Musculoskeletal contributions of vestibular and vulvar pain are discussed. Common lumbopelvic and pelvic floor trigger point referral patterns are identified. The role of the autonomic nervous system and its relationship to the musculoskeletal system is reviewed. Basic physical therapy evaluation and treatment techniques are discussed in order to provide a clearer understanding of the role of physical therapy in treating these disorders.
Contact hours available until 2/28/17.
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.
Planning Committee Disclosures: Christine Bradway, PhD, RN, CRNP: Consultant/Presenter Bureau: Direct Supply Inc. and Advisory Board: Astelles
Cheryl A. LeCroy, MSN, RN: Consultant: Allergan
Speaker Disclosures: There are 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.
Describe the basic anatomy and function of the muscles, nerves and surrounding structures of the pelvic floor.
Identify common musculoskeletal trigger points and referral patterns as well as neurological contribution to vulvar and vestibular pain.
Explain basic physical therapy techniques for treating vulvar and vestibular pain.