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.)

COURSE HOURS

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

Contact Hours: 17.0 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, WCS

INSTRUCTOR
MPP
Asheville, NC

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.

Assignments
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 male bodies (including their private parts)
  2. Understand and apply the biopsychosocial model in pain care
  3. Define male pelvic pain
  4. Improve access to pain care by recognizing sociocultural barriers around men’s health
  5. Utilize motivational interviewing and targeting questioning in order to establish a comprehensive treatment plan
  6. Understand common sexual health concerns that males face with pelvic pain
  7. Demonstrate the use of appropriate linguistics when treating men with chronic pelvic pain in order to shift neurobiological response and reconceptualization of pain
  8. Understand male pelvic neuroanatomy and physiology 
  9. Perform a male pelvic health assessment which includes obtaining consent and identifying one’s own comfort level treating male genitalia
  10. Perform an external and internal pelvic floor assessment on a live male model
  11. Perform external and internal non-specific manual therapy on a male urogenital teaching assistant
  12. Design a treatment plan using experientially strategies that blend together neuroscience with therapeutic touch, exercise, movement, and play to modulate the pain response
  13. Feel comfortable using psychologically informed strategies for pain care
  14. Incorporate pain neuroscience education as part of the therapeutic

Pricing & Registration

DatesLocationEarly-Bird Rate Ends:Regular Rate Begins:Registration
September 4-6
Fri-Sun
Atlanta, GAAugust 3, 2020
Member: $TBD
Non-M: $TBD
August 4, 2020
Member: $TBD
Non-M: $TBD
Coming Soon

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.

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