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Pelvic Health Physiotherapy: Pelvic Organ Prolapse - Advancing Your Practice

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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:

PD092 Pelvic floor examination – CSP expectations 2012

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

Please find a list of tickets for this event below.

Ticket Price
Any member £140.00
Any non-member £175.00

Delegate Terms and Conditions


Cancellation by a participant

Where a place on a course has been confirmed a 90% refund will be given for cancellation up to 4 weeks before the workshop, a 50% refund will be given for cancellation up to 2 weeks before the course.  No refund will be given for a cancellation within 2 weeks of the course.  If eligible for a refund this must be claimed within three months of the course taking place.

This includes failure to attend a course due to illness.  In the event of becoming unwell or physically incapacitated  prior to attendance on a course the participant should contact the POGP workshop administrator or POGP workshop coordinator  if they are hoping to still attend. POGP reserves the right to make the final decision whether a participant can attend the course. Failure of the participant to disclose any changes to  health  could result in a participant being turned away on arrival at the course venue  or during the course itself. The policy will also be valid for a cancellation of a place for an overseas participant. In addition, any extra costs incurred for bank charges and administration will be subtracted from the final refund.

Participants who fail to attend the course on the date booked without giving notice or who give notice after the course has started are not eligible for a refund or a transfer to another course regardless of the reason for non-attendance

Cancellation by POGP

In the very unlikely unforeseeable event that we have to cancel a course we will offer you the choice of a full refund of the course fee or a free transfer to the same POGP course  that is hosted at a different location/date within the same calendar year.

We will try to give you at least 2 weeks’ notice but sometimes (for example when a course is cancelled due to bad weather) this is not possible.  We reserve the right to cancel a course where we believe the weather conditions are so bad that it would be unreasonable to expect participants and/or tutors to travel to the venue.  If we make the decision that it is reasonable to run the course and it goes ahead as planned, failure to attend the course may result in the loss of the course fee.  It is the participant’s responsibility to research alternative methods of transportation before a course to assure you can attend.  We reserve the right to alter any specified course tutor (to cover for sickness or late unavailability) to enable an advertised course to run.

We recommend that you book fully refundable travel and accommodation for your course. POGP accepts no liability for non-refundable costs in the event that a course is cancelled.  You might like to consider travel insurance to cover any significant non-refundable costs incurred.

Cancellation due to COVID-19

Refunds due to COVID-19 can only be given in the following circumstances:


If POGP cancels the course prior to commencement POGP participants will be offered the opportunity to transfer to a future POGP course.  If an alternative date is not acceptable the course fee will be refunded with no administration fee charged.  However, POGP is not responsible for any travel or other expenses which may have been incurred.


The same rules will apply to participants who are unable to attend the POGP course due to travel restrictions imposed by the UK government or, for overseas participants travel restrictions imposed by their national government.  Documentary evidence may be required for overseas participants.


If a participant is unable to attend due to COVID-19 related issues a full refund of the course fee will be given.  This includes if you are self-quarantining, living with someone who is self-islolating or have symptoms of COVID-19.  


 If this is the case please email  to notify POGP.


In  the event  of a participant having to quarantine  following  a visit abroad in accordance with UK government  guidelines,  then the  COVID-19  cancellation  section  of  this  document  is  not    applicable. 


POGP reserves the right to alter the cancellation policy to reflect the changing directives from the UK government.

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