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Male Pelvic Floor Function, Dysfunction and Treatment - MPF

Audience: This continuing education seminar is targeted to physical therapists, occupational therapists, physical therapist assistants, occupational therapist assistants, registered nurses, nurse midwives, and other rehabilitation professionals. Content is not intended for use outside the scope of the learner's license or regulation. Physical therapy continuing education courses should not be taken by individuals who are not licensed or otherwise regulated, except, as they are involved in a specific plan of care.
Experience Level: Beginner-Intermediate
Contact hours: 15 (CEUs vary by state)
Price: $495 (Early registrant price of $475 for registrations received one month before course start date)
Prerequisites: This course is for therapists with experience in treating pelvic floor dysfunction. This course is also appropriate for the practitioner who has not had any training in pelvic floor dysfunction and who is interested in treating male patients.
Assingments and Readings


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Male Pelvic Floor Function, Dysfunction, & Treatment introduces valuable concepts in male pelvic health including urinary function, chronic pelvic pain, and sexual health. For therapists who have taken Pelvic Floor Function, Dysfunction, and Treatment Level 2A, the Male Course expands on the male pelvic health topics introduced in PF2A. This continuing education course is also created at an introductory level, covering topics such as internal rectal pelvic muscle examination, so that a therapist who has not taken prior pelvic floor muscle function coursework can attend.


Urinary dysfunction such as post-prostatectomy incontinence, benign prostatic hypertrophy, urinary rentention, and post-micturition dribble are discussed in this class. Because urinary incontinence is a potential consequence following prostate surgery, risk factors, pre-surgical rehabilitation, and post-surgical intervention strategies following prostatectomy are instructed. The medical aspects of prostate cancer testing are also clearly described, including prostate specific antigen (PSA) testing, Gleason scores, and the recent changes in recommended medical screening and interventions are referenced.


Although most men diagnosed with prostatitis do not have a true infection, prostatitis is a common diagnosis within male chronic pelvic pain. The Male Course explains typical presentations of prostatitis-like pain, evaluation techniques and evidence-informed intervention techniques. Other male pelvic pain diagnoses are covered, such as Peyronie's Disease, testicular and scrotal pain, penile pain, and pelvic floor muscle-related conditions. Men who experience pelvic muscle dysfunction including pain or weakness are at risk for sexual dysfunction. Participants will be able to describe the relationships between pelvic muscle function and male sexual health, including the high-level evidence that demonstrates pelvic muscle rehabilitation's positive impact on erectile function. This continuing education course includes lecture and labs, including external and internal muscle mapping and neuro-myofascial treatment techniques.

Special Considerations:

As this continuing education course includes extensive lab work, all attendees should come prepared to participate as both clinician and patient unless medically contraindicated (if unsure please check with your physician prior to attending the course). Internal rectal pelvic floor muscle examinations will be taught in labs. As this is a male course, please be aware that the instructors encourage male attendees.

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Upon completion of this continuing education seminar, participants will be able to:

1. Identify anatomy and physiology of the male urogenital systems with reference to male pelvic floor dysfunction.
2. List key medical diagnostic procedures for male urologic, sexual and pelvic pain conditions.
3. Perform external and internal (rectal) examinations of the pelvis to identify specific pelvic floor muscles, ligaments, nerves, and key bony landmarks.
4. Perform pelvic floor muscle assessment procedures to identify strength, tone, length and coordination.
5. Demonstrate psoas muscle examination and treatment, and describe its potential role in referral of symptoms into the pelvis.
6. Instruct male patients in an in home program and behavioral education for urologic, sexual, and pelvic pain conditions.
7. Design treatment plans for male chronic pelvic syndromes, erectile dysfunction and post-prostatectomy dysfunctions.
8. Perform external and internal male pelvic floor myofascial treatment techniques.


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Day One:
8:00 Introduction, and categories of male pelvic dysfunction
9:00 Male Anatomy Overview, Anatomy, Physiology and Functions of the Male Urinary System
10:00 Break
10:15 Male Urinary Dysfunctions and Medical Examination
11:30 Lecture & Lab Male Pelvic Floor Muscle Strength and Tone Testing, Identification of landmarks
12:30 Lunch
1:30 Physical Therapy Evaluation and Rehabilitation of Male Urinary Dysfunction
2:30 Male Urinary Dysfunction Case Study
3:15 Break
3:30 Anatomy and Physiology of the Male Reproductive System
4:15 Male Sexual/Reproductive Dysfunctions and Medical Examination
5:00 Break
5:15 Rehabilitation for Male Sexual Dysfunction
5:45 Questions/Wrap-Up
6:00 Adjourn

Day Two:
8:00 Review
8:15 Male Pelvic Pain: Musculoskeletal
9:15 Male Pelvic Pain Dysfunctions and Medical Examination
10:30 Break
10:45 Physical Therapy Evaluation and Rehabilitation of Male Pelvic Floor Pain
11:45 Male Pelvic Floor Muscle Mapping
12:45 Lunch
1:15 External Connective Tissue Treatments for Male Pelvic Pain (psoas release, skin rolling, ischiorectalfossa release)
2:15 Pelvic Pain Case Study
2:45 Marketing, Billing, and Questions/Wrap-Up
3:30 Adjourn


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This has been such an amazing course and I feel I can really treat all male patients. I feel there is so much more to develop in my male pelvic floor treatment program and I can educate my referring providers.
-Caitlin Ruggiero DPT - Bishopville, MD

I never thought I'd be excited to provide male pelvic floor rehab, but after this course I realize that like female pelvic floor, male pelvic floor is very under-served. This motivated me to expand my practice.
-Cynthia Kakuk Marchi, OTR/L - Alburquerque, NM

Excellent knowledge of the topics and genuinely love what they do! Very easy to stay focused and fun!
-Heather Ackley PT, DPT Anaheim Hills, CA

Great course! [This is my] second course taken with Holly and Stacey and they are by far my favorite presenters!!! I gained so many tools! Excited to learn more about past vesiculate surgeries, hernia repair, etc.
-Natalie Miller, PTA San Diego, CA

Excellent anatomy review and education regarding medical issues, as well as putting together clinical pieces. I really loved the emphasis on clinical reasoning to figure out what each individual needs, no protocols etc. Thank you!
- Anonymous

This is my very first pelvic floor course and I am very excited about all I learned and am so looking forward to go back to KS and start a program there.
-Mario Alarado, MD, PT – Witchita, KS

Helped us open up the new horizon. Good course to start a pelvic rehab program. I enjoyed this for the first time it gave me confidence.
-Ramesh Malladi, PT, RPT – Livonia, MI

Great course with new information and techniques that will help further my “toolbox” and ability to take male patients with pelvic pain.
-Amy Walter, DPT – Hamburg, NY

I appreciate instructors who are knowledgeable and approachable as well as passionate about their subject matter-Thank You! To Holly and Stacey for a good weekend of learning. Thanks for sharing pt. examples, you are both good speakers!
-Kelly Poole, MPT – Bogart, GA

This is my second course with Holly and Stacey. They are a great time. Very informative, enthusiastic and passionate. Thank you!
-Patti Koehler – Portland, OR

Great Course!
-Catherine Weibel, DPT, WCS - Winter Park, FL


If there are no courses listed below, we do not have any future events scheduled at this time. Please Contact Us if you want to be notified of future events, or if you would like to bring this course to your location.

Male Pelvic Floor Function, Dysfunction and Treatment - MPF
Aug 08, 2015 - Aug 09, 2015
Location: N2PT
$ 475.00
Nov 14, 2015 - Nov 15, 2015
Location: The Everett Clinic
$ 475.00