Big thanks for all your messages and emails of support. Our Physio family is strong at this time. We are excited about using this period of uncertainty to develop some new online courses. Gerard has a lot of experience in this area, from his Assistant Prof role in Coventry University and the webinar he developed for the APTA. We move forwards together. Stay safe.
A Live online course for Physiotherapists with an interest in bowel and bladder dysfunction in the neurological patient.
Did you know?
- 78-90% of patients with MS have bladder issues
- 68% of patients with MS have bowel issues
- Many people with acute CVA suffer from neurogenic bladder and incontinence
- People with ALS are 2x more likely to suffer from constipation
- People with Parkinson’s are more likely to suffer from urinary urgency which leads to an increase in falls and morbidity
- All of the above can be helped by pelvic floor physiotherapy!!!!
Why this is so important ?
Patients that are being treated for neurologic dysfunction have a variety of therapy services offered to them. Many physicians and therapists overlook bowel and bladder concerns for these patients as an untreatable side effect. However there are a variety of behavioral and pelvic floor interventions that can be applied to this patient population. This course will present the common bowel/bladder and sexual side effects that patients can experience with diagnoses of stroke, Multiple Sclerosis, ALS, Spinal cord injury and Parkinson’s Disease. Medical treatments of bowel and bladder dysfunction in the neurogenic population will be delineated. The course will then explore behavioral interventions that therapists and caregivers can apply in order to be able to alleviate some of the quality of life impact that these dysfunctions can have. Therapists will learn external pelvic floor techniques both manual and exercise based that can help to improve bowel and bladder functioning in these patients. Finally, sexual dysfunction in this patient population will also be explored. Participants will leave the course with treatment plans and therapeutic techniques to improve quality of life for these patients. This course will be delivered in an online format and be primarily lecture based.
Anatomy and Physiology of the Bowel and Bladder
Neuroanatomy of the Lower Urinary Tract and Bowel
Questions and cases
Neurogenic bowel and bladder dysfunction
Spinal cord injury
Motor Neuron Diseases
Tests for bowel and bladder dysfunction
Physiotherapy case studies and considerations
Day 1 will be 9-5pm
Day 2 will be 8-1pm
Tutor: Carina Siracus PT, DPT, WCS
Carina Siracusa, PT, DPT, WCS practices with Ohio Health in Columbus, Ohio, USA where she is a pelvic floor therapist and the program coordinator for the oncology rehabilitation team. She also works closely with the OhioHealth Neuroscience tower where she heads up the wheelchair clinic as well as the neuroincontinence program. She served as the CAPP Pelvic Committee Chair from 2011-2015. She has been teaching for the Section on The American Physical Therapy Women’s Health section for over 5 years. In 2017 she was part of the 1st Focused Symposium on Paediatric Pelvic Health at WCTP 2017 in Cape Town. Carina is one of the few pelvic health physiotherapists to specialise in neurological pelvic health giving her a unique perspective on these young patients. Carina also presented at WCPT2019 and has taught widely on this topic in USA, Europe and internationally.
Gerard has run 7 Live Online Courses ranging from Male pelvic health , Breast health, Menopause , Ultrasound Imaging to Pregnancy and post natal physiotherapy and some of our out-standing course feedback can be seen on our youtube channel (see gerard greene physio )
If you have a question about our event, A Live online course for Physiotherapists with an interest in bowel and bladder dysfunction in the neurological patient., please use the form below. We generally answer all questions within one business day.