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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


This online physiotherapy course highlights 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.


Learning Objectives

  • Pre and post-prostatectomy protocols.
  • Male anatomy.
  • 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.
  • Sexual functions
    • Sexual excitement
    • Ejaculation
    • Erogenous zones and pelvic floor verbal cues
  • Orthopedics, examination practices, and urological health
    • Pelvic floor and orthopedics
    • Urological health
    • Anorectal exam and prostatectomy
  • Common sexual problems
    • Prostate problems, ejaculatory disorders, and erectile dysfunction
    • Premature ejaculation and peyronie's disease
    • Pornography, seniors and sex, and STIs
    • Health, wellness, and sexual activity
  • Health, wellness, and sexual activity
    • Sexual orientation, gender, and BDSM
    • Oxytocin and vasopressin; adverse childhood experiences.


What’s Included In This Online Physiotherapy Course?

  • More than 1 hour of video lessons.
  • 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.
  • Lifetime access. You can return to this course at any time. If any material is updated or added, you will have access to the new content.
  • Certificate of completion. Once you've completed the course, you will receive a certificate for your professional portfolio.
  • Access to this course is through Embodia, and although some of the content may be downloadable (such as a workbook or slides if included), 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 by 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 and for tax purposes.
  • A special coupon for 15% off any other online course on Embodia Academy when you’ve completed this course!



This online course is for all rehabilitation professionals, including physiotherapists, physiotherapy assistants, occupational therapists, occupational therapy assistants, chiropractors, athletic therapists, exercise therapists, kinesiologists among others. This course is also relevant for movement specialists, yoga teachers, yoga therapists, and those interested in learning more about pelvic floor health and wellness.


Can I Share a Course with a Friend or Colleague? How does the Group Discount Work?

Each course purchase is for a single viewer only, and may not be shared. If you are interested in group/staff viewing, please contact us at to arrange a group discount code specifically for your group. The larger the group, the larger the discount. Each individual must purchase separately with the discount code, and agree to the terms and conditions (legal). This provides each participant with their own copy to review at their pace, in addition to the opportunity to interact with colleagues as you all work collectively through the material.



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This course imparted by Pelvic Health Solutions (PHS) contains the recorded lectures from the 6th annual Pelvic Health Symposium in 2019. This course will challenge your theoretical and practical knowledge of pelvic health. Listen to their knowledge, and deepen your understanding of pelvic health and all of the factors that will make you a top-notch, excellent practitioner. You don’t have to be a practicing internal pelvic health therapist in order to benefit from this course - If your patient has a pelvis, you will benefit from this online course!

The instructors
Pelvic Health Solutions

Pelvic Health Solutions (PHS) is an evidence-based teaching company that aims to educate and empower physiotherapists, healthcare professionals, and everyday people about pelvic health.

PHS was founded in 2010 out of the need to develop pelvic health resources in Ontario at a time when it was an under-serviced health concern. PHS provides continuing education courses, mentoring, and clinical resources for a variety of practitioners with the goal of equipping them to deliver evidence-based, biopsychosocial assessment and treatment of pelvic health problems in our province and abroad.

Our company also exists as a way to connect people experiencing pelvic health concerns to pelvic health physiotherapists in their area. PHS has ultimately blossomed into a community of curious people who are committed to providing hope and healing to those who suffer from pelvic health issues.

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
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