This is an online course offered through Embodia Academy.
This course is an introduction to a common problem in men, causing penile deformity and affecting 10% of the population.
Peyronie’s disease greatly impacts sexual function, psychological well-being, and relationships in affected men, with only 12% recovering without treatment.
Scar tissue in the penis arises from trauma or post-operative conditions such as radical prostatectomy or pelvic surgery, causing reduced blood flow to the penis and the formation of plaques. This may present as a soft tissue injury, leading to pain, penile curvature, indentation, and shortening over a period of time, which is greatly distressing to men and limits sexual function.
Recognizing a gap in treatment, particularly in the acute phase of the condition, and as part of her Ph.D. studies, Dr. Jo Milios has recently conducted an RCT assessing the benefits of therapeutic ultrasound and will share her findings, which have proven to be highly beneficial.
This course will also include practical strategies any physiotherapist can provide to patients, dealing with this condition and an opportunity to discuss clinical cases.
Join Dr. Jo Milios and Pelvic Health Solutions for this online course to learn about Peyronie's disease in men's health physiotherapy.
This online course is open to physiotherapists, nurses, nurse practitioners, occupational therapists, naturopaths, chiropractors, medical doctors, and any other licensed health care provider.
To register, please use this link: https://www.embodiaapp.com/courses/510-peyronie-s-disease-in-men-s-health-physiotherapy-pelvic-health-solutions-dr-jo-milios
Dr. Jo Milios - Men's Health Physiotherapist
Jo Milios is an Australian Physiotherapist who has a special interest in Men’s Health, focusing on Prostate Cancer (PCa), Urinary and Erectile Dysfunction, Pelvic Pain, Peyronie’s disease (PD), Exercise, and Yoga. After graduating with a Bachelor of Science (Physiotherapy) in 1993, the big gap seen in Men’s Health proved pivotal in her decision to specialize in 2005. Recently completing Ph.D. studies at the University of Western Australia, Jo investigated the quality of life outcomes in men undergoing surgery for PCa via a large randomized controlled trial aimed at reducing the impact of urinary continence and erectile dysfunction. A second RCT utilizing therapeutic ultrasound to treat scar tissue in the 1 in 6 men who develop Peyronie’s disease following treatment for PCa was also completed.
Jo has presented her research findings at several international conferences including WCPT15, 17 & 19, APCC 2014-18, CSM 2020, and locally at Men’s Sheds, Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia, and ANZUS Conferences 2011-2018. Recent publications include papers in the ANZ Continence Journal (2018, 2019) and BMC Urology (2019) with further papers in review, Jo provides workshops throughout Australia and internationally, lectures at Charles Sturt and Curtin University, and in 2012 established, ‘PROST! Exercise 4 Prostate Cancer Inc. a not-for profit organization, which provides an exercise and peer support program for ANY man diagnosed with PCa.
Jo’s passion is education and she will happily provide this in any forum- in person, online, via TeleHealth, or through the Men’s Health Physiotherapy Facebook group which Physiotherapists can access.