Introduction to Bladder Function & Dysfunction
Assessment & Treatment Skills


19-20 November 2022


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Michelle Lyons


Michelle Lyons graduated from UCD’s Physiotherapy Hons Degree in 1994, and has continuously added to her women’s health toolbox since then. As well as pilates, yoga and mindfulness teacher trainings, she also holds a postgraduate certificate from TCD in Innovation and a postgraduate cert from NUIG in Health Coaching & Nutrition. She is a former lecturer for the POGP, a former faculty member of Herman & Wallace, The Pelvic Rehab Institute and The Integrative Women’s Health Institute and has presented nationally, internationally and online for institutions such as ICS, IPPS, the British Pelvic Floor Society, CSM for the American Physical Therapy Association, the APTA Academy of Pelvic Health and the Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists.

Key Learning Outcomes

On completion of the course participants will be able to:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the female pelvic anatomy and physiology relevant to the diagnosis of urinary incontinence

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the difference between stress, urgency and mixed urinary incontinence  

  • Understand the role of pelvic organ prolapse in urinary incontinence.

  • Conduct an assessment for the female service user presenting with bladder leakage, using evidence-based approaches including screening questionnaires, outcome measures, external and internal assessment skills.

  • Modify interventions to account for the influence of postnatal, menopausal and musculoskeletal influences

  • Design and deliver evidence-based interventions for bladder/ pelvic floor dysfunction using a range of modalities including manual therapy, exercise prescription and selfcare/ home exercise programming

Topics to be covered

  • Female pelvic floor functional anatomy

  • Bladder function & dysfunction

  • Factors influencing urinary incontinence

  • Screening questions, outcome measures – current practice

  • What does the current evidence tell us about the treatment of urinary incontinence?

  • Assessment skills – setting up your environment

  • Progressing from isolated pelvic floor muscle coordination to functional movements & return to exercise

  • External & Internal Assessment Skills

  • Using clinical reasoning for treatment planning


Early Bird Registration: (For 1st 10 seats)

Payment Amount 2300 AED

Payment Amount 1900 AED

Normal Registration

Payment Amount 2500 AED

Payment Amount 2200 AED

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