Purpose of this Course

  • Identify internal and external pelvic floor muscles and nerve supply to this region

  • List common musculoskeletal conditions associated with the pelvic girdle and pelvic floor muscles

  • Define stress, urge, and mixed incontinence

  • List pelvic-related screening questions to identify the presence, type, and impact of urinary incontinence

  • Describe the difference between normal and dysfunctional urinary habits

Course Information

  • About Meryl

    Meryl Alappattu, PT, DPT, PhD graduated a Doctor of Physical Therapy from the University of Florida in 2008. She completed a year-long clinical residency at University of Florida Health in Cancer Rehabilitation in 2009. She completed her PhD in Rehabilitation Science at the University of Florida in 2014, studying mechanisms of pelvic pain in women and completed a Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Pain Research and Intervention Center of Excellence (PRICE) at the University of Florida. Dr. Alappattu serves Director of Research for the APTA Section on Women’s Health. Her research investigates the mechanisms underlying pelvic floor conditions, including pain and incontinence and she is a nationally and internationally recognized for her scientific and professional contributions to these areas.

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Welcome to the course!

    • Before we begin...
  • 2

    Let's get started!

    • Introduction, Objectives, and Pelvic Anatomy
    • Conditions Associated with Pelvic Floor Dysfunction
    • Evaluation and Conservative Management of Pelvic Floor Dysfunction
    • Article: Performing high-level sport is strongly associated with urinary incontinence in elite athletes: a comparative study of 372 elite female athletes and 372 controls
    • Article: Urinary incontinence in female athletes: a systematic review
    • Question and Answer Session
    • Post-Course Test
    • Participant Feedback Survey

Additional Information

  • Passing Grade

    A passing grade of 80% or higher is required on the post-course test to obtain your completion certificate.

  • Refund Policy

    All sales are final and we do not offer refunds of course payments

  • Estimated Completion Time

    This course is estimated to take approximately 3 hours to complete

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