Patients with pelvic pain and especially sexual pain often experience significant tissue sensitivity, which can lead to extremely distressing symptoms that can be extremely functionally limiting and frustrating. Many resources talk about sensory desensitization, which for some can be helpful, but in an ideal scenario, physical therapists should be able to help patients with sensory reintegration (restoring accurate sensory information and interpretation, not just decreasing sensation) and return to functional activities-graded motor imagery has been shown in the literature to be helpful toward this end. This course is directly related to the practice of physical therapy and is therefore appropriate for the PT/PTA.
Course created on January 19, 2022
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; 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
- After this course, participants will be able to describe two options for graded motor imagery in patients with pelvic pain and/or sexual dysfunction.
- After this course, participants will be able to design an individualized plan for providing and progressing a sensory reintegration strategy to assist a patient with the return to function.
- After this course, participants will be able to define graded motor imagery and its benefits to patients.
- After this course, participants will be able to identify evaluative methods to determine which patients might benefit from graded motor imagery and neurodynamics, and where to start.
|0-5 Minutes||Background on topic, Disclosures, review of learning outcomes, plan|
|5-15 Minutes||Pelvic pain-prevalence and types/etiologies|
|15-45 Minutes||Nervous system driven pain-demyelination, ion channels, loss of left/right discrimination, loss of varying type of sensation discrimination|
|45-60 Minutes||Graded motor imagery-what it is, the goal, how to select the right patient, how to explain to the patient|
|60-75 Minutes||Graded motor imagery-lab, practical applications|
|75-90 Minutes||Sensory integration-what it is, the goal, how to select the right patient, how to explain to the patient|
|90-110 Minutes||Sensory integration-lab, practical applications|
|110-120 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.
Financial disclosures: Jennifer Stone received an honorarium for this course.
Non-financial disclosures: None
Sponsor Disclosure: This Course is presented by PhysicalTherapy.com, a Continued site.
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