Pierre Roscher

PhysioPlus course tutor - Pierre Roscher

Physiotherapist

Roscher and Associates Physiotherapy

Pierre Roscher is a South African Physiotherapist who has a special interest in Men’s Health Physiotherapy. He has over 10 years of experience, particularly in the neuromusculoskeletal field. He is currently completing his PhD on Disability Following Prostate Cancer Treatment.

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Functional Anatomy of the Male Pelvic Floor

The male pelvis contains a complicated mix of muscles, fascia, ligaments, blood vessels, organs and nerves. The pelvic floor muscles form part of the pelvic floor and are responsible for the maintenance of continence, sexual function and pelvic organ support. In this course Pierre Roscher discusses the role the pelvic floor muscles play that relate to continence and sexual function.
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Incontinence After Prostate Cancer

Urinary incontinence is a common side effect in men who have undergone treatment for Prostate Cancer. There are different types of incontinence that can occur and this depends on the treatment approach. A radical prostatectomy, which is the surgical removal of the prostate, often results in stress incontinence and radiation therapy more often results in urgency, frequency and urge incontinence. In this course Pierre Roscher introduces you to the concept of urinary incontinence in men and how the various treatments for Prostate Cancer can result in this disabling side effect.
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Introduction to Prostate Cancer

Prostate cancer is the second most common cancer affecting men across the world and constitutes an important global public health burden. Prostate cancer is a major cause of disease and mortality among men, and each year approximately 1.6 million men are diagnosed with, and 366,000 men die of prostate cancer. Disability amongst men is high during and after their treatment for prostate cancer with impairments such as chronic pain, incontinence and sexual dysfunction continuing to impact their quality of life. Physiotherapy can assist men with managing these impairments and symptoms following prostate cancer treatment. This course will provide an overview of prostate cancer, its diagnosis and the various treatment options available.
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Physiotherapy Assessment After Prostate Cancer

Problems relating to incontinence and sexual dysfunction are common side effects after both surgical and non-surgical interventions for prostate cancer. The assessment of a patient who is having problems after their treatment for prostate cancer is essential to understanding their full clinical picture. Assessing men with problems in their pelvis is complicated and a comprehensive subjective and objective examination needs to be performed. In this course, Pierre Roscher will take you through the basics of the subjective and objective examination for male pelvic health issues and how to differentiate between causes and what other conditions to screen for. The Prostate Cancer Programme of courses is an introduction to men's health and physiotherapy and further education is recommended to effectively treat this patient population.
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Physiotherapy Management After Prostate Cancer

The side effects from both surgical and non-surgical management of Prostate Cancer can be disabling for men. Urinary incontinence and sexual dysfunction are common in men who have undergone treatment for Prostate Cancer. Various Physiotherapy interventions can address these disabling side effects and help improve a man’s quality of life. In this course, Pierre Roscher will take you through some of the ways Physiotherapists can help educate and treat men for the various side effects after Prostate Cancer treatment. The Prostate Cancer Programme is an introduction to men's health and physiotherapy and further education is recommended to effectively treat this patient population.
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Prostate Cancer Programme

Prostate cancer is one of the most common cancers among men. This form of cancer generally develops slowly over many years and when detected early the chances of successful treatment are high. However, the interventions used to treat prostate cancer can incur significant risks and side effects which lead to conditions that significantly affect well being and quality of life. As a physiotherapist, there are a variety of ways we can work with individuals who have or have had prostate cancer in order to address these related conditions.
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Sexual Dysfunction After Prostate Cancer

Sexual dysfunction is strongly associated with outcome satisfaction after Prostate Cancer treatment. Treatment options for Prostate Cancer all have their advantages and disadvantages. Impacted sexual function is a common side effect regardless of the treatment approach taken. This is due to the close relationship of the prostate with the nerves, vascular structures and muscles that control an erection as well as other aspects of sexual function such as ejaculation and orgasm. Damage to these structures during surgery or from radiation therapy can result in debilitating sexual dysfunction that can negatively impact a man's quality of life. In this course, topic specialist Pierre Roscher will explore sexual function in males and the dysfunctions that can occur after prostate cancer treatment.
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