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243 - Understanding Myofascial Pain in the Patient with Chronic Pelvic Pain

‐ Oct 15, 2017 2:35pm

Credits: None available.

Chronic pelvic pain (CPP) is a challenging medical condition that providers face. Pelvic floor muscle or myofascial dysfunction may be an overlooked or less understood cause of CPP. Myofascial pain can be a factor in conditions involving the urinary, gastrointestinal, gynecological, and musculoskeletal systems. Common symptoms of patients with chronic pelvic pain are discussed. Evaluation concepts of the pelvic floor to identify appropriate candidates and understand the role of physical therapy in the treatment of these complex patients are presented.

Contact hours available until 10/16/19.

Requirements for Successful Completion:

  • Complete the learning activity in its entirety and complete the online CNE evaluation.
  • You will be able to print your CNE certificate at any time after you complete the evaluation.

Conferences Committee Disclosures:

  • Gina Powley, MSN, RN, ANP - Speakers bureau for Astellas
  • Susanne Quallich, PhD, ANP-BC, NP-C, CUNP, FAANP - Consultant – Coloplast
  • Valre Welch, MSN, CPNP - Hollister Clinical Advisory Board

Speakers Conflict of Interest Disclosure:

  • There are no disclosures to declare.

Commercial Support and Sponsorship:

  • No commercial support or sponsorship declared.

Accreditation Statement:

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

The SUNA accreditation is reciprocal in the states and specialty organizations that recognize the ANCC-COA accreditation process. SUNA is also a provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP 5556.

Accreditation and approved provider status of CE in nursing does not imply ANCC-COA approval or endorsement of any product, advertising, or educational content. SUNA urges all participants to be aware of the CE requirements for re-licensure in the states in which they hold a license.

Learning Outcome:

  • After completing this activity, the learner will be able to identify if myofascial pain symptoms exist in a patient with chronic pelvic pain and refer them for the appropriate treatment.


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Anita Prinz
2/8/18 9:36 pm

Excellent presentation. Suggest that presenter repeat audience questions at the end before answering them. Also to have slide with resources to find PT's trained in women's health issues.

Theresa Klausner
1/6/19 4:29 pm

Agree with a resource for PTs trained in women's pelvic pain issues. Great presentation!