A comprehensive 2 day presentation of the basic theory and practical
skills needed for treating urinary incontinence in women
through retraining the muscles of the pelvic floor
The wokshops are limited to professionally qualified physiotherapists, nurses (RN’s), midwives and doctors.The workshops are only open to women.
Where: Newcastle University, NSW, Australia.
When: 9, 10 July 2011
Who: Dr Pauline Chiarelli is acknowledged as a world expert in her field and is an entertaining speaker.
Why: Theory, tutorials AND 4 hrs of prac with small group tutors ensures comprehensive coverage of topic.
Come along for the full weekend
or for the Saturday only
Full weekend $575
Saturday only $395
Lunch, refreshments, pre-reading and workbook will be provided.
10 personal tutors ensure you receive personal attention and training. Fully equipped venue
Network wit up to 60 colleagues from around Australia and New Zealand.
Full-time wokshop manager ensures personal attention and assistance 24/7.
You will need to organise & pay for your own transport, accommodation & evening meals. Flying into Newcastle offers the advantage of super-cheap Virgin or Jetstar flights. Ample, free, on-site parking.
Stay at nearby Jesmond Villas or any of the hundreds of hotels, motels & B&B’s in Newcastle.
Experience Newcastle’s vibrant restaurants and cafes on Saturday night.
SATURDAY (Timetable – subject to change)
Registration. Yes, it’s early but we have lots to get through
Anatomy and physiology of continence
Physiology of urinary incontinence & associated factors
Ups & downs of the Pelvic Floor
Pelvic floor (kegel) exercises: How do they work?
The pelvic floor as part of the core:
Sounding out the pelvic floor. (Ultrasound prac) Two groups alternating between afternoon tea and Physio Lab. 30 minutes each
Afternoon Tea - Close for theory participants
Prac Session 1 Vaginal Assessment
Review of Saturday content: Q&A’s
Pelvic organ prolapse: Did it fall or was it pushed?
Pelvic floor & continence in the childbearing year
Aging and continence
Principles of Muscle Rehabilitation and PFX prescription
Formulating a treatment plan
Assessing PFM: prep for prac session
LUNCH (inc 15 min discussion @ 1.15)
Prac Session 2.
Assessment Pelvic Floor Muscles
Case studies and debrief
The weekend consists of 8 hrs theory and 4 hrs prac which includes 3 hrs per vaginam prac work. Prac groups of 4 with one tutor per two groups ensure you personal attention and enough variety and interest to get the best educational outcomes. Pauline’s presentation of the theory is finely honed over many years experience and research to bring you the essential up-to-date information package.
Certificates of attendance will be provided for the theory and practical components of the workshop. In order to provide the mandatory practical experience necessary for competence in pelvic floor muscles assessment, the practical session within the workshop requires that each
full weekend participant be willing to personally perform AND undergo vaginal assessment procedures. There is a two-day theory-only option for health professionals who do not wish, or are not qualified, to perform per vaginam practical investigation.
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Feedback from the last 3 workshops
“Thank you for the tremendous course. We found the day very informative and thoroughly enjoyed the mix. We will pass on the details to colleagues and will also pass on all this wonderful and highly valuable info to our clients. The Hunter was marvelous...we ate at Enzo's cafe in Pokolbin. They were fab. Cheers to Pauline and thanks again for the conference. It all ran very smoothly. Boulevard was excellent for future reference. We ate at APK on the Saturday night...very very helpful and friendly considering we were such a large and noisy group.” (Anna-Louise Bouvier, brought 12 physios for Saturday workshop)
“Pauline was a fantastic speaker – easy to understand – held my interest very well
– humorous – I really enjoyed all the presentations.”
“I thoroughly enjoyed the course. It covered everything about incontinence and pelvic floor exercises that I wanted to know and I now
feel confident to use all of the information and practical components in my clinic.”
I thought the Continence & Pelvic Floor Symposium was fantastic. I really learnt a lot. I thought the practical sessions were very well
and the tutors were very helpful. Thank you for all your efforts, and the food was brilliant.
“Loved your sense of humour!”
“Loved the chance to network at meal breaks. Good food. Comfortable setting.”
“The whole 2 days was extremely relevant to the area I work in. Ultrasound and core stability was very new
to me and I was a little bit lost but in all thoroughly enjoyed the weekend.”
“Found the whole weekend really valuable, especially the pelvic floor practical sessions as they consolidate theoretical info.
The exercises were great.” (Note: Most attendees voted prac exercises most useful.)
“I really enjoyed last weekend and got a lot out of it. I will recommend the July course to my colleagues.
I really appreciated all the effort that was put into this course. Thank you.” HS
“Pauline has so much knowledge we need a whole week with her.
Please say thank you to her for a wonderful weekend and it was well worth the money.” GL
Make a Reservation:
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