18 September 2022
This live online course will aim to educate physiotherapists about the role of the pelvic floor in postural control as well as give strategies to improve pelvic floor control during neurologic rehabilitation. Basics of pelvic floor anatomy and neurophysiology will be discussed to draw relationships between neurologic and pelvic floor control of the bowel and bladder. Therapists will be able to understand the pelvic floor’s role in postural control for all patients as well as pressure management to improve pelvic floor control in a neurologically impacted pelvic floor. Therapists will leave with positioning and control strategies to improve overall postural control in the context of multiple settings of rehabilitation.
Dr. Carina Siracusa, PT, DPT, WCS, OnCS is a Physiotherapist from the US that has been practicing in pelvic health for the last 15 years. She works in clinical practice in a neurologic facility seeing patients with a variety of neurologic issues for their bowel, bladder and sexual needs. She is board certified in both women’s health and oncologic physiotherapy. She teaches for the Academy of Pelvic Health Physical Therapy, a division of the APTA. She has presented at numerous national and international conferences on the topics of oncology, pediatric, and neurologic pelvic health.
Darryl Tracy, PT | Sofia Provad, PT
Anatomy of the pelvic floor muscles
Neurophysiology of the pelvic floor muscles
Development of the pelvic floor muscles through the lifespan and implications for posture
The pelvic floor and pressure management.
The pelvic floor and postural control.
Group discussion and questions/answers.
A link will be emailed to you a week prior to the event.