This extended programme comprises a pre-course learning package, three day POGP certified workshop and optional post-workshop written assignment. It provides participants with the opportunity to practice both vaginal examination and treatment skills.
The workshop has been developed for Registered Physiotherapists/CSP members who have not completed an accredited continence course but wish to develop their knowledge and skills in the assessment and management of women with urinary dysfunction. It may be of value to those already working in the speciality who wish to update their knowledge and practical skills. It is not suitable for physiotherapy students but may be useful for a newly- qualified physiotherapist preparing for a rotation in Women’s Health.
The workshop content includes: professional issues; relevant anatomy and physiology; the subjective and objective assessment of a woman with urinary dysfunction; theory of various treatment options and further investigations. Practical sessions include vaginal examination and the application of both biofeedback and electrical stimulation.