As a result of taking this course, students will be able to:
- Summarize the psychophysiological processes and anatomy underlying each pelvic floor condition covered in the course
- Use psychophysiological recording and biofeedback devices to record and display psychophysiological information about musculoskeletal functioning of the pelvic floor
- Control the biofeedback display to optimize learning to correct patterns of muscle tension in the pelvic floor
- Use psychophysiological recording equipment to assess patients with pelvic floor musculoskeletal dysfunctions
- Use biofeedback equipment to apply specific interventions tailored to each muscle related pelvic floor condition covered in the course
- Use behavioral techniques learned in the course to assist patients in controlling muscle related dysfunction patterns causing specific pelvic floor problems
- Detailed Contents of each topic with associated audiovisual talks and readings
The course objective is to provide the depth of knowledge including psychophysiology, biofeedback equipment, and training techniques which clinicians require to perform psychophysiologically-oriented assessments and biofeedback and other behaviorally-based interventions for pelvic floor disorders. This course is intended for licensed/certified clinicians. o This course is accredited and blueprint-relevant for initial certification by, and continuing education for, certificants of the Biofeedback Certification International Alliance.
Continuing Education credits: 45
Instructor: Richard A. Sherman, Ph.D.