Bowel and Bladder Care for the Neurologically Involved Client
International presenter Carina Siracusa is excited to be coming to Australia to present her Bowel and Bladder Care for the Neurologically Involved Client course.
Did you know?
- 78-90% of patients with MS have bladder issues
- 68% of patients with MS have bowel issues
- Many people with acute CVA suffer from neurogenic bladder and incontinence
- People with ALS are 2x more likely to suffer from constipation
- People with Parkinson's are more likely to suffer from urinary urgency which leads to an increase in falls and morbidity
- All of the above can be helped by pelvic floor physiotherapy!!!!
Patients that are being treated for neurologic dysfunction have a variety of therapy services offered to them. Many physicians and therapists overlook bowel and bladder concerns for these patients as an untreatable side effect. However there are a variety of behavioral and pelvic floor interventions that can be applied to this patient population. This course will present the common bowel/bladder and sexual side effects that patients can experience with diagnoses of stroke, Multiple Sclerosis, ALS, Spinal cord injury and Parkinson's Disease. Medical treatments of bowel and bladder dysfunction in the neurogenic population will be delineated. The course will then explore behavioral interventions that therapists and caregivers can apply in order to be able to alleviate some of the quality of life impact that these dysfunctions can have. Therapists will learn external pelvic floor techniques both manual and exercise based that can help to improve bowel and bladder functioning in these patients. Finally, sexual dysfunction in this patient population will also be explored. Participants will leave the course with treatment plans and therapeutic techniques to improve quality of life for these patients.
Topics to be discussed
- Anatomy and Physiology of the Bowel and Bladder
- Neuroanatomy of the Lower Urinary Tract and Bowel
- Questions and cases
- Neurogenic bowel and bladder dysfunction
- Spinal cord injury
- Motor Neuron Diseases
- LAB- Breathing and Manual therapy techniques
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Parkinson's Disease
- Tests for bowel and bladder dysfunction
- Sexual Dysfunction
- Physiotherapy case studies and considerations
- This course is only available to AHPRA-registered physiotherapists.