Introduction to Urinary Incontinence and Pelvic Floor Assessments - A Beginner's Course

Third Party Event

Venue The National Maternity Hospital Holles St
City Dublin 2
County Dublin
Contact Hours 16
Event Type Course/Workshop
Specialities Pelvic Health & Continence
Presenter Details 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 seven years, having training in the area while working in the Loid Hole Women’s Hospital in Edmonton, Canada.
She completed her Masters of Physiotherapy in Women’s health in 2021 and is current chair of the ISCP CPPHC.
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 CPWHC.
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. She has owned her private practice ‘Leah Bryans Physiotherapy’ since 2018 having previously worked for many years in The National Maternity Hospital and The Pelvic Floor Centre. Leah has supported many women through Gynaecological surgery and treated many women with complex pelvic floor dysfunctions affecting bladder, bowel and uterus.
Leah is a qualified Pilates Instructor and believes in restorative movement to build strength from the inside out.
Refreshments Included Yes
Free Event No
How to Book Online
Booking Link
Contact Person Leah/Aoife/Ciara
Contact Email [email protected]
Pre Course Requirement Participants Will Be Sent Any Necessary Pre-reading
Member Price €385.00
Branch Price €350.00
Non-Member Price €480.00
Date 22 Feb 2023 19:30 - 11 Mar 2023 17:00

This is a blended course of online learning and in person workshop. 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 22 Feb

  • PF anatomy and Physiology
  • Continence Mechanism and PF dysfunction (SUI/UUI)


2nd online section 1St March

  • Subjective Assessment
  • Objective Assessment
  • Pelvic Floor Exercises


3rd online 8th March

  • Biofeedback and NMES
  • Nice guidelines
  • Investigations and onward management


Practical Day 11th 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
  • Intro to Biofeedback/NMES/Devices


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

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