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Role of Manometry Assessment for the Investigation of Pelvic Floor Dysfunction

Role of Manometry Assessment for the Investigation of Pelvic Floor Dysfunction

Role of Manometry Assessment for the Investigation of Pelvic Floor Dysfunction

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Course Description:  

Chronic constipation and fecal incontinence are common disorders, reported in 14% of the general population.  Both conditions can be related to anorectal neuromuscular sensory and/or motor dysfunction.  Pelvic floor dyssynergic (dyssynergic defecation, DD) is found in at least one third of patients with chronic constipation. We have recently reported that patients’ self-report constipation symptoms using a standardize questionnaire is useful in predicting DD in patients with CC. This presentation will present the utility of clinical history along and digital rectal examination to determine the of DD in patients presented with CC. This would allow clinicians to make a timely diagnosis to implement an appropriate treatment program, including biofeedback therapy, or referral for further investigation with ARM and BET.

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Audience: Rehab Professionals (PT, PTA, OT, OTA, AT, ET, Kin, etc), movement specialists, yoga teachers, yoga therapists, and those interested in learning more about pelvic floor health and wellness.

This course was recorded at the 6th Pelvic Health Solutions Symposium in 2019

The instructors
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.

Dr. Louis Liu

Dr. Louis Liu, completed his Bachelor, Masters and PhD in Engineering, followed by Doctor of Medicine at McMaster University. He is the Head of Gastroenterology in University Health Network and Sinai Health System, and the Director of the Clinical Motility Unit in University Health Network. Dr. Liu has been actively involved in medical education. He established the University of Toronto Neurogastroenterology and Motility Fellowship Program in 2009 and the International Gastroenterology Fellowship Training Program at UHN and MSH. In addition, he served as the course co-director of the Metabolism and Nutrition Unit in the University of Toronto undergraduate MD Program between 2011-2015. Internationally, he is the University of Toronto Lead of the GI Residency Training Program at Addis Ababa University of Ethiopia and inaugurated the first Endoscopy Training Center in Ethiopia at the Tikur Anbessa Hospital with the support from World Gastroenterology Organization in 2015. He is a dedicated and accomplished educator and researcher who has received multiple education and research awards.

Course Material included in this course
  • Lessons
  • Epidemiology: Constipation
  • Quiz 1
  • Constipation: Translating Symptoms
  • Quiz 2
  • Chronic Constipation: Treatment Algorithm
  • Utility of History in Determining DD
  • Quiz 3
  • Ano-Rectal Manometry Procedure
  • ARM - Reading the Results
  • Summary
  • Questions
  • Feedback