Physical Therapy Considerations for Pelvic Floor and Sexual Dysfunction
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When: March 17, 2015
6:45 PM
Where: United Way of Greater Houston
50 Waugh Dr
Houston, Texas  77007
United States
Presenter: Uchenna Ossai, PT, DPT, WCS, CLT
Contact: Christina Gomez, SED 2nd Vice Chair

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An update on evidence-based interventions addressing complex pelvic pain, sexual dysfunction, and bowel/bladder issues among men and women across the lifespan (adolescents to geriatric).


Course Objectives:

By the end of this course, participants will be able to:


1. Describe the role that pelvic health physical therapists have in treating complex pelvic floor and sexual dysfunction.
2. Recognize the patients with pelvic floor conditions that would benefit from a referral for skilled therapy.
3. Recognize factors that impact prognosis and increase risk for developing pelvic floor dysfunction.
4. Identify common evidence-based physical therapy interventions for pelvic floor dysfunction.
5. Improve the ability to screen patients for existing pelvic floor dysfunction in clinical practice.
6. Identify areas of future research.


Speaker Bio:

Dr. Uchenna Ossai is a pelvic health physical therapist specializing in the treatment of female and male pelvic floor dysfunction. Uchenna received her doctorate from University of Illinois at Chicago and completed her women’s health/movement systems impairment residency at Washington University in St. Louis. Dr. Ossai is one of 13 ABPTS board certified women’s health physical therapists in the state of Texas. She joined the Center for Restorative Pelvic Medicine at Houston Methodist in May 2013, and her areas of expertise include: male and female sexual dysfunction, bowel and bladder dysfunction, complex pelvic pain, pregnancy and postpartum-related dysfunction, female athlete triad, and musculoskeletal dysfunction related to osteoporosis, cancer treatment, and menopause. Her research interests include male and female sexual dysfunction among ethnic and racial minorities as well as the LGBTQ population.


Registration Fees:

PT/PTA Members:  Complimentary

PT/PTA Non-Members:  $10.00

Students:  Complimentary



5:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. - Networking/Social

6:00 p.m. - 6:45 p.m. - Business Meeting

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