Introduction to Bladder Function & Dysfunction
Assessment & Treatment Skills
19-20 November 2022
Michelle Lyons graduated from UCD’s Physiotherapy Hons Degree in 1994, and has continuously added to her women’s health toolbox since then. As well as pilates, yoga and mindfulness teacher trainings, she also holds a postgraduate certificate from TCD in Innovation and a postgraduate cert from NUIG in Health Coaching & Nutrition. She is a former lecturer for the POGP, a former faculty member of Herman & Wallace, The Pelvic Rehab Institute and The Integrative Women’s Health Institute and has presented nationally, internationally and online for institutions such as ICS, IPPS, the British Pelvic Floor Society, CSM for the American Physical Therapy Association, the APTA Academy of Pelvic Health and the Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists.
Key Learning Outcomes
On completion of the course participants will be able to:
Demonstrate an understanding of the female pelvic anatomy and physiology relevant to the diagnosis of urinary incontinence
Demonstrate an understanding of the difference between stress, urgency and mixed urinary incontinence
Understand the role of pelvic organ prolapse in urinary incontinence.
Conduct an assessment for the female service user presenting with bladder leakage, using evidence-based approaches including screening questionnaires, outcome measures, external and internal assessment skills.
Modify interventions to account for the influence of postnatal, menopausal and musculoskeletal influences
Design and deliver evidence-based interventions for bladder/ pelvic floor dysfunction using a range of modalities including manual therapy, exercise prescription and selfcare/ home exercise programming
Topics to be covered
Female pelvic floor functional anatomy
Bladder function & dysfunction
Factors influencing urinary incontinence
Screening questions, outcome measures – current practice
What does the current evidence tell us about the treatment of urinary incontinence?
Assessment skills – setting up your environment
Progressing from isolated pelvic floor muscle coordination to functional movements & return to exercise
External & Internal Assessment Skills
Using clinical reasoning for treatment planning
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