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The Nuts & Bolts of Pelvic Floor Muscle Training & Exercise in Prostate Cancer

The Nuts & Bolts of Pelvic Floor Muscle Training & Exercise in Prostate Cancer

The Nuts & Bolts of Pelvic Floor Muscle Training & Exercise in Prostate Cancer

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Introduction to pelvic floor muscle training in men with a focus on Prostate Cancer (PCa). As 1 in 6 men will be diagnosed with PCa globally, Physiotherapists have a significant role to play in the pre and rehabilitation of men requiring treatment. Despite more than 45 RCTs, there has been limited evidence to support PFM training in men due to mixed efficacy. However, building on 15 years of clinical expertise and her recently completed PhD, Dr jo Milios will share her recently published high-intensity protocols for continence and erectile function recovery following Radical Prostatectomy, that are a world first and based on functional training aligned to clinical presentations.

Historically, men have had very minimal support in preparation for Prostate Cancer treatment- including surgery and radiation patients-, however educating Urologists is a responsibility Physiotherapists can now adopt, utilizing this robust new scientific evidence. This workshop will tour the history of Prostate Cancer management from both a clinical and research perspective and will cover both urinary incontinence and erectile dysfunction, as most men undergoing treatment will experience both. For those undergoing radiation therapy, evidence is sparse, however, further research is being developed, as many men will also experience bowel dysfunction and this is an additional quality of life impact.

Whole body exercise prescription for men diagnosed with Prostate Cancer will also be presented, based on the work of Jo’s not for profit-charity ‘PROST! Exercise 4 Prostate”. and the vast body of evidence already in existence to support this. Physiotherapists can add so much value to this patient caseload and links to a new on-line program will be introduced, that can be immediately translated to practice.

Audience: This online course is open to physiotherapists, nurses, nurse practitioners, occupational therapists, naturopaths, chiropractors, medical doctors, and any other licensed health care provider. 

The instructors
Pelvic Health Solutions

Pelvic Health Solutions is an evidence-based teaching company that was founded in 2010 by Nelly Faghani and Carolyn Vandyken, out of the need to develop pelvic health resources in Ontario, an under serviced health concern in this province. Since the inception of our teaching company, pelvic health physiotherapy has blossomed from a handful of physiotherapists to well over 300 therapists now rostered with the Ontario College of Physiotherapists. Pelvic Health Solutions provides continuing education courses for a variety of practitioners, including mentoring and clinical resources for therapists to utilize with their patients. Our mission is to provide evidence-based, biopsychosocial resources to patients and health care practitioners for the assessment and treatment of pelvic health problems in our province and abroad.
Course Material included in this course
  • Course Introduction
  • Welcome and Slides
  • Nuts and Bolts Introduction
  • Introduction to Prostate Cancer
  • What is Prostate Cancer
  • Common Treatment Options
  • Feedback
  • The Male Pelvic Floor
  • Clinical Presentation Upon PCa Diagnosis
  • Side Effects of Treatment
  • Men and the Pelvic Floor
  • Understanding the Male Pelvic Floor
  • Urinary Incontinence
  • Feedback
  • A Deeper Look at Prostate Cancer
  • Original Research Pt1
  • Original Research Pt2
  • Why Men Leak
  • How Does Post-RP Erectile Dysfunction Present?
  • Feedback
  • Treatment Options
  • Treating Leaks
  • Alternative Treatments for Leaking
  • Exercise for Men with Prostate Cancer
  • Practical Session
  • Feedback
  • Q&A
  • Questions Part 1
  • Questions Part 2
  • Feedback
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