An Introduction to the Pelvic Floor

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Lesson Plan

Join Dr. C. Shante Cofield, aka The Movement Maestro, for a WebExercises webinar that will introduce you to the pelvic floor, its functions, and provide a brief discussion on some common pathologies. Despite its role as an integral part of the core, the pelvic floor has remained in the shadows as a hush-hush body part left for obstetricians and gynecologists. Not anymore. Physical therapists, strength coaches, yoga instructors, and movement professionals are finally realizing its importance, realizing that they need more education about it, and realizing that it can and should be trained just like any other muscle in the body. Come join us as we talk all things pelvic floor and look to bridge the gap between theory and function.

Learn easy practical solutions for patients and clients

• Describe the pelvic floor and the role of the pelvic floor
• Discuss why you should care about the pelvic floor
• Discuss why men should care about the pelvic floor
• Define the pelvic floor in physical therapy
• Recognize some common pelvic floor dysfunctions including: urinary incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse, pelvic pain

Course Access:
On Demand – the course is available for 1 year.
Subscription – the course is available as long as you have the account.
You can start and stop the course at any time.
Refund/cancellation policies: All online course purchases are final, no refunds will be given. Contact us if any problems, questions.

Target Audience: Athletic Trainers, Physical Therapy, Doctor of Chiropractic, Occupational Therapy
Prerequisite: None
Instructional Level: Intermediate

Disclosure: No relevant information to disclose
Content disclosure: This course does not focus on any product or service.

Course Outline:
Pelvic Floor, what’s the big deal and what is the pelvic floor? – 8 min
Just because we don’t learn about it, doesn’t mean it’s not important –  5 min
How it is supposed to work, especially related to breathing – 8 min
Common pathologies – 5 min
Other Manifestations – 2 min
Causes of Pelvic Floor Pain / Dysfunction – 5 min
Diaphragmatic Breathing – 5 min
Common Misconceptions – 5 min
Physical Therapy Assessments – 8 minutes

Continuing Education regulations may change. Please verify information with your licensure board.

Athletic Trainers: WebExercises is an approved provider for the BOC, provider P10199. This course is approved in all states for Athletic Trainers. WebExercises is approved in Florida and Arizona and attendance will be filed with CE Broker.
Topic: Intermediate

Physical Therapy Approval for this course:
Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Georgia, Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire,  North Carolina, North Dakota, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, Wisconsin, Wyoming.

Doctor of Chiropractic course approval:
(see approval information below)
Alaska, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Georgia (approval 2021-712 Examination Procedure/Diagnoses), Idaho, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, Wyoming.

PACE approval: ID # 6960 – 1 hour
WebExercises is recognized by the PACE program of the Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards. PACE (Providers of Approved Continuing Education) is a Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards (FCLB) organization. Approved providers offer the highest standards of education and abide by guidelines and standards outlined by PACE to maintain approval status. Courses need to be listed with PACE and receive an approval number. PACE approved providers are accepted by the following Chiropractic State Boards:  Alaska, Connecticut, DC,  Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, Wyoming.

CCE accredited Chiropractic College:
WebExercises is sponsored by a CCE accredited Chiropractic College, Cleveland University-Kansas City. This course meets the appropriate standards for continuing education and qualifies for 1 CEUs (hour) in the following states:
Colorado, Delaware, Illinois, Michigan.

Chiropractic Board approval: Georgia Board of Chiropractic Examiners, approval 2020-784, 1 hour, Examination Procedure/Diagnoses. Approval valid until 12/31/2020.

Webinar Recording
Duration: 52 minutes

Course Instructor

Shanté Cofield, DPT Shanté Cofield, DPT

Dr. C. Shanté Cofield, aka The Movement Maestro, is a former Division I athlete with a passion for movement surpassed only by her passion for learning. Shanté graduated from Georgetown University and then continued her educational pursuits at New York University, graduating with a Doctorate in Physical Therapy and becoming a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist. Shanté is a board certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist who practices in Los Angeles, California with specialties ranging from CrossFit injuries to pelvic floor dysfunction. As a Selective Functional Movement Assessment provider, Shanté utilizes a movement-based treatment approach that incorporates manual therapy, NeuroKinetic Therapy, corrective exercises, and techniques such as kinesiology taping and IASTM. Shanté is the creator of The Movement Maestro, a website and social-media based platform devoted to all things human movement and mobility related. Shanté is a proud instructor for RockTape and considers herself fortunate to be able to travel the country as an educator, promoting the benefits of movement and teaching others just how incredible the human body really is.

An Introduction to the Pelvic Floor