One learns from books and example only that certain things can be done. Actual learning requires that you do those things.
— Frank Herbert, 'Children of Dune'
 

the pivotal pelvis

PELVIC HEALTH

For laymen, health- & movement professionals

The pivotal pelvis is a course aimed at exploring pelvic health from a specific model ‘©the pelvic hub’ (based on the bicycle wheel), that looks at everything from our different body-systems to the larger socio-cultural and environmental systems that we are a part of. Many of us have a very limited understanding of our pelvic region, how it functions and is impacted by the world around us, and even less understanding of what to do when this region doesn’t function the way we need it to. This workshop is inspired by knowledge developed from years of working – and living – with the human body and the pelvis, combined with an enhanced understanding of the body and pelvis informed by in-depth dissection studies.

1 day workshop or lecture

the pelvic pothole

The pelvis has been neglected for a long time in healthcare and rehabilitation, and there is generally poor knowledge of this area of the body. Pelvic anatomy is not as it seems in many anatomy books, and we will look at what this means for our work with clients. The two workshops below will look at different aspects of functional pelvic anatomy.

PELVIC ANATOMY: PROSECTION

For health- & movement professionals

This workshop will cover pelvic anatomy based on dissections, function and clinical experience; particular focus will be given to fascia as an important component of the whole. Based on prosections, pictures and videos of dissections, we will take a critical look at our understanding of the pelvis and what this means for how we work with clients. The pelvis is intricately connected to the rest of the body, and needs to be a part of understanding dysfunction in other parts of the body. Hence this course is for anyone who works with function and dysfunction in the human body.

1 day

FUNCTIONAL PELVIC ANATOMY

For health- & movement professionals

This workshop will put the pelvis back into our understanding of movement and breathing, based on dissections, function and clinical experience; particular focus will be given to fascia as an important component of the whole. The pelvis is intricately connected to the rest of the body, and we will look at how the pelvis is involved in movement and breathing, based on a review of pelvic anatomy in relation to the whole body. Hence this course is for anyone who works with function and dysfunction in the human body.

1 day

PELVIC EXPLORATIONS: DISSECTION & PALPATION

For health- & movement professionals

A baseline for working with the pelvis is an understanding of its complexity combined with skilled palpation. Pelvic explorations will give you a new understanding of the pelvis. By combining hands-on dissection with palpation of the live pelvis, you will start to develop an understanding for what you are feeling that cannot be gained from looking at 2-dimensional anatomy books. We will critically discuss our preconceived ideas and theories about the pelvis and how we work with it. Read more about the value of doing dissection, from a personal perspective, here.

NB The internal palpation part of the course is only for health professionals whose licence permits internal palpation and treatment.

3 days

the painful pelvis

ASSESSMENT & MYO/FASCIAL TREATMENT

For physiotherapists

The course The painful pelvis aims to give an updated and functional understanding of the pelvis and of pelvic pain in relation to the whole body, the individual and the context we have created and live in. The course comprises three modules. Module 1 goes through various aspects of pain (culture & pain, neurophysiology of pain, myo/fascial pain and palpation) and must be taken before taking the assessment and treatment modules. Module 2 covers internal touch-based pelvic assessment and treatment, and module 3 focuses on external touch-based pelvic assessment and treatment.

Module 1: Pain, 1 day

Module 2: Internal assessment & treatment, 2 days

Module 3: External assessment & treatment, 1 day (under revision)

It is recommended to take The Pivotal Pelvis and one of The Pelvic Pothole courses before The Painful Pelvis, to give a stronger base for understanding how to assess and treat.

Online courses for clients

coming soon!

Online courses looking at different aspects of pelvic function will soon be available. The courses are aimed at people suffering from pelvic dysfunction, or who want to learn more about the pelvis. It is recommended that they are used in conjunction with hands-on or one-to-one sessions with relevant therapists. But with the possibility of online self-learning, the face-to-face sessions can focus on aspects that can only be done together with the therapist.

The courses will include:

  • The Pivotal Pelvis – pelvic health & function (client version)

  • Pelvic anatomy basics

  • Your pelvic health: self-care basics

  • Pelvic yoga & breathing meditation basic

 

course dates

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The Pivotal Pelvis

Lecture: 8 May 2019, 7-8:30pm MILK cafe Glasgow UK, free event

The Pelvic Pothole: PROSECTIONS

Coming 2020

The Pelvic Pothole: FUNCTIONAL PELVIC ANATOMY

29 Nov 2019, Stockholm Sweden (short version), book here

The Pelvic Pothole: Pelvic Explorations

23-25 Aug 2019, Colorado USA, book here

The Painful Pelvis

30 Nov-1 Dec 2019, Stockholm Sweden, book here

If you are interested in hosting a course, get in touch!

online courses

COMING SOON!

 
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