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Pelvic Physiotherapy Distance Journal Club

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Purpose
To provide a forum for discussion of current research and new ideas in the field of pelvic physiotherapy.  Research in this area is occurring at a fast pace.  It is nearly impossible to stay up to date alone.  This format allows structured discussion of research and its application to practice.  This forum is not structured to allow for discussion of individual patient questions unless they relate to the articles discussed.  Discussions include clinical application. More Information

Testimonials

"I have been printing out the articles every month and have thoroughly enjoyed reading them. Thanks"
Barbara L.

"Thank you so much for creating the Pelvic PT Distance Journal Club. Even though I don't attend the online meetings I often refer to the research articles. This is an extremely critical at this time, as I am "convincing" local insurance companies that Pelvic PT should be standard of care. The research you've made available is imperative to my fight. THANK YOU!!"
Amy F.

How to Sign Up
Interested PTs should email Beth (beth@bethshelly.com) to be added to the email list Please include your degree and affiliation in the email request..

Timing of meeting
First or second Wednesday of each month 8:30 PM EST for one hour. In some cases the meeting is moved to the second Wednesday to avoid holidays. 

2019 Schedule
Jan 9 – Jackie Sineway and Kim Breslin (Brooks Residents)
Feb 6 – Jana Parnell (Brooks Resident) and Beth Shelly
March 13 - Megan Swenck
April 3 - Jane Franczak
May 1 - Tish Rodriquez
June 5 -  Cindy Neville and colleague
July 10 - Beth Shelly
August 7 - Trisha Jenkyns
September 4 - Michelle Spicka
October 2 - Elizabeth Lewis
November 6 - Laura Scheufele
December 4 -  MJ Strahaul

Method of meetings FreeConfrenceCall.com

  • Articles will be emailed before the call
  • 712-770-5505 access code 770-409#
  • Please call Free Conference call at 877-216-7555 if you are having trouble accessing the call
  • Meetings will be recorded so they can be shared with others who were not able to attend
  • A link to the recording and outlines will be available on the blog
  • Discussions available in the private Facebook group

Male PFM evaluation using real time ultrasound - A special event

This special event features Dr Jo Milios PT discussing two currently published articles from her PhD research in the field of Male Pelvic Health. Check out the One hour recording. And outlines below.

‘Pelvic floor muscle assessment in men post- prostatectomy: comparing digital rectal examination and real time ultrasound approaches’  
J Milios, Australia New Zeal Cont J Summer 2018 Vol 24 Number 4 p105-111
Outline

‘Application of two pelvic floor muscle function tests in men following radical prostatectomy relationship to urinary incontinence’.
 J Milios, Australia New Zeal Cont J Autumn 2019 Vol 25 N1, 4-8
Outline

Recently Started Spanish version of the journal club
We are pleased to announce a group of pelvic PTs in Argentina, Spain, and Chile are organizing a Spanish version of the journal club. This group will hold a call in Spanish to discuss clinical application. See blog for more details

Pelvic PT Distance Journal Club - Male Study Group 2015
A group of 11 international Pelvic PTs completed a survey, convened 3 phone conferences and multiple email interactions to create a document summarizing the current status of practice with research to support practice as available. A summary of the group's activities is provided. More information about the activity is available from Beth.