Treating Male Pelvic Pain: A Biopsychosocial Approach is a comprehensive course designed to take you towards becoming the expert in helping men recover from pelvic pain. This course integrates the multifaceted complexities of male pelvic pain, combining neuroscience with a hands-on approach. It gives you practical knowledge and training to help your patients get on the road to recovery. You’ll learn advanced assessment and treatment skills that will increase your confidence and comfort treating men with pelvic pain. (Bottom line: dangly bits don’t have to be scary.) This course includes live male models.
In this course, you’ll:
- Gain confidence and comfort around treating dangly bits so that you can ensure comprehensive care for guys with pelvic pain
- Know how to address the potential of an awkward situation ‘popping up’ (ahem, physiological reaction)
- Use practical strategies to address the complexities of pelvic pain caused by biological, psychological and social factors intersecting
- Understand the psychological factors that a patient undergoes, which can help you behave in a way that is helpful not harmful
- Not be bogged down in research, but instead focus on how to actually treat your patients in pain using strategies that blend together neuroscience with manual therapy, exercise and movement
- Demonstrate use of appropriate language when treating men with chronic pelvic pain in order to shift neurobiological response and reconceptualize their pain
- Practice all your skills on live male models!
Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:
- Feel comfortable, confident, and competent treating male bodies (including their private parts)
- Understand and apply the biopsychosocial model in pain care
- Define male pelvic pain
- Improve access to pain care by recognizing sociocultural barriers around men’s health
- Utilize motivational interviewing and targeting questioning in order to establish a comprehensive treatment plan
- Understand common sexual health concerns that males face with pelvic pain
- Demonstrate the use of appropriate linguistics when treating men with chronic pelvic pain in order to shift neurobiological response and reconceptualization of pain
- Identify the anatomy of male urogenital, nervous, musculoskeletal and fascial systems
- Perform a male pelvic health assessment which includes obtaining consent and identifying one’s own comfort level treating male genitalia
- Perform an external and internal pelvic floor assessment on a live male model
- Perform external and internal non-specific manual therapy on a male urogenital teaching assistant
- Design a treatment plan using experientially strategies that blend together neuroscience with therapeutic touch, exercise, movement, and play to modulate the pain response
- Feel comfortable using psychologically informed strategies for pain care
- Incorporate pain neuroscience education as part of the therapeutic process
This course is open to physiotherapists, naturopathic doctors, registered nurses and medical doctors. Labs include internal palpation.
Level 1 (or equivalent to be approved).
Registration begins on the first day 15 minutes prior to the start time.