Addenbrooke's Hospital,Hills Road,
Cambridge CB2 0QQ
Additional information / Directions
This POGP certified workshop has been developed for Physiotherapists who have not completed an accredited continence course but may also be of value to those who wish to update their knowledge and practical assessment 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. POGP recommends that participants complete of a number of specified learning tasks prior to the workshop.
The workshop content includes: professional issues; relevant anatomy and physiology; subjective and objective assessment of the patient with lower bowel dysfunction and relevant treatment. Practical sessions include ano-rectal examination as well as the application of treatment techniques including rectal sensation testing, rectal balloon expulsion training and electrical stimulation.
During the workshop each participant will normally carry out at least one ano-rectal examination. Participants may act as both clinician and model during the practical sessions. Valid consent procedures are used throughout. A participant acting as a model may opt out of having practical techniques performed on them at any stage.
Please note: vaginal examination is not included as any part of this workshop. Whilst not a pre-requisite POGP advises that completion of the ‘Physiotherapy assessment and management of female urinary dysfunction’ programme (or equivalent) is beneficial before attending this workshop.
POGP Course Administrator