This course will help you unravel the mysteries of electrical stimulation in pelvic health (NMES and TENS), making sense of how they work and giving you confidence in knowing when and why you would choose either modality when treating patients with pelvic health conditions in your clinic.
The focus is on teaching principles, not protocols, and will leave you with a clear understanding, from a neurophysiological perspective, of how the principles apply to the varying parameters so you can better understand, and choose, correct parameters when using this modality.
A combination of evidence- base and practical application is presented as we cover all of the main pelvic health conditions regularly treated in clinic and when and why you would choose to use either NMES or TENS for specific conditions along with the contra-indications and precautions are covered.
- Understand basic neuromuscular physiology of neurons, nerve and muscle fibres and how do they work
- Apply this to understanding the parameters used in electrical stimulation
- Understand the difference between NMES and TENS
- Learn the proposed theories of mechanism of action for both NMES and TENS
- Understand the differences between voluntary and stimulated muscle contractions
- Understand the differences between using high and low frequency TENS for pain management
- Know when to choose TENS or NMES as an adjunct to your treatment and learn where they fit into treatment paradigms / algorithms
- Learn which is appropriate for each of the pelvic health conditions
- Understand the principles of electrode choice – how do you know which to choose?
- Understand the differences between PTNS and TTNS and how to apply TTNS
- Learn how to trouble shoot with a machine – what does it mean when the machine won’t go past 5-6mA?
- Apply what you have learnt via an interactive case study session
Kinesitherapeuten met interesse in de pelvische reëducatie en perinatale kinesitherapie.
Pro-Q Kine 14 ptn
230€ (ex btw), 30% korting indien betaling met KMO-Portefeuille
2 live online sessies van telkens 3.5u, syllabus en uitgesteld kijken
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