About the Course:
Curvature of the penis and penile deformity and the role of physiotherapy. This course will introduce Peyronie’s disease as a common condition, affecting 10% of men globally, but one that is rarely spoken about. What started off as a PhD in prostate cancer PFM training programs for urinary incontinence and erectile dysfunction, took an unexpected bend in the road, when Jo received a knock on her clinic door from a very distressed former patient with a painful and curved penis. Curious and concerned, this led to realisation that there was massive gap in non-invasive treatment options for this confounding condition. Further investigation of research, of which there was not much, led to Jo exploring the role of therapeutic ultrasound and physical approaches to treatment. A subsequent randomized controlled trial evolved and Jo will present these finding, along with case studies and a pathway to deliver this Men’s Health service in your own clinic.
Principal Physiotherapist with a special interest in Men’s Health, Yoga & Pilates. Jo graduated with a Bachelor of Science(Physiotherapy) from Curtin University , Western Australia in 1993 recently completed a PhD at the University of Western Australia’s School of Sport Science, Exercise & Health. As a private practice MSK Physiotherapist with more than 15 years PT experience, Jo was invited by her Urologist brother to establish a Men’s Health service to treat his prostate cancer patients in 2005. The decade since then has resulted in Jo treating over 3000 prostatectomy patients , over 500 chronic pelvic pain patients and 100’s of men with Erectile Dysfunction and a dire recognition that Men’s Health is far behind Women’s Health. Presentations at international conferences include, 2011’s Australia New Zealand Urological Society meeting , 2014’s Asia- Pacfic Sexology Conference in Brisbane, Poster Presentation at 2014’s World Congress Prostate Cancer Conference, Podium presentations in Men’s Health at WCPT15 in Singapore and Cape Town 2017. Men’s Health courses are also taught by Jo in Australia with ‘Mastering the Martians’ team, consisting of Craig Allingham, Stuart Baptist and Peter Dornan. In 2016/17 Jo delivered Men’s Health workshops to Physiotherapists in UK, Ireland, Portugal, New Zealand and South Africa. Jo established the Men’s Health Physiotherapy Facebook group in 2014 which currently hosts over 2000 international Physiotherapists. A 24 hour Men’s Health twitter chat hosted by the APA attracted more than 3 million views in Men’s Health Week 2015. Finally, Jo established PROST! Exercise 4 Prostate Cancer, a not for profit community education and exercise program for men in 2012.
Introduction to Peyronie’s disease in men. Learn about the ‘’what’’, ‘’how’’ and ‘’why’’ of penile deformities in men and the impact this condition has physically and psychologically in the 10% of men affected globally.
Physiotherapy help in Peyronie’s disease- what can we do to assist? Is there a role for Therapeutic Ultrasound and other physical applications?
This is a live virtual course that will be recorded for your review and viewing convenience for 1 year from the date of the course. After purchasing the event you will receive an email with how to access the course.