Big thanks for all your messages and emails of support. Our Physio family is strong at this time. We are excited about using this period of uncertainty to develop some new online courses. Gerard has a lot of experience in this area, from his Assistant Prof role in Coventry University and the webinar he developed for the APTA. We move forwards together. Stay safe.
The Pelvic Summit was a huge success and featured presentations on The Athletic Pelvis, Pelvic pain , Erectile Dysfunction, Oncology, Neuro & Pelvic health and post natal biomechanics. Some very innovative practical hands on sessions from Dr Ruth Jones, Maria Elliot and Timothy King. Big thanks to Bill Rea, Bill Taylor, Sandy Hilton, Clare Lait and Catherine Brown for some stunning presentations also. Huge thanks to all who attended and the Gold Sponsers Neen ( Patterson Medical ) & Elgenia and the great exhibitors we had. Thanks also to those who donated prizes, helped out and helped us promote it. We had some great twitter coverage and check out the #pelvicsummit16 to see it all. Gerard
Saturday 13th June 2020
A new one-day course which will prepare Musculoskeletal physiotherapists to assess, treat and manage key conditions of pregnancy related pelvic girdle pain. It will also enable musculoskeletal physios to identify conditions that require more specialist pelvic health physiotherapy such as prolapse, urinary dysfunction, obstetric anal sphincter injury and pelvic pain.
Course Outline: Pregnancy related pelvic girdle pain has a high incidence and is a leading cause of both physical and psychological disability. Post-natal PGP also affects a significant number of women yet finding physiotherapists who are comfortable and competent to see these women can be challenging. Rectus diastasis has a high incidence post-Nataly and has been associated with an increased incidence of pelvic floor dysfunction such as stress urinary incontinence, pelvic pain and prolapse. Women with diastasis also face challenges locating physiotherapists who are happy to see them. Post- natal return to sport, exercise and activity can be limited due to obstetric anal sphincter injury, pain, diastasis, urinary symptoms and other pelvic floor disorders. Musculoskeletal physiotherapists are well placed to assess, treat and manage all of these conditions.