Electrical Stimulation for Neuromodulation and Motor Function in Pelvic Health
Section: Section on Women's Health
Session Code: WH-2C-5979
Date: Friday, January 25, 2019
Time: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: Walter E. Washington Convention Center
Room: 147B

Speaker(s):   Mary Austin, DPT
  Sandra Gallagher, PT, WCS

Session Type: Educational Sessions
Session Level: Intermediate

Electrical stimulation (ES) is often categorized as passive treatment. Yet evidence shows incredible effectiveness in managing sensory conditions of the pelvic region, such as urinary urgency, urge incontinence, fecal urgency, and incontinence and pelvic pain. Treatment can be completed at home and is a cost effective internal locus of control-driven treatment. Additionally, systematic reviews show equivocal evidence for gaining motor function with ES, but when data is analyzed for adherence to strength and conditioning principles, ES can be an effective tool for strengthening pelvic floor muscles.

Learning Objectives: Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:

1.Describe options for neuromodulation of pelvic conditions using electrical stimulation home units.

2. Provide options for strengthening programs using electrical stimulation home units.

3. Develop an ES home program for improving strength of the pelvic floor muscles.

CEU: 0.2

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