This course is presented in a 2-day (HYBRID course: online modules to be completed prior to live course). This evidence-based course will provide clinically relevant information and training for the evaluation and intervention of male urinary incontinence and pelvic pain, life span specific considerations, including pediatrics, and individuals with neurological involvement. Labs offer skills that are immediately applicable in your clinic and include rectal balloon training, a focus on EMG relaxation training and integration of complete vaginal and rectal examination learned in previous coursework. Lecture will include pathophysiology, physical therapy evaluation and intervention of pelvic floor dysfunction (PFD) in male patients, pediatric and geriatric populations, and neurologic patients. Changes in the pelvic organs throughout the Life cycle and interdisciplinary treatment of pelvic dysfunction will be reviewed. Clinical decision-making and an integration of skills acquired at all CAPP Pelvic courses will be included.
Online Portion: On Own (7 hours, 30 min)
Day 1: 7:30 am – 5:30 pm (8 hours, 15 min)
Day 2: 7:30 am – 4:00 pm (7 hours, 15 min)
Total: 23 Contact Hours
Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to perform the following:
1. Describe the anatomic, physiologic and neurological components of pelvic floor dysfunction diagnoses, including male, pediatric, geriatric, and neurologic populations.
2. Differentiate between male and female urogenital anatomy and the effect on pelvic floor muscle examination and intervention.
3. Identify the causes of pediatric and neurological pelvic floor dysfunction diagnoses.
4. Perform an appropriate evaluation of a male, pediatric, geriatric, and neurologically involved patient with pelvic floor dysfunction using objective measurement skills.
5. Differentiate between musculoskeletal, neurological, and conditions that require medical intervention based on a systematic interview and examination of the patient with pelvic floor dysfunction.
6. Describe the impairments best suited to rectal balloon training for the treatment of pelvic floor dysfunction.
7. Develop functional goals for musculoskeletal and neurological impairments based on a systematic interview and examination of the patient with pelvic floor dysfunction.
8. Develop an evidence-based plan of care for physical therapy intervention for the male, pediatric, geriatric, or neurologically involved patient with pelvic floor dysfunction.
9. Lead a patient through a relaxation program utilizing sEMG Biofeedback as a tool for down-regulation of the sympathetic nervous system.
10. Perform rectal balloon training and select appropriate patients with pelvic floor dysfunction for this intervention.
- Pelvic 1 and Pelvic 2 are required prerequisites for this course.
- Agreement to the following attendance requirements: Attendance Conditions
- Required pre-reading is to be completed prior to the course. Links to reading material will be provided via the course registration e-mail confirmation.
- Experience of 1 year or more in regularly managing patients with pelvic physical therapy, or working in a clinic with other experienced pelvic physical therapists, is strongly recommended prior to attending this course; lack of experience may greatly inhibit participant comprehension and attainment of skills during the course.
OPEN TO: Licensed Physical Therapists. This course is NOT open to PTAs and Student PTs.
PREPARE FOR COURSE: Required pre-reading is to be completed prior to the course. All pre-reading links are available in the course confirmation e-mail after registration.
ATTENDANCE: You will need to initial and submit this electronic Attendance Agreement form prior to your arrival at the course.
LAB PARTICIPATION: Participants will be working in groups of 2 during labs. This course includes extensive labs with intravaginal & intrarectal assessment & examination. All participants must participate in labs as both “clinician” & “patient.” Participants who cannot participate as lab subjects are required to provide their own lab partners. Failure to participate as a lab subject, or to provide required lab partner if needed, will result in forfeiture of course completion and registration costs.
Participants that MUST provide their own lab partners include (but are not limited to):
- ALL Male participants
- Pregnant women (except with written physician permission for FULL participation)
- Active vaginal infections
- Active STD or herpes lesions
- Active bladder or rectal infections
- Severe pelvic/vaginal/rectal pain that inhibits examination
- Lack of prior vaginal exam by a physician
- Active OB/GYN cancer
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