Pelvic Floor Rehabilitation Course

The Prometheus Group® Professional Development Course for Nurses & Physicians

Course Faculty

 Diane K. Newman, DNP, ANP-BC, FAAN, BCB PMD

Diane Newman, DNP is a Biofeedback Certified Continence Specialist.  With over 35-years experience, she is an expert in the assessment and management of pelvic-floor dysfunction in men and women. She has been using Prometheus® Biofeedback in her practice since 1995.

Pelvic Floor Rehabilitation Course – $795.00

Registration is available via mail or by contacting Heidi Gagnon at The Prometheus Group® at 1.800.442.2325. An email confirmation will be sent upon receipt of payment and completed registration. Fax your registration form to: 603.749.0511 or email

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Dates & Locations


Fort Lauderdale FL – Sept 14-15, 2018

Course Description

According to professional organization guidelines and evidence based research, behavioral treatments are first line interventions for urinary and fecal incontinence and overactive bladder and are recommended for related disorders such as voiding dysfunction, bladder pain syndrome/interstitial cystitis, and urinary retention. These are common functional problems. These interventions, often referred to as conservative treatments, are aimed at improving symptoms through education on healthy voiding habits and lifestyle modifications and pelvic floor muscle rehabilitation that involves biofeedback and/o electrical stimulation. However, education on pelvic floor rehabilitation is not readily available. This course will provide a comprehensive review of pelvic floor disorders and rehabilitation treatments. Emphasis will be placed on the use of equipment for augmenting these interventions. Presentation of case studies will be part of the course.

Behavioral Objectives

At the end of this course, the participant will be able to:

1. Explain the anatomy and physiology of the lower urinary tract and pelvic floor to include normal voiding and structural support.

2. Define pelvic floor disorders

3. Discuss bladder emptying problems

4. Identify components of a pelvic floor rehabilitation program

5. Understand the use of biofeedback for pelvic floor dysfunction

6. Review of other treatments for bladder and pelvic floor problems

7. Discuss basic coding and reimbursement

8. Equipment Demonstration with hands-on experience

Course Handbook

Workbook/Slides is included and will be distributed at the course.

The Pelvic Muscle Rehabilitation Clinical Manual will be available for purchase at the course or through The Prometheus Group® for an additional fee (this is not required to have for the course). Manual is available Newman, DK (2017) Clinical Manual, Pelvic Floor Muscle Rehabilitation

Additional Readings

Newman DK, Guzzo T, Lee D, Jayadevappa R. (2014).  An evidence-based strategy for the conservative management of the male patient with incontinence. Curr Opin Urol. Nov;24(6):553-9.

Newman, DK (2014). Pelvic floor muscle rehabilitation using biofeedback.  [Review]  Urologic Nursing.  34(4): 193-202.

Newman, D.K., & Wein, A.J. (2013). Office-based behavioral therapy for management of incontinence and other pelvic disorders.  Urologic Clinics of North America. Nov;40(4):613-35.

Burgio KL, Newman DK, Rosenberg MT, Sampselle C. (2013). Impact of behavior and lifestyle on bladder health. Int J Clin Pract.Jun;67(6):495-504.

Intended Audience

Physicians, Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners, and Registered Nurses who specialize in areas related to Pelvic Floor Function/Dysfunction.

Course Credit

Attendees who complete the two day course will receive a certificate of attendance for Pelvic Floor Dysfunction Education.

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