CAPP-Pelvic Course Series
Pelvic Health Physical Therapy Level 2 Bowel Dysfunction Webinar
This webinar lecture offers the physical therapy professional lectures on anatomy, pathophysiology and physical therapy evaluation/treatment of pelvic floor dysfunction-related bowel dysfunction. Concepts of pelvic floor muscle motor control training, rectal balloon training, coccygeal mobilization, and clinical application of modalities will be reviewed. This course include breakout session activities where you will be able to interact with the instructors and fellow course participants.
Contact hours: 13.5
Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:
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 rectal pelvic floor muscle examination for patients with bowel dysfunction.
- Assess coccygeal function and joint mechanics for patients with pelvic pain or 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, coccyx mobilization for the treatment of patients with bowel dysfunction.
- Describe and perform appropriate clinical application of surface electromyographic (sEMG) biofeedback for bowel dysfunction diagnoses.
- Describe and perform 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.
- Day 1: 8:00 AM – 5:30 PM Central Time
- Day 2: 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM Central Time
- Total Approximate Hours: 15 Hours
- Breaks are included: 15 min Morning break, 1 hour lunch break and 15 minute afternoon break
What is included:
- 15 contact hours of live instruction in webinar format with breakout sessions for group activities
- 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: This course is open to Licensed Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants, 2nd Year and 3rd Year Student Physical Therapists. No exceptions will be permitted. We recommend students have some orthopedic/musculoskeletal coursework in their curriculum prior to attending the course.
- Prerequisites: Successful completion of the Pelvic Health Physical Therapy Level 1 Part 1 Webinar Lecture. Experience of 6 months 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 as a pre-requisite through another organization, the coursework you have taken must include both vaginal and rectal assessments.
- Equipment: Computer, access to Zoom, a stable internet connection, microphone, and webcam.
- Advancement: You must complete PH2 Bowel Dysfunction Webinar and PH2 Pelvic Pain Webinar BEFORE taking the PH2 Combined Lab.
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.
- “I was surprised how well the webinar format worked! I really liked being able to do the lectures from home and spend less time traveling/driving, more time with my family in the course of a class weekend. I would do this even if not for COVID.”
- “The webinar format worked great and I had no issues with it. If anything, I think people asked MORE questions in this environment because the chat box was so convenient and easy to use.”
- “Very intense and informative course. LOTS of information. My first webinar. Better than I expected. All presenters had a thorough knowledge of the topic and how to use the zoom platform-very helpful. Breakout sessions were cool!”
- “I loved this webinar! I have a hard time sitting still and paying attention for 8 hours at a time at a continued education course. It is great to be able to get up and move without disturbing others. It was also a safe environment to discuss this topic. Being able to write down questions as we thought of them in the chat box and have them answered at the end was great and did not disrupt the flow of the speakers’ presentations.”
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