Introduction to female pelvic health for physiotherapists
Third Party Event
|National Maternity Hospital, Holles St
|Pelvic Health & Continence
|Aoife Cullen is a Clinical Specialist Physiotherapist working as part of the National MDT for Vaginal Mesh Complications at the National Maternity Hospital, Holles St. Aoife has worked solely in Pelvic Health for the last eight years, having training in the area while working in the Lois Hole Women’s Hospital in Edmonton, Canada. She completed her Masters of Physiotherapy in Women’s health in 2021 and is a former chair of the ISCP clinical interest group Chartered Physiotherapists in Pelvic Health and Continence.
Ciara Ryan is a Clinical Specialist physiotherapist working as part of the National MDT for Vaginal Mesh Complications at the National Maternity Hospital, Holles St.
Ciara has specialised in Pelvic Health physiotherapy since 2010, working in both Ireland and Australia. She is a former chair of the ISCP Chartered Physiotherapists in Pelvic Health and Continence.She is passionate about exercise and working in the area of women’s wellness to facilitate optimum physical health.
Leah Bryans has worked in Pelvic Health since 2007. Having worked for many years in The National Maternity Hospital and The Pelvic Floor Centre, she now runs her own private practice ‘Leah Bryans Physiotherapy.’ Leah enjoys working with women through pregnancy, perimenopause, pre and post Gynaecological surgery and treated many women with complex pelvic floor dysfunctions affecting bladder, bowel and uterus.
Leah is a qualified Pilates Instructor and specialises in prescribing restorative movement to build strength from the inside out for women with pelvic floor dysfunction and pelvic pain. Leah is a committee member of the ISCP clinical interest group Chartered Physiotherapists in Pelvic Health and Continence and The Continence Foundation of Ireland.
|How to Book
|Pre Course Requirement
|Participants Must Be CORU Registered Physiotherapists
|28 Feb 2024 19:00 - 23 Mar 2024 17:00
**This course is now sold out but to join the waitlist please email [email protected]
This is a blended course of online learning and in person workshop. Participants must be CORU registered Physiotherapists
It will consist of three evenings of online webinars (2-2.5 hours) and one day of practical skills.
Below is a brief outline, this may be subject to minor change, Exact times TBD.
Contact hours - 16 (8.5 online/7.5 in person)
Participants will be sent a pre-recorded module on Professional Issues and Consent (1-1.5 hours) to be completed before the course.
1st online section 28 Feb
- PF anatomy and Physiology
- Continence Mechanism and PF dysfunction (SUI/UUI)
2nd online section 6th March
- Subjective Assessment
- Objective Assessment
3rd online 12th March
- Treatment Strategies
Practical Day Sat 23rd March – It is essential to complete the three theory modules before attending the practical day
- Functional Movement/ Pelvic Floor Pilates session
- Review of Professional issues
- Observation of Vaginal examination
- Vaginal examinations with supervision
- Case studies
- Treatment strategies
Following completion of this course, the participant will be able to:
- Understand the theory of bladder function and dysfunction
- Identify relevant anatomy for internal vaginal exam
- Carry out pelvic floor assessment
- Carry out subjective assessment for bladder dysfunction
- Understand a range of treatment used in pelvic floor and bladder dysfunction