Treating Female Pelvic Pain through the Uro-Genital System
Part I. Urinary Incontinence & Uterine Prolapse - Women's Health Series (20 hr CPDs/CEUs)
This online course is accredited for:
12 theory hours
8 hands-on practice hours
TOTAL COURSE HOURS APPEARING ON YOUR CERTIFICATE: 20 HOURS
If you encounter female patients in your practice with Pelvic Complaints but feel ill equipped to help them, this course is for you!
Part I of this series on Treating Women's Health Dysfunctions teaches you about the Mechanics of the Female Pelvis and the many factors that influence healthy pelvic funtioning in a woman. Specifically, you will learn how dysfunction within the mechanics of the female pelvic viscera and its associated reflex centers can lead to common female pelvic complaints such as Urinary Incontinence and Uterine Dysfunction. Assessment techniques are taught and a complete Treatment Protocol is provided.
Techniques taught all correspond to Osteopathic Principles of Visceral Osteopathy and Spinal Reflex Centers. As a result, all techniques are external and Osteopathic in nature.
How this course works:
This is a six week course with ten chapters in total. The first three weeks containing two chapters of theory per week, followed by two weeks of practical learning of complete Assessment & Treatment Protocols, finishing with Homework Assignments and a multiple choice quiz.
At the end of the course you can download the desktop version of the accompanying 60 page Workbook for free.
The first chapter is released the week of Monday, November 23rd 2020 with one chapter being release each subsequent week for six weeks. You can log in at any time from anywhere to learn at your own pace. If you fall behind one week, you can catch up the next! Homework Practice Assignments are allowed an an additional four weeks to complete and submit in order to receive your Certificate of Completion. You will also have full access to the course, including the training videos, for a full year (365 days) after enrollment to watch over as many times as you want!~
Contains full training videos for of the complete Assessment and Treatment Protocols as well as individual videos of each technique that you can watch as many times as you need. Certificate of Completion awarded upon completion of the quiz and successful completion of both homework assignments.
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20 hours PCDs/ CEUs.
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A desktop read-only version of the course Workbook is available for you to download and keep at the end of the online course.
Here's what some Osteopaths around the world are saying about the need for Women's Health continuing education:
From the UK:
"I have a particular interest having taught therapeutic pilates for over 10 years which exposed me to the prevalence of uro-genital dysfunction and the lack of support and treatment available through conventional pathways, particularly post - natally. Having had my first child two years ago during my training.., contact with other new mothers has highlighted even more the lack of education around post natal recovery and consequently the low expectation of new mothers in terms of regaining full function. I've been amazed at how many young women accept stress in continence as an inevitable part of motherhood. I've also been reading texts around the emotional and spiritual connections of women's pelvic dysfunction and although I don't have the skill yet, hope to explore this further. ... passion for postnatal osteopathy has rubbed off on me!"
" I’m working in France, UK trained and have my own practice in the middle of fields and am trying to set up a Well Woman’s centre, a concept which doesn’t really exist in France.
It’s such a huge, undiscussed area which, if I were perfectly honest, I feel quite inadequate to treat effectively apart from a few techniques learnt at college."
A recent grad writes:
" I am very excited to start my professional career and I have always had a passion for visceral osteopathy, which was taught only briefly in our curriculum. Anecdotally I had some fantastic experience treating an older man with serious incontinence issues (he was self catheterising twice daily) and a young ... woman with two uteruses (uteri??) with a lot of post partum pain. These experiences greatly sparked my interest in visceral practice and I hope to learn as much as possible!"
From New Zealand:
"I am in New Zealand... on maternity leave. I have always enjoyed visceral treatment (especially receiving it) but this area would specifically interest me as I am currently in my early pregnancy. I feel when I return to work (one day) I will like to specialise in treating mothers."
"I am a male osteopath from Norway. My interest in women’s health is based on my clinical practice where I see women with menstrual pain and other issues almost every week, and how much I can help with fairly little experience. My () also suffers from endometriosis and adenomyosis and I notice that my experience isn’t enough to give her adequate help. I’ve had some visceral training during my education, but I feel I’ve just scratched the surface."
URO PROMO VIDEO
Welcome from your Instructor!
Ensuring you cover all of the course content
Reviewing the Course Schedule
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IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING YOUR HOMEWORK AND CERTIFICATES OF COMPLETION
Introduction to Visceral Treatment of the Female Pelvis
Unique Principles that Govern the Pelvic Cavity
The Principle of Volume Pressure
"Nature abhors a vacuum"
The Principle of Organ Mobility
The Emotional & Psychological Component of Pelvic Pain
Functional Anatomy of the Female Pelvis
How Pelvic Structure affects its Mechanics
The Female Pelvic Cavity as "A Box with Four Sides"
The TOP SIDE “Pressure from Above” – the Abdominal Viscera or Organs
“Pressure from Below” - the Perineum
“Pressure from Behind “ - The Coxxys
Pressure from the Front – Abdominal Wall of Muscle
In Summary ....
The Bladder and the Pubic Bone
How the Vagina Affects the Urinary Urgency
What happens to the Bladder as it fills with urine?
What is Ptosis & Prolapse of the Bladder?
Collapse of the the Bladder's Supporting Structures
Why Pelvic Floor Strengthening is only one Part of the Solution
Mechanics of the Uterus
Factors that Cause the Uterus to Move!
How Uterus Displacement Affects Pelvic Function
How Uterine Dysfunction Affects the Bladder
The "Normal" or "Neutral" Position of the Uterus
Excessive "Forward Inclination" of the Uterus
"Retroversion" or Backward Inclination of the Uterus
Prolapse of the Uterus
"Sidebending" of the Uterus
Physical Trauma & Immobility of the Uterus
The Viscero-Somatic / Somato-Visceral Effect
Spinal Nerve Root & Reflex Chart
The Lumbo-Sacrum Reflex Centers and the "Need" to Urinate
How Reflex Areas affect Urinary Incontinence
Reflex Areas of the Thoraco-Lumbar Spine
Referred Back Pain, Urge to Urinate & Facilitated Segments
The Importance of Reflex Areas in Urogenital Assessment & Treatment
Reflex Areas in MyoFascia, Muscles & Referred Pelvic Pain
Classic Symptoms of Bladder and Uterine Prolapse
Questions to Ask during the Intake Interview
Local Pelvic Indications for Visceral Manipulation
Global Structural Indications
Hypotonia & the Psychological Connection
How this Chapter is Organized
Discussion with your Instructor Prior to Watching Assessment Protocol
FULL VIDEO Urogenital Assessment Protocol
Step 1. Testing for Adhesions of the Bladder
Step 2. Testing for Ptosis of the Bladder
Step 3. Testing for Sidebending of the Uterus
Step 4. Testing Thoraco-Lumbar Area Standing Position
Step 4. Testing Thoraco-Lumbar Area Seated Position
Step 5. Testing Compression of Thoraco-Lumbar Junction in Relation to the Sacrum
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Osteopathic Treatment Schematic of Female Pelvis
The Importance of Incorporating Breathing
How treatment of the Bladder & Uterus are Inter-Related
Discussion with your Instructor Prior to Watching Treatment Protocol
Interviewing our Treatment Protocol Patient
Full Video Urogenital Treatment Protocol
Treating the Pelvic Organs step 1. Release Restrictions of the Bladder
Treating the Pelvic Organs step 2. Restore Mobility of the Uterus
Treating the Pelvic Organs step 3. Pump the Lymphatics of the Pelvis
step 4. Decoapt Thoraco-Lumbar Area in Relation to the Sacrum
Treating the Sacrum & Sacro-Illiac Area step 5. Springing Recoil of the Sacrum
Treating the Sacrum & Sacro-Illiac Area step 6. Release Sacro-Illiac
Treating the Sacrum & Sacro-Illiac Area step 7. Stretch Spoas & Pelvic Fascia
Concluding Interview with Urogenital Treatment Patient
START PRACTICING THE TREATMENT PROTOCOL NOW!
Schedule of Homework Assignments & Final Quiz
How to submit your homework
UroGenital Assessment Protocol Homework DOWNLOAD
UroGenital Treatment Protocol Homework DOWNLOAD
How to submit your homework assignments
Final Exam (multiple choice quiz format)
ICEO Women's Health Workbook - UroGenital Dysfunctions - Maureen Hannah Maher
Workbook is password protected
Enrollment, Awarding of Certificates, and Non-Refund Policy:
Enrollment in all ICEO courses are non- refundable. If unforseeable valid personal or medical reasons are provided (with written proof), a student may apply to enroll in the same course the next time it is offered. An administration fee of $100 CDN applies to all re-enrollments in addition to any outstanding applicable enrollment fees. Any student who falls behind in the online course without submitting any or an adequate number of homework submissions must apply to be enrolled in a future dated course, according to the discretion of our Educational Director and the Instructor for this course, Maureen N. Maher. Extensions are not granted to students who have forfeited a majority of the course or have not submitted homework assignments. Extensions to submit homework assignments are granted only for brief delays and will exceed no more than one month past the final due date for all homework assignments. The awarding of Certificates of Completion depends upon the successful submission of homework assignments according to due dates, and must clearly demonstrate the understanding and ability to apply knowledge gained in this course and is according to the discretion of the Instructor. Professional ethical conduct is expected of all students who enroll in ICEO courses. ICEO reserves the right to refuse to enroll a Practitioner who is not sufficiently qualified to complete this graduate level Osteopathy course or is not a fully trained Osteopath or Manual Osteopathic Practitioner. If you are a Therapist who is not trained in Osteopathy, please contact the Educational Director at firstname.lastname@example.org with copies of your credentials explaining why you wish to enroll in this course. Conditional exceptions are sometimes granted.
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