Pelvic Health Physical Therapy Level 3 (PH3)

23 Total Contact Hours | Continuing Education

Course Description

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

Requirements: You must be a Licensed Physical Therapist, Physical Therapist Assistant or a 2nd Year or 3rd Year Student Physical Therapist. It is recommended that students have some orthopedic/musculoskeletal coursework in their curriculum prior to attending the course.

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. 

Associated Certification: This course is the last required course for the Certificate of Achievement in Pelvic Health Physical Therapy certification program. If you have taken a similar or equivalent coursework to our PH1 and PH2 courses as a pre-requisites through an outside organization, the courses you have taken must include both vaginal and rectal assessments. Please note that you must complete all coursework through the Academy of Pelvic Health Physical Therapy to be eligible for the CAPP (Certificate of Achievement in Physical Therapy program). 

Course Objectives

Upon completion of the course, you will:

Examination / Evaluation

  1. Describe the anatomic, physiologic and neurological components of pelvic floor dysfunction diagnoses, including male, pediatric, geriatric, and neurologic populations.
  2. Differentiate between male and female urogenital anatomy and the effect on pelvic floor muscle examination and intervention.
  3. Identify the causes of pediatric and neurological pelvic floor dysfunction diagnoses.
  4. Describe an appropriate evaluation of a male, pediatric, geriatric, and neurologically involved patient with pelvic floor dysfunction using objective measurement skills

Diagnosis / Prognosis

  1. Differentiate between musculoskeletal, neurological, and conditions that require medical intervention based on a systematic interview and examination of the patient with pelvic floor dysfunction.
  2. Describe the impairments best suited to rehabilitation ultrasound imaging (RUSI) for the treatment of pelvic floor dysfunction.
  3. Develop functional goals for musculoskeletal and neurological impairments based on a systematic interview and examination of the patient with pelvic floor dysfunction.

Intervention

  1. Develop an evidence-based plan of care for physical therapy intervention for the male, pediatric, geriatric, or neurologically involved patient with pelvic floor dysfunction.
  2. Lead a patient through a relaxation program utilizing sEMG Biofeedback as a tool for down-regulation of the sympathetic nervous system.
  3. Select appropriate patients with pelvic floor dysfunction that might benefit from the use of RUSI.

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