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POGP Understanding pelvic organ prolapse – assessment and conservative management 17 March 2018 LONDON (FULLY BOOKED)

This POGP study day provides participants with the opportunity to better understand pelvic organ prolapse. It has been developed for Registered Physiotherapists who wish to deepen their understanding and improve their management of women with pelvic organ prolapse. As the study day includes no practical sessions it will be of most value to those who have already received training for vaginal examination and who are looking to develop further knowledge in the speciality. It is not suitable for students.

The study day includes: relevant anatomy and physiology; the components of subjective and objective assessment; review of the current research and evidence for treatment; theory of conservative management and surgical treatment options and professional considerations. Please note: there are no practical sessions on this course.

Programme objectives

  1. To provide evidence based information on the epidemiology, presentation and symptomology of pelvic organ prolpase (POP).

  2. To provide evidence based information on the assessment and treatment options for POP, including an effective programme of physiotherapy management.

Learning outcomes

On completion of the workshop the participants should:

  • understand the anatomical changes related to pelvic organ prolapse (POP), the classification of POP and the relationship to symptomology

  • understand the prevalence, causes and symptoms relating to POP and the impact on quality of life

  • be able to undertake a subjective and understand the components of an objective assessment of POP

  • be able to deliver an appropriate conservative management programme including pelvic floor muscle exercise and training

  • understand the role of pessaries in a conservative management programme

  • have up to date knowledge on the role of surgery in POP

  • be able to choose and use valid outcome measures in POP

  • be aware of and conform to professional standards in relation to the assessment of

    women with pelvic floor dysfunction

  • be able to identify what physiotherapy service is required for women with POP 

Delegate costs: 
£125 POGP member/affiliate £160 non-member


Where & When

17 Mar 2018
King Edward VII Hospital
5-10 Beaumont Street Marylebone
London W1G 6AA


Organiser name: 
POGP Course Administrator
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