Digital palpation to imaging: How do or should pelvic-floor-muscle evaluation tools influence physiotherapy practice?

Workshop 29

Workshop Schedule

14:00

Chantale Dumoulin

14:10

Chantale Dumoulin

14:30

Melanie Morin

14:50

Melanie Morin

15:10

Petra J. Voorham-van der Zalm

15:30

None

16:00

Jennifer Kruger

16:20

Chantale Dumoulin

16:40

All

16:50

Chantale Dumoulin
Petra J. Voorham-van der Zalm

17:10

Jennifer Kruger

17:30

Melanie Morin

17:50

All

Aims & Objectives

Advanced
240 minutes
Pelvic Floor
pelvic floor Measurement instruments IU, POP and Pain
Experienced clinicians and researchers interested in pelvic floor muscle evaluation tools and their impact on clinical practice

Aims: to review evidence-based literature on PFM evaluation tools —from digital evaluation to MRI imaging— and their influence on clinical practice.

Objectives:

  1. To review PMF evaluation tools —digital evaluation, pressure, EMG, dynamometry US and MRI— including their psychometric properties (reliability, validity…), advantages and disadvantages.
  2. To present the known body of evidence on the relationships between (1) pelvic-floor morphological deficit and dysfunction and (2) symptomatology, diagnosis and therapy outcome predictions.
  3. To examine the impact PFM evaluation literature has or should have on clinical practice for patients with urinary incontinence (UI), pelvic organ prolapse (POP) and vulvo-vaginal (perineal) pain.