presented by Dawn Sandalcidi
How can a clinician taking on pelvic floor patients for the first time keep all of the terminology around anatomy, conditions and diagnoses strait? In this course, Dawn Sandalcidi will help the participant to learn terminology from the International Children's Continence Society to better align themselves with up-to-date research and clinical practice. The course begins by providing standardization of terms for different diagnoses common in the pediatric pelvic floor rehabilitation arena. Dawn Sandalcidi then introduces common conditions and diagnoses that pediatric pelvic floor practitioners commonly see. The course concludes with two chapters taking a closer look at two of these conditions: Neurogenic Bladder, and Vesicoureteral Reflux.
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.
Before delving into the specifics of conditions and diagnoses, it is important for clinicians being introduced to pediatric pelvic floor rehabilitation to become familiar with standardized terminology used for research purposes as well as when evaluating and treating this patient population. In this chapter, Dawn Sandalcidi provides an introduction to this terminology.
The second chapter of this course defines and discusses the common and important conditions that can be seen by pelvic floor therapists, including common nighttime and daytime conditions.
The third chapter of this course takes a closer look at the condition of Neurogenic Bladder, including it’s typical presenting characteristics and underlying causes.
The final chapter of this course provides a close look at primary and secondary Vesicoureteral Reflux (VUR), including it’s underlying causes, prevalence, and the effectiveness of interventions.