Contact Hours2.5 Hours
Clinicians who treat pelvic health patients must be prepared to treat both women and men. Male pelvic health patients often require differential diagnosis and treatments that are unique from female patients – This course is designed to provide the pelvic health therapist with specific knowledge and usable skills to treat all male specific conditions.
In depth education will be provided on prostatectomy surgeries and the multitude of causes of post prostatectomy urinary incontinence as well as prognosis expectations and tools for improving outcomes with this unique population. This course will also provide an understanding of prostatitis and male pelvic pain. Therapists will be guided through the differential diagnosis of male pelvic pain which is critical to provide evidence based, effective treatment.
This course will help the clinician modify their subjective and objective evaluation skills to the unique male pelvic health population to ensure efficiency and accuracy of treatment intervention. Documentation skills will be outlined to ensure proper use of assessment scales with Medicare G code requirements.
Methods of instruction include lecture presentation, multi-media and written materials.
At the end of this course, the participant will be able to:
- Identify male specific pelvic and pelvic floor muscle anatomy.
- Define most common prostate related medical conditions and the possible surgical interventions.
- Outline the differences and benefits of three different prostatectomy approaches.
- Clearly describe the post prostatectomy impairments that lead to male SUI post operatively.
- Understand the contributing medical conditions to both organic and post prostatectomy erectile dysfunction.
- Define the four classifications of prostatitis and the form treated with pelvic health physical therapy.
- Formulate male specific questions in the pelvic subjective examination.
- Describe the male internal pelvic floor muscle assessment and proper use with Medicare G codes.
- Explain the goals and prognosis of male pelvic floor muscle strengthening following prostatectomy surgical intervention.
- Implement the treatment techniques used for male patients with chronic pelvic pain.
Approved in my State?
as Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants
as Occupational Therapists & Occupational Therapy Assistants
as Certified Athletic Trainers
as CSCS / CPT
Satisfactory completion of this course will require the participant to complete a 10 question post-test with a minimum passing score of 70%.