Anatomy of the pelvis is reviewed. Participants learn about the etiology, signs and symptoms of the following pelvic floor hypertonus dysfunctions: interstitial cystitis, vulvodynia, vaginismus, levator ani syndrome, chronic pelvic pain, coccygodynia, dysparunia, and sacroiliac joint dysfunctions. An overview of the physical therapy evaluation and treatment is provided. Participants learn specific exercises for this patient population.
Contact hours available until 3/16/2016.
Requirements for Successful Completion: Complete the learning activity in its entirety and complete the online CNE evaluation.
Faculty, Planners and Authors Conflict of Interest Disclosure: Speaker(s) have no disclosures to declare.
Commercial Support and Sponsorship: No commercial support or sponsorship declared.
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.
SUNA is a provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, provider number, CEP 5556.
Identify different pelvic floor hypertonic dysfunctions.
Use treatment techniques for hypertonus dysfunctions.
Apply specific exercises to treat hypertonus pelvic floor conditions.