Penn Medicine Princeton Medical Center Princeton Rehabilitation
1 Plainsboro Road, Plainsboro, NJ 08536
Educational ObjectivesBy the end of this program, participants will be able to:
- Define coccydynia and identify prevalence and etiology.
- Attendees will be aware of current diagnostic testing for coccydynia.
- Attendees will have a brief understanding of medical and surgical treatment options for coccydynia.
- Participants will be able to identify the anatomy of coccyx and its muscular, ligamentous, and fascial attachments
- Participants will be able to explain the basic functions of coccyx and
its kinematics during functional movements and its relation to the
sacrum, pelvic girdle, and thoracolumbar spinal mobility.
- Therapists will be able to perform a comprehensive external assessment
and diagnose coccydynia in the outpatient population.
- Therapists will be able to design and execute a plan of care to address coccydynia symptoms.
- Participants will be able to establish appropriate Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy referral when warranted.
Continuing Education Credits
This course is pending approval by NJ State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners for 2 HOURS.
• Physical Therapists
• Physical Therapist Assistants
This course is for PTs and PTAs who are interested in learning about
coccydynia and painful sitting without internal pelvic floor muscle
assessment. Coccydynia, or coccyx pain, substantially reduces the
quality of life for patients who suffer from this condition. During this
time of digital advancements, information technology, and Covid-19,
seated activities are on the rise. As PTs, we ought to be proactively
prepared to address rising issues of painful sitting. Although
coccydynia is considered a pelvic floor dysfunction, the driving force
of this pain can be much higher or lower than the coccyx. Diagnosing and
addressing coccydynia symptoms while performing orthopedic physical
therapy evaluation and treatment can improve functional outcomes,
quality of life, and overall satisfaction rates in the outpatient
population. This course will focus on multifactorial external
assessment techniques for establishing the diagnosis of coccydynia
during an orthopedic evaluation and designing a comprehensive treatment
plan thinking beyond the pelvic floor muscles to address coccydynia and
painful sitting. This course will also educate PTs and PTAs on how to
make an appropriate Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy referral if needed.
- Defining coccydynia, its etiology, and prevalance
- Diagnostic testing and medical/surgical treatments
- Coccyx anatomy, function, and kinematics
- Patient evaluation and assessment
- Virtual lab
- Developing a plan of care and treatment options
- Question and answer
Certificates will be awarded to participants upon conclusion of the course.
About the Speaker
Iram Fatima Shah, PT, DPT, CLT, STMT
Iram Fatima Shah graduated from Mayo School of Physical Therapy in
1995 and holds her Doctorate from Stockton University (2015). Fatima
began treating patients with pelvic floor dysfunction in 2005 and
continues to advance her knowledge and skill in this field including:
completing all levels of the Pelvic Floor Series through Herman and
Wallace Pelvic Rehabilitation Institute and taking continuing education
courses focused on Coccydynia, Interstitial Cystitis, Irritable Bowel
Syndrome, Visceral Mobilization and many more. Fatima is certified in
Soft Tissue Mobilization, Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization,
is a Certified Lymphedema Physical Therapist and has been a member of
the Lymphology Association of North America since 2019. Fatima has given
lectures in the United States and abroad regarding PFM anatomy, its
function, and its relation to rest of the body. Although she has
explored many avenues in the profession of Physical Therapy, her passion
remains pelvic floor rehabilitation and wellness.
Register by August 22, 2020.
Cancellations and requests for refunds will be accepted only until August 22, 2020.
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