Experience Level: Beginner
Contact Hours: 4
This four-hour continuing education course is taught by Allyson Shrikhande, a board-certified Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation specialist, and provides an overview of the core elements for a successful relationship between pelvic floor therapy and pelvic physiatry for non-operative management of patients with Chronic Pelvic Pain (CPPS). Topics will include diagnosis and non-operative treatment options for CPPS from the physiatrist perspective, including a non-operative functional and restorative treatment approach, neuroplasticity, resetting and retraining dysfunctional nerve firing patterns, releasing hypertonic pelvic floor myofascial nerve constriction, and neuromuscular re-education. The course will also cover a review of medications, joint injections, and interventional spine procedures.T his course aims to describe the synergistic nature of pelvic physiatry with pelvic floor therapy, in hopes of promoting collaboration for the care of patients of all genders with chronic pelvic pain.
Upon completion of this program, participants will be able to:
Pre- Recordings: Watch Before the Live Component of the Course (2 Hours)
9:45am log on, attendance
Dr. Allyson Shrikhande, a board-certified Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation specialist, is the Chair of the Medical Education Committee for the International Pelvic Pain Society. She is working with other experts in the field of chronic pelvic pain to develop training modules for residents and physicians interested in learning about the diagnosis, treatment, and management of chronic pelvic pain. A leading expert on pelvic health and a respected researcher, author and lecturer, Dr. Shrikhande is a recognized authority on male and female pelvic pain diagnosis and treatment.
Dr. Shrikhande is passionate about this cause and dedicated to helping men and women with pelvic pain who often suffer without anyone willing to listen, understand or find the cause of their pain. That’s why she has traveled the world to work with expert gynecologists, urologists, physiatrists, and interventional pain physicians.
Dr. Shrikhande has distilled this global expertise into a minimally invasive, cutting-edge approach to the treatment of pelvic pain and pelvic floor muscle dysfunction. With an extensive background in mainstream clinical medicine, she also makes use of many alternative and holistic approaches.
She has published peer-reviewed articles on the treatment of muscle pain in academic journals and works closely with renowned pelvic pain gynecologists and urologists. Taking a team approach, she works with specialists in pelvic floor physical therapy, kinetics and movement, as well as acupuncturists, nutritionists, cognitive-behavioral therapists, and functional medicine physicians.