An Introduction to Pelvic Floor Rehabilitation 2023
This course is designed for the novice clinician/student interested in pelvic floor rehabilitation. The participant will be instructed in pelvic floor examination, treatment, commonly used outcome measures and billing. The course will include internal pelvic floor assessment methods in addition to manual therapy and other modalities commonly used in pelvic floor rehabilitation.
- Creighton University Department of Physical Therapy
- Creighton University Health Sciences Continuing Education
During and upon completion of this course the student will engage in activities that lead to the following behaviors and learning experiences:
- Describe the urogenital system in a normal functioning adult.
- Identify common bladder and pelvic floor pathologies occurring in the women’s health patient.
- Screen patient’s dietary and toileting habits and identify common medical interventions for management of bladder dysfunctions.
- Perform a pelvic floor examination on a women’s health patient.
- Apply biofeedback and electrical stimulation techniques for pelvic floor dysfunctions.
- Discuss common bladder tests and measures for identifying pathology.
- Apply physical therapy treatment interventions for bladder and pelvic floor.
- Discuss documentation and payment issues specific to the women’s health patient.
Julie Peterson, PT, DPT, WCS, BCB-PMD
Is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Physical Therapy at Creighton University. She has been working with patients with pelvic floor dysfunctions, including bowel and bladder dysfunctions for over 20 years. Dr. Peterson serves as a mentor in the Women’s Health Residency Program at Creighton University, the Director of PT Residency Programs at Creighton University, as well as a clinical instructor for entry level DPT students. Dr. Peterson is the Director of Creighton Therapy and Wellness, a specialty faculty practice in women’s health.
Kari Bargstadt-Wilson, PT, MPT, WCS, CSCS
Is an instructor in the department of physical therapy at Creighton University. She has been working in the area of women’s health for over 26 years. Specifically, her areas of specialty are urinary and fecal incontinence, chronic pelvic pain, and bowel/bladder disorders. Ms. Bargstadt-Wilson serves as the Women’s Health Residency Coordinator and mentor in the Women’s Health Residency Program at Creighton University as well as a clinical instructor for entry level DPT students.
Webinar (7.5 hours)
Pelvic Floor Anatomy
Bladder and Bowel Physiology
Introduction to Pelvic Floor Dysfunctions
Medical Management of Urologic Conditions & Urologic Tests
Welcome and Introductions
Review of Pelvic Floor Anatomy / Pelvic Floor Evaluation – External observation, skin integrity, palpation, and identification of muscles
Lab 1 PF evaluation - External observation and palpation
PF evaluation continued - Internal assessment, MMT, Laycock PERF, pelvic clock, and muscle identification/ mapping
Lab 2 PF internal evaluation (muscle mapping, MMT, Laycock PERF)
Pelvic Health subjective questioning
Lab 3 Subjective Questioning
Stress Urinary Incontinence evaluation and treatment interventions including sEMG and Electrical Stimulation)
Lab 4 Biofeedback and electrical Stimulation
Pelvic Floor dysfunctions: Pelvic organ prolapse/ Female Pelvic Pain /High tone pelvic floor dysfunctions
Lunch and case studies
The Core: Assessing for Abdominal Wall Dysfunction, breathing and putting it all together
Lab 5: The Core
Urge urinary Incontinence, OAB and bladder retraining/behavioral health
Lab 6: Bladder retraining
Lab 7: Final PFM examination and treatment prescription
Licensed Physical Therapists: $525
Physical Therapy Students: $350
Requirements: Participants must complete the webinar series prior to the in-person didactic portion on February 3, 2023. Participants must pass with at least an 80% on the post-test and email the certificate of completion to Julie Peterson at firstname.lastname@example.org