THE ACTIVE PELVIS COURSE; Cape Town; 3-4 March 2017.
Course times : 13:00 to 20:00 day 1 & 8:30 to 17:00
The Active Pelvis : Course Outline 2016
The pelvis is a complex and sometimes confusing area in which to work. Multiple clinicians treat different presentations with varying results.
In the Active Pelvis course, we will explore the biomechanical challenges born by the pelvis, and marry it with pelvic pathophysiology to provide of framework for dealing with pelvic function across disparate populations.
1. To integrate the many clinical approaches in the pelvis
2. To enhance insight into the scope of pelvic function
3. To explore the role of activity and weight bearing on the pelvis
4. To provide a framework for assessment, treatment and referral of pelvic patient populations
1. Perform a comprehensive assessment of the pelvis (excluding internal examination)
2. Demonstrate easy techniques to assess pelvic function
3. Problem solve and integrate between MSK and WH pelvic presentations
4. Reflect on the contribution of different systems in clinical cases
Day 1 Background and Assessment
You will be introduced to the necessary anatomy and biomechanics of the pelvis, which will be further discussed in terms of pelvic function and pathophysiology.
The different physio assessment approaches – musculolskeletal (MSK) vs. Women’s Health (WH) will be compared, examining what information becomes available to whom. You will consider assessment in terms of goals, expectations and outcomes. Both the MSK and WH pelvic testing will be demonstrated.
Day 2 Presentation and Treatment
The focus will be on clinical aspects of presentation including the impact of sport on the pelvis (e.g. hernias and hemorrhoids, adductor strain, cyclists’ syndrome), and pelvic dysfunction on sporting performance (e.g. stress incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse).
The body is not simply a sum of its pieces, so the relevance of issues ‘above and below’ will be explored. The role of the pelvic floor muscles during respiration will be discovered in practical time, as will the stress response.
We shall cover treatment in the pelvis, for populations ranging from dysfunctional to elite athletes. The secret behind ‘core activation’ will become evident in practical time.
Imaging will provide a diagnostic standard against which populations can be compared to cement concepts of pelvic function.
We shall conclude by assessing a live model (excluding internal).
A Club Physio Courses registration includes:
• Most supplies needed for the course as suggested by the instructor; you may be requested to bring along some equipment needed for the course and in your clinic thereafter.
• An electronic course manual (you can choose to print it out or save and bring it along on your laptop / tablet; please bring extra writing paper should you wish to make extra notes;
• Tea / coffee / snacks on each day;
• A signed certificate of attendance.
How To Book This Course:
• Step 1: Create an account; register your details here or click on the ‘Members Area’ button on the top menu: we need your details in order to reserve your seat and email you the preliminary materials for the course – ps; please note that registering your details does not book you onto the course – you need to follow step 2 below.
• Step 2: Book your place; Once you have registered your details, come back to this course webpage to submit your booking below and choose your payment method; to book, click on the Submit button below.
• Step 3: Choose and make your payment method below; Payment by Bank Transfer: If you wish to pay via a bank transfer, simply follow the payment details on the proforma invoice that has been emailed to you now that you have made your booking. Payment by PayPal or Credit Card: Click the “Buy Now” Paypal button above to pay via PayPal or Credit Card. You are now booked and will receive a confirmation email shortly!
View the course times:
- Day 1: 1:00am – 8:00pm
- Day 2: 8.30:am – 5:00pm
“Dynamic lecturer, very good way of capturing audience attention. Very relaxed about teaching something so devastating to most women. Make everyone feel comfortable and overcome their fears of assessing and treating the pelvic floor”
“Fantastic lecturer, given me renewed interest on pelvic floor. Excellent balance between education, practical and loads of useful day to day info”
“Great pract! Very comfortable environment in class. Don’t feel uncomfortable about prac.”
“What a vibrant physio! Thank you. You are so knowledgeable.”
“Very good practical + theory. Good answers to questions.”
Adèle de Klerk
“Good detail on everything + very practical. Great overview of pelvic floor structure + fonction.”
“Very good lecturing. You keep it exciting.”
“Good integration of theory and practical. Very good emphasis on important theory aspects. Presented with fantastic enthusiasm, thank you!”
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