2019 Combined Sections Meeting
Join over 12,000 innovative and dedicated professionals in downtown Washington, DC, for the largest physical therapy conference in the country. With programming designed by all 18 of APTA’s specialty sections, you will want to ChooseDC and amplify your learning in 2019!
People who are going through gender affirmation surgery have a variety of medical professionals that they see throughout their journey. Often pelvic health professionals are one piece of that journey. In this 1-day course, pelvic health therapists will hear from a variety of medical professionals about issues that the client going through gender affirmation surgery can face. A physician who performs the surgery, 2 physical therapists, and a social worker will all be speaking to their role in this patient’s journey.
Endometriosis is most commonly diagnosed in women in their 30s and 40s, but it can affect any woman. Current estimates suggest that 6%–10% of all women of reproductive age have endometriosis. Endometriosis may occur in about 75% of women with pelvic pain. Common symptoms of endometriosis include: painful menstrual cramps, dyspareunia, colorectal and urinary dysfunction, fatigue, and musculoskeletal dysfunction. With a blend of didactic and interactive learning, the speaker will take a biopsychosocial approach to educate providers about how best to serve clients with this disease. The speaker will discuss appropriate selection of manual therapy treatments balanced with appropriate exercise selection.