Take your pelvic pain practice to the next level

07:30 AM EDT - 05:00 PM EDT

Myopain Seminars - Corporate Office
  • 4405 East-West Highway, Suite 401
  • Bethesda
  • MD
  • 20814
  • United States
  • $650.00 excl.


This two-day course will review the musculoskeletal and nervous system anatomy and physiology, as well as the role neuromuscular and psychosocial impairments play in pelvic pain syndromes. The latest evidence on the diagnosis and treatment of Vulvodynia/Vestibulodynia, Interstitial Cystitis/Painful Bladder Syndrome, Pudendal Neuralgia, Chronic Pelvic Pain Syndrome/Nonbacterial Chronic Prostatitis, and Coccygodynia will be presented. Students will learn manual therapy techniques to effectively treat pelvic pain syndromes. Advanced case studies specific to the above diagnoses will be presented as a tool to facilitate clinical reasoning to enable the students to troubleshoot treatment plan challenges. An interdisciplinary treatment approach will be emphasized, including evidence-based treatments such as pain science education, manual therapy, dry needling, pharmaceutical management, and interventional and surgical procedures.

This course is designed to help providers treating patients with pelvic pain advance their clinical skills, including their evaluation and treatment techniques, clinical reasoning, and effectively forming and working within an interdisciplinary team.

We will discuss how to market pelvic floor physical therapy services to providers and patients. This will include educational resources and evidence-based information. Course participants will be given 24 videos demonstrating the techniques practiced in lab, which include male and female treatment techniques. Course participants will receive a copy of the book "Pelvic Pain Explained" authored by the instructors.

This is a two-day course including lab components.

Course Objectives

- Understand the pathophysiology of 6 impairment categories that cause pelvic pain symptoms- Describe the diagnostic criteria for 5 primary male and female pelvic pain syndromes

- Demonstrate neural evaluation and mobilization techniques for five pelvic peripheral nerves

 - Demonstrate three techniques to reduce pelvic floor hypertonus

 - Be able to troubleshoot treatment plan challenges for five diagnoses

 - Be able to identify and treat connective tissue dysfunction in three anatomic regions

Course Schedule

Note: The actual times may vary with each program at the discretion of the instructors. Refreshments are provided; meals are on your own.

Day 1

7:30 - 8:00   Registration & continental breakfast
8:00 - 8:45   Welcome and course objectives and pre-test
8:45 - 9:30   Advanced anatomy and physiology of the pelvic floor
9:30 - 9:45   Questions and answers
9:45 - 12:00   Pathophysiology of musculoskeletal dysfunctions and the influence on urinary, bowel, sexual function and pelvic pain
9:45 - 10:15   Muscle impairments: hypertonus and TrP, hypotonus motor control, strength and endurance
10:15 - 10:45   Connective tissue dysfunction
10:45 - 11:15   Altered neurodynamics: PN, ilioinguinal, genitofemoral | Glide, slide, move, elongate
11:15 - 12:00   Joint dysfunction (lumbar spine, labral tears, and sacro-iliac joint dysfunction and correlation with pelvic pain) | nervous system hypersensitivity | hormonal deficiencies
12:00 - 1:00   Lunch
1:00 - 2:00   Connective tissue manipulation demonstration and lab
2:00 - 3:00   Neural mobilization demonstration and lab
3:00 - 3:15   Questions and answers
3:15 - 4:15   Trigger point and pelvic floor motor control lab: vulvar observation - clitoris size, erythema, signs of hypoestrogenization? | Q-tip testing for differential diagnosis | pudendal nerve palpation, vulvar connective tissue, peri-urethral connective tissue
4:15 - 5:00  Introduction of case studies for

Day 2

7:30 - 8:00   Registration & continental breakfast
8:00 - 10:00   Update of the evidence: medical and physical therapy management of pelvic floor dysfunction | definitions, diagnostic criteria, history taking, evidence for PT treatment, medical treatment and evidence, patient handouts, home exercise programs | vulvodynia, vaginismus, vestibulodynia / interstitial cystitis/painful bladder syndrome / coccydynia
10:00 - 10:15   Questions and answers
10:15 - 12:15   Update of the evidence: evidence for medical treatment, patient handouts, home exercise programs | Pudendal neuralgia / Chronic Pelvic Pain Syndrome/Nonbacterial Chronic Prostatitis
12:15 - 1:00   Lunch
1:00 - 2:00   Case studies, clinical reasoning, troubleshooting: Vulvodynia / Interstitial Cystitis / Pudendal Neuralgia / Chronic Pelvic Pain Syndrome/Nonbacterial Chronic Prostatitis / Coccydynia
3:00 - 3:15   Questions and Answers
3:15 - 4:00   Marketing pelvic floor physical therapy services to providers and patients | Go-to articles for MDs / Blog posts for patients, and non-MD providers / Social Media - Platforms / Successful posts / Tips / How to organize and blog and why blogs are useful (Copyright issues; Content issues, credit issues; Blog calendar) / Tips and suggestions (Grand rounds; Local lectures / Networking events / Evaluation summary, progress notes, thank-you notes, tracking unique referrals, example marketing packets


Participants must be treating patients with pelvic pain

Required Textbook

Course participants will receive a copy of the book "Pelvic Pain Explained" authored by the instructors.

Who Should Attend

Physical therapists

Course CEUs

Advanced Management of Pelvic Pain Syndromes:

Application submitted - hours pending