For: PT, PTA, OT, OTA
Enhance your knowledge of abdominal, pelvic, genital and nerve surgeries and pharmacology implications. The course will cover rehabilitation ramifications regarding pre- and post-operative care as well as impacts of pharmacologic agents. Course readings have been chosen to provide a deeper understanding in these areas.
By the end of the course, a successful learner will be able to:
- Describe the impacts of abdominal surgery on the pelvic floor and lumbopelvic spine.
- Describe how the different surgical approaches can impact the lumbopelvic spine.
- Understand the types of abdominal surgeries.
- Describe the role of rehabilitation in the management of patients undergoing abdominal surgery both pre and post operatively.
- Describe types of vaginal and nerve surgeries you may see in your pelvic floor patients.
- Discuss evidence, if any exists, for postoperative rehabilitation (process and protocols).
- Understand the tissues impacted with hysterectomy.
- Describe the different types of prolapse repairs.
- Describe the different surgical techniques for bladder suspension.
- Be familiar with prostatectomy.
- Understand the tissues impacted with hernia repair.
- Be familiar with the surgical process for colon resection.
- Be familiar with surgical pelvic floor repair surgeries
- Describe the tissues impacted with laparoscopic endometrial removal.
- Understand the rehab implications for organ surgeries
- Demonstrate understanding of the types of medications available to treat overactive bladder, constipation, fecal incontinence and pelvic pain.
- Understand the potential side effects of medications that treat urinary and GI dysfunction and their impact on urination and defecation.
- Be aware of potential side effects of common, over the counter medications on the urologic and GI systems.
- Understand the impacts of hormone therapy on the body.