||Cancer/Oncology Pelvic Dysfunction Rehabilitation
||Physiotherapists, obstetricians, gynaecologists, oncologists, urogynaecologists, nurses, urologists, gastroenterologists, general practitioners, colorectal, midwives, sex therapists, sexologists
Aims and Objectives
The number of women surviving or living with cancer has significantly increased through the years. Treatments such as surgery, chemotherapy, radiotherapy and hormonal therapy contribute to pelvic dysfunctions such as sexual pain, anatomic alteration, neurologic, myofascial and pelvic organ injury. Asking the right questions and performing a thorough physical examination are essential steps in addressing the concerns of these women. This workshop will go over the literature of treating pelvic dysfunction in women surviving or living with cancer and provide assessment and treatment options to enhance the quality of life in this under serviced population.
- After this workshop participants should be able to:
1) Understand the types of female pelvic cancers.
2) Understand the types of medical treatments for female pelvic cancer and implications on the pelvic floor.
3) Review the role of physiotherapy in the treatment of pelvic dysfunction for women surviving or living with cancer.