An Introduction to Men’s Health Physiotherapy
This 2 ½ day Introductory Men’s Health Physical Therapy course (1 day online at your own time before the course and 1.5 days in class) will focus on the assessment and management of the male pelvic health patient. It will focus on the detailed history taking of the complex conditions these men present with. Conditions that will be introduced and focused on will be male pelvic pain, male athletic pelvic pain, hard flaccid syndrome, post prostatectomy urinary incontinence and post prostatectomy erectile dysfunction. This course will also focus on addressing the challenges of setting up or building a men’s health PT service.
Who should attend?
Designed for Male & Female physiotherapists who want to develop or update their interest in Men’s Health physiotherapy including those with a Women’s Health, Musculoskeletal or Sports background. It will equip you to start working with male pelvic patients and to develop a new role or service. Gerard has a strong track record of teaching mixed groups of physical therapists and those who are new to either male pelvic health or pelvic health physiotherapy.
South Surrey BC in the beautiful Akasha Studio, part of Diane Lee & Associates physiotherapy clinic. This is just off 32nd Avenue and 152nd St in South Surrey. Take 32nd Avenue East from 152nd St, turn right on Croydon Drive, then left on 31st. Look for the MNP building on your left as you head south on Croydon.
PROGRAMME: Day 1 Asynchronous online (pre-recorded and you will complete this before attending the course). Access to these lectures will be provided by the course instructor (Mr. Gerard Greene) closer to the course date with ample time to complete prior to the in person portion of the course.
Day 1 – Lectures to be Watched Online before Day 2
Lecture 1: Scope of Men’s Health Physiotherapy
Lecture 2: Clinical anatomy & physiology related to Men’s health
Lecture 3: Male Pelvic Pain
Lecture 4: Management of male pelvic pain
Lecture 5: Introduction the post prostatectomy Prostate Cancer Patient
Lecture 6: Management of the post prostatectomy prostate cancer patient.
Lecture 7: Athletic Pelvic pain and dysfunction: Cycling related pudendal patients to the weekend warrior
Lecture 8: Hard Flaccid Syndrome and younger erectile dysfunction: An emerging area of physiotherapy practice
Day 2: Live in Akasha Studio (Diane Lee & Associates)
9-9.45 am History taking in the male pelvic health patient
9.45 -10.45 Key Musculoskeletal examination components of male pelvic pain
11.00- 12.30pm Male Pelvic Floor examination: Assessment and mapping of internal pelvic floor anatomy (Practical)
1.30-3pm: Management of male pelvic pain: Musculoskeletal approaches & exercise (Practical)
3-4pm: Ultrasound imaging in the Rehab of male pelvic health patients: From pelvic pain to post prostatectomy rehab.
4-5pm How to develop a Men’s Health Physio service: An expanding role in Physiotherapy
Day 3: Live in Akasha Studio (Diane Lee & Associates) 1/2 day
9-00.10.30 am Post prostatectomy Rehab: Urinary incontinence & Erectile dysfunction
10.45-11.45am Internal pelvic floor treatment strategies for male pelvic pain (Practical)
11.45-12.30pm Use of the EZ Magic in the management of male pelvic pain
12.30-1pm Moving forwards in Male pelvic health Physiotherapy