Participants completing this course will be able to:
- List 2 muscles groups and describe 3 functions of the pelvic floor
- Understand the development of the diaphragm and the pelvic floor as it related to bowel and bladder function in pediatrics
- Describe normal bowel and bladder health in the pediatric population
- Understand the relationship of constipation and effect on the bladder and pressure systems in the abdomen
- Understand how bowel function can change the ability of the core to properly activate and cause other motor control disturbances with developmental milestones
- Evaluate the effects of posture and positioning on the pelvic floor and transverse abdominus muscle recruitment and relaxation.
- Perform verbal instruction of pelvic floor and transverse abdominus activation
- Perform 3 different diaphragmatic breathing techniques for pediatric patients including diastasis rectus abdominis assessment with examples of core activation.
- Analyze the rib cage as it relates to proper core activation and function of the diaphragm
- Assess when to make a proper referral to a trained pediatric pelvic therapist
Seminar content is targeted to physical and occupational therapists, physicians and nurses. Content is not intended for use outside the scope of the learner’s license or regulation. Clinical continuing education should not be taken by individuals who are not licensed or otherwise regulated, except, as they are involved in a specific plan of care.