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Understanding Prolapse

presented by Michelle Lyons, PT, MISCP

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This course, with Michelle Lyons, discusses the Pelvic Organ Prolapse (POP) within the context of pelvic rehabilitation specialist practice. The course begins by describing the relevant anatomy and systems involved in POP, as well as the risk factors for developing POP. The course also covers the evidence base for treatment options, from conservative approaches to surgical interventions. Emphasis is placed on the role of the pelvic rehabilitation specialist in specific clinical scenarios.

Meet Your Instructor

Michelle Lyons, PT, MISCP

Michelle Lyons PT, MISCP, is a graduate of University College Dublin, Ireland, with over eighteen years experience working in women's health. She is currently living and working in Connecticut as Women's Health coordinator for Access Rehab Centers, one of the largest therapy providers in New England. At Access Rehab Centers, Michelle designed and implemented their…

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1. Anatomy and Definitions

The first chapter of this course reviews anatomy that is relevant to the discussion, and defines POP and it's common causes.

2. Assessment for Prolapse

This chapter outlines the role of the pelvic rehabilitation specialist in assessment of prolapse.

3. Management of Prolapse

This chapter introduces the role of the pelvic rehabilitation specialist in the management of POP, including conservative approaches and considerations for referring to surgery and invasive intervention.

4. Pelvic Floor Rehabilitation

The final chapter of this course applies the management principles in the previous chapter within the context of pelvic floor rehabilitation, including the use of specific exercises, biofeedback, and other approaches.

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