presented by Kathe Wallace
Satisfactory completion requirements: All disciplines must complete learning assessments to be awarded credit, no minimum score required unless otherwise specified within the course.
Kathe Wallace, PT, BCB-PMD
Kathe Wallace owns a clinic specializing in the evaluation and treatment of the pelvis, pelvic floor and ob/gyn musculoskeletal conditions. She is also a founder of Herman & Wallace Pelvic Rehabilitation Institute. Kathe Wallace, co-founder of Herman & Wallace Pelvic Rehabilitation Institute, is an internationally recognized author, lecturer and consultant in women's health and pelvic…Read full bio
1. Pelvic Anatomy
The online learner will be able to list the bony, ligamentous, muscular, and nerve elements comprising the pelvis, name the components of the 3 muscular layers of the pelvic floor, and describe the muscle fiber types and functions of the pelvic floor.
2. Pelvic Floor Exercise Cues and Techniques
The online learner will be able to describe the components of a pelvic floor contraction, give 2 verbal cues for tightening and bulging the pelvic floor muscles, teach a patient self-assessment technique for pelvic floor muscle activation, and identify 2 common unhelpful substitution patterns for a pelvic floor contraction.
3. Pelvic Floor Dysfunction Risk Factors
The online learner will be able to identify risk factors for pelvic floor dysfunction, list two dysfunctions that may be created by a tight pelvic floor as well as a weak pelvic floor, and be able to describe the prevalence of pelvic floor dysfunction.
4. Pelvic Floor Evaluation Techniques
The online learner will be able to describe pelvic floor assessment techniques including surface electromyographic (sEMG) evaluation, real-time ultrasound (RTUS), and be able to perform a scan examination of the pelvic floor muscles (levator ani specifically), obturator internus, coccygeus, and the coccyx.