LIVE Webinar - Treatment of the Pediatric Pelvic Floor: Birth to Eighteen

Sep 25, Friday – Sep 26, Saturday 8:00am – 3:30pm

Cost: $399
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Treatment of the Pediatric Pelvic Floor: Birth to Eighteen


September 25 - 26, 2020

Friday 8 am- 3:30 pm,  Saturday 8 am - 3:30 pm

Course Description:

This two day course will cover pelvic floor issues for the child from birth through adolescence.  Normal development of the bowel and bladder will be discussed as well as neurological control of bowel and bladder.  Common neurological developmental problems will be discussed as well as their effect on the bowel, bladder, and pelvic floor.  The treatment of the child with cerebral palsy, spina bifida, autism will be discussed from both the point of view of a pediatric developmental therapist and as a pelvic floor physiotherapist.  Participants will also learn the typical physiotherapy treatment techniques for pediatric pelvic floor patients.  Basic principles of biofeedback will be discussed as well as the applications of biofeedback for treating the pediatric population.  Labs will consist of biofeedback training and developmental treatment of the pediatric population.

Course Objectives:

  • Participants will be able to describe the typical development of the infant bladder.

  • Participants will be able to identify several toilet training strategies for children with developmental disabilities

  • Participants will be able to describe the different types of adolescent pelvic pain.

  • Participants will be able to assemble a physical therapy treatment plan for a typically developing or neurologically involved child for bowel or bladder issues.

  • Participants will be able to assess the proper way to interview both typically developing and neurologically involved children.

Carina Siracusa, PT, DPT, WCS

Dr. Carina Siracusa graduated from physical therapy school at Ohio University in 2005 with her Doctorate in Physical Therapy.  She went on to work as a pediatric physical therapist at Genesis Outpatient Rehabilitation in Zanesville, Ohio where she treated a variety of congenital and acquired conditions in children from ages birth to 18.  Her primary caseload at this time consisted of mostly neurologic conditions.  In 2009 she completed her coursework in both Obstetric and Pelvic Physical Therapy from the APTA Section on Women’s Health.  In 2010 she began teaching the CAPP Pelvic courses for the Section on Women’s Health around the United States.  In 2012 she became the committee chair for the CAPP Pelvic Committee and helped to re-write all three levels of the Certification courses.  In 2014 she began working for OhioHealth in Columbus Ohio as one of the primary therapists in the neuroincontinence program as well as the wheelchair clinic supervisor.  In 2015 she became board certified in women’s health physical therapy.  In 2019 she became one of the first people in the united states to become board certified in oncology physical therapy.

In 2015, Carina authored and began teaching the course “Bowel and Bladder Treatment of the Pediatric Client: Birth to 18”.  She has taught this course both nationally and internationally.  She has also authored and taught the course” Bowel and Bladder Treatment of the Client with Neurologic Dysfunction.

She has presented at multiple national and international conferences on the topic of bowel and bladder treatment including the International Continence Society, The International Urogynecologic Association meeting, the World Confederation of Physical Therapy and the International Seating Symposium.  She continues to promote the need for pelvic floor treatment for clients with neurologic dysfunction throughout the world




1.2 CEUs (12 Education Contact Hours)

12 Clock Hours


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Full refund of the course registration fee, less $75 administrative fee, will be granted upon receipt of a written request postmarked on or before 21 days before the first day of the course. Cancellations by the attendee less than 21 days from the first day of the course are not eligible for any refund.



September 25 - 26, 2020


Friday 8 am- 3:30 pm,  Saturday 8 am - 3:30 pm


Location Details

402 15th AVE SE-
Puyallup, WA 98372

Contact Details

[email protected]

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