This webinar will take an integral look  into the role of the pelvic floor muscles and diaphragm in functional stabilization. This presentation will also explore common presentations of pelvic floor dysfunction in adult athletic populations, and will touch on the specific needs of women returning to athletics/exercise postpartum.

Level of Instruction:  Intermediate

Course Objectives

  • Identify the role of the pelvic floor muscles in sphincteric, supportive, sexual and especially, stabilizing functions.
  • Identify the relationship between the diaphragm, transverse abdominis, multifidus and pelvic floor muscles in providing functional stability.
  • Identify common diagnoses involving pelvic floor dysfunction in adult athletic populations
  • Integrate the pelvic floor muscles and diaphragm within progressive functional stabilization programs.
  • Identify key components of "return to sport" screening for women postpartum.

Faculty

  • Jessica Reale PT, DPT, WCS

Jessica Reale is a Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) and Board-Certified Specialist in Women’s Health (WCS) practicing in Atlanta, GA at One on One Physical Therapy. Dr. Reale received her DPT at Duke University and was the director of the largest pelvic floor rehabilitation program in South Carolina prior to relocating to Atlanta in 2015.

Jessica is passionate about helping her patients achieve optimal health through multifactorial treatments integrating current research in individualized treatment plans. She is passionate about working with men and women experiencing urinary, bowel and/or sexual dysfunction as well as pelvic pain. In addition, she has advanced training in working with children experiencing bladder or bowel difficulties.

Jessica is active in the American Physical Therapy Association and the Section on Women’s Health. In addition, she is passionate about educating the community and current practitioners on pelvic floor disorders and has taught seminars locally as well as presented at state-wide conferences, as adjunct faculty in physical therapy orthopedic and sports residency programs, and as a guest lecturer at the University of South Carolina’s Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) program.

 

Contact Hours: 1.5

Price: $39
Discount Code: EARLY

 

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