PFD Week 2018

session1116_0 - Multidisciplinary Evaluation and Management of Vulvar Disorders

Oct 9, 2018 8:30am ‐ Oct 9, 2018 12:00pm


This workshop will cover how to perform a thorough vulvar history and exam; normal vs abnormal findings; when to biopsy and vulvar treatment guidelines; skin care; dilator use; compounding formulas; and physical therapy for the patient with dyspareunia. Interesting case studies will be presented covering dealing with patients with vulvodynia.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify the anatomy and pathophysiology of vulvar dermatology/vulvodynia conditions
  • Perform a history and physical to evaluate the female patient with vulvar symptoms
  • Identify abnormal vulvar exam findings
  • Discuss the appropriate treatment plan for the patient with vulvodynia and vulvar dermatologic abnormalities including: medications, life-style modifications, compounded preparations, and sexual pain (including partner education/ participation)
  • Verbalize the physical therapist exam and treatment modalities for the patient with secondary vulvar pain, dyspareunia and pelvic floor hypertonus dysfunction (resulting from vulvar dermatosis) and identify which patients are appropriate for a PT referral


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