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040 - Floral or Floored? The Connection Between Pelvic Floor Muscle Function and Quality of Life

‐ Mar 7, 2013 4:30pm

“Life is a bed of roses” with elimination and intimacy when pelvic floor muscles are healthy. Many women are blissfully unaware of their pelvic floor muscles unless they have incontinence or pelvic pain. This preconference is an overview of evaluation and treatment for female hypotonic and hypertonic pelvic floor dysfunction by a pelvic floor physical therapist.

Contact hours available until 3/7/2015.

Requirements for Successful Completion:
Complete the learning activity in its entirety and complete the online CNE evaluation.

Conflict of Interest Disclosure:
Planning Committee Disclosures:

Donna J. Carrico, WHNP, MS/ Consultant/Presenter Bureau: Uroplasty Inc.

Tamara Dickinson, RN, CURN, CCCN, BCB-PMD/ Advisory Board:Hollister Inc, Seek Wellness

There are no other disclosures to declare.

Commercial Support and Sponsorship:
No commercial support or sponsorship declared.

Non-Endorsement of Products:
Accreditation of activities for contact hours does not imply approval or endorsement of any product, advertising, or educational content by the Society of Urologic Nurses and Associates (SUNA) or the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Accreditation Statement:
Society of Urologic Nurses and Associates is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Accreditation status does not imply endorsement by the provider or ANCC of any commercial product.

SUNA is a provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, provider number, CEP 5556.


  • Recall the functional anatomy and physiology of the pelvic floor.
  • Identify 4 common impairments caused by pelvic floor dysfunction.
  • State 3 physical therapy interventions for pelvic floor weakness.
  • State 3 physical therapy intervention for pelvic floor pain.