Eliza Rivera, PT, DPT, WCS

  • Eliza Rivera has the following relevant financial relationships to disclose: Brooks Rehabilitation; Honorarium and does not have any non-financial relationships to disclose.

Course Location:
Brooks Rehabilitation Hospital – University Campus
3599 University Blvd S., Jacksonville, Florida 32216

Course Description:
This course will supply a comprehensive review of pelvic cavity anatomy and the physiology of micturition. It will offer an in depth look at supportive dysfunction of the pelvic floor muscles, with emphasis on urinary incontinence. It will provide a comprehensive evidence based approach to treatment of urinary incontinence using behavior management strategies, dietary modifications, pelvic floor muscles training and electrical stimulation. The use of objective outcome measures, functional goal writing and documentation will be presented.

Course Objectives:
After completion of this course PT/PTA participants will be able to:
• Describe normal anatomy and function of female pelvic floor.
• Describe the physiology of micturition, types of urinary incontinence (UI) and pelvic organ prolapse (POP).
• All participants will differentiate signs and symptoms of different types of UI including stress, urge, and mixed UI.
• Differentiate between musculoskeletal and medical causes UI and POP, including identifying Red/Yellow flags.
• Describe the medical management of UI and POP
• Properly assess pelvic floor muscles (PFM) externally and provide appropriate progression of strength training.
• Develop strategies for rehabilitation treatment of pelvic floor muscle impairments including for UI and POP based on history and physical examination.
• Identify indication/contraindications for use of electrical stimulation for UI
• Demonstrate proper set up/parameters of external electrical stimulation for the management UI symptoms.

PT course participants will also be able to:
• Identify appropriate and non-appropriate candidates for conservative management of UI and POP.
• Develop rehabilitation goals for musculoskeletal impairments in patients with UI and POP.

Intended Audience:
The information presented in this course is clinically relevant for PT, PTA, OT, OTA, and nursing clinical designations.

Disclaimer: Registrations from individuals with clinical designations not listed in the intended audience for this course may be subject to removal from the course roster without a full refund. If you are unsure or have questions related to the intended audience, please email and we will be happy to help clarify!

Contact Hours:
This course has been approved for 9 hours by the following boards:
• Florida Physical Therapy Association
• Florida Board of Occupational Therapy

This course has been approved for 7 hours by the following boards:
• Florida Board of Nursing

Continuing Education credit for each participant who meets the satisfactory course completion requirements (licensed in FL) will be automatically uploaded to CE Broker, which means the Florida Boards will have record of your attendance, even if you do not have your own personal CE Broker account. Course certificates will be provided at the completion of the course for those that meet the course completion requirements. Certificates will be mailed for courses that include a post-course test.

If you are a Brooks Clinician and want to pay by cost center, please fill out this registration form and return the check and form to the Brooks IHL.

Satisfactory Course Completion:
Full course attendance (including signing the attendance sheet each day), performance demonstrations and question and answer session.

Course Evaluation/Survey:
Within 48 hours of course completion, you will receive a post course survey. The IHL values your feedback and we thank you in advance for taking the survey.