• Continuing Education
  • Basic Management of Urinary Incontinence for the Home Health, Skilled Nursing, & Non-Pelvic Floor Therapist

    Course Date: September 22, 2018  –  September 22, 2018

    Saturday: 8:00am - 5:00pm 
    *Registration and breakfast are 30 minutes before advertised start time

    Brooks Rehabilitation Hospital
    Assembly Room 1 & 2
    3599 University Blvd South
    Jacksonville, FL 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 the participant 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.
    • Identify appropriate and non-appropriate candidates for conservative management of UI and POP.
    • 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 rehabilitation goals for musculoskeletal impairments in patients with UI and POP.
    • 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.

    Eliza Rivera, PT, DPT, WCS

    Intended Audience:  
    This course is intended for Physical Therapists (PT), Physical Therapist Assistants (PTA), Occupational Therapists (OT), Occupational Therapist Assistants (OTA), and Nurses with interest in furthering their understanding of urinary incontinence. 

    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. See Brooks IHL Course Policies and Procedures for details. If you are unsure or have questions related to the intended audience, please email info@BrooksIHL.org and we will be happy to help clarify!

    This course has been approved for 9 hours (0.9 CEUs) by the following boards:

    • Florida Physical Therapy Association
    • Florida Board of Occupational Therapy
    • Florida Board of Nursing

    Based on the criterion provided by the AOTA this is a category 1 introductory course that falls into the group of general practice/health/medical.

    How to Enroll:  
    Simply select the number of tickets you wish to purchase and click the "Order Now" button to pay by credit card. After payment, you will receive an email confirmation of enrollment.

    If you would like to pay by check, cash, or department*, please print this registration form, and send it to us with your payment. Checks should be made out to Brooks Rehabilitation.

    The Brooks Institute of Higher Learning will provide reasonable accommodations for learners with special needs. Please contact the Brooks IHL @ info@BrooksIHL.org for more information and/or for a special needs accommodation request.