Introduction to the Female Pelvic Floor Course


17-18 July 2021 The University of Canberra Building 12, 11 Kirinari St, Bruce ACT 2617

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Early bird registration is $350 prior to June 4th 2021

Registration after June 4th 2021 is $450 

Registrations close July 2nd 2021. 


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Course Details

This introductory 2-day pelvic floor course will provide you with the basic skills required to assess and treat urinary incontinence and pelvic floor dysfunction in women. This course will include learning to perform a vaginal assessment and participants are required to be willing to be assessed themselves.

The cost of the course will include lunch, morning and afternoon tea. Once registered, please email any dietary requirements to us so that we can cater appropriately.

Learning outcomes

At the end of the 2-day course participants will be able to:

  • Demonstrate a basic understanding of the normal anatomical and physiological processes of women’s health through life stages, in particular the childbearing year and menopause.
  • Demonstrate a basic understanding of normal and abnormal pelvic floor anatomy and physiology.
  • Understand how to do a continence assessment, a physical and per vaginal assessment of the pelvic floor.
  • Develop patient centred a pelvic floor muscle treatment program.
  • Understand the use of biofeedback, electrical stimulation and transperineal ultrasound for assessment and treatment of pelvic floor.
  • Develop networks for peer support and specialised support in the management of women’s health issues and identify the criteria for referral to specialisedcare.

Course presenter 

Dr Irmina Nahon graduated with a Bachelor of Applied Sciences (Physiotherapy) from the University of Sydney in 1991. She has since developed a strong interest in Pelvic Floor rehabilitation and has a Post Graduate Certificate in Continence and Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy from Melbourne University (2000), and a Master of Physiotherapy from the University of South Australia (2003). In November 2011, she was awarded her PhD entitled “Assessment and Management of Male Urinary Incontinence” from the University of Sydney. In 2016 she completed a Graduate Certificate in Tertiary Education for the University of Canberra. 

Irmina works as a pelvic floor physiotherapist in a private practice and is a senior lecturer and Clinical Education Coordinator Physiotherapy at the University of Canberra. She is an active member of the International Continence Society, the Continence Foundation of Australia, and the Australian Physiotherapy Association’s Men’s and Women’s Health group.