Pelvic Function Level 2C - Men’s Pelvic Health and Rehabilitation (PF2C) is an intermediate-level course designed to provide critical detailed information to providers interested in working with men and men’s pelvic health conditions. This course is intended for the pelvic health clinician who treats patients with conditions including post-prostatectomy urinary incontinence, erectile dysfunction, and chronic pelvic pain (CPP). Participants will understand how diagnoses such as hard/flaccid, urgency/frequency, scrotal, testicular, and penile pain may be improved with pelvic rehabilitation. Practical, hands-on labs will include an external abdominal, gluteal, perineal and internal anorectal approach. The information contained in this course is immediately applicable to clinical practice. This course was born out of the former “Male Pelvic Floor” and was designed as a progression of knowledge and skills learned in the foundational course of our Pelvic Function Series: Pelvic Function Level 1: Introduction to Pelvic Health. The information contained in this course is immediately applicable to clinical practice.
Presentation of trauma-informed, evidence-informed evaluation and intervention will be emphasized. Outcome measures and quality of life questionnaires will be presented for a variety of conditions. Daily lab time allows for supervised instruction of pelvic health evaluation with external observation, palpation and internal anorectal examination of pelvic structures and soft tissues.
For pelvic conditions the clinician will learn to: -- Recognize the key signs and symptoms that lead to impairment, functional limitations and disabilities in men’s health -- Use an evaluation/outcome tool relating to patient condition(s) -- Design a multi-modal plan of care for pelvic rehabilitation -- Perform clinical interventions based on the patient presentation and goals
Clinical treatment interventions will include patient education, neuro re-education, therapeutic exercise, manual therapy, therapeutic activities, instruction in self-care, and recommendations for relevant modalities.
Prerequisites Our course Pelvic Function Level 1, or Pelvic PT 1 through the APTA, is required. Exceptions to this policy may be granted on a case-by-case basis, to inquire about such exceptions please contact us.
Pre-Course Learning Requirements 10-14 days before the course, participants will receive an invite to join Teachable, an online learning platform. In Teachable, registrants will find recorded video lectures (all recorded video lectures must be completed before attending the first day of class), other pre-requisite learning materials, course manual files, mandatory liability waiver, and URLs for any Zoom meetings. We require registrants to complete teachable components in sequential order. Videos lectures are required and must be completed in-full before proceeding to the next Teachable section. At the conclusion of the course, registrants can access their post-test and course evaluation form to provide our curriculum team feedback on their experience, as well as download their certificate of completion - all via Teachable.
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.
Special Considerations As this continuing education course includes extensive lab work, all course attendees should come prepared to participate as both clinician and patient. Read more about What to Expect During Courses with Internal Lab Work.