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This course, with Michelle Lyons, is designed to acknowledge and describe the prevalence and impact of endometriosis, and the implications for pelvic rehabilitation specialists. The course begins by review the treatment options (and their implications) available to endometriosis patients, and goes on to describe the ‘Evil Triplet Syndrome’ of Endometriosis, Interstitial Cystitis and Pudendal Neuralgia. Participants will develop an understanding of the role of the pelvic rehab specialist in managing pelvic pain and genito-urinary dysfunction.
Michelle Lyons PT, MISCP, is a graduate of University College Dublin, Ireland, with over eighteen years experience working in women's health. She is currently living and working in Connecticut as Women's Health coordinator for Access Rehab Centers, one of the largest therapy providers in New England. At Access Rehab Centers, Michelle designed and implemented their…
The first chapter of this course provides a review of the anatomy of the female reproductive system and the effects of endometriosis. Participants will understand the epidemiology and etiology of endometriosis, and be able to recognize the signs, symptoms and manifestations of endometriosis within the context of diagnostic procedures.
The second chapter of this course will familiarize the participant with the role of the pelvic rehabilitation specialist in the varied treatment options for endometriosis, including surgical excisions, hormone therapies, and other more conservative treatment options.
3. Understanding the Co-Morbidities
This chapter broadens the discussion to the co-morbidities of endometriosis, including the "Evil Triplet Syndrome" (endometriosis, interstitial cystitis and pudendal neuralgia), sexual dysfunction and dyspareunia, and the complex biopsychosocial impacts of the disease.
4. Lab Section - Exercises
The final chapter of this course provides a brief demonstration of exercises relevant to management of endometriosis.
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