook so you can follow along as you take the course.
  • Access to this course is through Embodia, and although some of the content may be downloadable (such as a workbook or slides if included), the majority cannot. This is to protect the instructor’s material and to prevent the content from being shared freely on the Internet.
  • Embodia is mobile-friendly and can be accessed by phone, tablet, and computer.
  • There is no start date or completion date. You can complete the course at your own pace.
  • You will be sent a receipt as soon as you purchase this course. This receipt can be used for education grants and for tax purposes.
  • A special coupon for 15% off any other online course on Embodia Academy when you’ve completed this course!
  • 11 patient exercises that can be shared with your patients electronically through Embodia with a $15/month subscription. This allows your patients to access what you send them on a mobile or web app, track their progress and receive push notifications to remind them to do their exercises. Click here to learn more about Embodia Home Exercise Program

Who Is This Course For? 

This online course is for all rehabilitation professionals, including physiotherapists/physical therapists, physiotherapy assistants, occupational therapists, occupational therapy assistants, chiropractors, naturopathic doctors, athletic therapists, massage therapists, exercise therapists, medical doctors, nurses, midwives, kinesiologists among others. This course is also relevant for movement specialists, yoga teachers, yoga therapists, and those interested in learning more about pelvic floor health and wellness.

Can I Share a Course with a Friend or Colleague? How does the Group Discount Work?

Each course purchase is for a single viewer only, and may not be shared. If you are interested in group/staff viewing, please contact us at support@embodiaapp.com to arrange a group discount code specifically for your group. The larger the group, the larger the discount. Each individual must purchase separately with the discount code, and agree to the terms and conditions (legal). This provides each participant with their own copy to review at their pace, in addition to the opportunity to interact with colleagues as you all work collectively through the material.

Questions?

Contact us at support@embodiaapp.com and we will respond to your request within 2 business days.

Prerequisites: 

This online course is open to all health care professionals. No prerequisites required.

Massage therapists – Please note that this course falls into Category A of the CEU requirements and guidelines set out by the CMTO. The CMTO does not pre-approve courses for CEU’s but you are welcome and responsible for evaluating the criteria and determining how many CEU’s can be obtained by completing this course.

The instructors
Nelly Faghani
B.Sc. P.T., M.C.P.A.

Nelly graduated from the University of Toronto in 1996. Nelly started to treat pelvic health in 1998 and continues to be actively involved in clinical practice, mentoring and teaching. She has helped develop Continence Programs that have been implemented in various long-term care facilities through Ontario. Nelly has been a spokesperson for the Canadian Physiotherapy Association, has co-authored a neuro-urology textbook chapter on incontinence and has hosted a round table at the International Pelvic Pain Society Conference.

Nelly is a member of the ICS Children and Young Adult’s Committee and the ICS Physiotherapy Committee. She regularly attends international conferences and prides herself on staying on top of the current pelvic health literature.


Pelvic Health Solutions

Pelvic Health Solutions is an evidence-based teaching company that was founded in 2010 by Nelly Faghani and Carolyn Vandyken, out of the need to develop pelvic health resources in Ontario, an under serviced health concern in this province. Since the inception of our teaching company, pelvic health physiotherapy has blossomed from a handful of physiotherapists to well over 300 therapists now rostered with the Ontario College of Physiotherapists. Pelvic Health Solutions provides continuing education courses for a variety of practitioners, including mentoring and clinical resources for therapists to utilize with their patients. Our mission is to provide evidence-based, biopsychosocial resources to patients and health care practitioners for the assessment and treatment of pelvic health problems in our province and abroad.
Course Material included in this course
  • Anatomy & Physiology
  • The Second Layer of the Pelvic Floor
  • The Third Layer of the Pelvic Floor
  • Anatomy of the Back Triangle
  • Pelvic Floor Anatomy Tutorial Video
  • Pelvic Floor Muscle Physiology
  • Feedback
  • Weakness vs. Tension
  • The McMaster Study
  • Screening for PFD
  • Weakness Vs. Tension
  • Muscle Tension & Visceral Sensitivity
  • Feedback
  • Central Sensitization & Obturator Internus
  • Central Sensitization
  • Obturator Internus
  • Feedback
  • Assessment
  • Assessment: First Strategy
  • Assessment: Second Strategy
  • Assessment: Third Strategy, Bladder Diary
  • Assessment: Third Strategy, Fibre Diary
  • Scope
  • Feedback
  • Tension, Hypersensitivity & Strength Assessment
  • Fecal Incontinence
  • Assessing Myofascial Tension
  • Hypersensitivity
  • Strength Assessment: Pad Test
  • Feedback
  • Bladder & Prolapse
  • Treatment: Bladder
  • UTI for Prevention
  • AIRBAG Meditation
  • Education
  • Toileting Position: Squatty Potty
  • Prolapse
  • Feedback
  • Labs
  • Lab 1: Testing for Pelvic Tenderness and Treatment Options
  • Lab 3: Variations of Obturator Internus Lengthening
  • Lab 4: Face the Day
  • Lab 5: Dynamic Exercises for the Pelvic Floor
  • Lab 6: Strengthening for the Weak Pelvic Floor
  • Lab 7: 8-Minute Core Challenge
  • Lab 8: Cat/Cow
  • Feedback
  • Case Studies
  • Part 1 - Bernie
  • Part 2 - Diane
Patient Exercises included in this course
  • Strengthening of the Weak Pelvic Floor
  • 8-Minute Core Challenge
  • How to Use a Stick Roller
  • Acuball - Hip Flexor
  • Acuball - Abdominal Wall
  • Acuball - Gluteal
  • Pigeon Stretch
  • Cat/Dog Stretch
  • Piriformis Stretch
  • Obturator Internus Lengthening
  • Face the Day - Dynamic ROM Exercises
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