Sligo Ireland : An Introduction to Men’s Health Physiotherapy

Event Description

This 2 day Introductory Men’s Health physiotherapy course will focus on the Assessment and management of the patient Pelvic Health related conditions. It will introduce the physiotherapist to the variety of conditions these men present with including Male Pelvic Pain, male athletic pelvic pain & post prostatectomy urinary incontinence. 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/update their knowledge of Men’s Health Physiotherapy. It will equip you to start working with male patients with pelvic disorders and to develop a new role or service.

 Learning Objectives

  • Male Pelvic Floor anatomy, function and dysfunction.
  • Developing detailed history taking skills with these conditions.
  • Exploring the psychological, emotional, cognitive, social & behavioural aspects of the physiotherapy related conditions these men present with.
  • Internal Examination in Men’s Health Physiotherapy, with optional practical teaching in this area following group discussion.  
  • Assessment & Management of Male Pelvic Pain
  • Introducing the “EZ Magic” therapeutic device and its role in management of pelvic pain and building self-efficacy.
  • Role of Musculoskeletal & exercise based physiotherapy in the male pelvic pain patient to include athletic pelvic pain. Bridging the musculoskeletal, sports & pelvic health gap.
  • Role of transabdominal ultrasound scanning & its use in the over or under active male pelvic floor.
  • Introduction to the Management of pelvic floor dysfunction and urinary incontinence in a post prostate cancer surgery patient.
  • How do develop a Men’s Health Physiotherapy service & role : An expanding role for Physiotherapists

Course presenter: Mr Gerard Greene MSc (Manip Physio); BSc Physio, MMACP, MCSP, PG Cert HEd, Assistant Professor Physiotherapy (Coventry University, UK)

Gerard is an experienced musculoskeletal & Men’s health physio and is based in Birmingham, UK. He works in male pelvic pain, pelvic floor rehab post prostate surgery, hard flaccid syndrome, erectile dysfunction & also pelvic floor dysfunction in sport. He has established two new male pelvic health physio clinics in the UK and has experience in developing the role and service of Men’s health Physiotherapy. He presented at the 1st focused symposium on men’s health at WCPT 2017 in Cape Town and was invited to teach the 1st Men’s Health course in South Africa with Joanne Millios for the South African Physiotherapy Society. He has delivered a Male pelvic health conference for the Japanese Physical Therapy Association and delivered one of the 1st practical Men's health physiotherapy courses in the Middle East. He is a passionate advocate for more physiotherapists to get involved in Male pelvic health. He is also an assistant Professor of Physiotherapy in Coventry University, UK where in addition to lecturing he is involved in pelvic health physiotherapy research. He has been instrumental in bringing PTs both male and female from varying clinical backgrounds into male pelvic health and is proud to be a member of #tutorswhotreat and can be found on twitter @gerardgreenephy

Refreshment: Tea/Coffee and Lunch provided.

Registration for Event.

To register for this event please contact Conor.mcgowan@hse.ie. Places are limited to 15 participants and places will be confirmed on receipt of payment only.

Payment details will be finalised soon. Expressions of interest can be sent to Conor at the email address below.

Contact Persons Sheila Kiely or Conor McGowan



Saturday, March 30th 2019 - Sunday, March 31st 2019
9:00AM - 5:00PM
Sligo University Hospital
£230.00 Book Now using EventBrite
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