This new live-online 1.5 day Introductory Men’s Health Physiotherapy course will focus on the assessment and management of the men’s health physiotherapy patient. This course will focus on the detailed history taking of the complex conditions these men present with. Conditions that will be introduced and focused on will be male pelvic pain, male athletic pelvic pain, hard flaccid syndrome, post prostatectomy urinary incontinence and post prostatectomy erectile dysfunction. This course will also focus on addressing the challenges of setting up or building a men’s health physiotherapy service. The course will also focus on how to deliver a telehealth specialist male pelvic health physiotherapy via online platforms such zoom & skype and the challenges and opportunities this poses.
Male pelvic floor anatomy , function and dysfunction
Developing detailed history taking skills with these complex conditions
Exploring the complex psychological, emotional, cognitive, social & behavioural aspects of the conditions these men present with.
External pelvic floor examination in men’s health physiotherapy
Musculoskeletal assessment in male pelvic health
Treatment and management of male pelvic pain
Role of Musculoskeletal & exercise based physiotherapy in the male pelvic pain patient to include athletic pelvic pain. Bridging the MSK & pelvic health gap
Role of transabdominal ultrasound scanning & its use in the over or under-active male pelvic floor
Introduction to the management of pelvic floor weakness and urinary incontinence in a post prostate cancer surgery patient
Introduction to post prostatectomy erectile dysfunction
How to develop a men’s Health physiotherapy service & role: an expanding role for physiotherapists
Strategies to build a patient or client list from multiple sources
How to develop an online telehealth male pelvic health service and addressing the challenges and opportunities that COVID-19 poses
Audience: This course is open to physiotherapists who want to develop/update their interest in men’s health physiotherapy, including those with an orthopaedic (musculoskeletal or sports) background. It is also open to massage therapists, osteopaths, naturopaths, nurses, doctors. Course information/skills taught must only be used within your scope of practice. Please check with your College if you have any questions.
Hours: Saturday 11:00am-7:00pm ET / Sunday 11:00am-4:00pm ET (Toronto)