CAPP-Pelvic Course Series
Pelvic Health Physical Therapy Level 3 Webinar
The Pelvic Health Physical Therapy Level 3 (PH3) course is 100% online and composed of two parts: PART I Pre-Recorded Videos (Online; 7.5 hours) participants watch on their own and PART II Live Webinar (Online; 15.5 hours). The Pelvic Health Physical Therapy Level 3 course is recognized by The International Continence Society (ICS) as providing training that conforms to ICS standards. You registration includes both PARTS.
This course is the last course in the CAPP Pelvic Health Physical Therapy course series and will provide physical therapy professionals with clinically relevant information and training for the evaluation and intervention of male urinary incontinence and pelvic pain, life span specific considerations, including pediatrics, and individuals with neurological involvement. Skills acquired scan be immediately applied in your clinic. Contact Hours: 23.0
Upon completion of the course, you will:
Examination / Evaluation
- Describe the anatomic, physiologic and neurological components of pelvic floor dysfunction diagnoses, including male, pediatric, geriatric, and neurologic populations.
- Differentiate between male and female urogenital anatomy and the effect on pelvic floor muscle examination and intervention.
- Identify the causes of pediatric and neurological pelvic floor dysfunction diagnoses.
- Describe an appropriate evaluation of a male, pediatric, geriatric, and neurologically involved patient with pelvic floor dysfunction using objective measurement skills
Diagnosis / Prognosis
- Differentiate between musculoskeletal, neurological, and conditions that require medical intervention based on a systematic interview and examination of the patient with pelvic floor dysfunction.
- Describe the impairments best suited to rehabilitation ultrasound imaging (RUSI) for the treatment of pelvic floor dysfunction.
- Develop functional goals for musculoskeletal and neurological impairments based on a systematic interview and examination of the patient with pelvic floor dysfunction.
- Develop an evidence-based plan of care for physical therapy intervention for the male, pediatric, geriatric, or neurologically involved patient with pelvic floor dysfunction.
- Lead a patient through a relaxation program utilizing sEMG Biofeedback as a tool for down-regulation of the sympathetic nervous system.
Select appropriate patients with pelvic floor dysfunction that might benefit from the use of RUSI.
- Pre-Recorded Self-Paced: 7.5 Contact Hours (watch pre-recorded lectures prior to attending the live days)
- Day 1 Live Webinar: 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM Central Time (8.25 Contact Hours)
- Day 2 Live Webinar: 8:00 AM – 3:30 PM Central Time (7.25 Contact Hours)
- Breaks are included: 15 min Morning break, 1 hour lunch break and 15 minute afternoon break
- EMG relaxation training
- Male patient rectal examination
- Introduction to rehabilitative ultrasound imaging (RUSI)
- Physical therapy evaluation and intervention of pelvic floor dysfunction (PFD) in male patients
- Pediatric populations
- Geriatric populations
- Neurologic patients
- Changes in the pelvic organs throughout the life cycle
- Interdisciplinary treatment of pelvic dysfunction
- Clinical decision-making
- Integration of skills acquired at all CAPP Pelvic courses
What is included:
- 23 contact hours that can be applied toward your CEUs
- 7.5 contact hours of self-paced course content presented in pre-recorded webinar format
- 15.5 contact hours of live instruction presented in webinar format
- An electronic course 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: Successful completion of Pelvic Level Physical Therapy Level 1 and the two Level 2 courses: Pelvic Health Physical Therapy Level 2 Bowel Dysfunction AND the Pelvic Health Physical Therapy Level 2 Pelvic Pain are required prerequisites for this course. Experience of 1 year or more in regularly managing patients with pelvic physical therapy, or working in a clinic with other experienced pelvic physical therapists, is strongly recommended prior to attending this course; lack of experience may greatly inhibit participant comprehension and attainment of skills during the course. If you have taken a similar or equivalent coursework to our PH1 and PH2 courses as a pre-requisites through another organization, the coursework you have taken must include both vaginal and rectal assessments. Please note that you must complete all coursework through Section on Women’s Health to be eligible for the optional CAPP (Certificate of Achievement in Physical Therapy program). For more information about CAPP, please visit our CAPP web site.
- Equipment: Computer, access to Zoom, a stable internet connection, microphone, and webcam.
Grace Period between Webinar & Lab
2020-2021~ 24 Months COVID-19 exception
Previously, participants who would take the CAPP-Pelvic webinar course would have to take the CAPP-Pelvic Lab within 6-12 months. Due to COVID-19, the Academy has decided to make an exception for those who have registered for the CAPP-Pelvic course webinars. Those who registered for CAPP-Pelvic webinars in 2020 and 2021 have 24 months to complete the associated CAPP-Pelvic lab course. The Academy’s objective is to support you in your education and CAPP-Pelvic certification process.
- “Very well done. It was a good review of previous course content and combining all of the information together in order to improve my evaluation/treatment skills for PF patients. Thank you again!”
- “I am constantly impressed by how well these things are run. They are so smooth and beneficial and I feel like I get a lot out of them. I love this webinar format!!”
- “I really enjoyed the prior recorded lectures allowing me to review multiple times and have an in-depth understanding. Great webinar overall!”
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