Providing Pelvic Floor Therapy For Trans Patients
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- Discuss relevant, inclusive, and affirming clinical terminology to use when providing care for patients who identify as transgender.
- List common medical and therapeutic interventions that can be provided along the spectrum of trans healthcare.
- Identify and carefully consider salient ethical questions when providing care for patients who identify as transgender.
Pelvic health physical therapy benefits individuals who have undergone gender-affirmation surgical procedures. It can help reduce pelvic pain by treating connective tissue and myofascial restriction and assisting with postural changes in the pelvis. Treatments to increase pelvic floor muscle control can aid with bladder and bowel dysfunction and optimize pelvic health.
Mary Hausler, DPT
Physical Therapist, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics
Lauren Plum, DPT
Physical Therapist and Board-Certified Specialist in Orthopaedics, Des Moines University
Recording date: April 6, 2023
Date of original release: April 22, 2023
Most recent review/update: April 22, 2023
Termination date: April 21, 2026
- MD: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Iowa Medical Society (IMS). Des Moines University (DMU) is accredited by the IMS to provide continuing medical education for physicians. DMU designates this enduring materials activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
- DO: Des Moines University (DMU) is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) to provide osteopathic continuing medical education for physicians. DMU designates this activity for a maximum of 1.0 AOA Category 2-B credits and will report CME and specialty credits commensurate with the extent of the physician’s participation in this activity.
- Nurse: Des Moines University is Iowa Board of Nursing approved provider #112. This activity has been reviewed and approved for 1.0 continuing education contact hour(s). No partial credit awarded.
- Other Healthcare Professionals: This enduring materials activity is designated for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.
No ineligible company provided financial support for this continuing education activity.
The planning committee member(s) and speaker(s) will disclose if any pharmaceuticals or medical procedures and devices discussed are investigational or unapproved for use by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The determination of educational content and the selection of speakers is the responsibility of the activity director.
Relevant to the content of this educational activity, the following individual(s) have no conflict(s) with ineligible companies to disclose.
- Mary Hausler, PT, DPT - Speaker
- Lauren Plum, DPT - Speaker
The information provided in this activity is for continuing education purposes only. It is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a healthcare provider relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient’s medical condition. The content of each presentation does not necessarily reflect the views of Des Moines University.
- 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
- 1.00 AOA Category 2B
- 1.00 CE Contact Hour(s)
- 1.00 IBON