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									       Advanced manual therapy for the pelvic floor
                          5/6th Nov 2011, Cost £295
     Tutors: Maeve Whelan SMISCP & Dr Ruth Lovegrove PhD MCSP
                    Charing Cross Hospital, London W6.

Pelvic floor disorders can present in varying ways such as stress urinary
incontinence; urgency; urge incontinence; bowel dysfunction; prolapse and
chronic pelvic pain. The onset of pelvic floor dysfunction is rarely the result of
one single event, but more often stems from a whole range of different issues
in a patients’ life. Such factors could include childbirth, chronic straining,
habitual postural changes as well as central neurological mechanisms present
in chronic pelvic pain. This very practical course, aimed for the
experienced women’s health or musculoskeletal physiotherapists with
experience in pelvic floor palpation, provides an effective assessment &
mechanical diagnosis tool that can be applied to manage the patient
with pelvic floor dysfunction. You will learn about assessment and
treatment of the pelvic floor using fellow clinicians as models under the
guidance of the course tutors. You will learn to recognise a movement
dysfunction in the pelvic floor, be taught the manual therapy techniques to
change the dysfunction and learn to facilitate the correct movement patterns
to restore normal function. The course also reviews current chronic pain
physiology and provides a multi-dimensional, problem orientated rehabilitation
approach with emphasis on evidence based practice where available. Case
histories and patient demonstrations will be included throughout.

By the end of the course the participant will gain further understanding in:

   Being confident in the assessment of pelvic floor anatomy including
    differentiation of superficial and deep pelvic floor muscles and overlying
   Recognising potential disorders of pelvic floor muscle over-activity, and
    applying this to treat bladder and bowel dysfunction, prolapse and chronic
    pelvic pain in men and women
   Assessment and advanced manual therapy techniques for the pelvic floor
    muscles, connective tissue and neural tissue, including the pudendal
   A clinically useful, holistic model to illustrate and effectively manage the
    multi-dimensional aspect of pain, especially the “difficult” cases.
   The essentials of pain physiology, and how to provide appropriate
    explanation for your patient.
   Essential home programs using specific breathing techniques to release
    the pelvic floor

Charing Cross Hospital – Physiotherapy Department
Fulham Palace Road, W6

Refreshments (tea/coffee) will be available but delegates must provide their
own lunch. A coffee shop/sandwich shop is available on site.

Nearest tube: Hammersmith or Baron’s Court (Piccadilly line, 8 minute walk),
Hammersmith (Hammersmith & City line, 10 minute walk)
Parking: Metered parking is available on the roads around the hospital; some
free parking is available on the south side of Hammersmith Bridge – which is
a 10 minute walk from the hospital.

Cheques (£295) should be made payable to;
‘Imperial College Healthcare Trust – Fund 5071’
Send to Jo Dafforn, Physiotherapy, Hammersmith Hospital, Du Cane rd,
London. W12 0HS

Cancellation policy
No refunds will be possible for delegates cancelling within 8 weeks of the
course date.

For more information, or to book a place contact:
Miss Jo Dafforn
Lead Physiotherapist in Women’s Health
Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust
0203 313 4730

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