Dr Ruth Jones: The Athletic Pelvis & Pelvic Floor (Birmingham UK April 2018)

Dr Ruth Jones: The Athletic Pelvis & Pelvic Floor

This new two day clinical course is ideal for physiotherapists, Sports Med Physicians  & clinicians with an interest in refreshing, updating or developing their skills in assessing and managing Pelvic, hip and lumbar spine dysfunction in the elite and recreational male & Female athlete.

Fee :

Total Course Fee: £287


Course Content

Identify Athletic pelvic, lumbar spine & hip presentations where pelvic floor dysfunction is implicated

Assessment and management of the female and male athletic Pelvis  with Musculoskeletal, urinary incontinence, pelvic pain, sexual or colorectal dysfunction.

Be confident in the assessment of pelvic floor anatomy including differentiation of superficial and deep pelvic floor muscles

Develop skills to perform internal pelvic floor examination on male and female athletes.
Recognise potential disorders of pelvic floor muscle over-activity and relate this to athletic pelvic dysfunction in males & females

Use advanced manual therapy techniques for the pelvic floor muscles and neural tissue, including the pudendal nerve to include pelvic floor trigger pointing (Manual & EZ Magic techniques)

Assess and rehab the lumbar spine and pelvis using movement analysis & correction to treat pain and disability.


Tutor: Dr Ruth Jones PhD MCSP

Dr Ruth Jones is an international leading Pelvic Health Physiotherapist who is highly respected within the global Physiotherapy community as an expert clinician, researcher, lecturer, mentor , tutor and writer. Ruth works clinically and consults to elite sports bodies and athletes including the FA. She is a frequent speaker at international conferences and workshops related to sports medicine,  movement, pelvic floor function and pain. She completed her PhD in 2010 at Southampton Uni in collaboration with Stanford University, USA which evaluated dynamic pelvic floor muscle function. She has a special interest in chronic pelvic pain and related movement dysfunction. She can be found on twitter at @drruthcjones and on the web at www.cerianlife.com. Ruth is one of the few Pelvic Health Physios who also works in elite sport and combines high level Musculoskeletal and exercise skills with both internal and external pelvic floor techniques. Despite being reseach and writing active she still combines her teaching and lecturing with working clinically 3 days / week  in her clinic in Southampton.

           Day 1


9-10. Introduction to the Sporting Pelvis & Pelvic Floor

10 -11 Pelvic Anatomy, function & Dysfunction related to the male and female athlete  

11-11.15: Break

11.30 -1.00 Assessing the Female Athletic Pelvic Floor (External & Internal techniques)

1.00-1.45: Lunch

1.45-3.15 Assessing the Male Athletic Pelvic Floor (External & Internal techniques)

3.15-3.30: Break

3.30-5pm: Treatment & Management of Athletic pelvic floor Dysfunction


     Day 2


9-9.30. Questions & Feedback from Day 1

9.30-10.45 EZ Magic for Female Athletic pelvic floor dysfunction

10.45- 11am Break

11am- 12pm EZ Magic for Male Athletic Pelvic floor dysfunction

12-1pm: Management strategies for the overactive pelvic floor: Breathing to exercise

1-1.45pm: Lunch

1.45-3.15 Post Natal Return to Sport & Exercise & The post-natal sporting patient

 3.15-3.30 Break

 3.30-4.30 Practice session on internal and external pelvic techniques

      4.30-5.30 Q & A


Saturday, April 14th 2018 - Sunday, April 15th 2018
9:00AM - 5:00PM
Walsall Manor Hospital
Moat Road
£287.00 Book Now using EventBrite
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