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Pelvic Muscle Dysfunction And Continence Improvement: A Primer For Occupational Therapy

Course: #5938Level: Introductory 2 Hours 3325 Reviews

This seminar provides an overview of anatomy and physiology of normal voiding and muscle function related to continence. Different types of incontinence are identified, and assessment/treatment strategies are offered for each. The role of OT in continence improvement is explored.

Course created on May 11, 2023

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Course Type: Video, Text

CEUs/Hours Offered: AOTA/0.2 Introductory, OT Service Delivery, Foundational Knowledge, 06759; CE Broker/2.0 General (FL), Patient Related (AL), General Continuing Education (GA), Direct Client/patient Services In Occupational Therapy (SC), Related To OT (AZ), Related To OT (LA), Directly Related To OT (MS), Directly Related To OT (TN), CE Broker #20-1048980; IACET/0.2; NBCOT PDUs/2.5 Beginner, Rehabilitation

Learning Outcomes

  • checkmarkAfter this course, participants will be able to identify urinary incontinence (UI) treatment guidelines, the direct impact of UI on occupations of the elderly population, and describe normal bladder and pelvic muscle function.
  • checkmarkAfter this course, participants will be able to recognize the pathophysiology of transient (acute) and established (chronic) urinary incontinence.
  • checkmarkAfter this course, participants will be able to list occupation-based assessment and management strategies for various types of incontinence, including effective behavioral treatment strategies and state how to set up and facilitate a Multi-disciplinary Team Continence Improvement Program.


0-5 Minutes Introduction
5-25 Minutes Urinary incontinence and types
25-35 Minutes Anatomy and physiology of voiding
35-45 Minutes Muscle contractions
45-50 Minutes Impact of Posture on UI
50-60 Minutes Definitions; Average bladder function
60-65 Minutes The interdisciplinary team
65-75 Minutes Assessment and types of UI
75-105 Minutes Treatment stategies: Accessory exercises, behavioral training, Kegel exercises
105-110 Minutes Bladder control training tips
110-115 Minutes Electrical stimulation
115-120 Minutes Summary, Q & A


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Presenter Disclosure: Financial: Kathleen Weissberg received an honorarium for presenting these course materials. Non-financial: Kathleen Weissberg has no relevant non-financial relationships to disclose.

Sponsor Disclosure: This Course is presented by OccupationalTherapy.com, a Continued site.

Content Disclosure: This learning event does not focus exclusively on any specific product or service.

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American Occupational Therapy Association

American Occupational Therapy Association

OccupationalTherapy.com is an AOTA Approved Provider of professional development, #7659. Course approval ID# 06759. This distance learning - independent course is offered at 0.2 CEUs/contact hours (Introductory level, OT Service Delivery, Foundational Knowledge Area). The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA.

CE Broker

CE Broker

OccupationalTherapy.com is an approved provider for CE Broker, provider #50-14558. This course is offered for 2.0 hours. If you are an OT/OTA in Alabama, Arizona, Florida, Georgia, Kansas, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, Oklahoma, South Carolina or Tennessee, CE Broker may be of interest to you.

International Association for Continuing Education and Training

International Association for Continuing Education and Training

continued, LLC, DBA OccupationalTherapy.com, is accredited by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET). continued complies with the ANSI/IACET Standard, which is recognized internationally as a standard of excellence in instructional practices. As a result of this accreditation, continued is authorized to issue the IACET CEU. continued, LLC, is authorized by IACET to offer 0.2 CEUs for this program.

National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy

National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy

OccupationalTherapy.com is a NBCOT® Professional Development Provider. This course is offered for 2.5 NBCOT PDUs (Beginner level, Rehabilitation Area). NBCOT® is a registered trademark of The National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy, Inc.

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