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Advanced Treatment of the Pediatric Pelvic Floor Patient

presented by Dr. Carina Siracusa, PT, DPT, EdD, WCS, OnCS

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Financial: Carina Siracusa receives compensation from MedBridge for this course. She also receives compensation from the Academy of Pelvic Health Physical Therapy, OhioHealth, and South College.

Nonfinancial: Carina Siracusa has no competing nonfinancial interests or relationships with regard to the content presented in this course.

Satisfactory completion requirements: All disciplines must complete learning assessments to be awarded credit, no minimum score required unless otherwise specified within the course.

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Video Runtime: 56 minutes, Learning Assessment: 21 minutes

In the first course of this series, the treatment of the typically developing child was discussed. This course will discuss more advanced diagnoses, evaluation, and treatment of the child with pelvic floor dysfunction. Diagnoses such as Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, Hirschsprung's disease, and bladder exstrophy will be discussed in the context of pelvic floor physical therapy. Advanced evaluation and treatment strategies will be presented along with education for families and patients about prognosis and treatment. At the end of this course, the learner will have a comprehensive plan for understanding advanced pelvic floor diagnoses and what can be helped by therapy services.

Meet Your Instructor

Dr. Carina Siracusa, PT, DPT, EdD, WCS, OnCS

Dr. Carina Siracusa has been a practicing physical therapist since she graduated from Ohio University with her doctorate in physical therapy in 2005. She has practiced in the areas of pediatric, neurologic, oncologic, and pelvic floor physical therapy in her tenure as a physical therapist. She currently works in the neurologic rehab department at OhioHealth…

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1. Advanced Surgical Procedures in Pediatric Bowel and Bladder Disease

In this chapter, the learner will be able to identify the common pelvic floor issues associated with surgeries in this area. They will also understand the implications for gross motor development and the need for other allied health professionals.

2. Advanced Evaluation of Pediatric Bowel and Bladder Disorders

In this chapter, the learner will receive insight into evaluating this population for musculoskeletal disorders and the side effects of each of these diseases. Advanced evaluation techniques will be demonstrated.

3. Advanced Treatment Strategies

In this chapter, participants will learn appropriate musculoskeletal treatments for the advanced pelvic floor patient as well as education for parents, children, and other practitioners.

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