Treating Male Pelvic Pain:

A Biopsychosocial Approach (MPP)

Treating Male Pelvic Pain: A Biopsychosocial Approach is a 2-day comprehensive course designed to take you towards becoming comfortable in helping men recover from pelvic pain. This course integrates the multifaceted complexities of pelvic pain, combining neuroscience with a hands-on and cognitive approach. It gives you practical knowledge and training to help your patients get on the road to recovery. You’ll learn psychologically informed 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.)


Friday: 4:00pm-7:00pm *lecture only
Saturday: 8:30am-5:00 pm
Sunday: 8:30am-5:00pm

Contact Hours: 20.0 hours

Format: Lecture and lab. This course includes live urogenital models hired by the Academy (male model hiring cost is included in the registration fees).

Susie Gronski

DPT, PRPC, Board-Certified Women's Health Clinical Specialist

Asheville, NC


Coming Soon 2021

About Susie Gronski, DPT 

Currently specializing in men’s pelvic and sexual health, Susie Gronski, DPT is a licensed doctor of physical therapy, certified pelvic rehabilitation practitioner, international teacher, author and creator of online and in-person health programs that help men with pelvic pain become experts in treating themselves. Learn more by visiting

Pre-requisites: None.

Attendance: Participants are expected to stay through the entire course; please make your travel plans accordingly. Deduction of contact hours will occur for those that arrive late/leave early.

Course Eligibility & Prerequisites

You must be a Licensed Physical Therapist (PT), Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA), Student Physical Therapist (SPT). You do not have to specialize in pelvic health physical therapy, all types of PTs, PTAs and SPTs are eligible to take this course.

Pre-readings will be provided electronically to course participants for completion prior to the course. An electronic lecture manual will be provided in the online Learning Center along with the post-course final exam, survey and a Course Completion Certificate (upon successful passing of the course exam)

Course Objectives

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  1. Feel comfortable, confident, and competent treating people with penises
  2. Understand and apply the biopsychosocial model in pain care and sexual health
  3. Define chronic male pelvic pain and potential causes thereof
  4. Recognize biological and psychosocial impacts of male pelvic pain
  5. Understand male pelvic neuroanatomy, physiology, and function 
  6. Improve access to pain care by recognizing sociocultural barriers and stigmas around men’s pelvic and sexual health
  7. Understand common sexual health concerns men experience with pelvic pain
  8. Demonstrate the use of appropriate linguistics when treating men with chronic pelvic pain in order to shift neurobiological response and reconceptualization of pain
  9. Identify one’s own comfort level and boundaries when caring for people with penises
  10. Perform male-specific external and internal evaluation techniques with a urogenital teaching assistant
  11. Perform external and internal non-specific manual therapy with a male urogenital teaching assistant
  12. Design a person-centric, collaborative, and psychologically informed treatment plan for pelvic pain and sexual health concerns
  13. Utilize psychologically informed treatment strategies that blend together behavior therapies, neuroscience, therapeutic touch, exercise, movement, and play to modulate the pain response and improve quality of life

Learning Center

Already registered for a course? Head on over to the Learning Center to access your pre-readings, course manual, discussion forums and your post-course final exam.

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Foreign-Educated Physical Therapists

English Language Proficiency

If you are a foreign-educated physical therapist, you will need to pass the TOEFL(Test of English as a Foreign Language) and meet the score requirements. There are some exemptions to the TOEFL requirement for individuals who are exempt under the USCIS regulations. TOEFL scores must be reported directly to APHPT for the purposes of determining eligibility for course attendance. The minimum TOEFL scores we require are the following: Reading: 21; Listening: 18; Writing: 24; Speaking: 26.