CAPP-Pelvic Course Series
Pelvic Health Physical Therapy Level 2 Bowel Dysfunction (Lecture and Lab)
Pelvic Health Physical Therapy Level 2 Bowel Dysfunction course combines BOTH lectures and lab into one live 2-day course. This course offers the physical therapy professional with evidence-based, providing clinically relevant information and training the examination, evaluation and intervention of female pelvic pain and bowel dysfunction. Labs offer skills immediately applicable in clinic and include complete internal vaginal and rectal pelvic floor as well as external abdominopelvic examination and treatment techniques. Lectures include the anatomy, pathophysiology and physical therapy evaluation of pelvic floor dysfunction related to pelvic pain and bowel dysfunction in the female patient. Basic concepts of myofascial release, clinical application of modalities, female sexual response and sexual dysfunction will be reviewed. Clinical decision-making and an integration of skills acquired from the prerequisite course Pelvic Health Physical Therapy Level 1 will be included. Contact hours: Approximately 17
- Day 1: 7:00 am–5:30 pm
- Day 2: 7:00 am–5:30 pm
- Infection control
- Rectal exam
- Balloon lecture/hands-on lab
- Pelvic manual therapy lab
- Summative skills assessment
Examination / Evaluation
- Describe the anatomic, physiologic and neurological components of defecation and dysfunctional defecation.
- Perform an appropriate evaluation of a patient with bowel disorder diagnoses to include fecal and anal incontinence, irritable bowel syndrome, constipation and obstructed defecation.
- Demonstrate ability to perform vaginal and pelvic floor muscle examination for patients with bowel dysfunction.
Diagnosis / Prognosis
- Differentiate between musculoskeletal impairments related to bowel dysfunction and signs and symptoms associated with non-musculoskeletal pathology requiring further medical examination.
- Develop functional goals for musculoskeletal impairments identified in patients with bowel disorders based on a systematic interview and examination of the patient.
- Demonstrate understanding of colon and anorectal function testing for bowel disorders.
- Develop an evidence based and appropriate plan of care for physical therapy intervention of musculoskeletal impairments for patients with bowel dysfunction.
- Perform manual myofascial release techniques, trigger point release techniques and abdominopelvic assessment for the treatment of patients with bowel dysfunction.
- Describe and perform appropriate clinical application of sEMG biofeedback for bowel dysfunction diagnoses.
- Describe and appropriate clinical application of digital rectal biofeedback and rectal balloon biofeedback as an intervention for patients with bowel dysfunction.
- Provide behavioral intervention strategies to improve bowel function such as diet, lifestyle changes, and proper toileting techniques and posture.
What is included:
- 17.25 contact hours of live instruction and lab
- An electronic Lecture manual, a copy of the Lab Manual, pre-reading assignments and additional handouts (12-month access)
- 50-question multiple-choice exam and survey (30 days to complete after the course)
- Certificate of Completion (issued upon 80% or higher score on exam)
- Eligibility: You must be a Licensed Physical Therapist, Physical Therapist Assistant or 2nd/3rd Year Physical Therapy Student. However, we recommend students have some orthopedic/musculoskeletal coursework in their curriculum prior to attending the course. No exceptions will be permitted.
- Prerequisites: Completion of the entire Pelvic Health Physical Therapy Level 1 course
- Advancement: You must complete both entire Pelvic Health Physical Therapy Level 2 Bowel Dysfunction and Pelvic Pain courses in order to advance to the Pelvic Health Physical Therapy Level 3 course.
Grace Period between Webinar & Lab
2020-2021~ 24 Months COVID-19 exception
Previously, participants who would take the OB webinar course would have to take the OB lab course within 6-12 months. Due to COVID-19, the Academy has decided to make an exception for those who have registered for the OB webinars. Those who registered for OB webinars in 2020 and 2021 have 24 months to complete the associated OB lab course. The Academy’s objective is to support you in your education and CAPP-OB certification process.
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