This two-day course is for physiotherapists already working in the field of obstetrics and gynaecology and with experience of internal vaginal examinations. Experience of internal rectal examinations is not essential to attend the course
The course will provide insight into the complex anatomy of the female and to a lesser extent the male pelvic floor anatomy and has a large practical component, where participants through their knowledge of anatomy will acquire skills and techniques to treat a wide variety of pelvic floor dysfunctions.
Many of the techniques are muscle and fascia specific and are based on the principles of trigger point therapy described by Travell and Simons.
Participants are encouraged to practice techniques on each other in order to learn the techniques but also to experience the sensation of being palpated and to experience the changes in their own pelvic floors under the hands of the participating therapists.