New Course ✨ A Comprehensive Look at Pelvic Venous Disorders (PeVD)

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Pelvic venous disorders are the second leading cause of chronic pelvic pain after endometriosis. One of the biggest risk factors for the development of PeVD is pregnancy. As physical therapists we are in a unique position to screen our patients for this entirely treatable, but often overlooked disease process.

Course Description 

3.75 Contact Hours

This is a 3.75 hour online self-paced course designed to enhance physical therapists’ ability to screen their clients for pelvic venous disorders (PeVD). The course will review the history of PeVD, barriers to care, and the importance of using evidence-based language in the diagnosis process. Care will be taken to understand both the hallmark presentation of the disease process, as well as to learn the additional clinical presentations that reflect the wide range of people impacted by PeVD across age and gender.  

PeVD demands a comprehensive plan of care in collaboration with other medical providers. This includes providing high quality patient education, assessing and treating the entire body system with evidence-based techniques, understanding proper diagnostic test selection, and referring out for appropriate surgical interventions when necessary. In this class, you will learn to utilize special tests and evidence-based treatments to help identify and treat compensatory patterns found in the thorax and pelvis. These patterns often negatively impact a person’s ability to achieve maximal venous return and diaphragmatic excursion, ultimately exacerbating PeVD symptoms.

Learner Objectives 
  • Understand the importance of using evidence-based language when discussing the pathophysiology of Pelvic Venous Disorders.
  • Differentiate between venous pain and musculoskeletal pain in individuals.
  • Understand how anatomical abnormalities of venous obstruction and venous reflux (“RIGI”) manifest across genders and how that presentation changes if compensatory strategies are present.
  • Identify the four main clinical presentations of PeVD.
  • Understand how to cluster subjective and objective exam findings to guide skilled intervention.
  • Identify the significance of optimal diaphragmatic function and its systemic effect.
  • Identify four strategies needed to maximize venous return in this patient population and the exercises to help achieve this.
  • Understand when to refer out for imaging and collaborate with other healthcare providers to provide the most comprehensive plan of care for the patient. 
  • Module 1: Introduction
  • Module 2: A Brief History of PeVD
  • Module 3: Evolution of Language
  • Module 4: Pelvic Venous Disorders
  • Module 5: Symptoms of PeVD
  • Module 6: Compensations
  • *Bonus Module 1*: Diagnostic Imaging with Dr. Kathleen Gibson
  • Module 7: The Four Clinical Presentations of PeVD
  • Module 8: History Taking & Physical Exam
  • Module 9: Influence of the Diaphragm
  • Module 10: Maximizing Venous Return
  • Module 11: Treatment Phase One: Education & Referrals
  • *Bonus Module 2*: Diagnostic Imaging & Case Studies with Dr. Kathleen Gibson
  • Module 12: Treatment Phase One: Exercises
  • Module 13: Treatment Phase Two: Progression
  • Module 14: Post-Medical Intervention
  • *Bonus Module 3*: S-V-P Classification System with Dr. Kathleen Gibson
  • Module 15: Conclusion
Meet the Instructor

Julie Baron PT, DPT, CSCS, PCES

Dr. Julie Baron PT, DPT, CSCS, PCES is a pelvic floor physical therapist and the Director of the Pelvic Health and Performance Center in Bellevue, WA. Her commitment to treating patients with and educating others on pelvic venous disorders (PeVD) grew out of her own experience with misdiagnosed chronic pelvic pain. 

Dr. Baron’s comprehensive, holistic approach to patient care is based on her extensive professional experience in prenatal/postpartum care, pelvic floor therapy, orthopedics, and principles of postural restoration. Her approach allows for the thorough identification of musculoskeletal issues and compensatory patterns in patients, with the goal of optimizing diaphragmatic excursion and maximizing venous return to improve patient outcomes.

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This course is open to Physical Therapists (PT), Physical Therapist Assistants (PTA), and Physical Therapist Students (SPT). Please note that Academy of Pelvic Health Physical Therapy member discounts or other discounts do not apply to this course as it is hosted via our affiliate course partner Julie Baron, LLC.

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