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Let’s Talk About Sex: Addressing Sexual Function With Your Patients

Let’s Talk About Sex: Addressing Sexual Function With Your Patients

Let’s Talk About Sex: Addressing Sexual Function With Your Patients

CA$399.99
This course includes
6:18:46 of Course Material (View)
Lifetime access after purchase
Certificate of completion

About The Course:

The rehabilitation clinician is trained to provide treatment to restore function, improve mobility, relieve pain, and prevent disability. Sexual activity is a valuable part of a person’s function and can be impacted by physical as well as psycho-social changes that occur in illness and disease processes. All medical providers should be aware of multiple dimensions of sexual health and also the domains that can be addressed to resume a meaningful sex life and satisfactory sexual experiences. Pelvic Physical Therapists can be instrumental in addressing the mechanical and ergonomic adaptations needed to participate in sexual relations regardless of multiple system involvement. In addition, clinicians working with patients must also be sensitive and possess cultural competency skills in order to establish successful patient rapport in a very sensitive area of function.

In This Online Physiotherapy Course, You’ll Learn:

This online physiotherapy course brought to you by Pelvic Health Solutions (PHS) and taught by Karen Brandon, covers female and male sexual functions introducing basic anatomic, physiological, and ergonomic considerations, as well as adaptations and rehabilitation after surgical interventions. The purpose of the course is to educate the health care professionals working in pelvic health in the use of a patient-centred interview, evidence-based evaluative techniques, and treatment approaches for addressing musculoskeletal impairments that affect sexual participation. We will also discuss how to approach patients with sexual concerns or dysfunction from a biopsychosocial perspective and how to screen for psychosocial and medical conditions that require appropriate referral to other disciplines. The attendee will become familiar with different outcome measures used in sexual medicine. This course overviews numerous variations in sexual expression so that the therapist can be familiar with same-sex, heterosexual, transgender and ageing populations.

Through completion of this course, participants will:

  • Describe and compare/contrast the female and male sexual response cycle.
  • Explain the domains of sexual function.
  • Identify the origins of sexual attitudes and beliefs.
  • List risk factors associated with common sexual dysfunction conditions.
  • Understand sexual activity from an anatomic, physiologic and ergonomic perspective.
  • Describe orthopedic modifications for ergonomics and body mechanics during sexual activity.
  • Understand surgical procedures and pharmacological management of sexual dysfunction.
  • Become familiar with the usefulness of FSFI, VQ, Marinoff, Kinsey, PFDI-20 questionnaires.
  • Explain the components of interviewing and history taking with sexual conditions.
  • Become familiar with the PLLISIT model of addressing sexual concerns.

What’s Included In This Online Physiotherapy Course?

  • More than 6 hours of video lessons.
  • Bite-sized information: All of the content is broken down into bite-sized chunks, so that you can easily watch a video on your break, over lunch, or for a few minutes at night.
  • Lifetime access. You can return to this course at any time. If any material is updated or added, you will have access to the new content.
  • Certificate of completion. Once you've completed the course, you will receive a certificate for your professional portfolio.
  • Access to this course is through Embodia, and although some of the content may be downloadable (such as a workbook or slides if included), the majority cannot. This is to protect the instructor’s material and to prevent the content from being shared freely on the Internet.
  • Embodia is mobile-friendly and can be accessed by phone, tablet, and computer.
  • There is no start date or completion date. You can complete the course at your own pace.
  • You will be sent a receipt as soon as you purchase this course. This receipt can be used for education grants and for tax purposes.
  • A special coupon for 15% off any other online course on Embodia Academy when you’ve completed this course!

Who Is This Course For? 

This online course is for all rehabilitation professionals, including physiotherapists, physiotherapy assistants, occupational therapists, occupational therapy assistants, chiropractors, athletic therapists, exercise therapists, kinesiologists among others. This course is also relevant for movement specialists, yoga teachers, yoga therapists, and those interested in learning more about pelvic floor health and wellness.

Can I Share a Course with a Friend or Colleague? How does the Group Discount Work?

Each course purchase is for a single viewer only, and may not be shared. If you are interested in group/staff viewing, please contact us at support@embodiaapp.com to arrange a group discount code specifically for your group. The larger the group, the larger the discount. Each individual must purchase separately with the discount code, and agree to the terms and conditions (legal). This provides each participant with their own copy to review at their pace, in addition to the opportunity to interact with colleagues as you all work collectively through the material.

Questions?

Contact us at support@embodiaapp.com and we will respond to your request within 2 business days.

Prerequisites:

Level I and II, or MD, RN, NP or Midwife

The instructors
Karen Brandon
DSc PT WCS BCB-PMD
Dr. Karen Brandon pursued her Doctorate of Science in Physical Therapy to further her interest in research and clinical teaching. She was part of freshman class of Board Certified Women’s Health Specialists in 2009. She divides her time now by teaching quarterly course work at Loma Linda University in Women’s and Men’s Health Studies, and Orthopedics as well working as a Clinical Specialist at Kaiser Permanente Hospital in Fontana CA where she is the Regional Clinical Practice Coordinator for Pelvic Rehabilitation for 15 large hospital based clinics. She enjoys staying connected with other professionals by serving as the Southwest Regional Representative to the American Physical Therapy Association for Women’s Health, and a site coordinator for Pelvic Floor Sexual Medicine Group of Southern California. She has presented posters and platform lectures at international interdisciplinary meetings for groups such as IPPS, ISSWSH, and national groups such as APTA, AUGS and AAGL. She served as an item writer and an exam content expert for the ABPTS Board Examiners. Recently she co-edited a journal edition in Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation focused on sexual health in seniors. She is guest lecturer at the University of California, Irvine, Riverside and Los Angeles.

Pelvic Health Solutions

Pelvic Health Solutions is an evidence-based teaching company that was founded in 2010 by Nelly Faghani and Carolyn Vandyken, out of the need to develop pelvic health resources in Ontario, an under serviced health concern in this province. Since the inception of our teaching company, pelvic health physiotherapy has blossomed from a handful of physiotherapists to well over 300 therapists now rostered with the Ontario College of Physiotherapists. Pelvic Health Solutions provides continuing education courses for a variety of practitioners, including mentoring and clinical resources for therapists to utilize with their patients. Our mission is to provide evidence-based, biopsychosocial resources to patients and health care practitioners for the assessment and treatment of pelvic health problems in our province and abroad.
Course Material included in this course
  • Introduction
  • Welcome and Resources!
  • Who is involved in treating sexual function
  • Defining Sex & Sexual Behaviour
  • Why Should We Care About Sexual Function?
  • Quiz
  • Feedback
  • Understanding Sexuality - Modern Historical Views
  • Sexual Health & Activity: Attitudes, Beliefs, Values, Feelings (ABVF)
  • ABVF Part 1
  • Assessing Your ABVFs Part 1
  • Assessing Your ABVFs Part 2
  • Quiz
  • Feedback
  • Sexual Response Cycle
  • Desire
  • Arousal
  • Plateau
  • Orgasm
  • Resolution
  • Quiz
  • Feedback
  • Development of an Explanatory Model
  • How to Identify The Obstacle in a Patient’s Current Sexual Experience to Dramatically Improve their QoL
  • Identification of Sexual Dysfunction
  • Healthcare Professionals Role in Identifying Sexual Dysfunction
  • Healthcare Professionals Role in Identifying Sexual Dysfunction Part 2
  • How to Illicit a Patients' Story
  • PLISSIT Model for Assessment of Sexual Dysfunction
  • Sexual Function Questionnaires
  • Female Sexual Function Index (FSFI)
  • Female Sexual Distress Scale (FSFS-R)
  • Vulvar Questionnaire (VQ)
  • Sexual Interest & Desire Inventory (SIDI-F)
  • Male Questionnaires Summary
  • Quiz
  • Feedback
  • Physiotherapy Specific Interventions for Sexual Function
  • Introduction
  • Coital Incontinence
  • Prolapse & Mechanical Sexual Dysfunction
  • Vaginismus Part 1
  • Vaginismus Part 2
  • Pregnancy & Post Partum
  • Depression
  • Mechanical Back Pain
  • Hip Replacement
  • Stroke
  • Cancer
  • Baby Boomers & Sexual Function
  • Positions
  • What is Healthy Sexual Function
  • Alternatives to Penetrative Sex, Vibrators & Lube
  • Peer Pressure
  • Working in a Multidisciplinary Team
  • Quiz
  • Feedback
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Relationship Between Sexual Abuse and Sexual Dysfunction Part 1
  • Relationship Between Sexual Abuse and Sexual Dysfunction Part 2
  • Sexuality & Disability
  • Quiz
  • Feedback
  • Case Studies
  • Case Sharing Part 1
  • Case Sharing Part 2
  • Quiz
  • Feedback
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