Continuing Education Courses > Pediatric Incontinence and Pelvic Floor Dysfunction
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|Price: $625 (Early Registrant Price $600)
Experience Level: Beginner
Contact Hours: 17.5
According to the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), by 5 years of age, over 90% of children have daytime bladder control. What is life like for the other 10% who experience urinary leakage during the day? Bed-wetting is another pediatric issue with significant negative quality of life impact for children and their caregivers, with as much as 30% of 4 year-olds experiencing urinary leakage at night. Children who experience anxiety-causing events may have a higher risk of developing urinary incontinence, and in turn, having incontinence causes significant stress and anxiety for children. (Thibodeau et al., 2013) Having bowel dysfunction such as constipation is also a contributor to urinary leakage or urgency, and with nearly 5% of pediatric office visits occurring for constipation, the need to address these issues is great. (Constipation in Children, 2013) As pediatric bladder and bowel dysfunction can persist into adulthood, pelvic rehabilitation providers must direct attention to the pediatric population to improve the health in our patient populations.
The pediatric population is greatly under-served causing undo stress for the child and family as well as development of internalizing and externalizing psychological behaviors. The two most common pelvic floor dysfunctions in the pediatric population are dysfunctional elimination syndrome and bed-wetting. This specialty continuing education course focuses on the treatment of children with day or nighttime incontinence, fecal incontinence, and/or dysfunctional voiding habits.
This course begins with instruction in anatomy, physiology, and in development of normal voiding reflexes and urinary control. The participant will learn terminology from the International Children's Continence Society, medical evaluation concepts for bowel and bladder dysfunction, and common dysfunctions in voiding and defecation. Common causes of incontinence in the pediatric patient will be covered, and a comprehensive approach to evaluation will be instructed including video examinations of the pelvic floor and surface electromyography (or sEMG, a form of biofeedback.)
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 is a beginning level course. There are no courses one must take as a prerequisite for this pediatric continuing education course.
Additional documents will be emailed one week prior to the course
What to Bring:
Participants please bring Theraband medium resistance and 10 cuff pound weight or equivalent
Are you treating pediatric patients and looking for helpful resources? Check out Herman & Wallace's Pediatric Pelvic Floor Manual
Constipation in Children. (2013)retrieved June 9, 2014 from http://digestive.niddk.nih.gov/ddiseases/pubs/constipationchild/#common
Thibodeau, B. A., Metcalfe, P., Koop, P., & Moore, K. (2013). Urinary incontinence and quality of life in children. Journal of pediatric urology, 9(1), 78-83.
Urinary Incontinence in Children. (2012). Retrieved June 9, 2014 from http://kidney.niddk.nih.gov/kudiseases/pubs/uichildren/index.aspx
Upon completion of this continuing education seminar, participants will learn:
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This course was a great source of information and should be encouraged in all other PF courses. If I knew each specialized class was as informative as this one, I would take them all.
-Colleen Foley PT,CPT - Wichita Falls Texas, TX
Great Course! Provides a great understanding of pediatric PF function/ dysfunction. Provides a toolbox that you can take and feel confident treating kiddos PF problems (great tips for adults too!)
-Nicole Jacobs, PT, DPT - Fairfax, VA
This was an excellent course! I came away with the tools and knowledge I Needed to successfully begin treating Pediatric clients with PF bowel and bladder concerns.
-Cheryl Curtis PT, WCS, BCB-PMD - Erie, PA
Really clear with explanations. The way Dawn describes treatment is very relatable and realistic. I will definitely be using what I learned in my own clinical practice.
-Deena Anna Kimiatek PT, MSPT - New York, NY
One of the best courses I have ever been to speaker and content!
-Lauren Gilkes - USA
I loved this! As a newer PT grade-this was something we did not cover in school, and I know there’s a need in the area where the private clinic I work at is. I loved how Dawn emphasized the importance of looking at the child as a whole.
-Heather Johnson, Pt, DPT - Mankato, MN
I have taken the class before & this class was so helpful & up to date on new information. I encourage people to take the class again! I have also taken the med bridge & felt doing the labs in class and visually seeing the instructor really improved my learning and clinical care.
-Kristin Anderson PT, DPT, OCS, CLT - Kansas City, KS
I feel so much better prepared now to treat pediatric patients. I am already a pelvic PT and got a "crash course" from my colleagues who see peds. But now I feel like I am going back to work with a lot of new ideas for our clinic, and some things the other need to change!
-Stephanie Dillon, PT, DPT, OCS - Peoria, IL
This was a very thorough course heavily grounded in current evidence and research. Dawn was very knowledgeable about pediatric incontinence and provided real-life examples of patients which was so helpful. I highly recommend this course to therapists wanting to treat pediatric incontinence.
-Nicole Koskovich, DPT - Sioux Falls, SD
Enjoyed the course and especially the instructor. I really appreciated the emphasis placed on the whole person/family and the affect that BBD has on that unit.
-Kristina Peterson, PT, DPT - Riverside, CA
I am very eager to start my pediatric pelvic floor program. I feel I've been given great resources to get this started. Loved the videos to "see the program in action."
-Teresa Pederson, DPT - Wyoming, MN
This was my first pelvic floor course and I learned so much. I'm excited to take this knowledge back to my practice and begin treating this population of children. Thank you Dawn!
-Stephanie Tindle, DPT - Greenville, SC
I thought the course and Dawn were wonderful. We learned a lot this weekend. Dawn does a fabulous job, kept our attention, and has opened up a whole new world for us.
-Susan Swoope, PT - Augusta, GA
I really enjoyed this course and am very excited to bring this back to my practice. It will give me more of an opportunity to explore a larger population who experience PFM dysfunction. Thank you very much! This exceeded my expectations!
-Laura Purificato, PT - Albany, NY
Dawn has such a wonderful presentation style and great passion for the matter at hand. Great course of new knowledge for pediatrics along with bringing back the basics on bowel and bladder functions. Looking forward to using [what I've learned!]
-Kelsey Beach, DPT - Lee's Summit, MO
This course fulfilled my expectation and more! I've gained so much information, and I have so much to take back to add to my clinical practice. Thank you!
-Caitlin Semmelrock - Houston, TX
I appreciated Robin's depth of experience in pediatrics. Being a peds therapist the way she talked was so relate-able. Good examples and pace.
-Kelsey Lund, MA, OTR/L - Fargo, ND
You guys touched my heart. I'm so happy to go to the world and help those kids!
-Marzena Bard, PTA - Hamilton, NJ
Dawn and Erin were awesome. Their knowledge of course content was exceptional and their treatment ideas and case studies were helpful. I feel comfortable with beginning to treat pediatric patients and incontinence.
-Jennifer Rebela, PT, MS, PCS - Attleboro, MA
Dawn has created an inspiring comprehensive course. Thank you!
-Dustienne Miller, MSPT - New York, NY
Great. I feel empowered that I can apply this in my clinic setting and feel confident to educate professional/medical staff plus parents.
-Mary South, MS, PT – Chappaqua, NY
I just enjoyed the entire 2 Days. The students were also interested as well. A Nice group to be studying with.
-Jane Frahm, BS, PT, BCB-PMD - Grosse Pointe Woods, MI
Loved it, Thanks!
-Anita Killins, PT - Conway, AR