Pelvic Health Physical Therapy Level 3 Male (PH3 Male)

18 Total Contact Hours | Continuing Education

Course Description

The Pelvic Health Physical Therapy Level 3 Male (PH3-Male) course supports an evidence-based curriculum designed to provide clinically relevant information and training for the examination, evaluation, and intervention of pelvic floor dysfunction as presented in male patients. Topics will address typical diagnoses such as urinary incontinence, pelvic pain, erectile dysfunction, prostate cancer, and other considerations relevant across the life-span. Skills acquired will include examination techniques specific to male patients, including discussion of methods for visualization, palpation, and examination for both external and intra-rectal assessment. Clinical decision-making capabilities and an integration of skills acquired in prior level coursework will be included. Skills can be immediately applied in your clinic. Please review the course agenda for a detailed list of topics.

This course is composed of 2 days of synchronous online instruction via webinar. Successful completion will meet the expectation for the PH3 level requirement to pursue the Certificate of Achievement in Pelvic Physical Therapy (CAPP-Pelvic).  Contact Hours: 18.0

Requirements

  • Eligibility: You must be a Licensed Physical Therapist, Physical Therapist Assistant or 2nd/3rd Year Physical Therapy Student. No exceptions will be permitted.
    Prerequisites: Successful completion of Pelvic Level Physical Therapy Level 1 and the two Level 2 courses: Pelvic Health Physical Therapy Level 2 Bowel Dysfunction AND the Pelvic Health Physical Therapy Level 2 Pelvic Pain are required prerequisites for this course. Experience of 1 year or more in regularly managing patients with pelvic physical therapy, or working in a clinic with other experienced pelvic physical therapists, is strongly recommended prior to attending this course; lack of experience may greatly inhibit participant comprehension and attainment of skills during the course. 
  • Equipment: Computer, access to Zoom, a stable internet connection, microphone, and webcam.
  • Associated Certification: This course is the last required course for the Certificate of Achievement in Pelvic Health Physical Therapy certification program. If you have taken a similar or equivalent coursework to our PH1 and PH2 courses as a pre-requisites through an outside organization, the courses you have taken must include both vaginal and rectal assessments. Please note that you must complete all coursework through the Academy of Pelvic Health Physical Therapy to be eligible for the CAPP (Certificate of Achievement in Physical Therapy program). 

Course Objectives

Upon completion of the course, you will:

Examination / Evaluation

  1. Define the anatomical, physiological, and neurological components related to the male pelvic floor.
  2. Differentiate between male and female urogenital anatomy and the effect on pelvic floor muscle examination and intervention.
  3. Identify the pathophysiological mechanisms within male pelvic floor dysfunction diagnoses.
  4. Describe and develop skills to perform an appropriate systematic interview and examination of a male patient using objective assessment strategies.

Diagnosis/Prognosis:

  1. Differentiate between musculoskeletal, neurological, and other conditions that require intervention based on the results of examination.
  2. Describe the diagnoses and impairments best suited to physical therapy intervention for the treatment of male pelvic floor dysfunction.
  3. Identify and utilize prognostic indicators including, but not limited to, objective data and functional outcome measures to aid in course of physical therapy intervention.

Intervention:

  1. Develop an evidence-based plan of care, including appropriate intervention, to address multiple components related to male patients with pelvic floor dysfunction.
  2. Identify intervention strategies including, but not limited to, manual therapy, therapeutic exercise, behavioral intervention, and appropriate clinical application of modalities as supported by evidence in treatment of male patients.

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