Continuing Education Courses > Advanced Orthopedic Assessment for the Pelvic Health Therapist
|Price: $495 (Early Registrant Price $475)
Experience Level: Intermediate
Contact Hours: 15
Understanding the biomechanics of the pelvis is necessary for all women’s health practitioners. However, looking at the patient from the cranium to the feet for other causes of chronic pain or pelvic pain is a necessary skill-set for the complicated patient that is driven to seek care from a pelvic health practitioner. This two-day course focuses on the integration of biomechanical alignment, changing and normalizing bony joint alignment, observing and correction of dysfunctional fulcrums of motions.
This course also includes basic review and implementation of Maitland, Mackenzie, Cyriax methods are osteopathic points of view of manual therapy. Looking at the cervical, thoracic, lumbar spine, pelvis, lower extremities and feet are necessary for treating the complicated patient as a whole. Implementation of muscle energy techniques of the pelvis, the Hesch Method, and the Integrated System Model are discussed and introduced. Diastesis assessment, core and lumbar stabilization strengthening and progressions are instructed with taking into account the chronic pain, pelvic pain and pelvic organ prolapse type-patients. What to do with an uneven bony alignment in the pelvis? How do you correct a sacrum that returns to a dysfunctional position after each treatment? Does a leg length discrepancy matter? Does cranial sidebending or a foot in overpronation change the entire system which became the catalyst leading to chronic pelvic pain? How does a diastasis change the forces within the abdomen relating to low back pain and pelvic pain? This course is designed for the pelvic rehab therapist seeking to add these evaluation and treatment techniques to their clinical toolkit.
This continuing education seminar is targeted to physical therapists, occupational therapists, physical therapist assistants, occupational therapist assistants, registered nurses, nurse midwives, and other rehabilitation professionals. Content is not intended for use outside the scope of the learner's license or regulation. Physical therapy continuing education courses should not be taken by individuals who are not licensed or otherwise regulated, except, as they are involved in a specific plan of care.
Pelvic Floor Level One or prior experience treating pelvic patients.
Upon completion of this program, participants will be able to:
1. Assess torsions within the system and correlate them to the patient’s complaints
2. Determine which area of the body is driving dysfunction through rationalization of the system
3. Determine where to start and which treatments to use
4. Review joint mobilizations, particularly the theory of Maitland
5. Review the use of the Mackenzie method, muscle energy techniques of the pelvis, soft tissue work and myofascial release and how they relate to patient’s symptoms
5. Begin and progress the patient through core training
6. Review the current literature relating to lumbar stabilization/core stabilization training programs, diastasis correction and progression
7. Discuss leg length discrepancy and how that correlates up/down the chain along with the use of heel lifts
11:30 LAB: Observe for torsions: look for junction where rotations are opposite and rationalize through treatment techniques
7:30 Review of day 1, Q&A
The only prerequisite was Pelvic Floor! I feel like if that was all I had taken, this would be overwhelming. However, I am an older therapist and my background is less orthopedically based than a newer graduate. I have taken Lila’s other courses and she is always interesting, entertaining and practical. Thanks for always providing great courses!
- Carolyn Low DPT, PRPC - Cleona, PA
Lila is an amazing presenter, she is highly skilled at getting student involved and actively learning the material, what I learned this weekend I can take back to my clinic and immediately I moreover my patient’s quality of life. Priceless! Thank you!
- J. Farren Balzer, DPT - Meriden, CT
This course was amazing. It gave me a better outlook on assessing the body as a whole. I loved she provided treatment techniques to help us progress our patients. Best class I have taken in a long time!
- Carin Cappadocia PT, DPT - Rochester, NY
A great course to look everywhere and then bring it “altogether “Thanks!
- Cheryl Rioux, MSPT - Holden, ME
By far the most integrative course I’ve taken! This has really pulled all the orthopaedic Plies of the pelvis together for me.
- Kacey Hutchins, PT, DPT - Blue Hill, ME