The Physical Therapy Approach to Male Pelvic Health
(1.5 day course)
Pre-requisite: (Entry Level) course in uro-gynecology, The Physical therapy approach to female urinary incontinence (or equivalent)
TREATING THE MALE PELVIC FLOOR PATIENT
The two most common male conditions that are seen by pelvic floor physiotherapists are post- prostatectomy urinary incontinence and chronic pelvic pain. Both conditions may also involve some degree of sexual dysfunction.
This one and a half day course will enable the participant to perform a comprehensive evaluation of the male pelvic floor patient and to establish and progress an appropriate treatment plan, for incontinence or for pain. It will also allow for a clear understanding of male sexual function as well as typical mechanisms of dysfunction, especially in relation to the above pathologies.
|Claudia Brown M. Sc. (P.T.)||Marie-Josée Lord B. Sc. (P.T.)|
Claudia Brown and Marie-Josée Lord have been successfully treating patients affected with pelvic floor dysfunction for more than 30 years. Having studied and worked with kinesitherapists in Europe, they started Physiotherapie Uro-Sante more than 25 years ago, a teaching company, and have trained physiotherapists across Canada in the field of pelvi-perineal re-education.
By the end of this course, the participant will be able to:
- -Understand the male urogenital anatomy and physiology
- -Know about pathologies of the prostate
- -Understand treatment options for prostate cancer
- -Understand the incidence and pathology of male chronic pelvic pain
- -Use acquired knowledge to perform a comprehensive evaluation of the male pelvic floor patient, including a full history and clinical examination
- -Adapt treatment approach for female incontinence to the treatment of the incontinent male patient
- -Establish and progress a treatment plan for chronic pelvic pain according to evaluation findings
- -Recognize the link between male pelvic disorders and sexual dysfunction, and improve the impact of treatment of pain on sexual dysfunction
Day 1, 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Day 2, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm