Dr Ruth Jones: Rehabilitative Ultrasound Imaging in Women’s & Men’s Health...
This innovative two day clinical course is ideal for physiotherapists with an interest in Women’s and Men’s Health wanting to refresh, update or develop their Ultrasound imaging skills.
On completion of the course participants will :
- Have experience in using real time ultrasound imaging of the pelvic floor, pelvic organs and lumbo-pelvic cylinder in both men and women
- Understand how ultrasound imaging can facilitate diagnosis of specific PF dysfunction
- Develop Ultrasound skills to assess PFM function, and effectiveness of manual therapy techniques to treat pelvic floor muscle imbalance, over and under activity
- Explore measurement of the width/depth of Rectus Diastasis and strategies to change the stiffness, improve the tension of the midline structures
- Use Ultrasound imaging as biofeedback for PFM rehabilitation in male and female patients
- Use ultrasound imaging to assess the effectiveness of internal techniques
- Examine the role of transperineal US in research projects
Tutor: Dr Ruth Jones PhD MCSP
Expert clinician, researcher, lecturer and writer. Ruth works clinically and consults to elite sports bodies and athletes including the FA. Speaker at international conferences and workshops related to movement, pelvic floor function and pain. Completed her PhD in 2010 at Southampton Uni in collaboration with Stanford University, USA which evaluated dynamic pelvic floor muscle function. Her team developed software for use with dynamic ultrasound, in order to promote further understanding of PFMF.Ruth will also present at WCPT2017 on Men's Health Physiotherapy with Prof Paul Hodges and Joanne Millios. She was also an invited speaker to the International Ultrasound Imaging Conference in Madrid in May 2016. Ruth's scope of practice extends from male and female pelvic pain, urinary and colorectal dysfuction, Ante & Post Natal , Musculoskeletal to elite sports medicine. She is also currently supervising MSc and PHd students in Ireland, UK and South Africa and has multiple peer reviewed publications on Ultrasound imaging and other topics and is the co-editor of the core pelvic Pain Textbook " Chronic Pelvic Pain & Dysfunction". In addition Ruth still continues to carry a full clinical caseload in her Southampton based Clinic www.cerianlife.com