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This content represents 8 hours of evidence-based, didactic instruction in the evaluation and treatment of pelvic floor dysfunction, and this information is all clinically relevant. Internal evaluation techniques will not be practiced until the in-person portion of the course. Participants can expect to gain foundational knowledge following PF1.1. Lab techniques, including intravaginal exam, will not be instructed until we are able to practice in person during lab time.

The Objectives covered in the PF1 Part 1, PF1.1 are: 

1. Identify the muscle layers and specific muscles of the pelvic floor
2. List the pelvic floor muscle functions
3. Describe pelvic floor muscle evaluation techniques utilizing observation, vaginal palpation, and SEMG biofeedback
4. List indications, precautions, contraindications, and universal precautions for pelvic floor examination and treatment
5. Identify the various types of urinary incontinence and behavioral treatment options available to the physical therapist
6. Begin to develop evidence-based treatment plans and progressive clinical goals for pelvic floor dysfunctions
7. Recognize key components of trauma-based care