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The Overactive Pelvic Floor: a 12 weeks book review and study group

Pelvic Floor Program

Lead by Dr Beth Shelly PT, DPT, WCS, BCB PMD
with guest speaker Talli Rosenbaum M.Sc.

This study group reviewed and discussed the book The Overactive Pelvic Floor by Anna Padoa and Talli Rosenbaum, Springer 2016.  Each chapter includes an outline and accompanying recording discussing the chapter and other relevant resources.  Discussions are clinically based with focus on increasing clinical decision making, evaluation skills and skills in development of treatment plans.

Full program includes:
$200 (book purchased separately)

16 recordings (most one hour long) and outlines
9 supplemental files
9 full articles

Thank you very much for your time Beth! I have really enjoyed the OAPF and it has helped me with some ideas and thoughts.
Read what others are saying

 

Chapter(s)

Topics

1

Definitions and basic etiology

 2 and 4

Female sexual function, female genital pain and penetration disorders

5

Bladder pain syndrome / IC

3 and 6

Male sexual function, CPPS in males

8 and 9

Female voiding dysfunction, OAPF and gastrointestinal

7

MSK conditions related to OAPF

10

Subjective assessment

11

Objective assessment

12

EMG

13

Ultrasound assessment

16

Classic PT approach

17

Alternative PT approach

18

Integrative PT approach

20

Psychosocial management

This program is a sequential progression from  pathophysiology to evaluation and treatment.  For experienced professionals, purchase of one or two portions of the program is possible.

Introduction and Pathophysiology $80 (book purchased separately)

Chapter(s)

Topics

1

Definitions and basic etiology

2 and 4

Female sexual function, female genital pain and penetration disorders

5

Bladder pain syndrome / IC

3 and 6

Male sexual function, CPPS in males

8 and 9

Female voiding dysfunction, OAPF and gastrointestinal

7

MSK conditions related to OAPF

Evaluation of the overactive pelvic floor $80 (book purchased separately)

Chapter(s)

Topics

1

Definitions and basic etiology

10

Subjective assessment

11

Objective assessment

12

EMG

13

Ultrasound assessment

Treatment of the overactive pelvic floor $80 (book purchased separately)

Chapter(s)

Topics

1

Definitions and basic etiology

16

Classic PT approach

17

Alternative PT approach

18

Integrative PT approach

20

Psychosocial management

Come and join your colleagues in a discussion about the complex conditions of overactive pelvic floor.

Thoughts from participants of the study group
Hi Beth,
It's now been two weeks since we finished our course.
I wanted to thank you so much for your time, expertise and insightful thoughts about women and men with OAPFMs, and for guiding us to find so many ways to improve the way we manage these patients. I thoroughly enjoyed re-reading the book in a new light, listening to your comments and discussion, as well as the questions from all the participants.
My practice has changed in many wonderful ways over the last few months and I continue to love the challenges these patients present, whilst, at times, finding it exhausting as we give so much!
Thank you and I do hope our paths cross soon,
Kind regards,
Janetta

Hi Beth,
Thanks very much for pulling this all together. The text was a great choice, with some outstanding chapters.
I feel I learned some practical treatment additions, but also learned a lot more about the psychosocial side of how our patients may be thinking about their PF problems. For example, I have already asked several women "Are you comfortable saying No to your partner?" which I may not have been able to ask in the past. And being able to see the concepts regarding fear of success were also helpful.
The chapters about pain were also great, and I will be doing more reading about chronic pain to be able to offer more education to my chronic pain patients.
You spent a lot of time preparing the outline for each week and did a great job summarizing the information, along with sending supplemental readings.
Thanks very much,
Nancy

Thank you very much for your time Beth! I have really enjoyed the OAPF and it has helped me with some ideas and thoughts.
Kristin

Thanks so much Beth for all your hard work. Definitely a great project. Thanks Talli for a wonderful resource- will reference it widely!
Kind regards to all!
Jo 


Vaginal Dilators and EMG in the Treatment of Vaginisumus

This one hour discussion will review the use of vaginal dilators with and without EMG in patients with excessive vaginal tone and dyspareunia. Participants are expected to have some basic knowledge of Pelvic PT and the diagnosis of vaginismus. Discussion will include audio (conference call) and handout. Join us to learn more about this very effective treatment modality.

Cost - $30
Link to audio and pdf handout will be emailed within 48 hours of order.
Please make sure to include email address in payment.

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Pelvic PT Distance Journal Club
Year

Recordings and outlines of monthly meetings. The purpose of this group is to provide a forum for discussion of current research and new ideas in the field of pelvic physiotherapy. Research in this area is occurring at a fast pace. It is nearly impossible to stay up to date alone. This format is a structured discussion of research and its application to practice. Journal club began in 2011 and has been very active every year since then. CD includes all outlines and recorded conference calls for the year. Learn more about the journal club including how to join.

$10 each year plus $5.50 shipping. CD will be mailed to the payment address, please contact Beth if questions

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Introduction to Physical Therapy for Urinary Incontinence

Course description - This 2 hour lecture will introduce PTs to the anatomy, physiology, and pathophysiology of the pelvic floor. Screening tools for identifying patients who may benefit from skilled intervention for pelvic floor muscle (PFM) dysfunction and simple treatment ideas will be discussed. Resources for expanding knowledge, obtaining certification and provided specialized pelvic floor treatment will be provided. This lecture is ideal for those considering specializing in pelvic PT. Focus is on providing immediately usable information in these patient populations. Available through Allied Health Education.

Instruction level - basic
Cost - $45
Register for the on-demand webinar

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