Stephanie Prendergast MPT Elizabeth Rummer MSPT February th neuralgia

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					                                 De-mystifying Pudendal Neuralgia                   Overview                                            About the Instructors
                                    As A Source of Pelvic Pain:                     Pudendal Neuralgia (PN) is a complex debilitating   Stephanie A. Prendergast, MPT received her
                                            A Physical                              condition often misdiagnosed by medical profes-     Master of Physical Therapy from the Medical
                                      Therapist’s Approach                          sionals. Common symptoms include pelvic pain and    College of Pennsylvania and Hahnemann Univer-
                                                                                    urinary, bowel, and sexual dysfunction. Despite     sity. She began focusing on pelvic pain in 2002
                                                                                    the complexity of this disorder, PN can be suc-     when she worked for Jerome M. Weiss, MD. To-
                                 Instructed By:                                     cessfully managed through a multidisciplinary       gether they developed an interest in pudendal
                                                                                    approach. Successful teams include physicians,      neuralgia and spent 5 years treating hundreds of
                                         Stephanie Prendergast, MPT                 physical therapists, and mental health special-     patients and conducting research. Her dedication
                                                                                    ists.                                               to the field resulted in seats on the Board of
                                           Elizabeth Rummer, MSPT                                                                       Directors for the International Pelvic Pain Soci-
                                                                                    Course Description                                  ety and the Society for Pudendal Neuralgia. In
                                                                                                                                        2006 Stephanie opened a private physical ther-
                                                                                    This two-day workshop focuses on the evaluation
                                                                                                                                        apy clinic, the Pelvic Health and Rehabilitation
                                                                                    and treatment of PN. The morning lectures are
                                                                                                                                        Center, with colleague Elizabeth Rummer in San
                                                                                    open to medical professionals who wish to under-
                                                                                                                                        Francisco. She lectures nationally and interna-
                                                                                    stand the diagnosis, evaluation and treatment of
                                                                                                                                        tionally and is committed to advancing the pro-
                                         February 24th & 25th, 2007                 PN. The afternoon lab sessions are open to physi-
                                                                                    cal therapists to learn the manual evaluation and
                                              New York, New York                    treatment techniques for PN.
                                                                                                                                        Elizabeth Rummer, MSPT received her Master
                                                                                    Prerequisites                                       of Science in Physical Therapy from the Univer-
                                                                                    Morning lectures: none. Afternoon labs (physical    sity of Miami. Early on, Elizabeth specialized in
                                 A course for:                                      therapists only): basic pelvic floor experience     orthopedic dysfunctions and chronic pain. Eliza-
                                                                                    recommended but not required.                       beth began solely focusing on pelvic pain and dys-
                                   Physical Therapists, Physical Therapy Assis-                                                         function when she began working for Jerome
                                   tants, Occupational Therapists, Nurse Practi-    Course Credits                                      Weiss, MD where she developed a special inter-
Society for Pudendal Neuralgia

                                   tioners, Physicians, Physicians Assistants and                                                       est in pudendal neuralgia. Here, Elizabeth partici-
                                   Mental Health Professionals                      TBD
                                                                                                                                        pated in clinical research, national public speaking
North Hampton, NH 03862

                                                                                                                                        engagements, and physical therapist training. In
                                                                                    Cost                                                2006 Elizabeth opened the Pelvic Health and
                                 Sponsored By:
3 Shepherds Lane

                                                                                    $600—Lecture & Lab                                  Rehabilitation Center with Stephanie Prender-
                                           Society for Pudendal Neuralgia           $325—Lecture Only                                   gast. She currently contributes to international
                                                 3 Shepherds Lane                                                                       and national lectures, does one-on-one training
                                            North Hampton, NH 03862                 Location                                            and teaches nationally through The Society for
                                                                                                                                        Pudendal Neuralgia.
                                                                                    St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital
                                                                                    1000 Amsterdam Avenue (between 59th-58th)
                                                                                    New York, NY 10019
                                                       Pudendal Nerve Anatomy, Physiology, and Func-          Physical Therapy Treatment
Course Objectives                                      tion
                                                                                                                                                                  Course Registration
                                                                                                              Medical Intervention
Upon completion, the participants should be able       Pudendal Neuralgia/Pelvic Pain and Dysfunction:        Questions and Discussions                           Payment:
to:                                                    Impairments, Functional Limitations, and Disabili-
                                                                                                            12:00pm — 1:00pm
                                                       ties                                                                                                       Check only. Make checks payable to: Society for
1.   Understand the definitions of pudendal neu-                                                            Lunch
                                                       Misconceptions: co-morbidities or misdiagno-                                                               Pudendal Neuralgia
     ralgia, pudendal neuropathy, and pudendal                                                              1:00 pm — 5:15 pm
                                                       ses?                                                                                                       Mail payment and Registration to:
     nerve entrapment.                                                                                      Afternoon Session: Physical Therapy Lab
                                                       Questions and Discussion:
                                                                                                              Internal Pelvic Floor and Pudendal Nerve Treat-     Society for Pudendal Neuralgia
2. Understand the functional anatomy and               Medical Evaluation: established diagnostic tools       ment Demonstration                                  3 Shepherds Lane
   physiology of the pudendal nerve and its in-        Physical Therapy Evaluation: subjective and ob-        Course Internal Pelvic Floor and Pudendal Nerve     North Hampton, NH 03862
   teraction with the pelvic floor.                    jective components                                     Treatment Lab                                       First Name:
                                                       Questions and Discussion                               Case Studies and Questions
3. Become familiar with the medical diagnostic
   tools, conservative interventions, and surgi-      12:00pm — 1:00pm                                                                                            Last Name:
   cal decompression procedures for pudendal          Lunch                                                 Dress
                                                                                                                                                                  Address 1:
   neuralgia.                                         1:00 pm — 5:15 pm                                     Casual and comfortable.
                                                      Afternoon Session: Physical Therapy Lab                                                                     Address 2:
4. Understand the components of a physical                                                                  Afternoon session attendees: For the practi-
   therapy evaluation for a patient with puden-        Connective Tissue Evaluation Demonstration:                                                                City:
                                                                                                            cum sessions, please bring two twin sheets; a
   dal neuralgia.                                      ventral
                                                                                                            pillow; men should bring shorts or bathing suits;     State:
                                                       Connective Tissue Lab                                women, shorts and halter tops. Attendees
5. Understand the complexities and challenges          Connective Tissue Demonstration: dorsal                                                                    Zip:
   in differentially diagnosing a patient with pel-                                                         will practice on each other and therefore
                                                       Connective Tissue Lab                                should come prepared to be both clinician and         Home Phone:
   vic pain.
                                                       Neural Tension Demonstration                         patient for internal and external sessions. .
6. Recognize the importance of a multidiscipli-                                                                                                                   Work Phone:
                                                       Neural Tension Lab                                   Participants must be prepared to expose the
   nary treatment program.                             Questions and Discussion                             body region of study during practice to enhance       Fax:
                                                                                                            the overall learning experience. Identification and
7.   Understand physical therapy treatment            Outline: Day 2                                                                                              E-mail:
                                                                                                            treatment of connective tissue restrictions and
                                                                                                            myofascial trigger points require short finger-       Circle One:
                                                      7:30 am — 8:00 am:                                    nails.
8. For lab participants, demonstrate manual           Continental Breakfast:                                                                                      MD PA NP PT PTA OT MHP Other (Specify)
   therapy techniques.
                                                      8:00 am — 12:00 pm                                    Additional Information
                                                      Morning Session: General Lecture
Course Outline: Day 1                                                                                       You will receive a confirmation letter that will      Employer:
                                                       Interpreting Medical Findings
                                                                                                            include information about the local area and
                                                       Physical Therapy Assessment and Differential
7:30 am — 8:00 am:                                                                                          course details.
                                                       Diagnosis: pudendal neuralgia vs. myofascial pel-
Registration and Continental Breakfast:
                                                       vic pain                                             Questions? Please call Stephanie Prendergast
8:00 am — 12:00 pm                                                                                          at 415.440.7600 or email:
                                                       Formulation of Diagnosis and Treatment Plan
Morning Session: General Lecture
 Definition of Pudendal Neuralgia