Pelvic Health Physical Therapy Level 2 (Pelvic Pain & Bowel Dysfunction)  In-Person Lecture & Lab
Lecture & Lab

About the Course PH2 Pelvic Pain

This evidence-based 2-day course provides clinically relevant information and training in the examination, evaluation and intervention of female pelvic pain. Labs offer skills immediately applicable in the clinic and include complete internal vaginal pelvic floor and external abdominopelvic examination and treatment techniques. Lectures include the anatomy, pathophysiology and physical therapy evaluation/treatment of pelvic floor dysfunction related to pelvic pain in the female patient. Basic concepts of myofascial release, female sexual response and sexual dysfunction, and clinical application of modalities will be reviewed. Clinical decision-making and an integration of skills acquired at CAPP Pelvic Health Level 1 will be included. 

About the Course PH2 Bowel Dysfunction

This live course is 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 at CAPP Pelvic Health 1 will be included. You may choose between the regular 3-day course in the regular format, the 2-day Bowel Dysfunction course, or the 2-day Pelvic Pain course. All three courses qualify as Pelvic Health Physical Therapy Level 2.  The purpose of these 3 variations is to allow you to focus on a specialty of your choosing.

  • 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. No exceptions will be permitted.
  • Prerequisites: None. However, we recommend students have some orthopedic/musculoskeletal coursework in their curriculum prior to attending the course.
  • Advancement: You must complete PH1 before advancing to PH2 Bowel Dysfunction  and PH2 Pelvic Pain. 

Daily Schedule (Local Time)

PH2 Pelvic Pain August 5-6, 2021

  • Day 1: 7:00 am–5:30 pm
  • Day 2: 7:00 am–5:30 pm

PH2 Bowel Dysfunction August 7-8, 2021

  • Day 2: 7:00 am–5:30 pm
  • Day 3: 7:00 am–5:30 pm
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)
Required
  • Eligibility: You must be a Licensed Physical Therapist, Physical Therapist Assistant or 2nd/3rd Year Physical Therapy Student. No exceptions will be permitted.
  • Prerequisites: None. However, we recommend students have some orthopedic/musculoskeletal coursework in their curriculum prior to attending the course.
  • Advancement: You must complete PH1 before advancing to PH2 Bowel Dysfunction  and PH2 Pelvic Pain. 
Schedule

Daily Schedule (Local Time)

PH2 Pelvic Pain August 5-6, 2021

  • Day 1: 7:00 am–5:30 pm
  • Day 2: 7:00 am–5:30 pm

PH2 Bowel Dysfunction August 7-8, 2021

  • Day 2: 7:00 am–5:30 pm
  • Day 3: 7:00 am–5:30 pm
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Course Objectives

Upon completion of both Pelvic Health Physical Therapy Level 1 Lecture and Lab courses, the learner will:

PH2 Pelvic Pain:

  1. Describe the anatomic, physiologic and neurological components of pelvic pain diagnoses.
  2. Perform an appropriate evaluation of a patient with pelvic pain diagnoses to include pudendal neuralgia, vulvodynia, vaginismus, painful bladder syndrome, endometriosis and coccydynia.
  3. Demonstrate ability to perform a vaginal pelvic floor muscle examination for patients with pelvic pain diagnoses.
  4. Describe the female sexual response and demonstrate understanding of sexual dysfunction.

PH2 Bowel Dysfunction  

  1. Describe the anatomic, physiologic and neurological components of defecation and dysfunctional defecation.
  2. Perform an appropriate evaluation of a patient with bowel disorder diagnoses to include fecal and anal incontinence, irritable bowel syndrome, constipation and obstructed defecation.
  3. Demonstrate ability to perform vaginal and pelvic floor muscle examination for patients with bowel dysfunction.

PH2 Pelvic Pain

  1. Differentiate between musculoskeletal impairments related to pelvic pain and signs and symptoms associated with non-musculoskeletal pathology requiring further medical examination.
  2. Develop functional goals for musculoskeletal impairments identified in patients with pelvic pain based on a systematic interview and examination of the patient.

PH2 Bowel Dysfunction

  1. Differentiate between musculoskeletal impairments related to bowel dysfunction and signs and symptoms associated with non-musculoskeletal pathology requiring further medical examination.
  2. Develop functional goals for musculoskeletal impairments identified in patients with bowel disorders based on a systematic interview and examination of the patient.
  3. Demonstrate understanding of colon and anorectal function testing for bowel disorders.

PH2 Pelvic Pain

  1.  Develop an evidence-based and appropriate plan of care for physical therapy intervention of musculoskeletal impairments for patients with pelvic pain.
  2. Perform manual myofascial release techniques, trigger point release techniques and abdominopelvic interventions for the treatment of patients with pelvic pain.
  3. Describe appropriate clinical application of modalities for pelvic pain diagnoses.
  4. Perform external manual therapy techniques and rigid taping techniques to address pain and dysfunction related to the coccyx.
  5. Provide behavioral intervention strategies to manage pelvic pain including lifestyle changes, diet, and proper posture.

PH2 Bowel Dysfunction

  1. Develop an evidence based and appropriate plan of care for physical therapy intervention of musculoskeletal impairments for patients with bowel dysfunction.
  2. Perform manual myofascial release techniques, trigger point release techniques and abdominopelvic assessment for the treatment of patients with bowel dysfunction.
  3. Describe and perform appropriate clinical application of sEMG biofeedback for bowel dysfunction diagnoses.
  4. Describe and appropriate clinical application of digital rectal biofeedback and rectal balloon biofeedback as an intervention for patients with bowel dysfunction.
  5. Provide behavioral intervention strategies to improve bowel function such as diet, lifestyle changes, and proper toileting techniques and posture.
Examination/Evaluation

PH2 Pelvic Pain:

  1. Describe the anatomic, physiologic and neurological components of pelvic pain diagnoses.
  2. Perform an appropriate evaluation of a patient with pelvic pain diagnoses to include pudendal neuralgia, vulvodynia, vaginismus, painful bladder syndrome, endometriosis and coccydynia.
  3. Demonstrate ability to perform a vaginal pelvic floor muscle examination for patients with pelvic pain diagnoses.
  4. Describe the female sexual response and demonstrate understanding of sexual dysfunction.

PH2 Bowel Dysfunction  

  1. Describe the anatomic, physiologic and neurological components of defecation and dysfunctional defecation.
  2. Perform an appropriate evaluation of a patient with bowel disorder diagnoses to include fecal and anal incontinence, irritable bowel syndrome, constipation and obstructed defecation.
  3. Demonstrate ability to perform vaginal and pelvic floor muscle examination for patients with bowel dysfunction.
Diagnosis/Prognosis

PH2 Pelvic Pain

  1. Differentiate between musculoskeletal impairments related to pelvic pain and signs and symptoms associated with non-musculoskeletal pathology requiring further medical examination.
  2. Develop functional goals for musculoskeletal impairments identified in patients with pelvic pain based on a systematic interview and examination of the patient.

PH2 Bowel Dysfunction

  1. Differentiate between musculoskeletal impairments related to bowel dysfunction and signs and symptoms associated with non-musculoskeletal pathology requiring further medical examination.
  2. Develop functional goals for musculoskeletal impairments identified in patients with bowel disorders based on a systematic interview and examination of the patient.
  3. Demonstrate understanding of colon and anorectal function testing for bowel disorders.
Intervention

PH2 Pelvic Pain

  1.  Develop an evidence-based and appropriate plan of care for physical therapy intervention of musculoskeletal impairments for patients with pelvic pain.
  2. Perform manual myofascial release techniques, trigger point release techniques and abdominopelvic interventions for the treatment of patients with pelvic pain.
  3. Describe appropriate clinical application of modalities for pelvic pain diagnoses.
  4. Perform external manual therapy techniques and rigid taping techniques to address pain and dysfunction related to the coccyx.
  5. Provide behavioral intervention strategies to manage pelvic pain including lifestyle changes, diet, and proper posture.

PH2 Bowel Dysfunction

  1. Develop an evidence based and appropriate plan of care for physical therapy intervention of musculoskeletal impairments for patients with bowel dysfunction.
  2. Perform manual myofascial release techniques, trigger point release techniques and abdominopelvic assessment for the treatment of patients with bowel dysfunction.
  3. Describe and perform appropriate clinical application of sEMG biofeedback for bowel dysfunction diagnoses.
  4. Describe and appropriate clinical application of digital rectal biofeedback and rectal balloon biofeedback as an intervention for patients with bowel dysfunction.
  5. Provide behavioral intervention strategies to improve bowel function such as diet, lifestyle changes, and proper toileting techniques and posture.

Register for the PH2 In-Person Lecture & Lab
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Learn basic skills necessary to treat patients with pelvic health dysfunction with primary emphasis on under active pelvic floor muscle conditions. Live lecture presentations with visuals and group activities. Register at least 1 month for early-bird  rates to SAVE $75 on registration! 

2020-2021~ 24 Months COVID exception
Grace Period between Webinar & Lab

The APHPT has a goal that people who participate in our live CAPP webinars will be able to successfully complete the lab portion of the course work within 24 months of their webinar. Our main objective is to support you in your education and certification process and will continually look for ways to improve access to in-person lab courses

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In-Person Course

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PH2 Pelvic Pain (Lecture & Lab)

August 5-6, 2021

1950 Mountain View Ave.

Longmont, CO 80501

July 5, 2021

$75 OFF

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PH2 Bowel Dysfunction (Lecture & Lab) 

August 7-8, 2021

1950 Mountain View Ave.

Longmont, CO 80501

July 7, 2021

$75 OFF

 

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