Course 2: Introduction to Pelvic Health Internals
***2nd DATE CHANGE*** Saturday 11 December 2021, 8:30am to 4:00pm
Sunday 12 December, 8:30am to 3:30pm
Auckland, New Zealand
UniSports Sports Medicine, 261 Morrin Rd, St Johns, Auckland

$650 including GST for the two-day course in Auckland
Course date change due to COVID
Update as at 13 November 2021:
 
This course has moved to Sat/Sun 11/12 December.
 
With Auckland remaining at Level 3 until after the next review on 29 November, we won't be able to hold the course on the planned dates of 13/14 November. Hence the decision to change dates.
 
We have sent out confirmation of registration for the December course to everyone who confirmed they can attend. And confirmation of registration to the few people who have transferred to a 2022 course.
 
A limited number of seats have become available. Register your interest above and we'll be in touch with a payment link or to let you know the course is full.
 
Thanks
 
Melissa and Simon
Update for Course Registrants
We'll be in touch approximately 3 weeks prior to your course with an invitation to log-in to the private Members' Area for the course where you can access course resources.
 
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In the meantime, if you need any help, contact us at: [email protected]
 
See you at the course!
 
Melissa & Simon
The focus of the course is learning how to do internal vaginal and rectal examinations safely and competently.

Incontinence (urinary and faecal), pelvic organ prolapses, levator ani avulsions, bowel issues, sexual dysfunction, and pelvic pain conditions in females and males will be introduced at a basic level.

The course is very clinically focused and will give you tools to enable you to branch into the field of pelvic floor and women's and men's pelvic health physiotherapy.

A one-day course (Course 3) is run directly after Course 2, focused on the business side of pelvic health physiotherapy and how to use your unique set of new skills to maximize your business success in this field.

Ongoing professional support in various formats is also available.
Aims:
  • To advance participants’ basic knowledge of common conditions related to pelvic, women’s and men’s health.
  • Provide clinical guidance on integrating this knowledge into clinical practice.
  • Provide practical examination tools and clinical tools that participants can use immediately on return to the clinical environment.
What people are saying about this course
Melissa's Course 2 is a must for anyone wanting to develop skills in pelvic health physiotherapy. Having the opportunity to practice vaginal and rectal exams in a safe and encouraging space has made me feel so much more confident to be able to pursue this area of physiotherapy further. Melissa makes the course and her style of teaching very approachable and relatable which made me feel so much more at ease to ask questions. I have come away from this course feeling very motivated and inspired to being the career pathway in developing further in pelvic health. Thank you Melissa – Jennifer

Melissa is a great teacher; the course provides a good mix of theory and practical in a safe environment and you come away feeling confident in your new skills – Jenny
The contents of the course was great. Really friendly & supportive learning environment from Melissa and also other colleagues attending the course – Linh

Amazing course, I was hesitant on going the step further into internal exams, but the course was fun, friendly, and not at all scary. The knowledge of the research and the clinical experience Melissa has in this area is very evident in the logical and informative way she has structured this course. I learnt a lot – Nina

Melissa's course on introduction to pelvic floor physiotherapy was a fantastic course that helped me to gain a wealth of knowledge and practical skills for starting to assess and treat pelvic health. Anyone who is looking to focus in this area of Physiotherapy should do this course – Rebecca
 
How was the food?
 

- Super yummy, filling, and healthy

- 10/10

- All was delicious

- 10!!!

Presenter:
Dr Melissa Davidson
Specialist Physiotherapist in Pelvic Health
PhD, MPhil, Dip.Physiotherapy, B.Science, Dip.Manipulation,
Post Graduate Certificates in Physiotherapy (Pelvic Floor and Acupuncture)
Certificate in Health Science
Registered with the Physiotherapy Board of New Zealand under Specialist Scope of Practice
Member of Physiotherapy New Zealand
Participants:
  • Limited course numbers.
  • Both female and male physiotherapists are welcome.
  • You must be a registered health professional in New Zealand (physiotherapist, osteopath, etc.)
Additional details:
  • Morning tea, lunch, and afternoon tea will be provided. If you have specific food requirements or allergies, we recommend you bring your own food with you.
  • As this is a practical course which involves learning how to complete internal examinations, participants must be willing and able to have vaginal and/or rectal examinations done on them by fellow attendees. We will ensure the environment is private and supportive.
  • Participants must also be willing to allow both female and male participants to examine them (if male participants wish to attend the course). Men’s health is just as important as women’s health and this course allows both females and males an opportunity to learn from each other and gain vital, practical clinical skills.
  • There will be practical assessments during the course testing clinical assessment skills learned on the weekend to ensure at the end of the course you are competent.
Reading List and Pre-course Assessment:
You will be given a pre-reading list and sent a link to a pre-course assessment that must be completed prior to course starting. This it to ensure you have read and understood the pre-reading. It will also enable you to put specific questions to Melissa in advance of the course date. This will enable smooth question and answer sessions and ensure everyone gets a chance to ask about topics they are interested in or are having issues with.
Investment:
$650 including GST for the two day course in Auckland.