|Category||Anorectal / Bowel Dysfunction|
|Keywords||Pelvic floor Chronic pelvic pain Sexual dysfunction|
|Target Audience||Urologists, Urogynecologists, Gastroenterologists, Pelvic Floor Physiotherapists, Ob&Gyn, Colon-Proctologists, Continence Nurses, Midwives, Sex therapists and Sexologists.|
|Aims and Objectives|
This workshop will review the definition, etiology and pathophysiology of non-relaxing pelvic floor muscle tone, as well as discuss sexual function and past sexual experience in relation to the pelvic floor. Specific pelvic floor dysfunctions associated with pelvic floor over-activity will be reviewed. Special attention will be devoted to female genital pain, bladder pain and interstitial cystitis, sexual dysfunction related to pelvic pain, musculoskeletal aspects of pelvic floor over-activity, LUTS and voiding dysfunction, and anorectal disorders. Assessment of the pelvic floor will be addressed. Medical, psychosocial, and physical therapy treatment interventions will be discussed, with an emphasis on interdisciplinary management.