Kari Bø’s Seminar – Pelvic Floor Training – ATHENS
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Information & Registration
LLLC1, “epimorfosis”, intends to organize course on Pelvic Floor Training (PFT) with Kari Bø (Professor, Ph.D, Exercise scientist, Physical therapist, Norwegian School of Sports Medicine) as instructor.
The course lasts 3 days and will take place
in Athens on .. – .. …………………………. 2020
The course fee is 450€
An invoice will be issued by the full payment.
To register, please fill in the registration form electronically.
In order to finalize your registration and ensure a placement to this seminar, a down payment of 200€ must be deposited to one of the following accounts:
National Bank of Greece: IBAN GR6801102170000021744103439 SWIFT(BIC): ETHNGRAA or
Piraeus Bank of Greece: ΙΒΑΝ GR5501722380005238070348955 SWIFT(BIC): PIRBGRAA or
Alpha Bank of Greece: ΙΒΑΝ GR4801407080708002002013410 SWIFT(BIC): CRBAGRAA or
Eurobank of Greece: ΙΒΑΝ GR4502600370000010201090153 SWIFT(BIC): ERBKGRAA
Beneficiary: KENTRO EPIMORFOSIS STELECHON YGEIAS OE
You can also make your payments via DEBIT or CREDIT CARD (free of charge) from the below links:
PAYMENT OF THE ENTIRE AMOUNT (450€)
Deadline date for registrations: .. – .. …………………………. 2020
The rest amount of 250€ must be deposited in our bank account or via credit/ debit card, at least 2 days prior to the beginning day of the course.
In case of course cancellation, due to “epimorfosis”, the deposit will be refunded immediately.
The realization of the course will be confirmed by email or/and sms to be sent to participants.
It is advised to not buy your flight tickets until you receive this confirmation email (or/and sms).
Seminar Room «epimorfosis»
105 Karaoli & Dimitriou Str. (ex Eleftherias), 18345 – Moschato – Athens
Tel. : +30 210 4829303
LLLC1 “epimorfosis” keeps the right to change the seminar venue and the Lecturers depending on their availability.
Number of Participants: The number of participants will not exceed 20 individuals. If candidates are more than 20 a waiting list will be kept based on the date of the finalisation of participation (date of deposit).
At the end of the seminar, a certificate of attendance will be issued.
Printed material (handouts) will be provided.
The course is addressed exclusively to Physiotherapists.
Course’s language is English with simultaneous translation to Greek.
- Pelvic floor anatomy, function and dysfunction of the pelvic floor
- Assessment of the pelvic floor muscles
- Sport and pelvic floor dysfunction
- Pelvic floor muscle training for urinary incontinence
- Pelvic floor muscle practical training class
- Pelvic floor muscle training for pelvic organ prolapse
- Are there alternative exercises to pelvic floor muscle training for urinary incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse?
- Pelvic floor muscle training during pregnancy and after childbirth
- Diastasis recti abdominis – what is evidence based knowledge for prevention and treatment?
Kari Bø had her PhD (doctor of science) in 1990 and was appointed professor of exercise science and physiotherapy in 1997. She currently holds a position as elected rector (head) of the Norwegian School of Sport Sciences, (specialized university), Oslo. She was the first vice president of the International Organization of Physical Therapists in Women’s Health, WCPT 1999-2007, and has been the vice president of the Norwegian Council for Physical Activity for 8 years, giving direct advice to the Norwegian Minister of Health on physical activity, fitness and health. In addition, professor Bø has been the vice president of the Norwegian Physiotherapy Association subgroup for Sport Physiotherapy 2003-2007. She is a board member of “The pelvic floor Center” at Akershus University Hospital, Norway.
Professor Bø has published > 250 scientific papers on pelvic floor dysfunction, treatment of incontinence and low back- and pelvic girdle pain, exercise during pregnancy and after childbirth, measurement methodology, fitness and women’s health and has given > 260 invited international keynote presentations. In addition, she has published numerous articles, videos/dvds and books about the pelvic floor, fitness, pregnancy and physical activity, and women’s health in general for the lay public. She was an appointed member of the Program committee for Clinical Research at the Norwegian Research Council for 3 years and is currently an appointed member of Science Europe. She has been a visiting fellow to Stanford University, USA, and a guest professor at the University of Dunedin, New Zealand, University of Melbourne, Australia, and the Ministry of Health, Singapore.
In 2014, one of the her RCTs on pelvic floor muscle training was awarded one of 15 top trials in physiotherapy among >25.000 studies in the PEDro database, and in 2015, she was awarded with the Mildred Elson Award, the most prestige’s award from the World Confederation of Physiotherapy, for her contribution to research and education in pelvic floor dysfunction and women’s health. In 2016 she is awarded of the International Continence Society Lifelong Achievement award for her research and education on the pelvic floor and incontinence.
Kari Bø, Elected Rector, Norwegian School of Sport Sciences (NSSS) 2013-2017.
Professor, Ph.D, Exercise scientist, Physical therapist, Norwegian School of Sports Medicine
- *Basic course in sport and physical education (1 year) The Norwegian University of Sport and Physical Education 1975
- *Physical Therapy. College of Physical Therapy, Oslo, Norway 1977
- *Bachelor degree. Exercise physiology/ sport medicine/ health promotion. Norwegian University of Sport and Physical Education 1979
- *Master of Science/Cand Scient. Norwegian University of Sport and Physical Education. Thesis:”Body posture in a historical view” 1984
- *Doctor of science (PhD) The Norwegian University of Sport and Physical Education. Dept. of Exercise Physiology and Sport Medicine. Thesis:”Pelvic floor muscle exercise in treatment of female stress urinary incontinence. Methodological studies and clinical results” 1990
- *Physical education teacher, Manglerud Highschool 1978
- *Physical therapist
- -CP children 1978
- -Surgical and internal medicine depts.University hospital of Akershus 1979
- -Private institute 1979-81
- *Research fellow, Norwegian University of Sport and Physical Education, Dept. of exercise physiology and sport medicine 1980-81
- *Physical therapist/lecturer. Norwegian College of Ballet/Norwegian State Ballet at the Norwegian Opera 1981
- *Head Physical therapist, Depts of internal medicine, obstetrics and gynecology and neurology.
- Akershus University hospital 1981-85
- *Research fellow/Lecturer/PhD. student, Norwegian University of Sport and Physical Education, Dept. of exercise physiology and sport medicine 1985-90
- *Visiting scholar, Stanford University, Medical school, Dept. of Urology, USA, 1990
- Post docturate fellowship. Associate professor/ Norwegian Research Council. 1991-93
- *Senior project superviser, Center for Research and Developement in Physical Therapy (20%) 1991-93
- *Associate professor, Norwegian University of Sport and Physical Education, Dept of Exercise Physiology and Sport Medicine 1994-95
- * Research director, Norwegian Center for Physiotherapy Research 1995-97
- * Asssociate professor, University of Oslo, Section for Postgraduate Studies in Health Science (20%) 1997-98
- * Professor, Norwegian University of Sport and Physical Education, Dept of Exercise Physiology and Sport Medicine 1997-
- * Prorector/Vice chancellor, Norwegian University of Sport and Physical Education 1999-02
- *Professor Department of Sports Medicine, Norwegian School of Sport Sciences (NSSS, same as above, with change of name) 2002-13
- *Elected Rector NSSS 2013-17
INTERNATIONAL VISITING FELLOWSHIPS
- *Visiting fellow, Stanford University, School of Medicine, Dept of Urology, California, USA, Jan-July 1990
- *William Evans Fellowship Visiting Professor, University of Otago, School of Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Dunedin, New Zealand Febr. 1999
- *Windemere Fellowship.Visiting Professor, University of Melbourne, Australia (3 months) 2001- 02
- *The Ministry of Health, Visiting Professor, Singapore, Sept 2002
- *Visiting professor at the Technical University of Lisboa and University of Porto Sept
- *Visiting professor at the George Institute for Global Health Sydney, Australia, Oct-Nov 2011
- *Visiting professor Bristol Urological Institute, Southmead Hospital, April, Bristol, UK 2012
NORWEGIAN ORGANISATIONAL WORK
- Norway’s representative in the Nordic Planning Group for Scientific Conferences in Physical therapy 1991-
- Norway’s representative in expert group in European Unions Network for Health Enhancing Physical Activity (HEPA)
- Vice president, Activity Council, Norwegian Council of Nutrition and Physical Activity, The Norwegian Ministry of Health and Social Affairs 1999-03/ Physical Activity Council 2004-08
- Vice president Subgroup for Women’s Health, World Confederation of Physical Therapy (WCPT) 1999- 07
- Norwegian Council for Research in Higher Education 1999-01
- Head of Committee for Studies, Research and doctoral program, and International Affairs Norwegian University of Sport and Physical Education 1999-01
- Head of National Committee for Education in Sport Sciences 1999-01
- Vice president Norwegian Sport Physiotherapy group, Norwegian Physiotherapy Association
- Steering group of Section of Female Urology, European Association of Urology (EAU) 2000-
- Norwegian Research Council Program Committee for Clinical Research 2006-10
INTERNATIONAL ORGANISATIONAL SCIENTIFIC WORK
*Have supervised 14 finished PhD projects/candidates and numerous master students
*Current supervisor for several master and PhD students in sport sciences, gynecology and physiotherapy (PhDs: N=7)
*>260 invited key note speaker presentations for conferences, workshops and courses worldwide
UNIVERSITY COMMITTEES FOR DOCTURAL THESIS
- Leader of Ph.D committee Norwegian University of Sport and Physical Education: Per Morten Fredriksen: “Physical functioning in children and adolescents with congenital heart disease”, Ph.D thesis 2000
- Member of Ph.D committee University of Maastricht, the Netherlands. Bary Berghmans: “Conservative treatment for women with stress incontinence and bladder overactivity”, Ph.D thesis 2000
- Member of Ph.D committee University of Newcastle, Australia. Pauline Chiarelli: “Female urinary incontinence in Australia: prevalence and prevention in postpartum women”. Ph.D thesis 2001
- Leader of Ph.D committee Norwegian University of Sport and Physical Education: Eystein Enoksen: ”Utviklingsprosessen fra talent til eliteutøver. En longitudinell og retrospektiv undersøkelse av en utvalgt gruppe talentfulle friidrettsutøvere”. Ph. D thesis 2002
- Leader of Ph.D committee Norwegian University of Sport and Physical Education: Grete Myklebust “Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injuries in Team Handball- from injury to prevention“, Ph.D thesis 2003
- Member of Ph.D committee McGill University, Montreal, Canada: Chantale Dumolin:” “Efficacite des traitements physiotherapiques pour l’incontinence urinaire d’effort chez la femme en periode postnatale“”, 2004
- Leader of Ph.D committee Norwegian University of Sport and Physical Education: Arni Arnason: “Injuries in football. Risk factors, injury mechanisms, team performance and prevention”, 2004
- Oponent Kerstin Eliasson:”Urinary leakage and physical activity in young women”, Karolinska Institutet , Stockholm 2005.
- Leader of PhD committee Norwegian School of Sport Sciences Trond Krosshaug: “Videoanalysis of the mechanisms of ACL injuries”, 2006
- Oponent PhD thesis Marita L Harringe: “Swedish TeamGym- Injury incidence, mechanism, diagnosis and postural control” Karolinska Institiutet, Stockholm, Sweden, 2007
- Oponent PhD thesis Sigrid Tibæk: “Pelvic floor muscle training in stroke patients”. Faculty of Medicine. University of Lund, Sweden, 2007
- Leader of PhD committee Katrin Steffens: “ Injuries in female youth football. Prevention, performance and risk factors”. Norwegian School of Sport Sciences, 2007
- Oponent PhD thesis Marijke Slieker ten-Hove, Erasmus University, Rotterdam, The Netherlands 2009
- Leader of PhD committee Tone Bere: “Mechanics of injuries in World Cup alpine skiing” Norwegian School of Sport Sciences, 2013
- Norwegian Research Council; Stanford University, California, 7 mo 1990
- Norwegian Research Council: postdoc 1991-93
- Norwegian Research Council, grant for «The Norwegian Pelvic Floor Study” 1994
- Health and Rehabilitation: 3 year fellowship stipend 2005-07 for Ingeborg Hoff Bræken : ”Pelvic floor muscle function and pelvic organ prolapse”
- Norwegian Research Council: 4 year full support 2010-13: The effect of postpartum pelvic floor muscle training in women with injured and non-injured pelvic floor muscles. A single blind randomized controlled trial. PhD stipendiat Gunvor Hilde
- Health and Rehabilitation. 3 year stipend 2012-14 Merete K Tennfjord: «Pelvic floor and sexuality; a cohort study of 300 primiparous women from 21 weeks of gestation to 12 months postpartum and a randomized controlled trial on pelvic floor muscle training starting at 6 weeks postpartum in prevention and treatment of pain and sexual dysfunction”
- * 1987 Award in “Research in Sport Medicine”.
- * 1991 Astra Meditec Urology Award “Science in Urology”
- * 1997 Nycomed Pharma Award “ Best presentation in Sport Medicine”
- * 1999 Award from the Norwegian Association for Urology ”Science in Urology” for The Norwegian Pelvic Floor Study presented in BMJ
- * 2000 INKOforum Hungary award: In acknowledgement of her outstanding scientific achievements in the field of Incontinence
- * 2007 Life Long Achievement Honorary member of the Norwegian Physiotherapy Association Subgroup for Women’s Health
- * 2008 Life Long Achievement Honorary member of the Brasilian Physiotherapy Association Subgroup for Women’s Health
- * 2009 Award for best presentation and study. Haakstad LAH, Bø K: Effect of regular exercise in prevention of excessive weight gain in pregnancy: A single blind randomized controlled trial. Nordic Obesity Meeting (NOM), Soria Moria, Oslo 17-18 Sept, 2009
- *2010 Best researcher in public presentation of research, Norwegian School of Sport Sciences
- *2010 Best study in Urogynecology 21st European Congress of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. Antwerpen, Belgium 5-8 May 2010. Brækken IH, Majida M, Ellstrøm ME, Bø K: Morphological changes after pelvic floor muscle training measured by 3D ultrasound. Abstract number 074, page 59. 21st European Congress of Obsetrics and Gynecology. Antwerpen, Belgium 5-8 May 2010
- *2013 Conservative Management award at the International Continence Society Annual Meeting, Barcelona August 2013: Hilde G, Stær-Jensen J, Siafarikas F, Ellstrøm Engh, Bø K: Effect of postpartum pelvic floor muscle training on urinary incontinence in primiparous women with and without major pelvic floor muscle defects. An assessor blinded randomized controlled trial.
- *2014 Best non-surgical paper American Urogynecology Assocaiton (AUGS) / International Urogyenecology Association (IUGA) Jouint Meeting, Washington DC, Jul. Hilde G, Stær-Jensen J, Siafarikas F, Engh ME, Bø K: Does pelvic floor muscle training enhance pelvic floor muscle recovery after vaginal delivery? An assessor blind randomized controlled trial.
- *Award for one of 15 best published studies ranked among 28.000 studies in the PEDro database 2014
- *2015 Mildred Elson Award. Highest award of World Confederation of Physical Therapy for international leadership in physical therapy.
- *2016 International Continence Society Lifetime Achievement Award for lifelong commitment and lasting contribution to the advancement of science, education, clinical practice or public awareness in the field of incontinence (including function and dysfunction of the urinary tract, bowel and pelvic floor)
Kari Bø’s Book
Evidence Based Physical Therapy for the Pelvic Floor
Bridging science and clinical practice
Edited by Kari Bø – Bary Berghmans
Siv Mørkved – Marijke Van Kampen
Published by Elsevier
08:30 – 09.00 Registrations
09.00 – 10.30 Pelvic floor anatomy, function Doctor’s lecture
10.30 – 10.45 Break
10.45 – 12.15 Dysfunction of the pelvic floor
12.15 – 13.15 Break
13.15 – 15.00 Assessment of the pelvic floor muscles
15.00 End of 1st day
09.00 – 10.30 Sport and pelvic floor dysfunction
10.30 – 10.45 Break
10.45 – 12.15 PFMT for UI
12.15 – 12.45 Break
12.45 – 13.30 Doctor’s lecture
13.30 – 13.45 Break
13.45 – 14.00 Doctor’s lecture
14.00 – 15.30 Pelvic floor muscle training
15.30 End of 2nd day
09.00 – 10.30 PFMT for POP
10.30 – 10.45 Break
10.45 – 12.15 Are there alternative exercises to PFMT for UI and POP?
12.15 – 12.45 Break
12.45 – 14.00 Pelvic floor muscle training during pregnancy and after childbirth
14.00 – 15.30 Diastasis recti abdominis- what is evidence based knowledge for prevention and treatment
15.30 End of 3rd day
You can make your own reservation declaring the name of epimorfosis.
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