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Male Pelvic Floor Function, Dysfunction and Treatment

Herman & Wallace Pelvic Rehabilitation Institute

Format(s):   Live Seminars
Discipline(s):   Physical Therapy / Occupational Therapy
Contact Hours:   22
Registration Fee:   $695

Upon completion of this continuing education seminar, participants will be able to:
1. Identify anatomy and physiology of the male urogenital systems with reference to male pelvic floor dysfunction.
2. List key medical diagnostic procedures for male urologic, sexual and pelvic pain conditions.
3. Perform external and internal (rectal) examinations of the pelvis to identify specific pelvic floor muscles, ligaments, nerves, and key bony landmarks.
4. Perform pelvic floor muscle assessment procedures to identify strength, tone, length and coordination.
5. Demonstrate psoas muscle examination and treatment, and describe its potential role in referral of symptoms into the pelvis.
6. Instruct male patients in an in home program and behavioral education for urologic, sexual, and pelvic pain conditions.
7. Design treatment plans for male chronic pelvic syndromes, erectile dysfunction and post-prostatectomy dysfunctions.
8. Perform external and internal male pelvic floor myofascial treatment techniques.

Target 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.

Confirmation Notes
As this continuing education course includes extensive lab work, all attendees should come prepared to participate as both clinician and patient unless medically contraindicated (if unsure please check with your physician prior to attending the course). Internal rectal pelvic floor muscle examinations will be taught in labs. As this is a male course, please be aware that the instructors encourage male attendees.

Day One:
8:00 Introductions, Review of Course Goals/Objectives 8:30 Male Pelvic Health Introduction 9:15 Introduction to Male Anatomy 10:15 Break 10:30 Examination & Evaluation 12:45 Lunch 1:45 Lab 1: Male Pelvic Assessment in Sidelying 2:30 Male Urinary Dysfunction 3:30 Break 3:45 Prostate Conditions 4:45 Questions, wrap-up 5:00 Adjourn

Day Two:
8:00 Questions 8:15 Rehabilitation of Male Urinary Dysfunctions 10:00 Break 10:15 Lab 2: Supine Pelvic Floor and Perineal Assessment Supine 11:45 Male Sexual Function & Dysfunction 12:30 Lunch 1:30 Male Sexual Function & Dysfunction 3:15 Break 3:30 Rehabilitation of Male Sexual Dysfunction 4:00 Anatomy of Pelvic Pain 4:45 Questions, wrap-up 5:00 Adjourn

Day Three:
7:45 Questions 8:00 Male Pelvic Pain 9:15 Rehabilitation of Male Pelvic Pain 10:15 Break 10:30 Lab 3: Male Pelvic Pain Treatment 12:00 Lunch 12:30 Special Topics: Circumcision, Hernias, Testicular Pain 1:45 Break 2:00 Pathways in Healing 2:45 Course Wrap-Up 3:15 Adjourn

Male Pelvic Floor Function, Dysfunction, & Treatment introduces valuable concepts in male pelvic health including urinary function, chronic pelvic pain, and sexual health. For therapists who have taken Pelvic Floor Function, Dysfunction, and Treatment Level 2A, the Male Course expands on the male pelvic health topics introduced in PF2A. This continuing education course is also created at an introductory level, covering topics such as internal rectal pelvic muscle examination, so that a therapist who has not taken prior pelvic floor muscle function coursework can attend.
Urinary dysfunction such as post-prostatectomy incontinence, benign prostatic hypertrophy, urinary rentention, and post-micturition dribble are discussed in this class. Because urinary incontinence is a potential consequence following prostate surgery, risk factors, pre-surgical rehabilitation, and post-surgical intervention strategies following prostatectomy are instructed. The medical aspects of prostate cancer testing are also clearly described, including prostate specific antigen (PSA) testing, Gleason scores, and the recent changes in recommended medical screening and interventions are referenced.
Although most men diagnosed with prostatitis do not have a true infection, prostatitis is a common diagnosis within male chronic pelvic pain. The Male Course explains typical presentations of prostatitis-like pain, evaluation techniques and evidence-informed intervention techniques. Other male pelvic pain diagnoses are covered, such as Peyronie's Disease, testicular and scrotal pain, penile pain, and pelvic floor muscle-related conditions. Men who experience pelvic muscle dysfunction including pain or weakness are at risk for sexual dysfunction. Participants will be able to describe the relationships between pelvic muscle function and male sexual health, including the high-level evidence that demonstrates pelvic muscle rehabilitation's positive impact on erectile function. This continuing education course includes lecture and labs, including external and internal muscle mapping and neuro-myofascial treatment techniques.

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