Treating Male Pelvic Pain: A Biopsychosocial Approach (MPP)

2.5-Day Live In-Person Course

About the Course

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.)

Contact hours: 20

Susie Gronski, DPT, PRPC, Board-Certified Women’s Health Clinical Specialist

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 drsusieg.com.

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

  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

Dates & Registration

Click on “Enroll” to register for any of our upcoming webinars. Additional dates for the remainder of the 2021 year will be posted in January 2021. Register at least 1 month for early-bird  rates to SAVE $65 on registration! 

Dates Early-Bird Expires Registration
Date TBD
Friday-Sunday
Atlanta, GA
TBD
$65 OFF
Member: $929 (Join)
Non-Member: $989
ENROLL

  • 20 hours of live instruction with interactive lab activities
  • Live male model provided (at no additional cost)
  • Built-in breaks to allow you to network with your professional peers
  • Electronic course materials (12-month access)
  • Multiple-choice question exam and survey (30 days to complete after the course)
  • Certificate of Completion (issued upon 80% or higher score on exam)
  • Eligibility: 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-requisites: None.
  • Pre-readings: 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)
  • Attendance: Participants are expected to stay through the entire course; please make your travel plans accordingly. Deduction of contact hours  will occur for participants who leave the course early.
  • Lab Participation & Consent: This is a hands-on, lab-intensive course. Participants are expected to stay through the entire course; please make your travel plans accordingly. The Consent & Release Form must be filled out and turned in to the instructor on Day 1 of the course (this form is provided on-site). If the course participant does not turn in the completed form on Day 1, he/she will not be permitted to take the course. Standardized male patient models (live male models) will be provided for this course. You will be working in groups of 2-3 per male model.

Daily Schedule

  • Day 1 (Friday): 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM in host city’s time zone *lecture only
  • Day 2 (Saturday): 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM in host city’s time zone
  • Day 3 (Sunday): 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM in host city’s time zone
  • Breaks are included: 15 min Morning break, 1 hour lunch break, 15 min Afternoon break

*On day 1, attendees must arrive 30 minutes before start time to check in. Times may be slightly adjusted closer to the course date

Instructors

Susie Gronski, DPT, PRPC, Board-Certified Women’s Health Clinical Specialist

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 drsusieg.com.

Course Objectives

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

  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
Dates

Dates & Registration

Click on “Enroll” to register for any of our upcoming webinars. Additional dates for the remainder of the 2021 year will be posted in January 2021. Register at least 1 month for early-bird  rates to SAVE $65 on registration! 

Dates Early-Bird Expires Registration
Date TBD
Friday-Sunday
Atlanta, GA
TBD
$65 OFF
Member: $929 (Join)
Non-Member: $989
ENROLL

Included
  • 20 hours of live instruction with interactive lab activities
  • Live male model provided (at no additional cost)
  • Built-in breaks to allow you to network with your professional peers
  • Electronic course materials (12-month access)
  • Multiple-choice question exam and survey (30 days to complete after the course)
  • Certificate of Completion (issued upon 80% or higher score on exam)
Required
  • Eligibility: 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-requisites: None.
  • Pre-readings: 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)
  • Attendance: Participants are expected to stay through the entire course; please make your travel plans accordingly. Deduction of contact hours  will occur for participants who leave the course early.
  • Lab Participation & Consent: This is a hands-on, lab-intensive course. Participants are expected to stay through the entire course; please make your travel plans accordingly. The Consent & Release Form must be filled out and turned in to the instructor on Day 1 of the course (this form is provided on-site). If the course participant does not turn in the completed form on Day 1, he/she will not be permitted to take the course. Standardized male patient models (live male models) will be provided for this course. You will be working in groups of 2-3 per male model.
Schedule

Daily Schedule

  • Day 1 (Friday): 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM in host city’s time zone *lecture only
  • Day 2 (Saturday): 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM in host city’s time zone
  • Day 3 (Sunday): 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM in host city’s time zone
  • Breaks are included: 15 min Morning break, 1 hour lunch break, 15 min Afternoon break

*On day 1, attendees must arrive 30 minutes before start time to check in. Times may be slightly adjusted closer to the course date

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