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; MA/2.0; MD/0.2; 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; NJ/2.0; NM/2.0; NY/2.0; OK/2.0 OK Category B; 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; 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|
PT, DPT, OCS, PHC
Jennifer Stone is a physical therapist and educator who lives in Columbia, MO. She is the program director for Evidence In Motion’s Pelvic Health Certificate and a member of the Evidence In Motion Faculty Experience team. She treats patients in a hospital-based outpatient clinic, where her caseload is primarily made of pelvic health diagnoses of all types. Jennifer loves combining her knowledge of orthopedics, pain science, and pelvic health and helping others do the same. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her five children outside, gardening, and knitting lace.
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