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Interstitial Cystitis: Holistic Evaluation and Treatment - Oakland, CA - October 24-25, 2020

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Price: $495 (Early Registrant Price $475)
Experience Level: Beginner
Contact Hours: 15

The purpose of this two-day continuing education course is to help therapists understand, evaluate, and treat patients with interstitial cystitis (IC). Material will include background information on the complex condition, the most effective therapy techniques for patients, options for medical management to complement physical therapy, and how to develop a holistic treatment plan and unique self-care regimen for your patients. Topics will include symptoms of IC, including suprapubic pelvic pain, urinary urgency and frequency, nocturia, painful Intercourse, orthopedic pelvic pain and incontinence. There will also be discussion of conditions associated with IC, including Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, and Asthma and Allergies. This course will instruct in the accurate diagnosis of IC in women and men, and ways to rule out commonly confused conditions like Chronic Prostatitis and UTI.Labs will include internal and external treatment techniques, therapeutic exercise and home care instruction. The course will close with a lectures and group brainstorming on marketing, building a multidisciplinary team and reaching out to other practitioners. 

“No single treatment has been found effective for the majority of patients, and the fact that acceptable symptom control may require trials of multiple therapeutic options (including combination therapy) before it is achieved.” – American Urological Association IC Guidelines, 2014



This continuing education seminar is targeted to physical therapists, occupational therapists, physical therapist assistants, occupational therapist assistants, registered nurses, nurse midwives, and other rehabilitation professionals. Content is not intended for use outside the scope of the learner's license or regulation. Physical therapy continuing education courses should not be taken by individuals who are not licensed or otherwise regulated, except, as they are involved in a specific plan of care.



Pelvic Floor Level One or prior experience treating pelvic patients. 



Day One:

7:30 Registration
8:00 Introductions, Goals, Objectives
8:30 Symptoms of IC
9:45 Diagnosis of IC
10:15The Pelvic Floor Connection
11:00 Medical Management of IC
12:30 Lunch
1:30 Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy for IC
2:30 Break
2:45 Lab 1: External IC Treatment Lab
4:00 Lab 2: Hip and SI Joint Lab

Day Two:

8:00 Questions, Review of day one
8:15Lab 3: Internal IC Treatment Lab
9:30 Break
9:45 IC Self-Care Programs
10:15 Lab 4: Designing a Self-Care Home Program
11:00 Diet and Nutrition for IC
12:00 Lunch
1:45 Lab 5: Case Studies and Reports
3:15 Break
3:45 Marketing for IC to Patients and Doctors
4:15 Lab 6: Marketing Brainstorming Lab
5:00 Resources for IC
5:15 Adjourn


Upon completion of this program, participants will be able to:

1. Understand the anatomy and physiology of the genitourinary system and pelvic floor as they relate to IC.

2. Perform internal and external manual physical therapy techniques specific to treating common IC symptoms, including myofascial release, visceral mobilization, and trigger point release.

3. Implement a treatment plan and self-care program for a complex patient with IC.

4. Understand the medical management of the condition and how it can complement PT, including how to work with other practitioners to create a holistic treatment program.

5. Employ tools to market your practice to patients with interstitial cystitis.

 NameStreet Address (Links to Map)
Course Location

Alta Bates Summit Medical Center Orthopedic and Sports Physical Therapy

5700 Telegraph Avenue
Oakland, CA 94609
Recommended Lodging

Hilton Garden Inn San Francisco/Oakland Bay Bridge
(510) 658-9300

1800 Powell St
Emeryville, CA 94608
Nearest Airport

Airport Code: OAK

1 Airport Dr
Oakland, CA 94621


Directions from Recommended Lodging to Course Location: (click here if no map appears below)

Nicole Cozean, PT, DPT, WCS, CSCS

Nicole Cozean

Nicole Cozean, PT, DPT, WCS, CSCS is one of fewer than 300 board-certified pelvic physical therapists in the country and the founder of the PelvicSanity clinic, online resources, and blog. The author of the acclaimed bestseller (Urology) The Interstitial Cystitis Solution (FairWinds Press, 2016), Nicole is also the first physical therapist to serve on the Board of Directors of the Interstitial Cystitis Association. Prior to founding her own clinic, Nicole founded and ran the Pelvic Floor Program at the prestigious Hoag Hospital in Newport Beach, CA. In addition to treating at her clinic, Nicole is an adjunct professor at Chapman University and has a passion for educating both patients and practitioners about the pelvic floor.

Attention: We are unable to offer "retro-active" discounts (i.e. applying a discount to a transaction after the transaction takes place), so if you are interested in exploring discount options and you are unsure if your transactions is eligible for a discount, please contact us to inquire.

Multi-Course Discount

This 10% discount is available for a single registrant who wishes to enroll in 3 or more courses, and pay in one transaction. Registrants wishing to enroll in 5 or more courses should contact us for a customized quote. We can also apply this discount if 2 therapists from a single clinic/hospital enroll in 3 or more courses (ie Registrant A enrolls in Course X and Course Y, Registrant B enrolls in Course X, and Registrants A and B both work at Clinic Z). This discount cannot be used in combination with any other discounts. Registration and payment must be received at the same time in one credit card payment, one check or one envelop with multiple checks. This type of registration cannot be completed online, if you are wishing to receive the Multi-Course discount please call or email us directly for assistance.

Group Discount

This discount is available for a group of three or more registrants, who all work at the same clinic/hospital, enroll in a single course, and pay in a single transaction or mail in multiple checks in a single envelope. This discount cannot be used in combination with any other discounts.

Groups of 3-5 receive a 10% discount off the combined price of their group's registrations.
Groups of 6 or more should call or Contact Us so that we can properly create an invoice for your registration.

Student Discount

This 10% discount is available to current students who have yet to earn a license to practice at the time of course registration. This discount is not available to those therapists who have previously held a license, and are currently enrolled in a doctoral, or other post-graduate, program. This discount cannot be used in combination with any other discounts.


To get this discount when checking out online, use the code Student2021. (Note, this code is only valid for non-licensed students. The H&W admin team will verify that registrants signed up with this code are, indeed, current students prior to their attendance of the course).