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Male Pelvic Floor Function, Dysfunction and Treatment - Satellite Lab Course - July 10-11 2021

Pacific Time - Day 1: 7:30am - 4:50pm / Day 2: 7:30am - 2:45pm

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Price: $695 (Early Registrant Price $675)
Experience Level: Beginner-Intermediate
Contact Hours: 22

This is a satellite lab course offering of our popular Men’s Pelvic Health & Rehabilitation course. The course introduces valuable concepts in pelvic health including urinary and prostate function, chronic pelvic pain, and sexual health. For therapists who have taken Pelvic Floor Function, Dysfunction, and Treatment Level 2A, the Men’s Pelvic Health Course expands on the men’s pelvic health topics introduced in Pelvic Floor Level 2A. This continuing education course is also created at an introductory level, covering topics such as internal rectal pelvic muscle examination, so that a therapist who has not taken prior pelvic floor muscle function coursework can attend. It is expected that participants will only register for satellites in which they are within driving distance, and adhere to all state and local COVID guidelines, including wearing a mask at all times during the course.

Urinary dysfunction such as post-prostatectomy incontinence, benign prostatic hypertrophy, urinary retention, and post-micturition dribble are discussed in this class. Because urinary incontinence is a potential consequence following prostate surgery, risk factors, pre-surgical rehabilitation, and post-surgical intervention strategies following prostatectomy are instructed. The medical aspects of prostate cancer testing are also clearly described, including prostate-specific antigen (PSA) testing, Gleason scores, and any recent updates in recommended medical screening.

Although most men diagnosed with prostatitis do not have a true infection, prostatitis remains a common diagnosis within chronic pelvic pain. The Men’s Pelvic Health course explains typical presentations of prostatitis-like pain, evaluation techniques, and evidence-informed intervention techniques. Other pelvic diagnoses are covered, such as Peyronie's Disease, testicular and scrotal pain, penile pain, and pelvic floor muscle-related conditions. Men who experience pelvic muscle dysfunction including pain or weakness are at risk for sexual dysfunction. Participants will be able to describe the relationships between pelvic muscle function and men’s sexual health, including the evidence that demonstrates pelvic muscle rehabilitation's positive impact on erectile function. This continuing education course includes lectures and labs, including external and internal muscle mapping and neuro-myofascial treatment techniques.

Special Considerations:
As this continuing education course includes extensive lab work, all attendees should come prepared to participate as both clinician and patient unless medically contraindicated (if unsure please check with your physician prior to attending the course). Internal rectal pelvic floor muscle examinations will be taught in labs. As this is a male course, please be aware that the instructors encourage male attendees.

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.

This course is for therapists with experience in treating pelvic floor dysfunction. This course is also appropriate for the practitioner who has not had any training in pelvic floor dysfunction and who is interested in treating male patients.

Recommended Readings
1. Gray's Anatomy for Students - Available at a 25% Discount for Herman & Wallace registrants with promo code 70484. Registrants who already own a copy of this or a corresponding textbook are not required to purchase an additional one.
2. Pelvic Dysfunction in Men: Diagnosis and Treatment of Male Incontinence and Erectile Dysfunction by Grace Dorey, 2006.
3. Headache in the Pelvis, 4th Edition by David Wise and Rodney Anderson.
4. National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases Pages on: Prostate Problems and Erectile Dysfunction

Recorded video lectures to be viewed in-full prior to the course (Total video lecture time: 9 hours 25 mintues)

  • .75 Pelvic Health Intro
    1 Introduction to Anatomy
    1 Urinary Dysfunction
    1 Prostate Conditions
    3 Sexual Function and Dysfunction
  • 1 Special Topics: Circumcision, Hernias, Testicular Pain
  • 1.5 Pathways in Healing

Schedule reflects Pacific Standard Time. Day 1 and Day 2 (meet at satellite location, or in self-hosted pairs / small groups).

Day One:

7:30 Introductions, Review of Course Goals/Objectives
8:00 Examination & Evaluation
9:30 Break
9:45 Examination & Evaluation
10:30 Lab 1: Pelvic Assessment in Sidelying
11:30 Lunch
12:30 Rehabilitation of Urinary Dysfunctions
2:30 Break
2:45 Lab 2: Supine Pelvic Floor and Perineal Assessment Supine
4:15 Questions, Wrap-up
4:30 Adjourn

Day Two:

7:30 Questions from Day 1
7:45 Anatomy of Pelvic Pain
8:45 Pelvic Pain
9:45 Break
10:00 Rehabilitation of Pelvic Pain
12:00 Lunch
12:45 Lab 3: Pelvic Pain Treatment
2:45 Questions, Wrap-up
3:30 Adjourn


Notice this schedule starts each day at 0:00. The course does not start at mid-night! This schedule is meant to show the duration of each component of the course, not the actual start-time of each lecture. The actual start time will appear in the title of the satellite course page on our website, showing the local time zone. 

Upon completion of this continuing education seminar, participants will be able to:

1. Identify anatomy and physiology of the male urogenital systems with reference to male pelvic floor dysfunction.
2. List key medical diagnostic procedures for male urologic, sexual and pelvic pain conditions.
3. Perform external and internal (rectal) examinations of the pelvis to identify specific pelvic floor muscles, ligaments, nerves, and key bony landmarks.
4. Perform pelvic floor muscle assessment procedures to identify strength, tone, length and coordination.
5. Demonstrate psoas muscle examination and treatment, and describe its potential role in referral of symptoms into the pelvis.
6. Instruct male patients in an in home program and behavioral education for urologic, sexual, and pelvic pain conditions.
7. Design treatment plans for male chronic pelvic syndromes, erectile dysfunction and post-prostatectomy dysfunctions.
8. Perform external and internal male pelvic floor myofascial treatment techniques.


Holly Tanner

Holly Tanner, PT, DPT, MA, OCS, WCS, PRPC, LMP, BCB-PMB, CCI was born and raised in Duluth, Minnesota. At Herman & Wallace, Holly is a faculty member and the Director of Education. She owns a private practice that focuses on pelvic rehabilitation and on chronic myofascial pain. She graduated from the College of St. Scholastica in 1995 with a Masters of Arts degree in Physical Therapy and in 2013 she completed a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree. She is also a licensed massage practitioner, licensed in Washington since 2003. Prior experience includes working for Apple Physical Therapy where she developed and directed the Women's and Men's Health programs for the company’s many clinics. She is Board-certified in Orthopedics, Women's Health, and is also certified in Pelvic Rehabilitation and in Pelvic Muscle Dysfunction Biofeedback. Holly served as adjunct faculty at the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, WA and at the College of St. Scholastica in Duluth, MN, for whom she continues to teach in the transitional DPT program. Along with H&W faculty member Stacey Futterman she co-authored the "Male Pelvic Floor Function, Dysfunction, and Treatment" course. She is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association and the American Massage Therapy Association. Her physical therapy and massage practice, Flow Rehab, is located in the Fremont neighborbood of Seattle.

Great Location and facility. Great Holly.
- Patricia Sisamis PT, MS - Benton Harbor

All H & W courses have been phenomenal. Good humor, great stories, tons of useful resources, always leave feeling like I have tools to be a more competent PT.
- Kristen Parisi, PT, DPT - Bonita Springs, FL

Holly was the best.
- Patricia Sisamis PT, MS - Benton Harbor

I recently took (*passed) the PRPC exam in May. My preparation for the exam gave me an opportunity to really dive in and understand the content I’ve learned at various H & W courses. The male pelvic course is my first since taking the PRPC, and could really follow along 7 connect the dots more easily.
- Kristen Parisi, PT, DPT - Bonita Springs, FL

While the information felt overwhelming at times, I felt happy with the course and feel confident on helping my patients/clients soon!
- Luis O. Ramos Mangual PTA, LMT - Orange Park, FL

Great Course! Need male pelvic floor #2. Can’t wait to get the Book.
- Elizabeth Ashley Grabel – USA

Great course – instructors and TAs were knowledgeable and willing to help. The course was written in a way to accommodate people already treating this population or people who are looking to add to their patient population.
- Karrie Thompson, PT, DPT - Crestview, FL

Awesome course! I can’t wait to get back to the clinic and apply all of this.
- Dr. Molly Robbins, PT, DPT - Jupiter, FL

Holly provided a clinical perspective on the examination of the male pelvic floor. I came into the course without a lot of knowledge on the perineal area of the male and now I feel very comfortable heading back to the clinical and treating this population.
- Elizabeth Templeton, PT, DPT - Cape Coal, FL

Thank you, Holly and team, for a meaningful learning experience. Excellent diversity of topics, stimulating conversations and clinically effective manual skills reviewed/progressed. With gratitude!
-Allison M Hammond, PT, DPT - Seattle, WA

This was my first pelvic floor course and I never felt lost or that I was falling behind. The course was laid out very smoothly and easy to follow. I learned a lot.
-Kaitlin McCaleb, DPT - Houston, TX

I was terrified to make the jump from ortho/sports to the crucial inclusion of pelvic floor in my practice. The lab content has intimidated me since PT school. Thank you for making this accessible and promoting a safe environment. I can’t believe how not scary it was. Amazing content, course and instructors!
-Samantha Letizio, PT, DPT, OCS, CSCS - Sneads Ferry, NC

This was a very informative course. I will start utilizing this information as soon as I return to the clinic. Holly was a fantastic instructor.
-Maria Drews, PT - Katy, TX

Holly is an excellent teacher – she has a calm and engaging way of presenting the material, answers all questions in a welcoming way and fosters confidence. It is a necessary course to take when treating male patients. It was eye opening and will allow me to advance my skill in the clinic can’t wait to put these strategies to use!
-Sarah Snyder, PT, DPT - GREENVILLE, SC

I took the male pelvic floor course several years ago when it was a 2day course, this newer version is much more comprehensive and through.
-Ilene Rosenthal-Schulman, PT, DPT - Scotch Plains, NJ

Instructors are always very professional and mature always create an environment that’s extremely comfortable to be in as a learner as a subject during labs.
-Aaron Small, PT - Atlanta, GA

I extremely enjoyed this class, it has given me knowledge and confidence need to begin treating men in my clinical practice. I appreciate the emphasis on meeting the patient and their issues uniquely where they are respecting our own bandores. Thank You!
-Cora Hargis, DPT - Grand Rapids, MI

Holly is so graceful in her ability to handle difficult, controversial topics + in her language. I am so inspired+excited to treat men begin my journey as a pelvic specialist.
-Victoria Snell, DPT - Denver, CO

Holly was absolutely fantastic! This course is fantastic for anyone who treats or wants to treat the male pelvic floor. It is a great resource for both begining and experienced pelvic therapists and provides a remarkably comfortable environment for both men and women.
-Jessica Probst, PT,DPT,MTC,SMAC - Washington, DC

Few courses revolutionize my thinking and open endless opportunities to help my patients and this is one of those courses!! This course and Holly challenge your self limits and beliefs in a very open and safe environment with encouragement to think outside the box.
-Charles Dudley, MPT - Essex, MD

I feel more confident and knowledgeable to treat the male pelvic pain patient, and also some techniques and info that I can also use on my female patients. I feel that I could take five more courses on this and still learn more!
-Audrey Quanrud, PT - Champlin, MN

Such a valuable course for anyone involved in the treatment of male pelvic floor conditions. Very comprehensive and the emphasis on lab and palpitation skills was so helpful.
-Kira Boyd, MSPT, ATC- Jacksonville, NC

Even though the focus of my practice is on pelvic health, I learned quite a bit about external palpitation skills. The adaptation of women to men was very helpful.
-Lori Buxton, PT, DPT, WCS - Littleton, CO

This has been such an amazing course and I feel I can really treat all male patients. I feel there is so much more to develop in my male pelvic floor treatment program and I can educate my referring providers.
-Caitlin Ruggiero DPT - Bishopville, MD

I never thought I'd be excited to provide male pelvic floor rehab, but after this course I realize that like female pelvic floor, male pelvic floor is very under-served. This motivated me to expand my practice.
-Cynthia Kakuk Marchi, OTR/L - Alburquerque, NM

Excellent knowledge of the topics and genuinely love what they do! Very easy to stay focused and fun!
-Heather Ackley PT, DPT Anaheim Hills, CA

Great course! [This is my] second course taken with Holly and Stacey and they are by far my favorite presenters!!! I gained so many tools! Excited to learn more about past vesiculate surgeries, hernia repair, etc.
-Natalie Miller, PTA San Diego, CA

Excellent anatomy review and education regarding medical issues, as well as putting together clinical pieces. I really loved the emphasis on clinical reasoning to figure out what each individual needs, no protocols etc. Thank you!
- Anonymous
This is my very first pelvic floor course and I am very excited about all I learned and am so looking forward to go back to KS and start a program there.
-Mario Alarado, MD, PT – Witchita, KS
Helped us open up the new horizon. Good course to start a pelvic rehab program. I enjoyed this for the first time it gave me confidence.
-Ramesh Malladi, PT, RPT – Livonia, MI
Great course with new information and techniques that will help further my “toolbox” and ability to take male patients with pelvic pain.
-Amy Walter, DPT – Hamburg, NY
I appreciate instructors who are knowledgeable and approachable as well as passionate about their subject matter-Thank You! To Holly and Stacey for a good weekend of learning. Thanks for sharing pt. examples, you are both good speakers!
-Kelly Poole, MPT – Bogart, GA
This is my second course with Holly and Stacey. They are a great time. Very informative, enthusiastic and passionate. Thank you!
-Patti Koehler – Portland, OR
Great Course!
-Catherine Weibel, DPT, WCS - Winter Park, FL

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).

First-Time Registrant Discount

This $50.00 discount is available to any therapist who has never before taken a Herman & Wallace course (no previous registrations) and can be used towards the registrant's first Herman & Wallace course (not applicable to Pelvic Floor Level 1/2A/2B or Capstone).

To apply this discount, please use the code FirstTimer2020 during check out. (H&W will check records to verify past attendance.)

Referral Credit/Discount

Any therapist who has already taken a Herman & Wallace course will earn a $50.00 "referral credit" if:

1. A therapist who has never taken a Herman & Wallace course successfully registers for his or her first course(s); AND
2. In the registration process, the first-time registrant gives the name and clinic/hospital of the therapist who referred them to Herman & Wallace.

A therapist who has earned a $50.00 "referral credit" may use this credit toward any course that is eligible for a "referral discount".

Guest Blogger Credit/Discount

Any therapist who completes a qualifying guest blog post on the Herman & Wallace blog will earn a $50.00 "guest blogger credit". This credit may be applied toward any course eligible for a "guest blogger discount".