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
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
- Participants will be able to describe at least two aspects of the diagnosis and complexity of constipation.
- Participants will be able to identify at least three exercises and one manual therapy technique to improve gut motility.
- Participants will be able to describe at least two important aspects of the role of the pelvic floor muscles in defecation.
- Participants will be able to describe how paradoxical contraction can cause constipation
- Participants 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.
- Participants will be able to identify at least two behavioral factors contributing to constipation
|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|
PT, DPT, WCS, BCB-PMD
Dr. Cynthia (Cindy) Neville, PT, DPT, WCS is Assistant Professor of Physical Therapy, Mayo Clinic Alix College of Medicine, in Jacksonville, Florida. She is a Women’s Health Certified Specialist (WCS), board certified by the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties. She serves on the faculty of the Mayo Clinic Florida Orthopedic Physical Therapy Residency Program, and advises multiple medical specialty programs at Mayo Clinic Florida. Her outpatient clinical practice at Mayo Clinic Florida serves women and men with pelvic floor disorders. Dr. Neville has authored and co-authored several research articles and book chapters on the topics of pelvic health rehabilitation, pelvic pain, and urinary incontinence. She has presented her research and provided rehabilitation and medical education nationally and internationally. She has developed successful Pelvic and Women’s Health Rehabilitation Programs at premier healthcare organizations including the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago (now the Shirley Ryan Ability Lab) and Mayo Clinic Florida. At Brooks Rehabilitation in Jacksonville, Dr. Neville developed the first institutional pelvic health rehabilitation program across all levels of care, and the first credentialed physical therapy women’s health residency program in the state of Florida. She has trained more than a thousand physical therapists, occupational therapists, physical therapist assistants, and physicians in pelvic floor examination and pelvic health rehabilitation.
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