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Course Overview

Urinary and fecal incontinence affect many adults worldwide. Even though they are common, many people do not realize there are conservative ways to manage these conditions and that physical or occupational therapy can help. Maintaining urinary and fecal continence relies on a complex interaction of various body systems. This course will give a basic understanding of the physiology and anatomy of continence. It will also delve into rehabilitation assessment and conservative management of incontinence and pelvic floor dysfunction.

About the Course Author

Kristin A. Phillips received her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the University of Pittsburgh in 2013 and completed a Women’s Health Physical Therapy Residency at University of Pittsburgh Medical Center in 2014. She is a board-certified women’s health clinical specialist, certified lymphedema therapist, as well as a registered yoga teacher.  Presently, she is an assistant professor in the Division of Physical Therapy within West Virginia University’s School of Medicine where she educates physical therapy students and medical students and residents about topics in pelvic floor and women’s health rehabilitation.  Her current clinical practice is dedicated to her passion of caring for individuals with pelvic floor-related diagnoses.

Kristin Phillips, PT, DPT has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.

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Accreditation Information

Certificates provided by accrediting body (53 Match)

  • American Occupational Therapy Association

    0.15HOURS


    Relias LLC is an approved provider of continuing education for occupational therapists by the American Occupational Therapy Association. AOTA does not endorse specific course content, products, or clinical procedures.


    Course approval ID# APP#0000000225. This Distance Learning-Independent is offered at 0.15 CEUs Introductory,Occupational Therapy Service Delivery.

  • Iowa Board of Physical and Occupational Therapy

    1.50HOURS

    The Iowa Bureau of Professional Licensure accepts Continuing Education hours obtained by completing online training courses related to the practice of physical therapy. This course is approved by the Physical Therapy Board of California and offered to PTs and PTAs for CEUs. This activity is approved for 1.5 contact hours. Disclaimer: It is the learner's responsibility to determine whether or not this course meets the specific renewal requirements established by your licensing board.
  • Massachusetts Board of Registration in Allied Health Professionals

    1.50HOURS

    This activity is approved for 1.5 contact hours.
  • Arizona Board of Physical Therapy Examiners

    1.50HOURS


    Arizona State Board of Physical Therapy (CEBroker Provider #50-290)

    This activity is approved for 1.5 contact hours.
  • Colorado Physical Therapy Licensure

    1.50HOURS

    The Colorado State Physical Therapy Board accepts Continuing Education courses as relevant to the licensee’s practice as a physical therapist and pertinent to his/her Learning Plan and goals. This course meets the requirements for Category I credit. This activity is approved for 1.5 contact hours.
  • Connecticut Physical Therapy Licensing

    1.50HOURS

    The Connecticut State Board of Examiners for Physical Therapists accepts internet-based and distance learning opportunities provided such coursework is related to the practice of physical therapy. This course is approved by the Physical Therapy Board of California and offered to PTs and PTAs for CEUs. This activity is approved for 1.5 contact hours.
  • Florida Board of Occupational Therapy

    1.50HOURS


    Florida Board of Occupational Therapy (CEBroker Provider #50-290)

    Occupational Therapists will receive 1.5 contact hours.
  • Idaho Physical Therapy Licensure Board

    1.50HOURS

    The Idaho Physical Therapy Licensure Board accepts Continuing Education courses sponsored by any section or chapter of the American Physical Therapy Association. Relias Learning is a Texas CCAP Accredited Provider by the Texas Physical Therapy Association, approval #1902008TX. This activity is approved for 1.5 contact hours.
  • Illinois Division of Professional Regulation of Physical Therapists

    1.50HOURS

    Relias LLC is an Illinois Physical Therapy Continuing Education Sponsor, number 216.000290. This activity is approved for 1.5 contact hours.
  • Indiana Physical Therapy Committee

    1.50HOURS

    The Indiana Physical Therapy Committee accepts Continuing Education courses approved by any state physical therapy association. Relias Learning is a Texas CCAP Accredited Provider by the Texas Physical Therapy Association, approval #1902008TX. This activity is approved for 1.5 contact hours.
  • Kentucky Board of Physical Therapy

    1.50HOURS

    The Kentucky Board of Physical Therapy accepts Continuing Education courses approved by the American Physical Therapy Association and its affiliate components. Relias Learning is a Texas CCAP Accredited Provider by the Texas Physical Therapy Association, approval #1902008TX.
  • Maryland Board of Physical Therapy Examiners

    1.00HOURS

    This course meets the basic criteria of the Maryland Board of Physical Therapy Examiners for 0.2020-301 CEUs.
  • Maine Physical Therapy Licensing Board

    1.50HOURS

    This activity is approved for 1.5 contact hours.
  • Michigan Board of Physical Therapy

    1.50HOURS

    The Michigan Board of Physical Therapy accepts Continuing Education courses approved by any state physical therapy association. Relias Learning is a Texas CCAP Accredited Provider by the Texas Physical Therapy Association, approval #1902008TX. This activity is approved for 1.5 contact hours.
  • Minnesota State Board of Physical Therapy

    1.50HOURS

    This course is approved by the Minnesota Board of Physical Therapy for 1.5 Category 1 credits and offered to PTs and PTAs for CEUs.
  • Missouri Advisory Commission for Professional Physical Therapists

    1.50HOURS

    The Missouri State Board of Registration for the Healing Arts accepts Continuing Education courses sponsored/approved by any state chapter of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA). Relias Learning is a Texas CCAP Accredited Provider by the Texas Physical Therapy Association, approval #1902008TX. This activity is approved for 1.5 contact hours.
  • Mississippi State Board of Physical Therapy

    1.50HOURS


    The Mississippi State Board of Physical Therapy accepts Continuing Education hours accrued through participation in educational activities approved by any state physical therapy association. Relias Learning is a Texas CCAP Accredited Provider by the Texas Physical Therapy Association, approval #1902008TX. This course meets approval under the Mississippi Regulation Part 3103 Rule 5.4 (1) (b).

    This activity is approved for 1.5 contact hours.
  • Montana Board of Physical Therapy Examiners

    1.50HOURS

    The Montana Board of Physical Therapy Examiners accepts Continuing Education courses approved by any state physical therapy association as Category A activities. Relias Learning is a Texas CCAP Accredited Provider by the Texas Physical Therapy Association, approval #1902008TX. This activity is approved for 1.5 contact hours.
  • North Carolina Board of Physical Therapy Examiners

    1.50HOURS

    The North Carolina Board of Physical Therapy accepts Continuing Education courses approved by the American Physical Therapy Association and its affiliate components. Relias Learning is a Texas CCAP Accredited Provider by the Texas Physical Therapy Association, approval #1902008TX. This activity is approved for 1.5 contact hours.
  • North Dakota Board of Physical Therapy

    1.50HOURS

    The North Dakota Board of Physical Therapy accepts Continuing Education courses sponsored by any state physical therapy association. Relias Learning is a Texas CCAP Accredited Provider by the Texas Physical Therapy Association, approval #1902008TX. This activity is approved for 1.5 contact hours.
  • Nebraska Board of Physical Therapy

    1.50HOURS

    The Nebraska State Board of Physical Therapy accepts Continuing Education courses relating to the theory or clinical application of theory pertaining to the practice of physical therapy. This course is approved by the Physical Therapy Board of California and offered to PTs and PTAs for CEUs. This activity is approved for 1.5 contact hours. Disclaimer: It is the learner's responsibility to determine whether or not this course meets the specific renewal requirements established by your licensing board.
  • New Hampshire Board of Physical Therapy

    1.50HOURS

    The New Hampshire Physical Therapy Governing Board recognizes the completion of distance learning courses as maintenance of continuing competence. This activity is approved for 1.5 contact hours.
  • New Jersey State Board of Physical Therapy

    1.50HOURS

    This course was approved by the New Jersey Board of Physical Therapy Examiners. Approval #: 2003-026. This activity is approved for 1.5 contact hours.
  • New Mexico Physical Therapy Board

    1.50HOURS

    The New Mexico Physical Therapy Licensing Board accepts Continuing Education courses approved by any state physical therapy association. Relias Learning is a Texas CCAP Accredited Provider by the Texas Physical Therapy Association, approval #1902008TX. This activity is approved for 1.5 contact hours.
  • Nevada State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners

    0.15HOURS

    This course has been approved by the Nevada State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners. This activity is approved for 0.15 contact hours.
  • New York Physical Therapy

    1.50HOURS

    The New York State Education Department's State Board for Physical Therapy has recognized Relias Learning, LLC as an approved provider of physical therapy and physical therapy assistant continuing education. This activity is approved for 1.5 contact hours.
  • Oregon Physical Therapist Licensing Board

    1.50HOURS

    The Oregon Physical Therapist Licensing Board accepts Continuing Education courses approved by any state physical therapy licensing board. This course is approved by the Physical Therapy Board of California and offered to PTs and PTAs for CEUs. This activity is approved for 1.5 contact hours. Disclaimer: It is the learner's responsibility to determine whether or not this course meets the specific renewal requirements established by your licensing board.
  • Pennsylvania State Board of Physical Therapy

    1.50HOURS

    Pennsylvania State Board of Physical Therapy accepts Continuing Education courses approved by the American Physical Therapy Association and its affiliate components. Relias Learning is a Texas CCAP Accredited Provider by the Texas Physical Therapy Association, approval #2202008TX. This activity is approved for 1.5 contact hours.
  • Georgia State Board of Physical Therapy

    1.50HOURS


    The Georgia State Board of Physical Therapy accepts Continuing Education courses approved by the American Physical Therapy Association and its affiliate components. Relias is a Texas CCAP Accredited Provider by the Texas Physical Therapy Association, approval #1902008TX.

    This activity is approved for 1.5 contact hours.
  • Rhode Island Board of Physical Therapy

    1.50HOURS

    The Rhode Island Board of Physical Therapy accepts Continuing Education courses approved by any state physical therapy association. This activity is approved for 1.5 contact hours.
  • South Carolina Board of Physical Therapy

    1.50HOURS


    The South Carolina Board of Physical Therapy accepts Continuing Education courses approved by any state physical therapy association. Relias Learning is a Texas CCAP Accredited Provider by the Texas Physical Therapy Association, approval #1902008TX.

    This activity is approved for 1.5 contact hours.
  • South Dakota State Board of Medical and Osteopathic Examiners

    1.50HOURS

    South Dakota State Board of Medical and Osteopathic Examiners accepts Continuing Education courses approved by the American Physical Therapy Association and its affiliate components. Relias Learning is a Texas CCAP Accredited Provider by the Texas Physical Therapy Association, approval #1902008TX. This activity is approved for 1.5 contact hours.
  • Tennessee Board of Physical Therapy (General)

    1.50HOURS


    The Tennessee Board of Physical Therapy accepts Continuing Education courses approved by the American Physical Therapy Association and its affiliate components. Relias Learning is a Texas CCAP Accredited Provider by the Texas Physical Therapy Association, approval #2202008TX.

    This activity is approved for 1.5 contact hours.
  • Texas Physical Therapy Association

    1.50HOURS

    This activity is provided by The Texas Board of Physical Therapy Examiners Accredited Provider #1902008TX and meets continuing competence requirements for physical therapist and physical therapist assistant licensure renewal in Texas. This course is not approved as meeting the ethics and professional requirements for Texas physical therapists or physical therapist assistants. The assignment of Texas PT CCUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by TPTA or TBPTE. This activity is approved for 1.5 contact hours.
  • Utah Board of Physical Therapy

    1.50HOURS

    The Utah Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing accepts Continuing Education courses conducted by commercial continuing education providers. This activity is approved for 1.5 contact hours.
  • Virginia Board of Physical Therapy

    1.50HOURS

    The Virginia Board of Physical Therapy accepts Continuing Education courses approved by any state physical therapy association as Type 1 courses. Relias Learning is a Texas CCAP Accredited Provider by the Texas Physical Therapy Association, approval #1902008TX. This activity is approved for 1.5 contact hours.
  • Vermont Board of Physical Therapy

    1.50HOURS

    The Vermont Office of Professional Regulation - Physical Therapy accepts Continuing Education courses approved by the American Physical Therapy Association and its affiliate components. Relias Learning is a Texas CCAP Accredited Provider by the Texas Physical Therapy Association, approval #1902008TX. This activity is approved for 1.5 contact hours.
  • Washington Board of Physical Therapy

    1.50HOURS

    The Washington Board of Physical Therapy accepts Continuing Education courses that are specifically related to the practice of physical therapy, with specified goals and objectives. This course is approved by the Physical Therapy Board of California and offered to PTs and PTAs for CEUs. This activity is approved for 1.5 contact hours. Disclaimer: It is the learner's responsibility to determine whether or not this course meets the specific renewal requirements established by your licensing board.
  • Wisconsin Department of Regulation and Licensing - Physical Therapy

    1.50HOURS

    The Wisconsin Physical Therapy Examining Board accepts Continuing Education courses approved by any state physical therapy association. Relias Learning is a Texas CCAP Accredited Provider by the Texas Physical Therapy Association, approval #1902008TX. This activity is approved for 1.5 contact hours.
  • Wyoming Board of Physical Therapy

    1.50HOURS

    The Wyoming Board of Physical Therapy accepts Continuing Education courses approved by any state physical therapy association. Relias Learning is a Texas CCAP Accredited Provider by the Texas Physical Therapy Association, approval #1902008TX. This activity is approved for 1.5 contact hours.
  • Delaware Examining Board of Physical Therapists and Athletic Trainers

    1.50HOURS

    The Delaware Examining Board of Physical Therapists and Athletic Trainers accepts Continuing Education courses approved by any state physical therapy association. Relias Learning is a Texas CCAP Accredited Provider by the Texas Physical Therapy Association, approval #1902008TX. This activity is approved for 1.5 contact hours.
  • Alaska Board of Physical Therapy

    1.50HOURS

    The Alaska State Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy Board accepts Continuing Education courses approved by any state physical therapy association. Relias Learning is a Texas CCAP Accredited Provider by the Texas Physical Therapy Association, approval #1902008TX.. This activity is approved for 1.5 contact hours.
  • Alabama State Board of Physical Therapy

    1.50HOURS

    The Alabama Board of Physical Therapy recognizes the completion of distance learning courses as maintenance of continuing competence. This course is approved by the Physical Therapy Board of California and offered to PTs and PTAs for CEUs. This activity is approved for 1.5 contact hours.
  • Alabama State Board of Occupational Therapy

    1.50HOURS


    Alabama State Board Of Occupational Therapy (CEBroker Provider #50-290).

    Occupational Therapists will receive 1.5 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • CA Physical Therapy Board of California

    1.50HOURS

    Relias Learning, LLC is recognized as an approved provider of continuing competency courses by the Physical Therapy Board of California. This course is approved for 1.5 contact hours.
  • Florida Board of Physical Therapy

    1.50HOURS


    The Florida Board of Physical Therapy accepts courses approved by any state chapter of the American Physical Therapy Association. Relias Learning is a Texas CCAP Accredited Provider by the Texas Physical Therapy Association, approval #1902008TX. This activity is approved for 1.5 contact hours.

  • Kansas Board of Healing Arts - Physical Therapy

    1.50HOURS

    This activity meets Kansas State Board of Healing Arts criteria for continuing education and is offered to PTs and PTAs for CEUs. This activity is approved for 1.5 contact hours.
  • Arizona Board of Occupational Therapy Examiners

    1.50HOURS


    Arizona Board Of Occupational Therapy Examiners (CEBroker Provider #50-290).

    Occupational Therapists will receive 1.5 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • Georgia State Board of Occupational Therapy

    1.50HOURS


    Georgia State Board of Occupational Therapy (CEBroker Provider #50-290)

    Occupational Therapists will receive 1.5 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • South Carolina Board of Occupational Therapy

    1.50HOURS


    South Carolina Board Of Occupational Therapy (CEBroker Provider #50-290)

    Occupational Therapists will receive 1.5 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • Louisiana State Board Medical Examiners- Occupational Therapy

    1.50HOURS


    Louisiana State Board of Medical Examiners - Occupational Therapy (CEBroker Provider #50-290)

    Occupational Therapists will receive 1.5 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • Mississippi State Department of Health- Occupational Therapy

    1.50HOURS


    Mississippi State Department of Health- Occupational Therapy (CEBroker Provider #50-290)

    Occupational Therapists will receive 1.5 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • Tennessee Board of Occupational Therapy

    1.50HOURS


    Tennessee Board of Occupational Therapy (CEBroker Provider #50-290)

    Occupational Therapists will receive 1.5 contact hours for participating in this course.


Course Details
  • Course Code:

    REL-RTS-0-ATBUI
  • Hours:

    1.50
  • Type:

    Online Course
  • Release Date:

    2020-03-01
  • Expiration Date:

    2023-02-28
  • Learning Objectives:

    Describe the relationship between the urogenital, gastrointestinal, and pelvic floor muscle systems.; Discuss assessment procedures for bladder, bowel, and pelvic floor muscle disorders.; Discuss the anatomy and physiology, neurology, and function of the urogenital, gastrointestinal, and pelvic floor muscle systems.; Identify key questions to ask during the subjective intake for someone reporting bladder, bowel, and pelvic floor muscle dysfunction.; List mechanisms of treatment for bladder, bowel, and pelvic floor muscle disorders.; Recognize possible dysfunction in urogenital, gastrointestinal, and pelvic floor muscle systems such as stress, urge, and functional incontinence, bladder urgency and frequency syndromes, and fecal incontinence.
  • Outline:

    Section 1: Introduction
    About This Course
    Learning Objectives
    Section 2: Pelvic Floor and Pelvic Viscera Anatomy and Physiology
    Anatomy and Physiology of the Urogenital System
    Anatomy and Physiology of the Gastrointestinal System
    Anatomy and Physiology of the Pelvic Floor
    Supporting Musculature
    Mechanisms of Continence
    Review
    Summary
    Section 3: Defining Urinary and Fecal Incontinence
    Urinary Incontinence
    Fecal Incontinence
    Review
    Summary
    Section 4: Assessment and Evaluation of Bowel, Bladder and Pelvic Floor Muscle Dysfunction
    Expected Bowel and Bladder Function
    Self-Reported Outcome Measures
    Subjective Intake
    Objective Examination
    Review
    Summary
    Section 5: Management of Bowel, Bladder, and Pelvic Floor Muscle Dysfunction
    Modifiable Factors
    Bladder Training
    Pelvic Floor Muscle Training
    Postural and Breathing Training
    Electrical Stimulation
    Biofeedback
    Medications
    Review
    Summary
    Section 6: Conclusion
    Summary
    Course Contributors
    References
  • Target Audience:

    The target audience for this course is: Entry level Physical Therapists; Introductory level Occupational Therapists; in the following settings: Rehabilitation Settings.
  • Course Delivery Method and Format:

    Asynchronous/Online Distance Learning; please see certificate details for specifics on delivery format.
    Relias has a grievance policy in place to facilitate reports of dissatisfaction. Relias will make every effort to resolve each grievance in a mutually satisfactory manner. In order to report a complaint or grievance please contact Relias.
    If you require special accommodations to complete this module, please contact Relias Support by completing the web form (https://www.relias.com/help) or by using the chat functionality.
    All courses offered by Relias, LLC are developed from a foundation of diversity, inclusiveness, and a multicultural perspective. Knowledge, values and awareness related to cultural competency are infused throughout the course content.
    Reference herein to any specific commercial product, process, or service by trade name, trademark, service mark, manufacturer or otherwise does not constitute or imply any endorsement, recommendation, or favoring of, or affiliation with, Relias, LLC.
    All characteristics and organizations referenced in the following training are fictional. Any resemblance to any actual organizations or persons living or dead, is purely coincidental.
    To earn continuing education credit for this course you must achieve a passing score of 80% on the post-test and complete the course evaluation.
  • Accommodations:

    If you require special accommodations to complete this module, please contact Relias Customer Support here.
  • Disclosures:

    Expert Reviewers, Instructors, and Staff Writers disclosures will be listed above after the individuals' biographical paragraph. All other members involved within the planning of this educational activity have declared no conflict of interest exists when planning and developing this course.