You are now viewing our public site. Back to Dashboard

Pelvic Floor Treatment of the Neurologically Involved Child

presented by Carina Siracusa, PT, DPT, WCS, OnCS

Accrediting Body:

Target Audience:

Levels:
Disclosure Statement:

Financial: Carina Siracusa is an instructor for Academy of Pelvic Health, APTA. She also receives compensation from MedBridge for this course. There are no other financial interests beyond the production of this course.

Nonfinancial: Carina Siracusa has no competing nonfinancial interests or relationships with regard to the content presented in this course.

Financial: Whitney Bartley receives compensation from MedBridge for this course. There is no financial interests beyond the production of this course.

Nonfinancial: Whitney Bartley is a member of Pelvic Health Physical Therapy. She has no other competing nonfinancial interests or relationships with regard to the content presented in this course.

Other Disclosures: This course includes demonstrations of patient interactions and/or exercises. Opinions and views expressed are the participants' own and do not represent any one group of people or organization. Participants receive compensation from MedBridge for their time.

Satisfactory completion requirements: All disciplines must complete learning assessments to be awarded credit, no minimum score required unless otherwise specified within the course.

MedBridge is committed to accessibility for all of our subscribers. If you are in need of a disability-related accommodation, please contact [email protected]. We will process requests for reasonable accommodation and will provide reasonable accommodations where appropriate, in a prompt and efficient manner.

Accreditation Check:
Video Runtime: 48 minutes , Learning Assessment: 32 minutes

In this course, the learner will gain knowledge of the bowel and bladder issues that can plague the neurologically involved child. Common diagnoses discussed include cerebral palsy, spina bifida, Down syndrome, and autism spectrum disorders. Participants will be able to understand how each of these neurologic issues affects the bowel, bladder, and toilet training. Treatment including exercise strategies, education, and equipment will be discussed. At the end of the course, participants should be able to set realistic expectations for continence for their patients. They will also be able to assess for further equipment needs and positioning strategies for their nonambulatory patients. Participants will have a greater understanding of the bowel and bladder needs for this special population and should be able to create treatment plans to address these issues.
This course is appropriate for PTs, OTs, and RNs treating children in an acute or outpatient environment.

Meet Your Instructor

Carina Siracusa, PT, DPT, WCS, OnCS

Dr. Carina Siracusa has been a practicing physical therapist since she graduated from Ohio University with her doctorate in physical therapy in 2005. She has practiced in the areas of pediatric, neurologic, oncologic, and pelvic floor physical therapy in her tenure as a physical therapist. She currently works in the neurologic rehab department at OhioHealth…

Read full bio

Chapters & Learning Objectives

Download Learning Objectives Download Learning Objectives

Enter your information to unlock the learning objectives.

Thank you!

Download the learning objectives for Pelvic Floor Treatment of the Neurologically Involved Child.

Download Learning Objectives

1. Bowel and Bladder Dysfunction in the Neurologically Involved Child

In this chapter, participants will learn the common bowel and bladder issues experienced by children with cerebral palsy, spina bifida, Down syndrome, and autism. Explanations for how these issues are different from those of the typically developing child will be explored.

2. Toilet Training and Treatment

In this chapter, participants will learn how to set appropriate expectations for parents when it comes to continence in the neurologically involved child. The learner will have strategies for improving toilet training with children and providing proper education for the parents.

3. Equipment

In this chapter, the learner will discover some of the equipment available to parents to help with toileting in the neurologically involved child. Therapists will learn the basics of evaluating for this equipment and the proper practitioners to refer to in order to procure it.

Sign up to get free evidence-based articles, exclusive discounts, and insights from industry-leaders.