Pelvic Muscle Rehabilitation Workshop

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 Group® Biofeedback in her practice since 1995.

Pelvic Muscle Rehabilitation Workshop – $795.00

Registration is available via mail or by contacting The Prometheus Group® Education Department 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 

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Next Workshop:

Date:  Friday, 10/11 – Saturday, 10/12, 2019

Location:  St. Petersburg Marriott Clearwater | 12600 Roosevelt Boulevard North | 
St. Petersburg, FL 33716       

Location Description:  

The St. Petersburg Marriott Clearwater welcomes you to Florida with an unbeatable location and a stylish, boutique feel. Whether you’re here in the Pinellas Park area for work or for play, you’ll love our contemporary accommodations; in-room amenities include free high-speed Internet access and ultra-plush bedding. Stop by our restaurant, The Crafted Plate, for farm-fresh American dining, or enjoy a workout in our 1,600 square-foot fitness center. Those hosting events in St. Pete will be thrilled with our 25,000 square feet of venue space and helpful planning services. Exploring during your visit is easy, as our hotel is an ideal ‘gateway’ to the very best in the St. Petersburg area, as well as to beautiful Clearwater Beach. Throughout your stay, you’ll be treated to the friendly hospitality that earned our hotel a Service Excellence Award at Marriott International’s 2012 National Owners’ Association Business Conference. All of us here at the St. Petersburg Marriott Clearwater look forward to your visit!

Click here for the St. Petersburg Marriott Clearwater website

Area information:

Busch Gardens 16 miles, Clearwater Beaches 12 miles, Tampa Bay 10 miles, Florida Aquarium 15 miles,

Room Rate $139.00 (cut-off date 9/9/19)

727-572-7800

Airport Information:  

Tampa International Airport (TPA)

Hotel direction: 12 miles

This hotel does not provide shuttle service.

Estimated taxi fare: 40 USD (one way) or UBER $25 (one way)

St Petersburg-Clearwater International Airport (PIE)

Hotel direction: 2 miles

Airport shuttle service, on request, complimentary Mon-Sun: 07:00 AM – 11:00 PM Shuttle Phone: +1 727 5727800

Complimentary on-site parking

 



Workshop 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 workshop, 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



Workshop Handbook:

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

The Pelvic Muscle Rehabilitation Clinical Manual will be available for purchase at the workshop 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 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.



Workshop Credit:

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

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