Online Course: Pelvic Girdle Dysfunction Literature Review
Expand your knowledge on evidence-based assessment and management of pelvic girdle pain
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Pelvic girdle dysfunction and sacroiliac joint dysfunction are frequent contributors to low back pain. It is also recognised as a multifactorial problem with specific characteristics such as pain location and provoking activities. Various models of disorders and mechanical dysfunctions have been proposed such as joint laxity, failed load transfer and abnormalities of joint alignment. Because of this diversity in proposed mechanisms, there is diversity in treatments offered, many with little evidence to support them. Even among experts in the area of pelvic girdle dysfunction and sacroiliac pain, there seems to be a lack of consensus with regards to diagnosing and managing these dysfunctions. In this fourth course on pelvic girdle dysfunction, Deborah Riczo provides us with an in-depth review of the available evidence on the diagnosis, interventions and outcome measures of pelvic girdle dysfunction.
The aim of this course is to critically appraise the available literature on pelvic girdle dysfunction, concentrating on evidence for diagnostic tools, outcome measures and specific interventions.
This course is made up of videos, reading, discussions and a final quiz. The course content is split into the following sections:
- Reading activity
This course is aimed at Physiotherapy and Physical Therapy clinicians, students and assistants. Other interested professionals such as athletic trainers, occupational therapists, nurses or medical doctors interested in this subject are also invited to participate.
Hours of Learning - No deadlines are applied to this course and it can be started and completed in your own time according to your personal schedule. We expect the required elements to take around 1-1.5 hours depending on your schedule and learning style. Additionally there are many optional resources provided and if you choose to review these the course could take longer to complete.
Types of Activities - Reading Physiopedia pages, journal articles, book chapters. Watching videos. Attempting quizzes. Participating in an international discussion forum.
Certificates - At the end of the course, when you have completed all of the required elements, you will be able to download a certificate of completion and 1.1 Physioplus points will be added to your personalised learning dashboard.
Requirements to complete this course
In order to complete this course and receive a course completion certificate plus CEUs/CCUs/CPD points you will need to:
- Respect the Physioplus Community Culture.
- Log all the required learning activities as complete (represented by the orange icons!).
- Actively and appropriately participate in the course discussions.
- Pass a final quiz with a score of 80% or more.
- Complete a course evaluation form.
At the end of this course you will be able to:
- discuss the evidence for diagnostic tools such as injections, imaging and special tests in the diagnosis of pelvic girdle dysfunction
- list the special tests in Laslett's cluster for pelvic girdle pain
- discuss the evidence for specific interventions such as manual therapy, exercise and pelvic belts in the management of pelvic girdle pain
- list at least three outcome measures that can be used in the management of pelvic girdle pain
Australian Physiotherapy Council
APC Accredited Continuing Professional Development
South African Society of Physiotherapy
South African Society of Physiotherapy: PPB007/PT000/2021/295 (3 General CEUs Level 1)
Texas Physical Therapy Association
United States - Texas
The assignment of Texas PT CCUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by TPTA or TBPTE.
This activity is provided by the Texas Board of Physical Therapy Examiners Accredited Provider #2312053TX and meets continuing competence requirements for PT and PTA licensure renewal in Texas. This activity will provide 1.25 CCUs.
The Continuing Education Review Services (California)
United States - California
The following statement MUST appear on all of your certificates of completion: This course has been Approved by CERS, an Approval Agency for the California Board of Physical Therapy. CERS Course Approval #: 21-50636-2
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United States – States not requiring accreditation
Alabama, Colorado, Connecticut, Iowa, Maine, Massachusetts, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, Washington
The state board of physical therapy either does not require course pre-approval or does not require CEUs for re-licensure. As a result Physioplus courses should fulfil requirements for professional development - please check with your state board.
Physiotherapist, United Kingdom
Very good course, I learn current evidence regarding pelvic girdle dysfunction testing
This is a nice short course that adds a great deal to my clinical practice!
Physiotherapist, United Kingdom
Great course, hard work but worth the effort