This practical and informative 2-day course will equip you on how to address the difficulties of persistent pelvic pain.
In a relaxed teaching environment, this course is appropriate for musculoskeletal physiotherapists/health professionals and pelvic health physiotherapists/health professionals who want to advance their skills in the comprehensive care of individuals with persistent pelvic pain.
We will review how to recognise the difference between predominant nociceptive pain components and predominant nociplastic pain. Common female and male pelvic dysfunctions such as endometriosis, vulvodynia, prostatitis, painful bladder syndrome, hard flaccid syndrome, mesh injuries, gut pain syndromes, and more will be discussed.
You will learn evidence-based management strategies to enable individuals to reduce their pain and disability using a combination of advisory and hands-on approaches. For musculoskeletal therapists, externally focused approaches will be used, while pelvic health therapists will also learn internal treatment approaches.
What people are saying about Melissa's other courses
This is a great course (Intermediate Pelvic Health) 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 (Physiotherapist)
Just wanted to say thank you, thank you, thank you for that weekend course because today I had a child come into my clinic with incredible primitive reflexes still present and I wondered what would I have done if I hadn't gone on your course (Jacqui) and learnt about how to treat them, so I was buzzing and even better; I knew what I was doing !!! You're a keeper!! R.C. (Osteopath)
Melissa presents and delivers a totally relevant course which sets you up so well with techniques and knowledge you can use immediately on returning to work on Monday. She makes attending a course an absolute pleasure and inspires you to continue improving and learning in a fun and informal way. Oh yes - also great location and food. – Jo (Physiotherapist)
I took the SIJ course in Wellington a few weeks ago. Your course (Jacqui) has been one of the most helpful to my practice. S.A. (Physiotherapist)
As an Osteopath doing the course (Melissa's), 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 (Osteopath)
How was the food?
- 10. Love it that I could eat most of the food even though I'm on keto :D
- 10 - loved the gut health foods and drinks
- Super yummy, filling, and healthy
- 10 oh yerrrrrr
- All was delicious
- Healthy and delicious
- 10/10 - Great to experience the foods talked about for gut health, will be trying more (with my steak!)
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
There are limited places available on these courses. Both female and male health professionals are welcome. You must be a registered health professional in New Zealand (e.g., physiotherapist, osteopath, GP, etc) to attend this course.
Peer-to-peer learning is used to ensure you gain the most from the course. As this course has practical components, participants must ideally be willing and able to be examined by fellow attendees.
Only pelvic health therapists (or those health professionals who complete internal examination as part of their standard practice) will be expected to take part in internal examinations as both the therapist and the patient. 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 or Jacqui know in advance if you have any known triggers so we can adjust things for you.
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.
The course is held at Melissa's home in Kinloch. Ripley and Strider, our two black labs, are ready, willing and able to provide cuddles as a key ingredient to a successful learning experience. (It is recommended that you don't wear white :-).
Pre-reading and a pre-course test will need to be completed prior to the course.
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 pass the course.
And a post-course test and evaluation form will need to be completed prior to you receiving your completion certificate.
$795 including GST for the two day course.
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