INTERNALS
Introduction to Pelvic Health Internals
Investment: $695 including GST for the 2 day course
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Venue:
Auckland - UniSports Sports Medicine, 261 Morrin Rd, St Johns, Auckland
Kinloch - 4 Kanuka Grove, Kinloch, Taupo
 
Times:
Auckland
Saturday 8.30am - 4.00pm
Sunday 8.30am - 3.30pm
 
Kinloch
Saturday 9.30am - 5.00pm
Sunday 9.00am - 4.00pm
Outline:
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 women's and men's pelvic health and call yourself a pelvic health therapist.

What people are saying about this course
Melissa's course 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
 
This is a great course with a good balance of theory and practical components. Melissa makes everyone feel comfortable no matter your previous experience, nervousness or gender! I highly recommend this course. Also the food is great! - Derek

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
 
A fantastic introduction to internal examinations. Really felt like I learned so much in such a short weekend- Anna
 
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
 
Fantastic course. A very comprehensive course that covers relevant information. Melissa provided a save environment for us to learn internals comfortably. Food is also 10/10 every course- Laura
 
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
 
It was awesome and I highly recommend it!! - Miyoung
 
A great informative course to gain the skills of internal assessment and education assisting patients in the journey to improved pelvic health. Very clear presentation which you came away feeling confident and equipped to integrate into your practice immediately. Melissa's sense of humor and professionalism makes the course a pleasure to be part of - Hannah
 
This is a hands-on practical way of applying knowledge in a way that can really help people - Natalie
 
Melissa is absolutely amazing at what she does! This has been the best course I've been to - Nicole
 
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
 
This course was perfect for being able to integrate theory and practice, and leave you feeling confident to move in to clinical practice - Teresa
 
 
How was the food?
 

- Super yummy, filling, and healthy

- 10/10

- All was delicious

- 10!!!

- Pretty Nom

- Fantastic!!!

- 10+/10

- Nom nom

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 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:
  • 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 internal examinations, participants must be willing and able to have vaginal and/or 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.
  • If you have your period, internal examinations can still be completed. Low risk pregnancies are not a contraindication to internal examinations, however, please get in touch with Melissa to discuss prior to registering on the course.
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 weekend to ensure at the end of the course you are competent. These are completed throughout the weekend and done in a relaxed, comfortable fashion. 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.

Investment:
$695 including GST for the two day course.
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