Pre-Con: Crash Course on Sexual Medicine for the PT with Ashley Winter, MD

APTA CSM 2024 Pre-Conference in Boston, MA


Wednesday, February 14, 2024
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM (EST)
Boston Convention Center | Meeting Level 2 | Meeting Room 206AB Note: Please check the CSM app for the most up-to-date location in case there were any room changes
Category: Events

Be Inspired in Boston

APTA CSM 2024 will be held Feb. 15-17, 2024 in Boston, Massachusetts at the Boston Convention and Exposition Center (BCEC). Be a part of the largest physical therapy conference! Join thousands of PTs, PTAs and students of physical therapy for programming and events you won’t find anywhere else. The Academy of Pelvic Health Physical Therapy is hosting this Pre-Conference on February 14 before CSM officially commences. To register, click above to be rerouted to the APTA CSM registration website. On that website, you will be able to register for the full conference and/or this pre-conference among many other events. We look forward to seeing you there!

About the Pre-Conference

Are you a physical therapist looking to enhance your knowledge and expertise in the field of genitourinary health and sexual function? Join us for this intensive pre-conference course designed to provide you with a deep understanding of anatomy, hormones, and common dysfunctions related to the genital and sexual health of individuals.

This pre-conference course will help the practitioner to identify issues in sexual function that may be helped by medication prescribed by a physician, and get the patient to specialist more quickly. You'll leave with a deeper understanding of the complexities of sexual health and the ability to apply this knowledge in your physical therapy practice, particularly in addressing the unique needs of diverse patient populations. Don't miss this opportunity to enhance your expertise and make a meaningful impact on the lives of your patients.

Learner Objectives

  • Anatomy Review:

    • Identify and describe genital homologs, such as the female prostate, vulvar vestibule, and penile urethra, and their clinical relevance.

    • Understand the variations in genital anatomy across genders and how this relates to physical therapy practice.

  • Hormones and Gender-Affirming Care:

    • Summarize the roles of male and female hormones and their impact on genitourinary health.

    • Recognize symptoms associated with hormone deficiencies, including genitourinary syndrome of menopause, and explore treatment options.

    • Analyze common misconceptions and risks related to gender-affirming hormone therapy.

    • Describe the potential pelvic issues that may arise in transmasculine patients, such as pelvic pain from clitoral growth or vaginal atrophy.

  • Low Sexual Desire:

    • Define low sexual desire and its potential causes.

    • Evaluate different treatment approaches for addressing low sexual desire

  • Disorders of Arousal:

    • Discuss disorders of arousal, such as reduced lubrication and erectile dysfunction.

    • Examine the role of physical therapy in managing these arousal-related issues.

  • Orgasmic Dysfunctions:

    • Identify and differentiate between various orgasmic dysfunctions, including anorgasmia, muted orgasm, and post-orgasmic pain.

    • Explore physical therapy considerations for managing these dysfunctions, such as addressing clitoral phimosis or pelvic floor dysfunction.

About Ashley Winter, MD

Dr. Ashley Winter is a Board-certified urologist and one of the country's top experts in sexual medicine, Dr. Winter completed her residency at Cornell and her fellowship with Dr. Irwin Goldstein at San Diego Sexual Medicine and she spent the past several years at Kaiser. She is a member of the International Society for the Study of Women's Sexual Health and formerly served as an editor of the Journal of Sexual Medicine.