Saturday and Sunday April 27-28th, 2019
Vancouver College of Massage Therapy
300-1050 West Pender St, Vancouver, BC
Fee: $450 – $485
Class size limit: 30
Approved by the CMTBC for 14 PE continuing education credits.
Full refunds available 8 weeks before course. 50% refund given at 4 weeks, no refunds issued less than 4 weeks
Dr. Sarah Haag PT, DPT, MS, WCS CERT. MDT, RYT
Doctor of Physical Therapy
Masters of Science in Women’s Health
Bachelor of Science in Sociology
Women’s Health Certified Specialist
Registered Yoga Teacher
Certified in Mechanical and Diagnosis Therapy
People have pelvises. Important things happen in the pelvis. People don’t like talking about things that are not working well in the pelvis. Bowel, bladder and sexual function are very important to overall health, as well as an important factor in how people rate their quality of life. While people often seek assistance for pain, often times issues like incontinence or pain with intercourse are overlooked or underreported. As healthcare practitioners, we are well placed to identify and assist in pelvic issues.
Every healthcare profession has their own scope of practice, and at the end of this course each participant will have a better understanding of common issues in the pelvis, understand the rehab potential of each patient, and understand appropriate interventions for their patient who may disclose a pelvic issue. This course will include an overview of common pelvic issues in males and females, as well as women during pregnancy and post-partum. Interventions and education appropriate for these individuals will be explored and practiced. Two live patient examples will allow patients to observe, participate and practice in real-time evaluation and clinical decision making.
OUTCOMES (At the end of the presentation, participants will):
- Participants will be able to understand relevant pelvic anatomy.
- Participants will be able to identify common women’s health/pelvic health issues that may be impacting their clients.
- Participants will be able to apply appropriate interventions for common women’s health/pelvic health issues, and understand when appropriate referrals are necessary.
OUTCOME ASSESSMENT: observation, description and participant practice.
LEVEL (Introductory, intermediate or advanced):
PT’s, RMT’s, OT’s, PTA’s, OTA’s, AT’s,
TIME ORDERED AGENDA: (Please allow for two 15-minute breaks and a lunch period)
- Day 1
08:45 Sign in 09:00 Scope of Pelvic Health, Anatomy & Physiology of the Pelvis and Common Issues with the Bowel and Bladder. 11:00 Break 11:15 Interventions, Referrals and Differential Diagnosis for Bowel and Bladder Issues 13:00 Lunch 14:00 Patient Demonstration #1 15:15 Questions and Discussion 15:30 Patient Demonstration #2 16:15 Questions and Discussion 16:30 Adjourn
08:30 Pain Science Explained and Applied 09:00 Pelvic Pain Issues – Identifying and Critically Thinking about Pelvic Pain Complaints and what to do about them. 10:30 Break 10:45 Male Specific Issues – Prostatitis, Post-Prostatectomy, BPH 11:15 Patient #1 Follow Up 12:30 Lunch 13:30 Menopause, Osteoporosis, and Female Athlete Triad, Prolapse 14:30 Break 14:45 Patient #2 Follow Up 16:00 Questions, Discussion and Wrap-Up 16:30 Adjourn
**timing subject to change based on the availability of patients.