Continuing Education Courses > Male Pelvic Floor Function, Dysfunction and Treatment
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|Price: $695 (Early Registrant Price $675)
Experience Level: Beginner-Intermediate
Contact Hours: 22
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.
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.
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.
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.
1. Gray's Anatomy for Students - Available at a 20% Discount for Herman & Wallace registrants. For those who are interested in making the shift to digital, there is an ebook version of Gray's Anatomy for Students through the above link.
2. Pelvic Dysfunction in Men: Diagnosis and Treatment of Male Incontinence and Erectile Dysfunction by Grace Dorey, 2006.
3. Headache in the Pelvis, 4th Edition by David Wise and Rodney Anderson.
4. National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases Pages on: Prostate Problems and Erectile Dysfunction
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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Thank you, Holly and team, for a meaningful learning experience. Excellent diversity of topics, stimulating conversations and clinically effective manual skills reviewed/progressed. With gratitude!
-Allison M Hammond, PT, DPT - Seattle, WA
This was my first pelvic floor course and I never felt lost or that I was falling behind. The course was laid out very smoothly and easy to follow. I learned a lot.
-Kaitlin McCaleb, DPT - Houston, TX
I was terrified to make the jump from ortho/sports to the crucial inclusion of pelvic floor in my practice. The lab content has intimidated me since PT school. Thank you for making this accessible and promoting a safe environment. I can’t believe how not scary it was. Amazing content, course and instructors!
-Samantha Letizio, PT, DPT, OCS, CSCS - Sneads Ferry, NC
This was a very informative course. I will start utilizing this information as soon as I return to the clinic. Holly was a fantastic instructor.
-Maria Drews, PT - Katy, TX
Holly is an excellent teacher – she has a calm and engaging way of presenting the material, answers all questions in a welcoming way and fosters confidence. It is a necessary course to take when treating male patients. It was eye opening and will allow me to advance my skill in the clinic can’t wait to put these strategies to use!
-Sarah Snyder, PT, DPT - GREENVILLE, SC
I took the male pelvic floor course several years ago when it was a 2day course, this newer version is much more comprehensive and through.
-Ilene Rosenthal-Schulman, PT, DPT - Scotch Plains, NJ
Instructors are always very professional and mature always create an environment that’s extremely comfortable to be in as a learner as a subject during labs.
-Aaron Small, PT - Atlanta, GA
I extremely enjoyed this class, it has given me knowledge and confidence need to begin treating men in my clinical practice. I appreciate the emphasis on meeting the patient and their issues uniquely where they are respecting our own bandores. Thank You!
-Cora Hargis, DPT - Grand Rapids, MI
Holly is so graceful in her ability to handle difficult, controversial topics + in her language. I am so inspired+excited to treat men begin my journey as a pelvic specialist.
-Victoria Snell, DPT - Denver, CO
Holly was absolutely fantastic! This course is fantastic for anyone who treats or wants to treat the male pelvic floor. It is a great resource for both begining and experienced pelvic therapists and provides a remarkably comfortable environment for both men and women.
-Jessica Probst, PT,DPT,MTC,SMAC - Washington, DC
Few courses revolutionize my thinking and open endless opportunities to help my patients and this is one of those courses!! This course and Holly challenge your self limits and beliefs in a very open and safe environment with encouragement to think outside the box.
-Charles Dudley, MPT - Essex, MD
I feel more confident and knowledgeable to treat the male pelvic pain patient, and also some techniques and info that I can also use on my female patients. I feel that I could take five more courses on this and still learn more!
-Audrey Quanrud, PT - Champlin, MN
Such a valuable course for anyone involved in the treatment of male pelvic floor conditions. Very comprehensive and the emphasis on lab and palpitation skills was so helpful.
-Kira Boyd, MSPT, ATC- Jacksonville, NC
Even though the focus of my practice is on pelvic health, I learned quite a bit about external palpitation skills. The adaptation of women to men was very helpful.
-Lori Buxton, PT, DPT, WCS - Littleton, CO
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!
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
-Catherine Weibel, DPT, WCS - Winter Park, FL