Start date
04 October, 2019
End date
06 October, 2019

Course Description:

Urinary incontinence is an important health issue that has traditionally not been well managed. One in four women and one in nine men are affected by urinary incontinence. Ongoing research into core dynamics recognizes the pelvic floor as an important component of core retraining, and yet, accurate assessment and treatment techniques of the pelvic floor are lacking in clinical practice. Hypertonicity vs. hypotonicity of these muscles needs to be addressed through palpatory assessment of the pelvic floor. The Cochrane Collaboration (2010) has demonstrated that internal pelvic floor muscle training has Level 1 evidence in treating urinary incontinence. Physiotherapists need to go beyond teaching externally driven Kegels in order to effectively rehabilitate the pelvic floor.

Support documents, including assessment forms, patient handouts and audio files are included in the course cost (see resources tab).

Through completion of this course, participants will:

  • Acquire knowledge of anatomy and physiology of micturition, as well as pertinent pathologies for male and female incontinence
  • Acquire knowledge of anatomy and physiology of pelvic organ prolapse
  • Acquire knowledge of the urodynamic and urological investigation procedures, as well as medical and surgical treatments for urinary incontinence
  • Perform an evaluation of the pelvic floor rectally and vaginally
  • Establish and perform a treatment plan and its progression for incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse
  • Use manual and behavioural techniques, biofeedback and electrical stimulation to treat male and female urinary incontinence, as well as pelvic organ prolapse

Audience:

This course is open to physiotherapists, physiotherapy students, naturopathic doctors, registered nurses, midwives and medical doctors. Labs include internal palpation.

Hours: 

Friday 12:30pm-8:30pm

Saturday 8:30am-4:30pm

Sunday 8:30am-4:00pm

Registration begins on the first day 15 minutes prior to the start time.

Please Note:

This course is both lecture format and practical labs with vaginal and rectal palpation

The Non-internal Introductory Pelvic Floor Course is not a prerequisite to register for this course

Type
Other
Event Cost
Register before August 23rd, 2019 for early bird pricing $795.00. Regular Course Price: $870 after August 23rd, 2019
Format
In person
Location

CBI Health Centre- Abbotsford
34194 Marshall Rd #100
Abbotsford BC V2S 5E4
Canada

Posting expiry date
This course is not provided through PABC. If you have any questions, please contact the private organizer.