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Nutting out men's health physiotherapy

Men's pelvic health is a relatively new scope of practice for physiotherapists. It covers genito-urinary disease, dysfunction and surgery as well as pelvic pain.

In this course, participants will learn 'man management', from communication strategies through to pelvic floor retraining, general exercise, nutrition and mental skills to empower men to improve their quality of life after a diagnosis of prostate cancer. Physiotherapists are well placed to deliver positive and effective programs for these men and this course will get you started on a strong evidence based footing.

A/Prof Craig Allingham has worked in this space for more than 15 years, treating men for urinary incontinence, pelvic pain, erectile dysfunction and other conditions often linked to the treatment of their prostate cancer. He has written two books for men on prostate cancer recovery and management and developed an exercise/lifestyle program that has helped thousands of men to regain their continence and function.

Learning outcomes

  • Understand how male clients receive and transmit health related information and how to improve effective transfer from therapist to client.
  • Describe the normal anatomy and function of the male urogenitary system
  • Understand prostate gland disease, diagnosis, treatment pathways, side effects and the role of physiotherapy in retraining continence and general fitness
  • Learn to clinically evaluate pelvic floor muscle function or dysfunction from the clinical interview and physical examination
  • Deliver an effective pre- and post-prostatectomy rehabilitation program for men undergoing surgery for prostate cancer
  • Perform physical assessment for mechanical origins of male pelvic pain and appropriate mechanical treatment options (manual therapy and exercise)
  • Describe the common causes of erectile dysfunction and how physiotherapy can help in its own right and as part of a multi-disciplinary approach
  • Reflect on the effective delivery of men's pelvic health in their own practice or department

Prerequisites

  • This course is available to qualified and AHPRA registered physiotherapists and may be also available to other AHPRA registered practitioners.

Presenters

Craig Allingham


With qualifications in physiotherapy, sports science, men's health and business, Craig has enjoyed a stellar career as a leading sports physiotherapist not only in Australia but also internationally. Starting as a staff physiotherapist in a Victorian country hospital, he then moved into private practice and has been a director of several businesses over the last 30 years in Victoria, New South Wales and most recently on the Sunshine Coast where he was a director of Physiocare in Maroochydore from 1996 until 2008. During this time Craig was invited to develop the Masters of Sports Physiotherapy course at Griffith University which he then convened for several years before being head hunted by Bond University as a clinical educator for their new physiotherapy school in 2007. He has been active as a leader in his profession at board levels with the Australian Physiotherapy Assoc., Sports Medicine Australia and Sports Physiotherapy Australia. He also found the time and energy to work as the Physiotherapist for the Flying Fruit Fly Circus and Coordinator of Sports Science and Medicine for Baseball Australia for 17 years plus travel to four Olympic Games as an Australian Team Physiotherapist (Seoul, Barcelona, Atlanta & Sydney) where he worked with rowing, cycling, basketball, wrestling, baseball and celebrating.Craig is a Fellow of Sports Medicine Australia, a Professional Member of National Speakers Assoc. of Australia, Assistant Professor at Bond University (adjunct), and a physiotherapy Practice Surveyor for Quality In Practice, a division of AGPAL.

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20 February
09:00AM - 05:00PM AEDST
Freeway Office Park Building 6C 2728 Logan Road
Eight Mile Plains QLD 4113 View map
Price: Early Bird - Non Member: $705.00
Early Bird - APA Member: $470.00
Early Bird - Distance Discount: $415.00
Early Bird- Women's, Men's and Pelvic Health Group: $415.00
Registration closing date: 07 Feb 2021 Event status: Open CPD hours: 8.00 * Early bird prices close 4 weeks prior to the course start date
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Price: Early Bird - Non Member: $705.00
Early Bird - APA Member: $470.00
Early Bird - Distance Discount: $415.00
Early Bird- Women's, Men's and Pelvic Health Group: $415.00
Registration closing date: 07 Feb 2021 Event status: Open CPD hours: 8.00 * Early bird prices close 4 weeks prior to the course start date
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Presenters

Craig Allingham


With qualifications in physiotherapy, sports science, men's health and business, Craig has enjoyed a stellar career as a leading sports physiotherapist not only in Australia but also internationally. Starting as a staff physiotherapist in a Victorian country hospital, he then moved into private practice and has been a director of several businesses over the last 30 years in Victoria, New South Wales and most recently on the Sunshine Coast where he was a director of Physiocare in Maroochydore from 1996 until 2008. During this time Craig was invited to develop the Masters of Sports Physiotherapy course at Griffith University which he then convened for several years before being head hunted by Bond University as a clinical educator for their new physiotherapy school in 2007. He has been active as a leader in his profession at board levels with the Australian Physiotherapy Assoc., Sports Medicine Australia and Sports Physiotherapy Australia. He also found the time and energy to work as the Physiotherapist for the Flying Fruit Fly Circus and Coordinator of Sports Science and Medicine for Baseball Australia for 17 years plus travel to four Olympic Games as an Australian Team Physiotherapist (Seoul, Barcelona, Atlanta & Sydney) where he worked with rowing, cycling, basketball, wrestling, baseball and celebrating.Craig is a Fellow of Sports Medicine Australia, a Professional Member of National Speakers Assoc. of Australia, Assistant Professor at Bond University (adjunct), and a physiotherapy Practice Surveyor for Quality In Practice, a division of AGPAL.


Learning outcomes
  • Understand how male clients receive and transmit health related information and how to improve effective transfer from therapist to client.
  • Describe the normal anatomy and function of the male urogenitary system
  • Understand prostate gland disease, diagnosis, treatment pathways, side effects and the role of physiotherapy in retraining continence and general fitness
  • Learn to clinically evaluate pelvic floor muscle function or dysfunction from the clinical interview and physical examination
  • Deliver an effective pre- and post-prostatectomy rehabilitation program for men undergoing surgery for prostate cancer
  • Perform physical assessment for mechanical origins of male pelvic pain and appropriate mechanical treatment options (manual therapy and exercise)
  • Describe the common causes of erectile dysfunction and how physiotherapy can help in its own right and as part of a multi-disciplinary approach
  • Reflect on the effective delivery of men's pelvic health in their own practice or department
Prerequisites

Prerequisites

  • This course is available to qualified and AHPRA registered physiotherapists and may be also available to other AHPRA registered practitioners.
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