Doctor of Physical Therapy Program
2755 Station Avenue - Chappuis Hall
Center Valley, PA 18034
ABOUT THE COURSE
This 3-day evidence-based course will provide clinically relevant information and training for the evaluation and intervention of male urinary incontinence and
pelvic pain, life span specific considerations, including pediatrics, and individuals with neurological involvement. Labs offer skills that are immediately applicable in your clinic and include rectal balloon training, a focus on EMG relaxation training and integration of complete vaginal and rectal examination learned in previous coursework. Lecture will include pathophysiology, physical therapy evaluation and intervention of pelvic floor dysfunction (PFD) in male patients, pediatric and geriatric populations, and neurologic patients. Changes in the pelvic organs throughout the lifecycle and interdisciplinary treatment of pelvic dysfunction will be reviewed. Clinical decision-making and an integration of skills acquired at all CAPP Pelvic courses will be included.
Day 1: 7:30 am – 5:30 pm
Day 2: 8:00 am – 5:30 pm
Day 3: 8:00 am – 3:30 pm
Total: 23 Contact Hours
OPEN TO: Licensed Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants.
Successful completion of Pelvic Level Physical Therapy Level 1 and Level 2 courses are required prerequisites for this course. Experience of 1 year or more in regularly managing patients with pelvic physical therapy, or working in a clinic with other experienced pelvic physical therapists, is strongly recommended prior to attending this course; lack of experience may greatly inhibit participant comprehension and attainment of skills during the course.
Lab Participation: Participants will be working in groups of 2 during labs. This course includes extensive labs with intra-vaginal & intra-rectal assessment & examination. Read more in the full course descriptions by following the registration link above.
Attendance: Participants are expected to stay through the entire course.
Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to perform the following:
1. Describe the anatomic, physiologic and neurological components of pelvic floor dysfunction diagnoses, including male, pediatric, geriatric, and neurologic populations.
2. Differentiate between male and female urogenital anatomy and the effect on pelvic floor muscle examination and intervention.
3. Identify the causes of pediatric and neurological pelvic floor dysfunction diagnoses.
4. Perform an appropriate evaluation of a male, pediatric, geriatric, and neurologically involved patient with pelvic floor dysfunction using objective measurement skills.
5. Differentiate between musculoskeletal, neurological, and conditions that require medical intervention based on a systematic interview and examination of the patient with pelvic floor dysfunction.
6. Describe the impairments best suited to rectal balloon training for the treatment of pelvic floor dysfunction.
7. Develop functional goals for musculoskeletal and neurological impairments based on a systematic interview and examination of the patient with pelvic floor dysfunction.
8. Develop an evidence-based plan of care for physical therapy intervention for the male, pediatric, geriatric, or neurologically involved patient with pelvic floor dysfunction.
9. Lead a patient through a relaxation program utilizing sEMG Biofeedback as a tool for down-regulation of the sympathetic nervous system.
10. Perform rectal balloon training and select appropriate patients with pelvic floor dysfunction for this intervention.