• 2020 Male Pelvic Health: Pelvic Floor Dysfunction, Treatment and Management

    • Date(s): September 01, 2020  –  September 02, 2020
    • Times: Saturday, 8:00AM - 5:00PM; Sunday, 8:00AM - 12:00PM
    • Location:

      Assembly 1 
      Brooks Rehabilitation
      3599 University Blvd South
      Jacksonville, FL 32216

    This course is designed to give the practicing clinician a comprehensive knowledge base in the pelvic physical therapy treatment of the male pelvic floor patient.  Course content is evidence-based and will promote the use of the most reliable tests and validated outcomes measures. This one and a half day course will advance the skill and knowledge of physical therapists trained in the examination and treatment of lower urinary tract dysfunction status post prostatectomy, prehabilitation for prostatectomy, chronic pelvic pain including groin, penile and testicular pain, and sexual health including erectile dysfunction.  Required pre-readings prior to attending the course will prepare the participant for an intensive live interactive instructional experience. Instruction in male pelvic floor anatomy, physiology and function along with management of common pelvic floor muscle dysfunctions will provide the clinician with skills for immediate clinical application.  Instruction in rectal examination/intervention of the pelvic floor is a key component of this course along with the abdominal region. Participants will perform and experience intra-rectal exams and interventions appropriate for above mentioned conditions, sEMG biofeedback, and electrical stimulation.

    1. Apply knowledge of normal anatomy and function of the male pelvic floor to an examination scheme for lower urinary tract and sexual dysfunctions.
    2. Apply knowledge of the pathophysiology of male pelvic pain to an examination and intervention scheme.
    3. Diagnose impairments of the male pelvic floor and surrounding structures and their impact on intervention and function.
    4. Perform an external and internal examination and evaluation of the structures impacted by an underactive pelvic floor (rectal) and over-active pelvic floor (rectal).
    5. Develop differential diagnoses and prognosis for recovery of neuro-musculoskeletal impairments and functional losses associated with male chronic pelvic pain.
    6. Physical Therapists will differentiate between different potential mechanisms of male chronic pelvic pain.
    7. Implement interventions such as PFM down-training and coordination, sEMG biofeedback, electrical stimulation and manual therapy for rehabilitation of the male pelvic floor and abdominal muscle/soft tissue impairments.

    Stephanie Bush, PT, DPT, WCS, MEd

    Intended Audience:

    The information presented in this course is clinically relevant for Physical Therapists (PTs) only. 

    CEUs:

    This course is approved for 12 contact hours (1.2 CEUs) by the following boards:

    • Florida Physical Therapy Association 

    Disclaimer: Registrations from individuals with clinical designations not listed in the intended audience for this course may be subject to removal from the course roster without a full refund. See Brooks IHL Course Policies and Procedures for details. If you are unsure or have questions related to the intended audience, please email info@BrooksIHL.org and we will be happy to help clarify!

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