Experience Level: Beginner
Contact Hours: 10
This one day remote continuing education class is targeted to any pelvic health provider looking for specific and “child oriented” treatment techniques for the pediatric pelvic health patient. This class will cover some basic challenges/ changes for a new or experienced pelvic health provider entering the realm of treating pediatric patients with pelvic floor diagnoses. This class is intervention focused and does not delve into specific pediatric diagnoses.
This course will begin with a combination of lectures on basic pediatric care topics such as postural, developmental, feeding and behavioral considerations. The labs will include both observational and interactive lab experiences designed to teach ANY therapist multiple treatment and play techniques to incorporate into their pediatric practice. The in-person aspect of this course involves movement and play, so please plan your space and clothing accordingly.
This course will be instructed by Mora Pluchino, PT, DPT, PRPC who is a physical therapist with experience in both pelvic health, pediatrics and pediatric pelvic health. This class is designed for a clinician who has already taken pelvic floor education including Pelvic Floor Level 1 and/or Pediatrics Level 1 -Treatment of Bowel and Bladder Disorders or something equivalent and is looking for play oriented treatment ideas.
All pre-recorded lectures in Teachable for this course must be watched before the Live Component of the course. See the Schedule tab for the current list of pre-recorded videos
Following the completion of this course, the participant will be able to:
Before the Course Begins
These video lectures in Teachable must be viewed in-full prior to the course
Total video lecture time: 3 hours
1) Pediatric Postural Considerations (45 minutes)
2) Pediatric Developmental Milestone Review (45 minutes)
3) Feeding and the Pediatric Pelvic Floor Patient (45 minutes)
4) Pediatric Pelvic Health and Behavior (45 minutes)
Day of the Course
NOTE: Times below are listed in Pacific time zone
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7:30 am PST - Zoom opens 30 mins before course for registration and setup
8:00 am PST - Course begins / Infant Treatment Considerations
8:15 - Lab - Treatment of the infant
9:00 - Toddler Treatment Considerations
9:15 - Lab - Treatment of the Toddler
10:00 - Break
10:15 - Preschool Treatment Considerations
10:30 - Lab - Treatment of the Preschooler
11:15 - Elementary Aged Treatment Consideration
11:30 - Lab - Treatment of Elementary Aged Children
11:45 - Middle School/ Teenager Treatment Considerations
12:00 - Break
12:45 - Lab - Treatment of Middle Schoolers/ Teenagers
1:30 - Pediatric Pelvic Home Programs and Education
2:30 - Home Program Practice with Case Studies (small groups)
3:30 - Questions/ Wrap Up
4:00 - Adjourn
I am a graduate from Stockton University with my BS in Biology (2007) and Doctorate of Physical Therapy (2009). I have experience in a variety of areas and settings, working with children and adults, including orthopedics, bracing, neuromuscular issues, vestibular issues, and robotics training. I began treating Pelvic Health patients in 2016 and now have experience treating women, men, and children with a variety of Pelvic Health dysfunction. There is not much I have not treated since beginning this journey and I am always happy to further my education to better help my patients meet their goals.
I strive to help all of my patients return to a quality of life and activity that they are happy with for the best bladder, bowel, and sexual functioning they are capable of at the present time. In 2020, I opened my own practice called Practically Perfect Physical Therapy Consulting to help meet the needs of more clients. I have been a guest lecturer for Rutgers University Blackwood Campus and Stockton University for their Pediatric and Pelvic Floor modules since 2016. I have also been a TA with Herman and Wallace since 2020 and have over 150 hours of lab instruction experience.
You can reach Mora at her practice: Practically Perfect Physical Therapy in Galloway, NJ