INTEGRATION: Integrating Pelvic Health into Musculoskeletal Practice
This one day live online course aims to advance participants' basic knowledge of pelvic, women's and men's health, and provide clinical guidance and practical tools to immediately integrate this knowledge into musculoskeletal clinical practice.
 
Combine INTEGRATION with INTERNALS to complete the PART A: Pelvic Health Fundamentals Certificate.
Format
One day live online via Microsoft Teams.
Content
You will learn about types of pelvic floor dysfunctions in all genders, maternal birth injuries and ACC coverage, how to complete basic screening for pelvic health conditions and how to externally palpate the superficial muscles of the pelvic floor safely through clothing.
 
We will review exercise guidelines for pregnancy and the post-partum timeframes, as well as the current recommendations for DRAM and pelvic girdle pain.
 
You'll learn how to adjust your standard musculoskeletal care to account for pelvic health conditions as well as learn how to initiate pelvic floor muscle training programmes.
 
Sports and pelvic floor dysfunctions will be discussed, and you'll learn how to take a woman's hormone status into account in relation to your ongoing care of them.
 
By the end of this day, your brain will be full to overflowing regarding pelvic health knowledge and how it applies to your current caseload of patients.
NOTE: INTEGRATION teaches you the basics of pelvic health for both males and females as it relates to general musculoskeletal practice; it does not qualify you to become a pelvic health professional.
Participants
Females, males, and gender diverse musculoskeletal health professionals (physiotherapists, osteopaths, exercise physiologists, kinesiologists, personal trainers, etc.) are invited to take part in this course.
Prerequisites
No prior knowledge of pelvic floor, women's or men's health needed.
Presenter
Dr Melissa Davidson is the only registered Specialist Physiotherapist in Pelvic Health in New Zealand. Alongside her 33 years of clinical practice, Melissa has extensive post graduate qualifications including a PhD in Bioengineering, research Masters from The University of Melbourne, a Diploma in Advanced Orthopaedic Manipulations from Canada, and Post Graduate Certificates in Physiotherapy in both Pelvic Floor and Acupuncture. She also has a Certificate in Health Science, is registered with the Physiotherapy Board of New Zealand under Specialist Scope of Practice and is a long-term member of Physiotherapy New Zealand. She is the current President of the International Organisation of Physiotherapists in Pelvic and Women's Health.
What people are saying about this course
"A great informative and eye-opening course, plenty of scope and need for pelvic health physiotherapy. Melissa is a great educator and gets all the points across with a cheeky approach and help from family and dogs."
 

- Marcel, Physiotherapist

"It was a very refreshing way to be brought up to date with the statistics, anatomy, and current treatment of pelvic floor dysfunction in a non-threatening and fun way. Loads of information, and I feel more confident to expand my history taking questions to best serve my patients."
 

- Elaine, Physiotherapist

"Really enjoyed this course, so much information and lots of space for questions and discussions. I followed the course online and it was great: good set up, could follow along well and it was nice to be able to get an introduction into pelvic health without having to travel to the North Island."
 

- Danique, Physiotherapist

"I really enjoyed the level 1 Pelvic floor course. It had a good mix of practical and theory, Melissa's warm presentation style was great and I enjoyed the stories that accompanied it and came away with screening that I could use my very next day in the clinic. I would definitely recommend."
 

- Jeannie, Physiotherapist

"I completed the integration course online. I was worried I would miss out not being there in person, but it ran so smoothly and all the information leading up to the course made it an excellent experience all round. Very good course content and plenty to use daily in my practice. Thank you Melissa and Simon for a great course."
 

- Stephanie, Physiotherapist

"I can't recommend this course highly enough, not only to physiotherapists, and osteopaths, but GP's and midwives as well. The wealth of knowledge Melissa imparts in a relaxed, but research based informative manner, should be a must for every health professional who deals with anything below the neck, because at the end of the day, we all believe in best practice for our clients."
 

- Laura, Physiotherapist

"I wish everyone spoke so candidly about all things vagina! After this course I can't wait to spread the word to anyone who will listen about how important our nether bits are. This course has truly highlighted the importance of the pelvic floor and has enriched my clinical practice so that I can confidently screen, externally assess and sign-post for many pelvic floor conditions. While strengthening the core remember the floor!"
 

- Charlotte, Physiotherapist

"Melissa provided a research-based useful course, with information which can be immediately applied in the clinic, and in general life. I highly recommend her courses to anyone interested in pelvic health."
 

– Ilana, Physiotherapist

"I work with a lot of active sporty post-natal clients who are keen to get back into sport and this course gave me lots of useful info and assessments to help me screen these clients and safely help them to return to what they want to do. Melissa is extremely knowledgeable and a humorous, approachable teacher!"
 

- Anesa, Physiotherapist and Pilates Instructor

Pre-reading and Evaluations
Three weeks before the course, we will be in touch with details of pre-reading to be completed prior to the course.
 

You will also need to complete a short pre-course test prior to the course to check your understanding of the pre-reading.

During the live online session, there will be opportunities to practice external palpation techniques. You may wish to have another person available such as a partner, family member, colleague, friend, etc. who is happy for you to examine their pelvic region through their clothes.

You will also need to complete a post-course test and evaluation within 2 weeks after the course to receive your completion certificate.

Investment
$445 including GST for the one-day course.
 
Includes: 1 day live online course; access to recording for a limited time; and completion certificate for 8 hours of CPD once all evaluations completed.
Choose your date below
Best option for musculoskeletal professionals who do not want to become pelvic health professionals...yet.
INTEGRATION: Integrating Pelvic Health into Musculoskeletal Practice
1 Day Live Online | 23 March 2024
INTEGRATION: Integrating Pelvic Health into Musculoskeletal Practice
1 Day Live Online | 17 August 2024
or save $145 when you register for INTERNALS at the same time
Best option if you want to become a Pelvic Health Professional.
Register for INTEGRATION and INTERNALS together to complete the Part A: Pelvic Health Fundamentals Certificate
and you only pay $1,340 $1,195.
Part A: Pelvic Health Fundamentals Certificate
1 Day Live Online | 23 March 2024
2 Days In-Person in Kinloch | 6/7 April 2024
Kinloch Venue: 4 Kanuka Grove, Kinloch
Part A: Pelvic Health Fundamentals Certificate
1 Day Live Online | 17 August 2024
2 Days In-Person in Auckland | 31 Aug/1 Sep 2024
Auckland Venue: Unisports 261 Morrin Road, St Johns