Rectal Examinations
Investment: $180 including GST for the 3 hour course
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Location: 4 Kanuka Grove, Kinloch, Taupo
Time: 2pm - 5pm
The focus of the course is learning how to do internal rectal examinations safely and competently.

What people are saying about Melissa's courses
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, Internals 2021

The contents of the course was great. Really friendly & supportive learning environment from Melissa and also other colleagues attending the course – Linh, Internals 2021
As an Osteopath doing the course, I loved how well it was able to be clinically applied in our line of work. We are lacking on any CPD in this area, here in NZ, so I feel that this really bridges the gap - Angela, Internals 2021
Absolutely a must do for anyone wanting to work in the pelvic health area. Melissa delivers concise, evidence based content in a safe and supportive environment - Megan, Internals 2021
I thoroughly recommend Melissa's courses. She is a very knowledgeable and entertaining presenter. The course content and practical assessment skills gained are immediately applicable to clinical practice in pelvic health practice - Sara, Internals 2021
I recommend Melissa's course to all Male Physiotherapists who are in private practice this information is valuable in helping your male clients for which there is a significant unmet need. - Graeme, Rectal, Men's & Gut Health 2021
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
  • Limited course numbers on each course.
  • Female and male health professionals are welcome.
  • You must be a registered health professional in New Zealand with a regulatory body (e.g., physiotherapist, osteopath, etc.) to attend this course.
Additional details:
  • 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 internal examinations, participants must be willing and able to have rectal examinations done on them by fellow attendees. Participants must also be willing to allow both female and male participants to examine them. This course allows both females and males an opportunity to learn from each other and gain vital, practical clinical skills.
  • We will ensure the environment is private and supportive. Informed consent is discussed in detail on the course, and you will have the ability to consent or not consent to internal examination at the time of the assessments. Some people may have known or unknown 'triggers' that might cause them psychological stresses on the course. Please let Melissa know in advance if you have any known triggers so we can adjust things for you.
Pre-reading and Tests:
Pre-reading will be provided to complete prior to the course starting. A pre-course test needs to be completed prior to the course to ensure the pre-reading has been completed.

There will be practical assessments during the course testing clinical assessment skills learned on the day to ensure at the end of the course you are competent. You will need to pass these assessments to complete the course.

A post-course test and evaluation will need to be completed prior to you receiving your completion certificate.

$180 including GST for the 3 hour course.
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