Gerard is just back from teaching a Male pelvic health Physiotherapy course in Washington DC. He was invited over by Jan Dommerholt who is USA based and an internationally reknowned physiotherpist who is a world leader on dry needling. This was the clinics 1st teaching trip to the USA and it is the start of some great collaborative teaching work in the States for us. Gerard taught male pelvic pain, hard flaccid syndrome, male athletic pelvic pain and post prostate surgery rehab to a great group of physios from all over the USA and Canada. It was also one of the 1st courses in the USA to have an equal number of male and female physios as usually it can be difficult to get the guys to show up. The American physios were also really interested in what we do here in our Birmingham clinics in terms of Men's health and were very impressed that we had built up 3 busy clinics in a city that has free physiotherapy via the NHS. They were also interested that we don't just have one male pelvic health physio but 3 in Lisa, Gerard and Konstantinos. Gerard 2nd trip to the USA will be in Feb 2020 when he has been invited to teach and present at the American Physiotherapy Conference in Denver which is the World's biggest with approx 16000 delegates. Exciting times in the clinic as some of our other super specialist physios will also be teaching stateside. However , our priority always remains the great patients we treat in the clinic.
Sunday 13th October 2019
This will be one of the few paediatric to adult life span bowel courses to have ever run in in the UK, Ireland or Europe. It is aimed at paediatric physiotherapists and pelvic health physiotherapists.
Description: This course will explore treatment of the bowel from pediatrics to adults. Bowel issues can often start in childhood and plague people throughout their lifespan. When caught early, many of these bowel problems can be eliminated. Constipation is often present early on and can get worse as people age. Conversely, many adults that come to pelvic floor therapy with bowel issues developed these habits in childhood. Therapists must be comfortable asking about bowel history in order to be able to reverse long standing bowel issues. This course will talk about treatment of constipation, fecal incontinence, and other bowel issues from childhood through adulthood. Participants will learn both evaluation and treatment techniques for this population and will come away with things that they can use in the clinic the next day!