2020 Webinar Series: Pelvic Floor Rehab

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This course is designed to provide clinicians with an evidence-based overview of the evaluation, treatment and/ or rehabilitation of patients with pelvic floor dysfunction.

The series consists of 4 module, each module is 1 hour in length.

$10 discount if you register for all 4 modules

Target Audience: PTs, PTAs, OTs, OTA, ATs

Instructional Level: Intermediate

 

CEU Approval Information: CEUs are available for each module separately

For individual state approval, please contact us

1 CCU for each module, a total of 4 CCUs for the full series available: as category A through the BOC, through the AOTA, and through the OK PT Board

 

 

 

Cancellation policy

 

June 3: Fecal Incontinence

June 10: Outlet Constipation

June 17: Post-Op Considerations

June 24: Considerations for Evaluation/Treatment

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Webinar Coordinator/Instructor

Ashlie Crewe

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Course Objectives

June 3, 2020: ANAL INCONTINENCE

Objectives – After attending this call, the participant will be able to:
1) Describe anatomy and physiology of colorectal system and pelvic floor muscles.
2) Compare and contrast the 5 different types of anal incontinence.
3) Analyze the requirements for anal continence and contributing factors to fecal incontinence.
4) Explain physical therapy interventions appropriate for the treatment of anal incontinence.
5) Design appropriate physical therapy goals for patients with complaints of anal incontinence.

June 10, 2020: CONSTIPATION

Objectives – After attending this call, the participant will be able to:
1) Describe anatomy and physiology of colorectal system and pelvic floor muscles.
2) Examine common contributing factors to constipation.
3) Explain the Rome criteria for diagnosis of constipation.
4) Identify physical therapy interventions appropriate for the treatment of constipation.
5) Design appropriate physical therapy goals for patients with complaints of constipation.

June 17, 2020: COLORECTAL CONDITIONS/SURGERIES

Objectives – After attending this call, the participant will be able to:
1) Identify common surgeries affecting colorectal system.
2) Compare and contrast 3 common colorectal conditions that may warrant surgical intervention.
3) Describe yellow and red flags when treating patients with colorectal conditions/surgeries.
4) Analyze common surgical procedures performed in the colorectal region and potential for impact on pelvic rehabilitation.

June 24, 2020: COLORECTAL EVALUATION AND TREATMENT

Objectives – After attending this call, the participant will be able to:
1) Explain appropriate examination techniques appropriate for patients with bowel dysfunction.
2) Describe physical therapy interventions appropriate for patients with common colorectal conditions.
3) Defend appropriate indications for discharge from formal physical therapy.
4) Identify 4 ICD-10 codes appropriate for use with treatment of patients with colorectal conditions

Important Course Registration Information

This course will be hosted on GOTOWebinar.  Please complete the registration information for CEUs and follow the link to register and receive course reminders.

 

 

 

 

Module Descriptions and Relevance

June 3, 2020: ANAL INCONTINENCE

Description

This 1 hour call will present an overview of anatomy and physiology of the colorectal system and impact of pelvic muscles on function of this system. Types of anal incontinence will be discussed as well as contributing factors. Physical therapy interventions and appropriate goal setting for patient treatment will also be reviewed.

Relevance to PT

Estimates show that about 1 in 10 people have anal incontinence, and it is believed to be vastly underreported. It is the 2nd most common reason for admission to nursing homes, and is strongly associated with urinary incontinence, one of the other leading causes for admission to nursing homes. Fecal incontinence is associated with increased fall risk, and as therapists are oftentimes spending a greater volume of time with patients than their primary care physicians, it is possible that there is a greater chance of patients disclosing symptoms they may otherwise have difficulty disclosing. It is crucial that therapists have appropriate knowledge about this condition so that they are able to provide interventions and education to their patients in order to positively impact this dysfunction.

June 10, 2020: CONSTIPATION

Description

This 1 hour call will present an overview of anatomy and physiology of the colorectal system and impact of pelvic muscles on function of this system. Causes of constipation will be discussed as well as contributing factors. Rome criteria for diagnosis of constipation will be discussed. Physical therapy interventions and appropriate goal setting for patient treatment will also be reviewed.

Relevance to PT

About 16/100 people in the US have c/o constipation, which increases to 33/100 age 60+. Constipation can put pressure on sacral plexus and mimic nerve root irritation, but may not respond to traditional lumbosacral treatment strategies. Additionally, therapists in clinics frequent see patients taking opioid medications, which frequently contribute to constipation and can result in co-morbid pelvic and abdominal discomfort. Constipation is common in people s/p ORIF for hip fracture, people with joint hypermobility, and people with neurologic conditions, frequent diagnoses and/or co-morbidities seen in our clinics. Constipation disproportionately affects children, pregnant people, and young athletes. Regardless of specialty practice, it is likely that the average physical therapist will interact with multiple patients with history of constipation, and as therapists are oftentimes spending a greater volume of time with patients than their primary care physicians, it is possible that there is a greater chance of patients disclosing symptoms they may otherwise have difficulty disclosing. It is crucial that therapists have appropriate knowledge about this condition so that they are able to provide interventions and education to their patients in order to positively impact this dysfunction and provide exceptional care for our patients.

June 17, 2020: COLORECTAL CONDITIONS/SURGERIES

Description

This 1 hour call will present a review of common conditions of the colorectal system and relationship to muscles in the abdominopelvic region. Additionally, common surgeries for in the colorectal region will be discussed, with the potential impact on the physical therapist/physical therapy interventions.

Relevance to PT

Colorectal cancer is the third most commonly diagnosed cancer in the US. IBS is one of the most common gastrointestinal disorders, affecting about 10% of the global population. These and other gastrointestinal and colorectal complaints are reported frequently, and it is very likely that the average physical therapist will encounter patients with these complaints frequently. Physical therapy interventions are recommended following gynecologic/oncologic surgeries in order to enhance patient outcomes long term, but is only supported if the physical therapist has an appropriate understanding of the surgical technique and implications on the patient.

June 24, 2020: COLORECTAL EVALUATION AND TREATMENT

Description

This 1 hour call will present an overview of evaluation techniques for patients with colorectal conditions. Both internal and external examination techniques will be discussed. Interventions for patients with colorectal conditions will be presented, including patient education, therapeutic exercises, and manual therapy techniques. Outcome measures will be discussed as well as indications for discharge from formal physical therapy services.

Relevance to PT

Most physical therapists treating in an outpatient environment will treat patients either specifically for colorectal complaints, or with colorectal complaints as a co-morbidity. Physical therapists, even those without specific pelvic health training, possess a skill set to improve the neuromusculoskeletal complaints commonly experienced.  It is crucial that therapists have appropriate knowledge about the dysfunctions commonly experienced so that they are able to provide interventions and education to their patients in order to positively impact these complaints and provide exceptional care for our patients.

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