An Introduction to the Pelvic Floor

This is a Non CE Course
with a duration of 1 Hour(s)

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Lesson Plan

Join Dr. C. Shante Cofield, aka The Movement Maestro, for a WebExercises webinar that will introduce you to the pelvic floor, its functions, and provide a brief discussion on some common pathologies. Despite its role as an integral part of the core, the pelvic floor has remained in the shadows as a hush-hush body part left for obstetricians and gynecologists. Not anymore. Physical therapists, strength coaches, yoga instructors, and movement professionals are finally realizing its importance, realizing that they need more education about it, and realizing that it can and should be trained just like any other muscle in the body. Come join us as we talk all things pelvic floor and look to bridge the gap between theory and function.

Learn easy practical solutions for patients and clients

• Describe the pelvic floor and the role of the pelvic floor
• Discuss why you should care about the pelvic floor
• Discuss why men should care about the pelvic floor
• Define the pelvic floor in physical therapy
• Recognize some common pelvic floor dysfunctions including: urinary incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse, pelvic pain

Course Outline:
Pelvic Floor, what’s the big deal and what is the pelvic floor? – 8 min
Just because we don’t learn about it, doesn’t mean it’s not important –  5 min
How it is supposed to work, especially related to breathing – 8 min
Common pathologies – 5 min
Other Manifestations – 2 min
Causes of Pelvic Floor Pain / Dysfunction – 5 min
Diaphragmatic Breathing – 5 min
Common Misconceptions – 5 min
Physical Therapy Assessments – 8 minutes

Duration: 52 minutes


Shanté Cofield, DPTShanté Cofield, DPT

Dr. C. Shanté Cofield, aka The Movement Maestro, is a former Division I athlete with a passion for movement surpassed only by her passion for learning. Shanté graduated from Georgetown University and then continued her educational pursuits at New York University, graduating with a Doctorate in Physical Therapy and becoming a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist. Shanté is a board certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist who practices in Los Angeles, California with specialties ranging from CrossFit injuries to pelvic floor dysfunction. As a Selective Functional Movement Assessment provider, Shanté utilizes a movement-based treatment approach that incorporates manual therapy, NeuroKinetic Therapy, corrective exercises, and techniques such as kinesiology taping and IASTM. Shanté is the creator of The Movement Maestro, a website and social-media based platform devoted to all things human movement and mobility related. Shanté is a proud instructor for RockTape and considers herself fortunate to be able to travel the country as an educator, promoting the benefits of movement and teaching others just how incredible the human body really is.

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