The Pelvic Floor, the Diaphragm, the Core and their role in Postural Development in Children (PFDC) – Assessing the pressure system and it’s role on core stability
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|Dawn Sandalcidi, PT, RCMT, BCB-PMD is a trailblazer and leading expert in the field of pediatric pelvic floor disorders. She is a national and international speaker in the field, and she has learned so much from sharing experiences with her colleagues around the globe.
In addition to lecturing internationally on pediatric bowel and bladder disorders, Dawn is also a faculty instructor at the Herman & Wallace Pelvic Rehab Institute. In 2017, Dawn was invited to speak at the World Physical Therapy Conference in South Africa about pediatric pelvic floor dysfunction and incontinence.
In 2018, Dawn was awarded the Elizabeth Noble Award by the American Physical Therapy Association Section on Women’s Health for providing extraordinary and exemplary service to the field of physical therapy for children.
Dawn is also Board-Certified Biofeedback in Pelvic Muscle Dysfunction (BCB-PMD).
She has also been published in the Journals of Urologic Nursing and Section of Women’s Health.
Dawn has actively been treating patients for the past 38 years and owns a private practice, Physical Therapy Specialists, in Colorado.
|How to Book
|Pre Course Requirement
|Applicants Must Be Working In Paediatric Physiotherapy And Have Demonstrated An Interest In Paediatric Continence. Please Upload Details Of Paediatric Experience And Interest In Paediatric Incontinence.
|Start Date 1
|9 May 2024 17:30
|End Date 1
|9 May 2024 21:00
|Start Date 2
|16 May 2024 17:30
|End Date 2
|16 May 2024 21:00
|CPP Members - Paediatrics members only
|Non ISCP Members
This webinar is designed to understand the development of the diaphragm and pelvic floor muscles (PFM) as it relates to core function and continence in children. Special needs children or those with musculoskeletal asymmetries frequently have a weak core, postural compensations and develop poor bowel and bladder habits.
Did you ever consider activating a child's pelvic floor musculature in order to increase their core strength and control, and improve their functional ability?
Are you able to define what correct core activation is? Learn how to connect the ribcage, the diaphragm, and the pelvic floor for proper core activation.
This seminar includes instruction in anatomy and development of the diaphragm and its relationship to the pelvic floor/core.
Focus on assessment and treatment of the core/breathing and the PFM in a school-based setting will be provided. This includes how to identify constipation and/or dysfunctional voiding habits and understanding how managing constipation can improve posture core control and breathing
Upon completion of this continuing education seminar, participants will be able to:
~List 2 muscles groups and describe 3 functions of the pelvic floor
~Understand the development of normal urinary control in pediatrics
~Evaluate the effects of posture and positioning on pelvic floor and transverse abdominis muscle recruitment and relaxation.
~Perform verbal instruction of pelvic floor activation
~Perform 3 different diaphragmatic breathing techniques for pediatric patients including diastasis rectus abdominis assessment with examples of core activation.