Course Description:

This course is designed to provide the participant with an entry level knowledge of pelvic floor dysfunctions especially related to incontinence. Evaluation strategies and Interventions will be presented including the use of biofeedback devices.

It particularly targets Physical Therapists, Nurse Practitioners, and Physician Assistants in presenting a collaborative approach to therapeutic intervention for this common dysfunction.

Objectives:

Upon completion of this course, the participant will be able to:

  1. Discuss knowledge of anatomy, physiology and pathophysiology regarding pelvic floor function.
  2. Identify evaluation and treatment techniques for the most commonly encountered pathologies in this area of practice.
  3. Describe the concepts of medical screening in order to appropriately direct care for optimal patient/client outcomes.
  4. Utilize therapeutic exercise interventions, symptom management methods, and preventative strategies for patient with incontinence.

Schedule:

7:30am - 8:00amCheck in
8:00am - 9:00amIntroduction of Topic - Review of Anatomy and Physiology of the Female and Male Pelvis
9:00am - 10:00amAssessment of the Pelvic Floor – to probe or not to probe
10:00am - 10:15amBreak
10:15am - 11:45amInterventions
11:45am - 12:15pmWrap up and Questions questions and Answers, Course evaluation

Continuing Education:

  • Loma Linda University Medical Center, Staff Development is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's (ANCC) Commission on Accreditation and this program meets the qualifications for 4.0 hours continuing education credit by the ANCC.
  • Loma Linda University Medical Center Office of Staff Development is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. LLUMC Office of Staff Development maintains responsibility for this program and its contents. This event meets the qualifications for 4.0 hours of continuing education credit for psychologists as required by the American Psychological Association.
  • Loma Linda University Medical Center, Staff Development is a provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number 00239, this program is approved for 4.0 contact hours.
  • Loma Linda University Medical Center, Staff Development is recognized as a Continuing Competency Approving Agency by the Physical Therapy Board of California. This program is approved for 4.0 CE credits

Behavioral Health Professionals reciprocate with APA

Speaker

Christine Eddow, PT, PhD, DPT, OCS, WCS, CHT

Dr. Christine Eddow earned her Master of Physical Therapy degree from the University of Southern California in 1990 and went on to complete her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree through Loma Linda University in 2003. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Science, Cum Laude, from Cal Poly Pomona in 1986.  She has been practicing in the Riverside, California area since 1990. Christine is a Certified Hand Therapist (CHT) and is also board certified in Orthopedics (OCS) and Women’s Health (WCS). She has served as Clinical Faculty at Loma Linda University since 1994 and is the Director of Post Professional Education and Assistant Professor in the Doctor of Physical Therapy program at Western University of Health Sciences.  Christine is a member of the American Society of Hand Therapists and the Orthopedic, Hand Rehabilitation, Education, Research and Women’s Health sections of the American Physical Therapy Association.  She specializes in Hand Therapy, Orthopedics and Women’s Health.  She completed her PhD in Education with an emphasis in higher education leadership through Northcentral University in 2017.    Dr. Eddow has been instructing entry-level and post-professional physical therapists in the area of women’s and men’s health since 1994.

Fees:

General Participant 140.00
LLUH Employees/Faculty 115.00
PT Clinical Instructor 115.00
Student (LLU) 115.00
Student (Non-LLU) 120.00