Course Description

Wherever you are in your professional journey, this course is designed to enhance your knowledge and understanding of pressure management in pelvic floor dysfunction (PFD). Inspired by increased interest in addressing more than just pelvic floor exercise in the management of PFD, Kathe presents new research on intra-abdominal pressure.

Containing both foundational and advanced topics, Kathe melds several treatment philosophies, provides research to support her information and shares many practical clinical pearls.

This course is relevant for Pelvic Health, Orthopedic, and Sports Practitioners. No internal examination techniques are instructed or required for registration.

Knowledge You'll Gain

  • In-depth understanding of intra-abdominal pressure (IAP) including four technique based elements affecting pressure
  • Increased skill in manual evaluation of diaphragm breathing
  • Progressive glottal control phonations with exercise
  • Patient education and directing the breath strategies for Valsalva vs Strain (bear down)
  • The relationship of posture and IAP
  • Abdominal wall and musculoskeletal factors that influence pressure management
  • Performance strategies and therapeutic programs for active clients

PLUS MORE! Scroll down to see the bonus material, a preview of the content, and learn about prerequisites, objectives, curriculum hours and CEU status for your state. 

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Course Bonus Offers

  1. Literature Review: Coordination between pelvic floor and the glottis.
  2. Literature Review: Postpartum Return to Sport

Course Curriculum

  1.0 Information
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  2.0 Introduction and Logistics
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  3.0 Introduction to Eval and Treatment
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  4.0 Pressure
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  5.0 Posture
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  6.0 Pulls
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  7.0 Performance
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  8.0 Summary & References
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  9.0 Post Test and Course Completion CA CEU's Approved Dec. 15, 2021
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Frequently Asked Questions

Are there any course prerequisites?

Prior experience with pelvic health patients preferred but not required.

Instructional Level: All

Can I go at my own pace?

Yes. This is the beauty of a web based platform. View videos as many times as you want. You can even speed them up or slow them down.

How long do I have access to course materials?

By purchasing the course, you automatically have lifetime access to all the sessions course materials.

Will I get continuing education (CE) credits for this course?

7 contact hours of physical therapy professional education. Approved for .7 CEUs by California CPTA #21-612 and New Jersey #2204-131 and Nevada.

Course Cancellation Policy

Refunds are not available once the course is initiated online, or 30 days after purchase.

What People Are Saying

"If you've ever wanted to do more as a pelvic therapist than talk about kegels, take this course! Kathe clearly put a lot of thought and time into the content of this course. and understood where there were some gaps in pelvic therapist training, and filled them. She organizes the most current research with a multitude of resources to support pelvic therapists in developing their own processes to think and act outside of the proverbial box." Meagen Satinsky, MSPT

"Comprehensive management of pelvic floor dysfunction requires that we look outside the pelvic floor. I am thrilled to take a class discussing intraabdominal pressure management where components of breath, posture and musculoskeletal assessment are instructed."

Dawn Sandalcidi PT, RCMT, BCB-PMD

"Kathe Wallace has always been a pioneer in the field of pelvic health and this class further highlights her forward thinking and innovative nature. The material discussed is evidence based, thorough, creative, and timely, as our niche must continue to evolve to better serve our clients in a more holistic way. I highly recommend this class, especially if you have any interest in improving your postural analysis, understanding pressure displacement, and enhancing the strategies you use to improve sports performance. " Julie Baron PT, DPT, CSCS 

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Meet Kathe Wallace...

Kathe Wallace PT, BCB-PMD, is an internationally recognized clinician, author and innovative teacher in the field of pelvic floor and pelvic health rehabilitation. A physical therapist since 1976, Kathe turned her focus to the evaluation and treatment of pelvic floor dysfunction in 1988.

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