Pfilates Workshop and Intensive Pelvic Floor Training Program
Presented by Dr. Bruce Crawford, MD, FACOG
January 26th and 27th, 2013
This workshop will cover the anatomy, neuromuscular physiology and effect of pregnancy and childbirth relevant to the pelvic floor. Dr. Crawford will present a detailed discussion of common pelvic floor disorders including urinary incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse, and sexual dysfunction. The Pfilates Method of pelvic floor conditioning will be presented and participants will have the opportunity to become Certified Pfilates Instructors.
The video EMG lab (VESy Lab) created by Dr. Bruce Crawford to record and analyze the effects of movement on the pelvic floor will be presented and demonstrated at this conference.
By the end of this course, participants will have an understanding that
1: Bladder control is a fitness issue
2: Pelvic organ prolapse is a fitness issue
3: Sexual response is a fitness issue
4: A program of fitness training called Pfilates can provide the solution
Dr Bruce Crawford MD is a board certified Obstetrician Gynecologist and Pelvic Floor Specialist in
private practice in Northern Nevada. Dr. Crawford attended medical School at New York University
before completing a residency at the University of Arizona, Tucson. Dr. Crawford is a member of the
International Organization for Women and Development and has made several surgical trips to Niger,
West Africa to repair obstetrical fistula. Dr. Crawford is the creator of Pfilates and the VESy Lab, two
cutting edge methods of pelvic floor conditioning. Dr. Crawford has published numerous articles in
the areas of obstetric fistula and pelvic floor neuromuscular function. Dr. Crawford is a member of
The Society of Gynecologic Surgeons, Society for Urodynamics and Female Urology, The International
Continence Society, and the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.