Online Course
The PGM Method – Activating the Core, Targeted Strengthening and Stretching for the Pelvic Girdle
Confidently teach your patients how to connect their core and relieve their pain through specific exercises

1-1.5 hours

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Dr Deborah Riczo is a specialist in pelvic girdle /sacroiliac dysfunction, pregnancy/postpartum issues, women's health, and breast cancer

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Introduction

An important part of the PGM Methodsm is activating the deep core muscles and addressing muscles that are weak and tight. In the previous course, Deborah Riczo discussed balancing the muscles of the pelvic girdle using PGM exercises in a very specific algorithm. In this follow-up course, Deborah teaches how to activate the deep core muscles, presents an algorithm to guide the progression of core strengthening, and identifies specific muscles that tend to need targeted stretching and strengthening in patients with pelvic girdle dysfunction.

Aims

The aim of this course is to provide knowledge on an approach to activate the deep core muscles and progressively strengthen them, to identify commonly tight and weak muscles in the pelvic girdle, and to be able to prescribe appropriate targeted stretching and strengthening exercises including modifications for pregnancy.

Outline

This course is made up of videos, reading, discussions and a final quiz. The course content is split into the following sections:

  1. Video
  2. Reading activity
  3. Quiz

Target audience

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.

Practicalities

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 0.9 Plus 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:

  1. Respect the Plus Community Culture.
  2. Log all the required learning activities as complete (represented by the orange icons!).
  3. Actively and appropriately participate in the course discussions.
  4. Pass a final quiz with a score of 80% or more.
  5. Complete a course evaluation form.

Learning outcomes

At the end of this course you will be able to:

  • explain how to activate the deep core muscles to a patient with pelvic girdle dysfunction
  • discuss the muscles that may be tight or shortened in a person with pelvic girdle dysfunction and the appropriate stretching exercises
  • design an appropriate strengthening exercise programme for an individual with pelvic girdle dysfunction related to their specific condition
  • list at least two considerations for position modifications during pregnancy
Featured reviews
An excellent and very comprehensive course covering exercises and stretches for the pelvic girdle.
Caitlin Jordaan
Physiotherapist
South Africa
Deborah Riczo is an excellent teacher and she's very knowledgeable.
Claudia Dixon
Physical Therapist
United States
A very practical and educational course!
Physiotherapist
South Africa
Good insight on how important stretching and strengthening is specific to pelvic girdle pain
Physiotherapist
South Africa
A great course as it gives new practitioners a better insight into the subject.
Manuel Abrantes
Physiotherapist
Netherlands

Online Course: The PGM Method – Activating the Core, Targeted Strengthening and Stretching for the Pelvic Girdle

Confidently teach your patients how to connect their core and relieve their pain through specific exercises

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Course instructor:

Deborah Riczo

Dr Deborah Riczo is a specialist in pelvic girdle /sacroiliac dysfunction, pregnancy/postpartum issues, women's health, and breast cancer

1-1.5 hours
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Participants

Summarising the latest research & evidence

Trusted by over - clinicians

Learn anytime, anywhere, on any device

Accredited certificate of completion

Introduction

An important part of the PGM Methodsm is activating the deep core muscles and addressing muscles that are weak and tight. In the previous course, Deborah Riczo discussed balancing the muscles of the pelvic girdle using PGM exercises in a very specific algorithm. In this follow-up course, Deborah teaches how to activate the deep core muscles, presents an algorithm to guide the progression of core strengthening, and identifies specific muscles that tend to need targeted stretching and strengthening in patients with pelvic girdle dysfunction.

Aims

The aim of this course is to provide knowledge on an approach to activate the deep core muscles and progressively strengthen them, to identify commonly tight and weak muscles in the pelvic girdle, and to be able to prescribe appropriate targeted stretching and strengthening exercises including modifications for pregnancy.

Outline

This course is made up of videos, reading, discussions and a final quiz. The course content is split into the following sections:

  1. Video
  2. Reading activity
  3. Quiz

Target audience

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.

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