Hoping you all had a great summer and that you got to take some time away from all your patients and clients as a break is important. Gerard is currently on his way to Japan having had the honour of being invited by The Japanese Physical Therapy Association to present a Men's Heath Conference with his friend and colleague Jo Millios from Perth, Western Australia. You will be able to follow it all via their twitter feeds @gerardgreenephy & @prostatejojo . It will be the 1st Men's Heatlh Physiotherapy Conference in Japan and will focus on male pelvic pain ( Gerard ) Post Prostate Rehab ( Jo ), Developing research in Men's Health and developing a Men's health physiotherapy service in Japan. The conference will be in Kobe and will be followed up by hospital visits in Kobe and Osaka.
We are honoured to have Carina Ciracusa visit in early Autumn from USA to deliver her internationally regarded Paediatric & adolescent bowel and bladder course in Birmingham. Gerard, Jo and Carina all met up at WCPT 2017 in Cape Town where Carina delivered a focused symposium on paeds pelvic health.
Dr Ruth Jones is teaching her Introductory Pelvic floor course in mid September in Birmingham and as always it's almost fully booked with only 2 places left.
Our popular men's health course is back after a break of 2 years and we are running that with Bill Taylor and Dr Ruth Jones in November in Birmingham also. It's already half full with physios from many countries signed up. A unique course as taught by two tutors who see a lot of male pelvic health in clinic and also have strong academic backgrounds. A career shifting course.
Dynamic Tape for pregnancy , Post natal is back in October as an evening seminar in Birmingham. It's probably almost a year since we have run that as a stand alone event as we have been focused on building the clinics. We only use DT in the clinic and we are proud that we used it for a long time before putting this course together. There is nothing to compare to it on the market especially for pelvic girdle pain and host of other pregnancy and post natal presentations .
Fiona and Gerard after a summer break will be delivering their pregnancy and post natal course in November in Bham and we expect that to fill also as there are 5 people booked on despite it not being advertised yet!
Finally we end the year in London teaching a Ultrasound Imaging course for the wonderful Maria Elliot and her Mummy MOT group. We last did this for Maria in The world famous portland hospital which was a great success.
One or two other small events may slip in but otherwise we will be found working hard in our 3 busy West Midlands ( UK ) based pelvic health clinics.
Saturday 3rd November 2018 - Sunday 4th November 2018
A Closer Look at Pelvic Pain: Dr Ruth Jones
This two day clinical course is ideal for physiotherapists & clinicians with an interest in refreshing, updating or developing their skills in assessing and managing Chronic Pelvic Pain.
On completion of the course participants will:
Be confident in the assessment of pelvic floor anatomy including differentiation of superficial and deep pelvic floor muscles
Recognise potential disorders of pelvic floor muscle over-activity, and applying this to treat bladder and bowel dysfunction, prolapse, chronic pelvic pain, prostate pain, and bladder pain syndromes in men and women
Use advanced manual therapy techniques for the pelvic floor muscles and neural tissue, including the pudendal nerve
Develop a clinically useful, holistic model to illustrate and effectively manage the multi-dimensional aspect of pain, especially the “difficult” cases.
Assess and rehab the lumbar spine and pelvis using movement analysis & correction to treat pain and disability.