Liverpool Women's Hospital,
Additional information / Directions
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 programme has been developed for Registered Physiotherapists 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 Pelvic 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.
The practical sessions include peer physical examination and are compliant with the
requirements of CSP information paper PD092 (see further information below). Female
participants may choose to act as a model during the practical sessions. Valid consent
procedures are used throughout. A participant choosing to act as a model may opt out of
having practical techniques performed on them at any stage.
The optional post-workshop written assignment aims to demonstrate how the participant has
integrated their learning into practice. Participants who submit an assignment will receive
tutor feedback on their clinical decision-making and reflection, which is aimed at supporting
the participant in developing his/her practice further.
POGP Course Coordinator