Program outline :

The aim of this foundation diploma program is to prepare physiotherapists to assess, treat and manage key women's related health conditions specifically those related to :

  1. Pelvic girdle pain

  2. Pregnancy-related problems specifically urinary dysfunction and pelvic girdle pain 

  3. Prenatal health

  4. Postnatal health

Wome's related problems in general and Pregnancy-related condition, in particular, has a high incidence and is a leading cause of both physical and psychological disability. These problems affect a large number of women yet a little number of physiotherapists are competent and comfortable to manage these problems. As an example, rectus diastasis is a common postnatal condition that has been associated with an increased incidence of pelvic floor dysfunction e.g. pelvic pain and prolapse and incontinence, such conditions could be well managed by Physiotherapy through exercises and education.

This program aims to add value to your practice if you engage well with the learning materials and apply what you have learned promptly.

Teaching style:

Within the program, there is an emphasis on practical teaching, with a range of interactive theory and reasoning sessions. Case studies will be always used to link the discussion to clinical practice. The program is well supported by reading including key articles and resource.

Program objectives :

  • Assessment of the Pregnant Patient for common conditions 

  • Pelvic Girdle Pain: Effective ways of reducing pain and increasing function

  • Using Dynamic Taping in the Ante and Post Natal periods 

  • External assessment of the Pelvic floor 

  • Assessing and treating Urinary incontinence, constipation, Pelvic and low back pain

  • Getting confident about discussing the effects of pregnancy on sexual activity

  • Breath control and why it's so important 

  • Rectus Diastasis: What's the most effective way to treat this 

  • Using Ultrasound imaging in the assessment and treatment of Rectus diastasis and abdominal, breath rehab

  • Using trans abdominal Ultrasound Imaging in the assessment and treatment of pelvic floor dysfunction

  • Safe return to sport post natally

  • How to develop a female pelvic health caseload and clinic 

  • How to adapt your clinical work to the challenges and opportunites of COVID-19