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Post-Prostatectomy Patient Rehabilitation - Chicago, IL - April 6-7, 2019

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Price: $475 (Early Registrant Price $450)
Experience Level: Beginner
Contact Hours: 14

Prostatectomy for prostate cancer is a common surgery that increases in incidence with age. Well-known adverse consequences of prostatectomy include urinary incontinence and sexual dysfunction. As more men seek help from pelvic rehabilitation providers for the recovery from prostate surgery, therapists are seeking more detailed information about the procedure, program development, and rehabilitation approaches that are effective for men with post-prostatectomy dysfunction. This course will cover detailed male pelvic anatomy and pathology, surgical interventions for and recovery from prostatectomy. Also included will be relevant conditions such as TURP (transurethral resection of the prostate).




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.


Pre-Requisites: None

Day One:

7:30 Registration
8:00 Introduction: Pelvic rehab needs of male patients
8:30 Male pelvic anatomy
9:30 Male urogenital anatomy
10:30 Introduction to male pelvic examination and evaluation
11:30 Lab 1: Perineal observation, external and internal rectal muscle assessment.
12:30 Lunch
1:30 Prostate cancer
2:00 Prostate cancer treatment, medical care following prostate surgery
2:30 Post-prostatectomy complications: voiding dysfunction
3:30 Rehabilitation approaches for post-prostatectomy urinary incontinence

4:30 Questions/wrap up

5:00 Adjourn

Day Two:

7:30 Check-in
8:00 Sexual Dysfunction and treatment
9:00 Other conditions related to male prostate and urogenital dysfunction
10:00 Yoga for Incontinence
10:30 Biofeedback
11:00 Lab 2: Biofeedback, sEMG uptraining
12:00 Lunch
1:00 Pelvic pain post prostatectomy
1:30 Lab 3: Examination for pelvic pain, sEMG downtraining
2:30 Developing a post-prostatectomy program
3:00 Inappropriate patient sexual behavior
4:00 Questions/wrap up

4:30 Adjourn


Following the completion of this course, the participant will be able to:

1. Discuss topics specific to treating male populations. 

2. Describe the anatomy and pathoanatomy of the male pelvis.

3. List the relevant terminology and concepts surrounding prostate cancer.

4. Explain treatment options for prostate cancer.

5. Discuss the common sequelae of prostate cancer treatment.

6. Perform examination and valuation for male patients.

7. Understand the potential benefits of rehabilitation programs for prostatectomy patients.

8. Develop plan of care for rehabilitation and home exercise programs.

9. Discuss other relevant urogenital conditions such as post-TURP, BPH, pelvic pain.

 NameStreet Address (Links to Map)
Course Location

Cancer Treatment Centers of America

2520 Elisha Ave
Zion, IL 60099
Recommended Lodging

The Inn At Market Square
(847) 872-4000

2723 Sheridan Rd
Zion, IL 60099
Nearest Airport

O'Hare International Airport
Airport Code: ORD

10000 W O'Hare Ave
Chicago, IL 60666


Directions from Recommended Lodging to Course Location: Click here if map is not shown below.


Sara Reardon, DPT, WCS, BCB-PMD

Sara Reardon, DPT, WCS, BCB-PMD

Sara specializes in treating women and men with pelvic floor muscle dysfunction, particularly chronic pelvic pain, bowel dysfunction, bladder dysfunction including post-prostatectomy urinary incontinence, and prenatal and postpartum conditions. She currently practices in her hometown of New Orleans, La. She has served as a clinical faculty member of University of Texas Physical Therapy Program teaching the Women’s Health Elective. She frequently presents to physicians, nurses, physical therapists, and community support groups on physical therapy treatment for pelvic floor dysfunction.

Sara is a graduate of Washington University in St. Louis, receiving her Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology in 2000 and Doctorate of Physical Therapy Degree in 2007. She has achieved her Certificate of Achievement in Pelvic Physical Therapy (CAPP-Pelvic) and certification in Biofeedback Treatment of Pelvic Muscle Dysfunction (BCB-PMD). She earned her board-certification as a Women's Health Clinical Specialist (WCS) through the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties in 2010.

Sara was named the 2008 Section on Women’s Health Research Scholar for her published research on pelvic floor dyssynergia related constipation. She was recognized as an Emerging Leader in 2013 by the American Physical Therapy Association. She served as Treasurer of the APTA’s Section on Women's Health and sat on their Executive Board of Directors from 2012-2015.

Attention: We are unable to offer "retro-active" discounts (i.e. applying a discount to a transaction after the transaction takes place), so if you are interested in exploring discount options and you are unsure if your transactions is eligible for a discount, please contact us to inquire.

Multi-Course Discount

This 10% discount is available for a single registrant who wishes to enroll in 3 or more courses, and pay in one transaction. Registrants wishing to enroll in 5 or more courses should contact us for a customized quote. We can also apply this discount if 2 therapists from a single clinic/hospital enroll in 3 or more courses (ie Registrant A enrolls in Course X and Course Y, Registrant B enrolls in Course X, and Registrants A and B both work at Clinic Z). This discount cannot be used in combination with any other discounts. Registration and payment must be received at the same time in one credit card payment, one check or one envelop with multiple checks. This type of registration cannot be completed online, if you are wishing to receive the Multi-Course discount please call or email us directly for assistance.

Group Discount

This discount is available for a group of three or more registrants, who all work at the same clinic/hospital, enroll in a single course, and pay in a single transaction or mail in multiple checks in a single envelope. This discount cannot be used in combination with any other discounts.

Groups of 3-5 receive a 10% discount off the combined price of their group's registrations.
Groups of 6 or more should call or Contact Us so that we can properly create an invoice for your registration.

Student Discount

This 10% discount is available to current students who have yet to earn a license to practice at the time of course registration. This discount is not available to those therapists who have previously held a license, and are currently enrolled in a doctoral, or other post-graduate, program. This discount cannot be used in combination with any other discounts.


To get this discount when checking out online, use the code Student2019. (Note, this code is only valid for non-licensed students. The H&W admin team will verify that registrants signed up with this code are, indeed, current students prior to their attendance of the course).

First-Time Registrant Discount

This $50.00 discount is available to any therapist who has never before taken a Herman & Wallace course (no previous registrations) and can be used towards the registrant's first Herman & Wallace course (not applicable to Pelvic Floor Level 1/2A/2B or Capstone).

To apply this discount, please use the code FirstTimer2019 during check out. (H&W will check records to verify past attendance.)

Referral Credit/Discount

Any therapist who has already taken a Herman & Wallace course will earn a $50.00 "referral credit" if:

1. A therapist who has never taken a Herman & Wallace course successfully registers for his or her first course(s); AND
2. In the registration process, the first-time registrant gives the name and clinic/hospital of the therapist who referred them to Herman & Wallace.

A therapist who has earned a $50.00 "referral credit" may use this credit toward any course that is eligible for a "referral discount".

Guest Blogger Credit/Discount

Any therapist who completes a qualifying guest blog post on the Herman & Wallace blog will earn a $50.00 "guest blogger credit". This credit may be applied toward any course eligible for a "guest blogger discount".

JTA Survey Credit/Discount

Any therapist who completed our PRPC JTA survey in the spring of 2012 earned a $50.00 credit to use towards any future course. A therapist who earned this credit may only use it once. If you completed the JTA survey, you should have received an email of having done so. If you are not sure if you earned a JTA survey discount, contact us and we'll check for you.