Mandy Röscher (AUS) - The pelvic floor approach
Pelvic floor dysfunction is common in both males and females. Up to 32% of females seen in primary care setting struggle with some form of pelvic floor dysfunction.
The pelvic floor muscles play an important role in load transfer at the pelvis along with continence and sexual function. As a physiotherapist it is important to understand the key role the pelvic floor plays in the holistic management of patients particularly when addressing problems at the pelvis, hip or lumbar spine. Actually, 65% of women and 30% of men waiting for an appointment with their doctors report some degree of urinary incontinence. Only 31% of these people will seek help from a health professional. A large percentage of your patients are struggling with pelvic floor dysfunction. If you are not asking the questions you are missing vital information.
Join Mandy Röscher on this 2-day course to learn the basics of the pelvic floor and pelvic health and what you as a musculoskeletal physiotherapist / manual therapist can do to help manage these patients. Day 1 is lecture based and content heavy, while day 2 is completely practical focused. This course is part of the pre-congress courses of the European Congress Manual Therapy - ECMT2023.
- The anatomy and biomechanics of the pelvic floor muscles in relation to the pelvic girdle;
- The “core” and how the diaphragm and pelvic floor are integral to strength and control;
- Basic bladder, bowel and sexual function and its impact on quality of life;
- Common clinical presentations of pelvic floor dysfunction in males and females;
- Communication skills to be able to ask the “uncomfortable” questions and how to screen for pelvic floor dysfunction;
- Assessment skills to integrate the evaluation of the pelvic floor;
- Rehabilitation ideas and external treatment techniques to address pelvic floor dysfunction
This course will be given in English