LIVE ONLINE WEBINAR - Treatment of Pediatric Pelvic Floor: Birth to 18 - Virtual Course taught by Carina Siracusa

Jul 22, Friday – Jul 23, Saturday 8:00am – 4:15pm

Cost: Early Bird $335 (USD) through July 8, 2022 Email [email protected] for Group Rates
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Treatment of Pediatric Pelvic Floor: Birth to 18

Instructor - Carina Siracusa, PT, DPT, WCS

CREDIT:    12.5 Education Contact Hours/Clock Hours (1.25 CEUs)

COST: $335 (USD) - Early Bird Rate thru July 8, 2022

Group Rate/person:  $315/person for groups of 3 or more thru July 8, 2022

REGISTRATION: At bottom of page

July 22 - 23, 2022
Friday 8 AM - 4:15 PM  & 
Saturday 8AM - 4PM

TIME ZONE: Pacific Time USA


REGISTRATION: At bottom of this page  


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.

OBJECTIVES:  Upon completion of this course participants will be able to:

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

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

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

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

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


Day 1 (Pacific Standard Time)
8:0-8:30 Introductions
8:30-9:00 Normal Pediatric Neurologic Development
9:00-9:45 Anatomy and Physiology of Bowel and Bladder
9:45-10:15 BREAK 
10:15-10:45 Normal Bladder Function, ICS Terminology
10:45 -11:15 Toilet Training, Urodynamics
11:15-12:15 LUNCH
12:15-1:00 Urinary Incontinence
1:00-2:00 Bowel Dysfunction
2:00-2:30 BREAK
2:30-3:30 Biofeedback
3:30-4:15 Voiding dysfunctions

Day 2 (Pacific Standard Time)
8:00-9:00 Medical Management of the child with bowel and bladder dysfunction
9:00-10:00 Physical Therapy Management
10:00-10:30 BREAK
10:30-11:15 Exercise for the Pelvic Floor
11:15-12:00 Family Dynamics and Interviewing
12:00-1:00 LUNCH
1:00-1:30 Adolescent pelvic pain
1:30-2:00 adolescent incontinence
2:00-2:15 BREAK
2:15-3:00 Treatment planning and marketing
3:00-4:00 Group activity

PRESENTER:  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

$335 (USD) Early Bird Rate thru July 8, 2022

$315/person for groups of 3 or more thru July 8 (email [email protected] for Group Discount Code)

$425 (USD) Regular Rate after July 8, 2022                                        


12.5 CEUs (12.5 Education Contact Hours, 1.25 CEU's)


Normajean Friend - Education Program Assistant

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Full refund of the course registration fee, less $50 administration fee, will be granted upon receipt of written request post marked 14 days prior to date of class.

Location Details

Mary Bridge Children's Therapy-
Puyallup, WA 98372

Contact Details

[email protected]

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