High-tone or hypertonic pelvic floor muscles form part of a range of pelvic floor dysfunctions and can affect both women and men. Patients can experience pelvic floor myofascial pain, as well as bladder and bowel symptoms. In this lecture we will discuss why and how hypertonic pelvic floor muscles contribute to these symptoms and give attendees a better understanding of the anatomy, physiology and function / dysfunction of an overactive pelvic floor.

This lecture will cover the following:

  • A short revision of pelvic floor dysfunction
  • An overview of the hypertonic pelvic floor and the type of symptoms a patient might experience
  • Myofascial link to PFD
  • An overview of CPP and sexual dysfunction

This is the first in a three part course on the hypertonic pelvic floor. It includes downloadable course notes, 1.5hrs video presentation and a set of MCQ’s for accreditation.

Assessment and treatment will follow in subsequent courses to complete the series.

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