Physical Therapy Level 2
Physical Therapy Level 2
This evidence-based hybrid course provides clinically relevant information and training in the examination, evaluation and intervention of female pelvic pain. This course is offered in a 2-part format (separate registration for each):
Successful completion of the Pelvic Health Physical Therapy Level 1 (PH1) course. If you are taking a hybrid version of the PH1 course, you need to complete the PH1 Part 1 (Webinar) prior to attending this course. 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.
This course is open to Licensed Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants, 2nd Year and 3rd Year Student Physical Therapists. We recommend students have some orthopedic/musculoskeletal coursework in their curriculum prior to attending the course.
Pre-readings will be provided electronically to course participants for completion prior to the course. An electronic lecture manual will be provided in the online Learning Center along with the post-course final exam, survey and a Course Completion. A printed lab manual will be provided on-site for the 1-day lab course.
In order to proceed to the Pelvic Health Physical Therapy Level 3 course, you must complete the Pelvic Health Physical Therapy Level 2 Bowel Dysfunction AND the Pelvic Health Physical Therapy Level 2 Pelvic Pain courses. Both courses must be taken to fulfill the Level 2 requirement.
PH2 PP Part 1
1.5-Day Live Webinar
If you are taking a PH2 PP Part 1 webinar course, you must pair it with an PH2 PP Part 2 Lab course to fulfill the PH2 PP course requirement. In this online webinar format, you will be able to participate in group activities, course lectures and discussions. You will need a computer/laptop, wi-fi, microphone and webcam to participate. There will be live webinar activities. Upcoming 1.5-day lecture webinars will be scheduled for this summer 2020 on Saturday-Sunday weekends.
The 1.5-day webinar includes 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.
Contact Hours: 13.25
Schedule: Day 1: 9am-5pm ET, Day 2: 9am-3pm ET *times may change
Break Times: 15-min AM break, 1-hour lunch break, 15-min PM break
PH2 Part 2
*PH2 Lab Includes Pelvic Pain & Bowel Dysfunction*
1-Day In-Person Lab
If you are taking a PH2 PP Part 2 Lab course, you must pair it with one PH2 PP Part 1 Webinar course to fulfill the PH2 PP course requirement. Dates for the se lab courses will be finalized this summer 2020. Labs will be conducted in-person where you will be paired with another attendees to complete lab activities and skills checks. The Academy plans to host an in-person 1-day PH2 PP lab during the same weekend as a 1-day PH1 and 1-day PH2BD. If your goal is to achieve the CAPP-Pelvic, you can knock out all of your labs in one weekend! We intend to schedule these course labs on the same weekends/locations for those interested in knocking out all PH labs in one single weekend.
The 1-day, in-person lab offers skills immediately applicable in the clinic and include complete internal vaginal pelvic floor and external abdominopelvic examination and treatment techniques.
Contact Hours: approx 8.5 hours
Schedule: 7:30 am – 6:30 pm *times may slightly change
Break Times: 15-min AM break, 1-hour lunch break
NOVEMBER 15, 2020
Academy Member: $298
Register by October 15, 2020 to Save $25
DECEMBER 6, 2020
Academy Member: $298
Register by November 6, 2020 to Save $25
DECEMBER 13, 2020
Academy Member: $298
Register by November 13, 2020 to Save $25
Lab Participation & Consent
Participants are expected to stay through the entire lab course; please make your travel plans accordingly. Deduction of contact hours hours and ineligibility to participate in the CAPP process (for those attending CAPP courses) will occur for participants who leave the course early. Participants will be working in groups of 2 during labs. This course includes extensive labs with intra-vaginal & intra-rectal assessment & examination. The Consent & Release Form must be filled out and turned in to the instructor on Day 1 of the course (this form is provided on-site). If the course participant does not turn in the completed form on Day 1, he/she will not be permitted to take the course. All participants must participate in labs as both “therapist” & “patient.” Participants who cannot participate as lab subjects are required to provide their own lab partners. Failure to participate as a lab subject, or to provide required lab partner if needed, will result in forfeiture of course completion and registration costs. If you are not sure whether you need a medical model or if you are unfamiliar with the process of obtaining a medical model, please read: Medical Models for Internal Pelvic Assessment.pdf. Participants that MUST provide their own lab partners include (but are not limited to):
Already registered for a course? Head on over to the Learning Center to access your pre-readings, course manual, discussion forums and your post-course final exam.
What you will accomplish during this course.
English Language Proficiency
If you are a foreign-educated physical therapist, you will need to pass the TOEFL(Test of English as a Foreign Language) and meet the score requirements. There are some exemptions to the TOEFL requirement for individuals who are exempt under the USCIS regulations. TOEFL scores must be reported directly to APHPT for the purposes of determining eligibility for course attendance. The minimum TOEFL scores we require are the following: Reading: 21; Listening: 18; Writing: 24; Speaking: 26.
Take One Step Further.
Obtain the CAPP-Pelvic Certificate.
The Certificate of Achievement in Pelvic Health Physical Therapy is an optional route if you wish to take the next level in your career. The Academy of Pelvic health physical Therapy developed the Certificate of Achievement in Pelvic Physical Therapy (CAPP) to certify that a physical therapist has completed a comprehensive education, training, and testing program for the management of patients with diagnoses of pelvic health dysfunction, such as urinary incontinence and pelvic pain. The CAPP is awarded to physical therapists who complete four courses of training in pelvic physical therapy (Level 1, Level 2 Pelvic Pain, Level 2 Bowel Dysfunction, Level 3), pass written and clinical testing requirements at each level, and successfully complete a written case report.