Biopsychosocial Approach to Pelvic floor and Sexual Dysfunction (8 CEs)


8 CEs

Presented by: Uchenna Ossai, DPT, PT

Recorded workshop available via video on demand


This discussion will include a comprehensive review on the role of the pelvic floor in the sexual function of all genders. The lecture will review the fundamental function of the pelvic floor, common sexual and pelvic floor disorders, the impact of chronic illness on sexual and pelvic health, as well as evidence-based intervention strategies.
Learning Objectives:
  1. Discuss the anatomical considerations for pelvic floor dysfunction.
  2. Describe the biopsychosocial framework in the context of sexual and pelvic health.
  3. Describe two evidence-based treatment strategies for common sexual and pelvic health conditions.
  4. Explain how sexual and pelvic health function are impacted by chronic illness.
  5. Demonstrate how to screen patients for existing pelvic floor dysfunction and sexual dysfunction in clinical practice.
  6. List 2 common pelvic floor disorders.
  7. Describe 1 pelvic floor disorder
  8. Describe 1 treatment for a pelvic flood disorder

Speaker Bio:

Uchenna Ossai, DPT, PT, WCS, CLT is a board-certified pelvic floor physical therapist and serves as the Pelvic Health Program Manager for UT Health Austin’s Women’s Health Institute. She specializes in chronic pelvic pain for individuals of all genders, sexual dysfunction, and pelvic floor dysfunction for marginalized populations, particularly women of color and the LGBTQIA community. Additionally, Uchenna Ossai is an assistant professor in the Dell Medical School Department of Women’s Health. Uchenna Ossai earned her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from The University of Illinois at Chicago. She completed her residency in women’s health and movement impairment science at Washington University in St. Louis. She also completed the University of Michigan Sexual Health Certificate Program in Sexuality Counseling and Education. Uchenna Ossai created and developed the pelvic health physical therapy program at Houston Methodist Hospital, where she was on faculty for the Urology Residency Program and the Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery Fellowship.
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