San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Conservative management of Urinary Incontinence, beyond the basic “Kegel”
August 10, 2013
8:00 AM- 5:00 PM
Location: Brooks Rehabilitation Hospital
3599 University Blvd, S
Jacksonville, FL 32216
Course Description: This course will supply a comprehensive review of pelvic cavity anatomy and the physiology of micturition. It will offer an in depth look at supportive dysfunction of the pelvic floor muscles, with emphasis on urinary incontinence. It will provide a comprehensive evidence based approach to treatment of urinary incontinence using behavior management strategies, dietary modifications, pelvic floor muscles training and electrical stimulation. The use of objective outcome measures, functional goal writing and documentation will be presented.
Course Objectives: After completion of this course the participant will be able to:
· Describe normal anatomy and function of female pelvic floor.
· Describe the physiology of micturition, types of urinary incontinence (UI) and pelvic organ prolapse (POP).
· All participants will differentiate signs and symptoms of different types of UI including stress, urge, and mixed UI.
· Identify appropriate and non-appropriate candidates for conservative management of UI and POP.
· Differentiate between musculoskeletal and medical causes UI and POP, including identifying Red/Yellow flags.
· Describe the medical management of UI and POP
· Properly assess pelvic floor muscles (PFM) externally and provide appropriate progression of strength training.
· Develop rehabilitation goals for musculoskeletal impairments in patients with UI and POP.
· Develop strategies for rehabilitation treatment of pelvic floor muscle impairments including for UI and POP based on history and physical examination.
· Identify indication/contraindications for use of electrical stimulation for UI
· Demonstrate proper set up/parameters of external electrical stimulation for the management UI symptoms.
Instructor(s): Eliza Johnson, PT, DPT, WCS
Intended For: This course is intended for physical therapist, physical therapist assistant, occupational therapist, occupational therapist assistant, and nurses with interest in furthering their understanding of urinary incontinence.
CEUs: .9 CEUs for PT, PTA, OT, OTA, and Nursing
Timed Agenda: 8:00-8:30 Introduction
8:30-9:15 Anatomy of the pelvic cavity
9:15-10:15 Physiology of micturition/Types of incontinence
10:30-12:00 PFM disorders/PT evaluation and treatment of underactive PFM (simple BF, overflow/facilitation, functional)
12:45- 2:15 Bladder training / interpreting bladder diaries
2:30- 3:15 Electrical stimulation
3:15-4:15 Labs for external PFM assessment/Estim
** Schedule is tentative and is subject to change by the instructor
When & Where
Brooks Institute of Higher Learning
Brooks Post-professional Education Programs
Brooks Rehabilitation is a leader in post-professional clinical education for healthcare practitioners focused in the area of rehabilitation. This is demonstrated by its active involvement in providing residency and fellowship level training as well as through providing world class continuing education courses for all clinicians in the field of rehabilitation practice. Currently Brooks has four post-professional education programs including a multidisciplinary Geriatric Residency (includes residents from OT, Nursing, SLP, and PT), a PT Neurologic Residency, a PT Orthopaedic Residency, and an Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapy Fellowship. Brooks Rehabilitation offers over 25 post-professional continuing courses each year that includes a wide variety of course offerings for multiple disciplines and a variety of specialty practice areas. The speakers include both nationally renowned experts from around the country as well as nationally recognized clinical experts that currently practice within Brooks.