This course provides information regarding the impact of aging on the pelvic health of older adults along with practical tips to promote ideal pelvic floor activation and function in this population. This course will have applications both for pelvic health therapists who wish to know more about older adults and geriatric therapists who wish to understand the role of the pelvic floor better. This course is directly related to the practice of physical therapy and is therefore appropriate for the PT/PTA.
Course created on March 25, 2020
Course Type: Recorded Webinar
CEUs/Hours Offered: AK/2.0; AL/2.0; AR/2.0; AZ/2.0; CA/2.0; CO/2.0; CT/2.0; DC/2.0; DE/2.0; FL/2.0; GA/2.0; HI/2.0; IA/2.0; IACET/0.2; ID/2.0; IL/2.0; IN/2.0; KS/2.0; KY/2.0 Category 2; LA/2.0; MA/2.0; ME/2.0; MI/2.0; MO/2.0; MS/2.0; MT/2.0; NC/2.0; ND/2.0; NE/2.0; NH/2.0; NM/2.0; NY/2.0; OH/2.0; OR/2.0; PA/2.0; RI/2.0; SC/2.0; SD/2.0; TN/2.0; TX/2.0; UT/2.0; VA/2.0; VT/2.0; WA/2.0; WI/2.0; WV/2.0; WY/2.0
- Participants will be able to identify at least two changes in the pelvic floor muscles that are the result of hormonal shifts with normal aging.
- Participants will be able to discuss at least two techniques to improve utilization of pelvic floor muscles during daily activity and exercise to optimize performance.
- Participants will be able to identify at least two pieces of dietary information that can be beneficial in mitigating symptoms from pelvic floor dysfunction in older adults.
- Participants will be able to discuss at least two pelvic floor disorders that are common in older adults.
|0-15 Minutes||Background, review of learning outcomes|
|15-45 Minutes||Hormonal impact of aging on the pelvic floor|
|45-75 Minutes||Commonly seen pelvic floor disorders in the older adult|
|75-100 Minutes||Retraining the pelvic floor with exercise|
|100-110 Minutes||Lifestyle adaptations that can benefit patients with pelvic floor dysfunction|
|110-115 Minutes||Case study|
|115-120 Minutes||Summary, Q&A|
Jennifer Stone, PT, DPT, OCS, PHC
Jennifer Stone is a clinic manager and pelvic health/orthopedic physical therapist for the University of Missouri Healthcare system as well as the program director for Evidence In Motion's Pelvic Health and Advanced Pelvic Health certificate programs. Jennifer has a passion for caring for complex patients and demystifying the pelvic floor to patients and therapists alike. When she is not keeping busy in the clinic or teaching, Jennifer enjoys the great outdoors with her husband and five children.
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