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Highlights of Examining and Treating Males

Highlights of Examining and Treating Males

Highlights of Examining and Treating Males

This course includes
1:26:17 of Course Material (View)
Lifetime access after purchase
Certificate of completion

Course Description:  

This online physiotherapy course will highlight important issues to cover when examining and treating males who come to your office with orthopedic, bowel, bladder and sexual functioning impairments. Specific topics will include pre and post-prostatectomy, erectile dysfunction, premature ejaculation, peyronie’s disease, hard/flaccid conditions, testicular pain, ejaculatory pain, urinary frequency and retention, constipation, anal fissures.  We will discuss how orthopedic impairments throughout the body can influence these conditions along with validated questionnaires, pelvic floor, and orthopedic forms for natal (assigned sex at birth: male/female), gay, bisexual and transgender males. Evidenced based treatment protocols will be provided.


  • The participant will understand  pre and post-prostatectomy protocols
  • The participant will understand 2 PT interventions for ED, premature ejaculation, Peyronie’s, testicular and ejaculatory pain
  • The participant will understand the differences in validated forms
  • The participant will understand how to provide an open, inclusionary office environment and intake forms for all-male populations.

What do you get in this course?

  • Slides to each lecture
  • Lifetime Access: You can come back to this course at any time. If any material is updated or material is added to the course, you will have access to the new content.
  • Certification of Completion: once you've created the course you will get a certificate for your professional portfolio.
  • Access to this course is through Embodia and while some of the content, such as the workbook can be downloaded, the majority cannot. This is to protect the instructor’s material and to prevent the content from being shared freely on the internet.
  • Embodia is mobile-friendly and can be accessed on phone, tablet, and computer.
  • There is no start date or completion date. You can complete the course at your own pace.
  • You will be sent a receipt as soon as you purchase this course. This receipt can be used for education grants (such as The Allied Health Professional Development Fund) and for tax purposes.
  • Bite-sized information: all of the content is broken down into bite-sized chunks so that you can easily watch a video on your break, over lunch or for a few minutes at night.
  • You will receive a Special Coupon for 15% off any other online course on Embodia Academy when you’ve completed this course!

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. Holly Herman
Dr. Hollis Herman (Holly) has been a physical therapist for 43 years. Her passion is Women and Men’s Health including LGBTQAI community. Holly is board certified as an Orthopedic, Women’s Health, Biofeedback Specialist and Pelvic Rehabilitation. Holly is an AASECT certified Sexuality Counselor and an ISSWSH Sexuality Fellow. She has pioneered physical therapy evaluation and treatment of problems that involve orthopedic, urologic, colorectal, obstetric, gynecologic, reproductive and sexual medicine. She maintains a vibrant private practice, HealthyWomen HealthyMen HealthyPeople, in Cambridge, MA, seeing patients in addition to training thousands of health professionals in these areas worldwide. Holly has authored numerous books, book chapters and peer reviewed articles. She has received many grants and awards for her dedication and clinical excellence in physical therapy. Holly co-founded the Herman & Wallace Pelvic Rehabilitation Institute in 2005, though, no longer affiliated. Her present courses through HWHMeducation can be viewed on and Holly believes all patients deserve the right to be validated, educated and empowered so that they can live healthy, functional, active lives.
Course Material included in this course
  • Anatomy, Common Problems, and Examination Techniques
  • Testicular Inspection and CTP
  • Physical Therapy
  • Vas Deferens, Inguinal Canal, and Hernias
  • Semen
  • Structure of the Penis and Penile Inspection
  • Erectile Tissue, Cowper's Glands, and Urethral Examination
  • Arteries of the Penis and External Examination
  • Examination Practices (Pt. 1)
  • Feedback
  • Sexual Function
  • Sexual Excitement
  • Ejaculation
  • Erogenous Zones and Pelvic Floor Verbal Cues
  • Feedback
  • Orthopedics, Examination Practices, and Urological Health
  • Examination Practices (Pt. 2)
  • Pelvic Floor and Orthopedics
  • Urological Health
  • Anorectal Exam and Prostatectomy
  • Feedback
  • Common Sexual Problems
  • Prostate Problems, Ejaculatory Disorders, and Erectile Dysfunction
  • Premature Ejaculation and Pyeronie's Disease
  • Pornography, Seniors and Sex, and STIs
  • Health, Wellness, and Sexual Activity
  • Feedback
  • Alternative Patients
  • Sexual Orientation, Gender, and BDSM
  • Oxytocin and Vasopressin; Adverse Childhood Experiences
  • Feedback