State of the art pelvic floor muscle assessment – which tool should we use?

Workshop 31

Workshop Schedule

09:00

Fetske Hogen Esch

09:05

Maeve Whelan

10:00

Melanie Morin

10:30

None

11:00

Judith Thompson

11:30

All

Aims & Objectives

Basic
180 minutes
Pelvic Floor
digital palpation manometry ultrasound
Clinicians who undertake assessment of the pelvic floor

Aim:
To highlight the various tools which can be used in the assessment of the pelvic floor –

  1. Dynamic Palpation
  1. To know where to internally palpate the pelvic floor to identify areas of hypertoncity and hypotoncity
  2. Visualize the change in a pelvic floor contracting correctly as shown with “before and after” MRI scans
  1. Manometry, electromyography and dynamometry
  1. Present a critical review on the use of manometry, electromyography and dynamometry.
  2. Enable the selection of the appropriate tool and analyze the pelvic floor dysfunctions
  1. Ultrasound
  1. Present an evidence-based approach to these tools
  2. Present their validity and reliability
  3. Present the relationships between findings, signs, symptoms and diagnosis