Evaluation & Rehabilitation of Pelvic Floor Dysfunction

Course Description:
This class is designed to be an introduction to pelvic floor dysfunction for rehabilitation professionals such as chiropractic physicians, physical therapists / physical therapy assistants and athletic trainers. The focus for this course will be to learn how to externally screen, physically evaluate both males and females anatomically, and treat pelvic floor dysfunction for conditions including but not limited to urinary incontinence, chronic pelvic pain, pelvic organ prolapse and diastasis recti abdominis. Practical hands-time in class will be focused on corrective techniques all external applied only -- no internal evaluation or treatment will be performed.

Teaching Methods:

50 % asynchronous online recorded lectures with 50% synchronus live hands on practical lab time

Date and Location:

Course opens October 18, 2021 for hybrid asynchronous online sesction (to be completed before hands on laboratory session) and synchronous live hands on class located at the Oak Brook, IL campus.

Synchronus hands on laboratory practical will be Saturday November 13, 2021 from 1:00PM - 5:00PM at Oak Point University's Oak Brook campus located at 2122 York Road, Oak Brook, Illinois in classroom 2300 (second floor NW corner of the building).

Program Objectives:
At the end of this Microcredential the student will be able to:

• Define pelvic floor dysfunction (PFD) and common conditions it causes

• Identify the male and female pelvic floor muscle layers’ structure and function along with the pelvic ligaments, skeletal landmarks and nerve structures

• Define the anatomy and function of the bladder and the common presentations of pelvic floor dysfunction affecting the bladder

• Identify the structures and function of “the core”

• Identify common presentations of pelvic floor dysfunction causing pelvic organ prolapse and pelvic pain

• Identify and apply external pelvic floor evaluation techniques

• Define and employ rehabilitation techniques for pelvic floor and lower extremity dysfunction

• Use, analyze and construct an evaluation and rehabilitation treatment plan for pelvic floor dysfunction


Instructor(s) name and credentials:


Erin Ducat

Dr. Erin Ducat is a Chiropractic Physician, Board-Certified in Sports Medicine, Orthopedics and Rehabilitation. She is also a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, StrongFirst Kettlebell Instructor and Pelvic Floor Therapy Provider specializing in female athletic and active populations. In full-time private practice in Bloomingdale IL, Dr. Ducat teaches continuing education classes on musculoskeletal diagnosis, rehabilitation for musculoskeletal and pelvic floor disorders and practice administration/business topics.

CE Hours:
8 hours of Nursing and Chiropractic (University of Bridgeport) are available for this course; Acupuncture and Medical CEU may be awarded upon request - please contact our office. Upon completion of all course information, a badge will be awarded and sent to your registered e-mail address.