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Basic Physical Therapy Treatment of Constipation

Course: #3737Level: Introductory 2 Hours 2916 Reviews
Recorded Webinar

This basic course will introduce clinicians to the physical therapy treatment of constipation. Participants will gain skill and knowledge in simple interventions to improve bowel evacuation that they will be able to apply immediately in the clinic. This course is directly related to the practice of physical therapy and is therefore appropriate for the PT/PTA.

Editor's Note: Regarding Pennsylvania credits, this course is approved by the PA State Board of Physical Therapy for 1 hour of general and 1 hour of Direct Access CE credit.

Course created on June 17, 2020

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Course Type: Recorded Webinar

CEUs/Hours Offered: AK/2.0; AL/2.0; AR/2.0; AZ/2.0; BOC/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; NY/2.0; OK/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; WY/2.0

Learning Outcomes

  • checkmarkParticipants will be able to describe at least two aspects of the diagnosis and complexity of constipation.
  • checkmarkParticipants will be able to identify at least three exercises and one manual therapy technique to improve gut motility.
  • checkmarkParticipants will be able to describe at least two important aspects of the role of the pelvic floor muscles in defecation.
  • checkmarkParticipants will be able to describe how paradoxical contraction can cause constipation
  • checkmarkParticipants will be able to identify at least three factors in the physiologic and anatomic rationale for optimizing position and posture on the toilet during defecation.
  • checkmarkParticipants will be able to identify at least two behavioral factors contributing to constipation

Agenda

0-15 Minutes Background, review of learning outcomes
15-30 Minutes Physiology of defecation
30-50 Minutes Diagnosis of constipation
50-75 Minutes Pelvic floor muscle function and dysfunction and constipation
75-115 Minutes PT Treatment of constipation
115-120 Minutes Summary, Q & A

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Presenter Disclosure: Financial: Cynthia Neville has received an honorarium for presenting this course. Non-financial: Cynthia Neville has no relevant non-financial relationships to disclose.

Sponsor Disclosure: This Course is presented by PhysicalTherapy.com, a Continued site.

Content Disclosure: This learning event does not focus exclusively on any specific product or service.

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