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Pelvic Health Physiotherapy: Pelvic Organ Prolapse - Advancing Your Practice : FULLY BOOKED

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Course type: Online

Pelvic, Obstetric and Gynaecological Physiotherapy

Pelvic Health Physiotherapy:

pelvic organ prolapse – advancing your practice


29 June 2024



£140 POGP member/affiliate

£175 non-member


This POGP course provides participants with the opportunity to better understand pelvic organ prolapse. It has been developed for Registered Physiotherapists who wish to deepen their understanding and improve their management of women with pelvic organ prolapse. As the study day includes no practical sessions it will be of most value to those who have already received training for vaginal examination and who are looking to develop further knowledge in the speciality. It is not suitable for students.

The advancing your practice pelvic organ prolapse course requires all participants to have one year’s minimum experience in the assessment/management of women with urinary tract symptoms.  The skills learnt on the course are to enhance and build on existing experience and knowledge.  Without this experience and knowledge it is unlikely participants will meet the learning objectives.

The course includes: relevant anatomy and physiology; the components of subjective and objective assessment; review of the current research and evidence for treatment; theory of conservative management and surgical treatment options and professional considerations. Please note: there are no practical sessions on this course.


Programme objectives

To provide evidence based information on the epidemiology, presentation and symptomology of pelvic organ prolpase (POP).

To provide evidence based information on the assessment and treatment options for POP, including an effective programme of physiotherapy management.

Learning outcomes

On completion of the course the participant should:

understand the anatomical changes related to pelvic organ prolapse (POP), the classification of POP and the relationship to symptomology

understand the prevalence, causes and symptoms relating to POP and the impact on quality of life

be able to undertake a subjective and understand the components of an objective assessment of POP

be able to deliver an appropriate conservative management programme including  pelvic floor muscle exercise and training  

understand the role of pessaries in a conservative management programme

have up to date knowledge on the role of surgery in POP

be able to choose and use valid outcome measures in POP

be aware of and conform to professional standards in relation to the assessment of women with pelvic floor dysfunction

be able to identify what physiotherapy service is required for women with POP


Pre-course learning

Prior to the course the participant will be provided with a link to the learning platform with modules to complete on POP anatomy, assessment and professional issues.  Participants should allow 2 hours for this modular pre-learning. This will help the participant develop the necessary skills required to further their knowledge on the day.  It is expected these modules will be completed before the live course and the participant risks jeopardising their learning experience if not completed.  

If you practice in the UK it is recommended that you familiarise yourself with the following document prior to the workshop:

Whilst course does not include any practical teaching it is important that you are familiar with this document.  

For those participants who have not previously attended the ‘Physiotherapy assessment and management of female urinary dysfunction’ programme it is recommended that you review the anatomy of the pelvic floor – the endopelvic fascia, levator ani, perineal membrane, external superficial muscles, external anal sphincter and associated pelvic muscles (eg obturator internus & piriformis).

You may find it helpful to view diagrams to demonstrate the layers, especially regarding the muscles that you are able to palpate. If you have an Athens password you may be able to access or you may find the following YouTube link helpful:

The following book will be helpful as further pre-workshop learning:

Laycock J., Haslam J. (eds) (2008) Therapeutic Management of Incontinence and Pelvic Pain (2nd Ed). Springer, London.

Suggested chapters: patient assessment and pelvic organ prolapse



By booking on this course you are confirming that you have at least one year’s experience in the assessment/management of women with urinary tract symptoms.

Organised by: Amy Williams of POGP

Delegate Terms and Conditions



This cancellation policy sets out the terms and conditions relating to bookings for courses offered by POGP, including receiving payments, course cancellations and refunds.

1. Definitions

POGP: Pelvic, Obstetric and Gynaecological Physiotherapy Delegate: A person attending the course

2. Scope

This policy covers all courses offered by POGP

3. Policy Detail

3.1.1 Payment of course fees

Confirmation that a place on the course has been finalised will be sent by POGP to the delegate on receipt of payment of the course fee or received proof of a purchase order number for the course fee invoice.

3.1.2 Cancellation, Refunds and Transfers to an alternative course date by Delegates

Summary of cancellation charges are as follows:

Timescale of cancellation notice Refund/Transfer of course fee

28 days or more before the course start date

90% refund will be given -or-
90% transfer will be given towards another POGP course

27-15 days before the course start date

50% refund will be given -or-
50% transfer will be given towards another POGP course

14 days or less before the course start date

We regret that no refund or transfer to an alternative course can be given if a cancellation is made 14 days or less before the course start date (including online day)

To prevent cancellations where possible, POGP may accept a change of delegate name, with no administration fee, up to 96 hours before the start of the course. Requests will be dealt with on an

individual basis, considering whether this allows time for any pre-course learning requirements to be completed.

Refunds will only be made to the payee’s account from which the original payment was made. Refunds must be claimed within 28 days of notice of the cancellation.

All requests to cancel, change a delegate name or transfer to a new course date must be made in writing to

Refunds for non-accessibility: where the delegate has not informed POGP about a special accessibility requirement, cancellation and refund of the course fee is not possible. When notified in advance, if POGP are not able to offer a solution to the special accessibility requirement the delegate may transfer to another POGP course without penalty.

3.1.3 Non-attendance

Delegates who fail to attend the course without giving notice, or who give notice after the course has started, are not entitled to a refund or a transfer to another course regardless of the reason for non- attendance.

3.1.4 Course cancellation by POGP

Minimum delegate numbers
To ensure the best learning experience possible, there will be a minimum number of delegates required for each course to run effectively, this number may vary for each course type. If the minimum course threshold is not met POGP reserve the right to cancel the course. For cancellations made in these circumstances delegates will be notified within at least 14 days of the course start date. Delegates will be offered an alternative date(s). If the delegate is unable to attend an alternative date a full refund will be given.

Course tutors
All courses offered by POGP will be delivered by experienced tutors within a course specific tutor group. In the event of illness, or unforeseen circumstances, POGP may, at short notice, substitute a tutor for another tutor from the course specific tutor group. If for any reason a replacement tutor cannot be found at short notice, POGP reserves the right to cancel and reschedule the course at its sole discretion. Where possible 24 hours’ notice will be given to delegates but, in the event of emergencies, this may happen on the day of the course.

POGP reserves the right to cancel a course at any time without incurring any additional liability to the delegate or organisation in which they work. Such circumstances are, but not limited to: weather conditions, fire, flood, transport strikes, closures or delays or any other force majeure. In such circumstances, POGP will offer alternative dates where possible, with delegates able to transfer their booking, free of charge, to an alternative date. Special consideration may be given to individual cases if necessary if this occurs. Refunds given are at the sole discretion of POGP.

POGP is not responsible for any travel or other expenses which may have been incurred and recommends that travel and accommodation bookings for the courses are made on a fully cancellable basis.

3.1.5 Covid cancellations

Delegate cancellations relating to Covid will be treated on an individual basis where necessary and at the sole discretion of POGP.

April 2024

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