This course will review the most updated terminology and research for coccyx pain, as well as the functional anatomy and relevant biomechanics. You will learn about the risk factors, including lifestyle factors that influence coccyx pain as well as how to perform a physical examination, including a Digital Rectal Examination (DRE). You’ll also understand how to provide targeted manual therapy and promote self-management, including exercises, for this patient group. Conservative and surgical management will be discussed, as well as the current evidence for both. Effective communication and building a strong therapeutic alliance with your patients will also be discussed. At the end of the course you will review a case study allowing demonstration and reinforcement of clinical reasoning required to effectively manage patients with coccyx pain.
Using a biopsychosocial framework combined with the latest evidence and almost 20 years of clinical experience, this 7-hour course aims to improve your confidence and competence in managing people presenting with coccyx pain.
- Understand the functional anatomy and biomechanics of the pelvic girdle and coccyx
- Understand the evidence-based risk factors, including psychosocial and lifestyle factors, for coccyx pain
- Review the relationship between coccyx pain and pelvic floor muscle function
- Understand the impact of pregnancy and vaginal birth on the coccyx
- Understand the different patient phenotypes of coccyx pain, ie fracture vs dislocation vs hypermobility
- Review the conservative, pharmacological and surgical management options for coccyx pain and the evidence base for each
- Learn how to perform a physical examination of a patient presenting with coccyx pain, including external and internal assessment (Digital Rectal Examination)
- Understand the relevant outcome measures and screening tools to thoroughly assess the psychosocial aspects that influence coccyx pain
- Understand the importance of effective communication and developing a strong therapeutic alliance with your patients
- Learn targeted manual therapy techniques for coccyx pain
- Understand the rationale and be able to prescribe a self-management program for coccyx pain, including pain relief strategies and specific exercises
- Feel confident managing a person with coccyx pain using a biopsychosocial & evidence-informed approach
Angela James, B App Sc (Physio), Post Grad Cert (Pelvic Floor Rehab), Masters in Clinical Physiotherapy
Angela is the founder of Sydney Pelvic Clinic and specialises in Men’s and Women’s Pelvic Health. Angela uses an evidence-based and integrated approach to help her patients achieve optimal levels of pelvic health. Her number one goal is to achieve successful outcomes for her patients. She is equally passionate about teaching fellow physiotherapists and promoting the role of pelvic physiotherapy to the community. Angela has taught The Pregnant Pelvis course throughout Australia since 2012, and consistently receives outstanding feedback from participants.
She’s an active member of the Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA), Continence Women’s Health Group, Continence Foundation of Australia and she sits on the New South Wales APA Education Sub Advisory Committee. Angela is mum to two boys and understands firsthand the changes a woman’s pelvis undergoes during pregnancy, birth and post birth.
Kinesitherapeuten met interesse in de pelvische reëducatie en perinatale kinesitherapie.
Pro-Q Kine 14 ptn
220€ (ex btw), 30% korting indien betaling met KMO-Portefeuille
2 live online sessies van telkens 3.5u, syllabus en uitgesteld kijken