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Women’s Pelvic Health Physiotherapy Level 2 - Part A

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  • Overview


This course builds on the Level 1 course to enable physiotherapists to provide a baseline clinical service in the area of women’s pelvic health.


The course expands on incontinence, prolapse and defecation disorders by discussing advanced lower urinary tract and anorectal anatomy and physiology, more complex assessments of bladder, bowel and pelvic floor support disorders (including both physiotherapy and multidisciplinary assessment options) as well as more complex clinical reasoning and treatment options. Topics such as bladder pain syndrome, underactive bladder, functional anorectal pain and female sexual dysfunction are introduced.


The theory behind advanced clinical practice skills including how to perform a detailed initial patient interview, performing an internal vaginal examination and performing a digital rectal examination are included.  This will prepare physiotherapists undertaking the face-to-face course for the practicums.


Presented by the Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA) in combination with Women’s Health Training Associates (WHTA).


Important: this online course is a pre-requisite for the Level 2 Women’s Pelvic Health – Part B face-to-face course (2.5 day).


This online learning may also be used as refresher training or CPD for experienced Women's Health Physiotherapists.



Taryn Hallam, APAM
Director, Women’s Health Training Associates


Learning outcomes

On completion of the course, participants should be able to:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of appropriate subjective history taking skills
  • Demonstrate knowledge of how to select, apply and interpret physical assessment techniques for pelvic floor, urinary, anorectal and sexual dysfunction
  • Demonstrate knowledge of identification of cases of urinary incontinence that should be referred for specialist assessment prior to commencing a physiotherapy management approach
  • Demonstrate knowledge of how to interpret medical / physiological test results related to pelvic floor, including related to anorectal dysfunction
  • Demonstrate knowledge of selection, safe application and / or prescription of evidence based physiotherapy interventions for the management of pelvic floor dysfunction and related symptoms
  • Demonstrate knowledge of informed consent, including for intimate and internal vaginal and digital rectal examinations


CPD Hours

19 hours


Further information

Click here to open the downloadable PDF: Frequently Asked Questions



  • Women's Pelvic Health Physiotherapy Level 1 (Part A online and Part B face-to-face)


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