Pelvic health physical therapists are our allies in treating chronic pelvic pain. They can help us determine if the 'issue is in the tissues' as well as assist in calming a central nervous system that has become sensitized to threatening nociceptive states magnifying pain perception. This presentation discusses how PTs can assist in treating specific diagnosis, such as painful bladder syndrome/IC, chronic UTIs, and post-cesarean section pain. Case studies provide an overview of the therapist's treatment toolbox from manual therapy to movement analysis, prescriptive exercise, pain neuroscience education, and lifestyle modification.
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Contact hours available until 10/11/22.
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.
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Accreditation Statement: Society of Urologic Nurses and Associates (SUNA) is accredited with distinction 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 education activity, the learner will be able to describe how general PT interventions like manual therapy, exercise, and lifestyle modification help calm the central nervous system and support pain reprocessing.