Sexual Health and Pelvic Pain: Navigating care for cisgender men
August 29, 2020
9am - 6pm EST
Accounting for nearly 2 million doctor visits per year, countless men experience pain 'down below’ with little to no help. Endless specialists, traumatic medical experiences, failed treatments, pain with boners, and the incessant search for a cure leaves no time (or energy) for fun in the bedroom. Sexual health, intimacy, and pain are all intertwined which is no surprise that this clinical enigma leaves those with penises feeling socially isolated and hopeless. In this interactive online course, you’ll gain an understanding of male pelvic anatomy (and how penises work), dive into the psychological impacts that pelvic pain has on men’s lives, recognize socio-cultural barriers that men face seeking pain care for their genitals, and tool up on knowledge and resources to help them reconnect with their sexual identity and pain-free pleasure! Supplies: Internet access, computer with camera, Zoom download.
Define chronic male pelvic pain and potential causes thereof through a biopsychosocial lens
Recognize common symptoms associated with male pelvic pain
Understand basic male pelvic neuroanatomy and physiology including genitals
Understand normal male sexual function
Demonstrate appropriate sexual interviewing techniques during assessment
Recognize common male sexual health issues.
Understand the biological & psychosocial impacts for men with pelvic pain and sexual health concerns.
Apply male-specific evaluation techniques for pelvic pain and sexual dysfunction.
Utilize appropriate outcome measures to understand the impact pelvic pain has on men’s lives.
Design psychologically informed treatment plan for pelvic pain and sexual health issues.
Improve access to pain care by recognizing sociocultural barriers around men’s health.
Apply current suggested approaches to better support men in their heal.
This online course is open to all healthcare professionals. Prior pelvic health knowledge is recommended.
About The Instructor:
Currently specializing in men’s pelvic and sexual health, Susie Gronski, DPT is a licensed doctor of physical therapy, certified pelvic rehabilitation practitioner, international teacher, author and creator of online and in-person health programs that help men with pelvic pain become experts in treating themselves. Learn more by visiting www.drsusieg.com.
Approved by the Texas Physical Therapy Association for 8.00 CCUs until July 25, 2021.
Approved by the California Physical Therapy Association for 0.8 CEUs until July 25, 2021.
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.