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Pediatric Pelvic Floor Rehabilitation: Case Studies

presented by Dawn Sandalcidi

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What does the actual progression of appointments for evaluation and treatment of pelvic floor dysfunction look like in clinical practice? This course provides seven real world case examples, bringing together concepts from the entire Pediatric Pelvic Floor series. The case studies follow children from ages 3 to 17, and cover a range of pelvic floor problems from enuresis, pelvic floor muscle discoordination and dysfunction, to psychological considerations, and dysfunctional voiding. This course will help rehabilitation professionals understand the complexities involved in treating children experiencing pelvic floor dysfunction.

Meet Your Instructor

  • Dawn Sandalcidi, PT, RCMT, BCB-PMD

    Dawn Sandalcidi PT, RCMT, BCB-PMD specializes in pelvic muscle dysfunction (incontinence and pain), orthopedic manual therapy, and TMJ treatment. She is the leading expert in the field of pediatric incontinence in physical therapy. She has trained medical professionals in manual therapy since 1992 both nationally and internationally. Dawn is certified by the Biofeedback Institute of America for pelvic muscle biofeedback treatment. Dawn has actively been treating patients for the past 32 years and owns a private practice in Denver, Colorado, develops educational materials for health care providers through Progressive Therapeutics and provides consulting services through Physical Therapy Specialists. In addition she is an affiliate faculty member at Regis University Department of Physical Therapy in Denver, CO where she teaches pelvic muscle dysfunction/ women’s health physical therapy, as well TMJ. Dawn received her degree in physical therapy in 1982 from SUNY Upstate Medical Center in Syracuse, New York. She participated in extensive international postgraduate studies in manual and manipulative therapy of the spine and extremities in Germany, Switzerland and New Zealand. In 1992, Dawn completed an additional two-year residency to become a certified instructor of the Mariano Rocabado techniques for the spine, pelvis and craniomandibular joints (RCMT). Dawn also received her BCB-PMD Board Certified Biofeedback in Pelvic Muscle Dysfunction.

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Chapters & Learning Objectives

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  1. Case 1: Dysuria and LBP

    1. Case 1: Dysuria and LBP

    The first chapter of this course follows the case of a six-year-old female patient experiencing symptoms of dysuria, LBP and pelvic pain three years previously, and a history of frequent UTI’s.

  2. Case 2: Recurrent UTIs

    2. Case 2: Recurrent UTIs

    Case two describes a five-year-old female with recurrent UTI’s over the past two years, as well as suboptimal bladder habits.

  3. Case 3: PFM Incoordination and Dysfunctional Voiding

    3. Case 3: PFM Incoordination and Dysfunctional Voiding

    Chapter three describes the case of a three-year-old female with pelvic floor symptoms ten months ago, as well a history of kidney infection UTIs and constipation.

  4. Case 4: Recurrent UTI with Poor Bladder Habits

    4. Case 4: Recurrent UTI with Poor Bladder Habits

    This chapter examines the case of a six-year-old with recurrent UTIs, and urine holding patterns and other poor bladder habits reported by the parents.

  5. Case 5: Intermittent SUI

    5. Case 5: Intermittent SUI

    Case five describes the important implications of working with a young adult, in this case a 17-year-old female who has experienced SUI intermittently since childhood when laughing or coughing.

  6. Case 6: PF Symptoms

    6. Case 6: PF Symptoms

    Chapter six describes a six-year old girl with low urge and some trouble emptying, who experienced pelvic floor symptoms three years ago and is working toward further improvement.

  7. Case 7: Painful Urination after Activities

    7. Case 7: Painful Urination after Activities

    The final case example in this course reviews the rehabilitation of a 10-year-old boy who experienced painful urination during activities such as riding a bike or scooter, as well as constipation.

  8. Learning Assessment

    8. Learning Assessment

    Test your knowledge with this quiz covering concepts discussed throughout the cases covered in this course.