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10/7/2017 to 10/8/2017
When: October 7-8, 2017
Sat 7:30am-4:30pm; Sun 8:00am-4:30pm
Where: University of Minnesota - Children's Rehab Center (Room 202)
Minneapolis, MN 
United States
Contact: Seana Benting

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Speaker: Sarah J. Haag, PT, DPT, WCS, Cert. MDT, RYT
Contact Hours: 14 contact hours (MN BPT Cat. 1)
Location: University of Minnesota, Children's Rehab Center, Room 202

About This Course

Urinary incontinence is a condition that has been normalized and ignored on many levels. However, the impact of urinary incontinence is huge. Billions of dollars are spent every year managing incontinence, and the impact on quality of life is stronger than diabetes, cancer and arthritis. Physical therapists are ideally placed to not just identify people with incontinence, but in a perfect place to help CURE it! Unlike many diagnoses, we have Level 1 evidence that physical therapy can cure urinary incontinence.  

In this course participants will learn what incontinence is, how to differentiate between the different types of incontinence, and develop a plan of care for their patients starting Monday morning.

Course Objectives

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:
  • Describe normal physiology of micturition and continence.
  • Describe more than 3 types of urinary incontinence.
  • Develop a plan of care for urinary incontinence, including necessary referrals.

Course Schedule


7:30am-8:00am         Registration

8:00am-9:00am         Introductions, Impact of Incontinence on health and society
9:00am-10:15am       Definition and types of incontinence
10:15am-10:30am     Break
10:30am-12:00pm     Anatomy and Physiology of Continence: What’s normal? How does it work?  
12:00pm-1:00pm       Lunch (on your own)
1:00pm-2:30pm         How is incontinence diagnosed? Bladder Diaries, Outcome Measures and Tests
2:30pm-2:45pm         Break
2:45pm-4:15pm         Case studies/problem solving in small groups
4:15pm-4:30pm         Q & A
4:30pm                        End of Day 1

8:00am-9:00am         Why does incontinence happen?  Who has incontinence?  
9:00am-9:45am         Assessment:  Internal vs. External
9:45am-10:15am       Lab:  External assessment of Pelvic Floor Function
10:15am-10:30am     Break
10:30am-12:00pm     Intervention Options:  Exercise
12:00pm-1:00pm       Lunch (on your own)
1:00pm-2:30pm         Intervention Options: Estim, biofeedback, etc
2:30pm-2:45pm         Break
2:45pm-4:15pm         Case Studies: Development of Plans of Care and Discussion
4:15pm-4:30pm         Final questions
4:30pm                        End of Day 2

Speaker Biography 

Sarah graduated from Marquette University in 2002 with a Master’s of Physical Therapy. Sarah has pursued an interest in treating the spine, pelvis with a specialization in women’s and men’s health. Sarah was awarded the Certificate of Achievement in Pelvic Physical Therapy (CAPP) from the Section on Women’s Health. She went on to get her Doctorate of Physical Therapy and Masters of Science in Women’s Health from Rosalind Franklin University in 2008. In 2009 she was awarded a Board Certification as a specialist in women’s health (WCS). Sarah also completed a Certification in Mechanical Diagnosis Therapy from the Mckenzie Institute in 2010. Sarah has also completed 200 hour yoga training program.

Sarah looks at education, and a better understanding of the latest evidence in the field of physical therapy, as the best way to help people learn about their conditions, and to help people learn to take care of themselves throughout the life span.

Registration Information

Who should attend this course: PTs, PTAs, SPT(A)s
Registrants: Enrollment in this course is limited to 30 participants
Registrants are asked to wear comfortable clothes for the class.
Registration Prices:
PT Member PTA Member SPT(A) Member PT Nonmember PTA Nonmember SPT(A) Nonmember
$375 $325 $280 $425 $370 $320

Cancellations: Except for medical emergencies, cancellations two weeks before the course will be completely refunded, cancellations one to two weeks before the course will be refunded at the rate of 50%, and cancellations less than a week before the course will not be refunded. 

Questions: Please contact the MNPTA office with any questions at:

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