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Introduction To Assessment & Treatment of the Pelvic Floor

Effective management of urinary incontinence and pelvic floor dysfunction requires a sound knowledge of the anatomy, physiology and pathology of the pelvic floor and mechanisms which control continence. The course aims to provide physiotherapists with the opportunity to improve their knowledge and skills required to identify risk factors for pelvic floor dysfunction, implement preventative strategies and treat symptomatic patients.

At the completion of this course, you should:

• Understand the anatomy of the pelvic floor, bladder and bowel

• Understand the relationship between normal bladder function and the muscles of the pelvic floor

• Be able to differentiate the various types of incontinence

• Be able to interpret diagnostic tests such as neurodynamics and pelvic floor ultrasound

• Understand the types of urogenital prolapse and the management of those

• Be able to perform a physiotherapy assessment of pelvic floor muscle function

• Understand defaecation dynamics

• Be able to apply the above knowledge to plan and implement appropriate treatment for patients with pelvic floor dysfunction

• Be able to evaluate the efficacy of interventions


Location Address Dates
New South Wales Sydney Start date: 12 Aug 2017 09:00
End date: 13 Aug 2017 17:00
ACT Bruce Start date: 24 Nov 2017 09:00
End date: 25 Nov 2017 17:00