Pelvic Health for the Non-Pelvic Health Practitioner – Clinical Applications (Vancouver) (April 2019)

$485.00 $450.00

Product Description

Saturday and Sunday April 27-28th, 2019


Vancouver College of Massage Therapy

300-1050 West Pender St, Vancouver, BC

Fee: $450
Class size limit: 30

Pending Approval for 14 PE credits by the CMTBC.

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

This 2 day course will be a comprehensive introduction to the world of Pelvic Health.  ‘Pelvic Health’ includes more than just the pelvis, and this course will cover not just issues men and women are more likely to experience, but also how healthcare providers can address those issues.  Pain, incontinence, dysmenorrhea, pregnancy, menopause, and female athlete triad are just some of the issues that will be addressed in this course.  Bowel and bladder function will be addressed in detail, as well as basic assessment and interventions that will be within the scope of practice for participants.

OUTCOMES (At the end of the presentation, participants will):

  • Participants will be able to describe 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 describe appropriate interventions for common women’s health/pelvic health issues, as well as appropriate referrals when necessary.

OUTCOME ASSESSMENT: observation, participant demonstration and description.

LEVEL (Introductory, intermediate or advanced):



PT’s, OT’s, PTA’s, OTA’s, AT’s, RMT’s

TIME ORDERED AGENDA: (Please allow for two 15-minute breaks and a lunch period)

Day 1:

  • 9:00am Scope of women’s health:  Anatomy, Physiology – bowel, bladder, function and dysfunction
  • 10:15am Break
  • 10:30am Interventions-referrals-differential diagnosis for bowel and bladder issues
  • 12:00am Lunch
  • 1:00pm Pregnancy and Post-Partum – Anatomy, Physiology, Common Issues
  • 3:00pm Break
  • 3:15pm Introduction to Pain Science
  • 4:15pm Questions and Discussion
  • 4:30pm Adjourn

Day 2:

  • 9:00am Pain Science – Explained and Applied
  • 9:00am Pelvic Pain issues – Identifying and Critically Thinking through Pelvic Pain Complaints and what to do about them.
  • 10:15am Break
  • 10:30am Group work – case studies and discussions
  • 11:315am Male specific issues – post-prostatectomy recovery
  • 12:00am Lunch
  • 1:00pm Menopause, Osteoporosis, and Female Athlete Triad
  • 2:00pm Communicating with your clients – how to have the potentially awkward conversation about pelvic health.
  • 3:00pm Break
  • 3:15pm Fitness/wellness considerations and interventions for pelvic health health
  • 4:30pm Adjourn