Incontinence is often times ignored, not addressed, or considered ‘normal’. Physical Therapists are well positioned to identify, refer, and treat urinary incontinence. This introductory course will cover what incontinence is, what physical therapy professionals can do, not just in home health, but in any setting to help cure incontinence, and make appropriate referrals for people who present with urinary issues. This course is directly related to the practice of physical therapy and therefore appropriate for the PT and PTA.
Please note the Home Health Therapy Toolkit for Treatment of Urinary Incontinence is available for download FREE on the Home Health Section website. The link is in your handouts.
Course created on September 10, 2018
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; 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; LA/2.0; 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; OH/2.0; OR/2.0; PA/2.0; ProCert/FSBPT/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; WV/2.0; WY/2.0
- Participants will be able to list at least three differences between common types of urinary incontinence.
- Participants will be able to outline at least three strategies to address urinary incontinence issues, including referral to another health care provider when appropriate.
- Participants will be able to describe the impact that urinary incontinence has on the quality of life and the general health of people in their care.
- Participants will be able to identify at least three signs of when to make referrals for patients experiencing urinary incontinence.
- Participants will be able to list at least three common bladder irritants.
|0-15 Minutes||Background review of learner outcomes. Why incontinence and why PT?|
|15-30 Minutes||Urinary incontinence and types of urinary incontinence|
|30-45 Minutes||Why home PTs?|
|45-60 Minutes||The OASIS and UI|
|60-75 Minutes||Incontinence toolkit|
|75-90 Minutes||Toolkit continued and case scenarios|
|90-105 Minutes||UI PT management across the continuum of settings|
|105-120 Minutes||Wrap up/ Q&A|
Jamie Lowy, PT, MSPT
Jamie Lowy received his Masters of Science in Physical Therapy in 1998 from the University of the Pacific. He has worked in the home health setting since 2000 as both a field clinician and manager. In 2016 he started training in pelvic health with the goal of expanding the role of PTs in home health to address issues of incontinence for both men and women which culminated in co-authoring the “Incontinence Toolkit” with Sarah Haag and Kenneth Miller for the APTA home health section. Jamie has recently taken on a new role in the Primary Care setting in addressing broader population health needs including persistent pain management, pelvic health/incontinence, and frailty in the older adult.
Sarah Haag, PT, DPT, WCS, Cert. MDT
Sarah Haag is a physiotherapist and co-owner of Entropy Physiotherapy and Wellness in Chicago. At Entropy, Sarah treats the spine and pelvis with a specialization in women’s and men’s health. She received her Doctorate of Physical Therapy and Masters of Science in Women’s Health from Rosalind Franklin University in 2008. In 2009, she was awarded a Board Certification as a specialist in women’s health (WCS). While not a researcher, she enjoys hanging out with researchers to shorten the gap between research and clinical application.
Content Disclosure: This course mentions the use of the Home Health Incontinence Toolkit. The toolkit is copyrighted by the Home Health Section of the APTA and therefore any print of it could not be used in this course. As the presenters mentioned they welcome you to download this resource for FREE via the link provided in your handout.
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