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.
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 Category A; CA/2.0; CO/2.0; CT/2.0; DC/2.0; DE/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; 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; 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|
Cynthia Neville, PT, DPT, WCS, BCB-PMD
Dr. Neville is a board-certified Women’s’ Health Clinical Specialist (WCS) and President of her consulting and education firm, Neville Know-How, Inc. She is currently providing clinical patient care as a pelvic health physical therapist and is an Associate Professor of Physical Therapy at Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville, Florida. A highlight of her career was developing the first credentialled Women’s Health Physical Therapy Residency Program in the state of Florida at Brooks Rehabilitation in Jacksonville. She has published several peer-reviewed research articles and textbook chapters. She has been practicing and teaching pelvic health physical therapy courses for over 30 years.
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