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Pelvic Health Physiotherapy: Pelvic Organ Prolapse - advancing your practice - 23 November 2024

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Course type: Online


Pelvic, Obstetric and Gynaecological Physiotherapy

Pelvic Health Physiotherapy:

Pelvic organ prolapse – advancing your practice


23 November 2024 - Online


£275 POGP member/affiliate

£325 non-member

Pelvic organ prolapse affects up to 50% of women and up to approx. 20% women will seek physiotherapy for symptomatic prolapse. Vaginal prolapse is increasingly common in urogynaecology physiotherapy practice.

This POGP course will provide the participant with the confidence to more fully assess the prolapse and corelate it to the symptoms reported. Gaining an understanding of the anatomy of prolapse and its relevance to symptoms and rehabilitation will help the course participant to provide a programme that meets the needs of women and people who seek to manage their condition with non-surgical management.

Participants will also be helped to understand what management techniques may be more suited to different types of prolapse including helping women and people to know more about non-surgical options for treatment.

This advancing your practice course requires participants to have at least a year of experience in urogynaecological physiotherapy and have experience in digital vaginal examination. Please note that there are no practical sessions on this online course.

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. 

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:

  • 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
  • understand the  subjective assessment and the components of an objective assessment of POP including digital rectal examination
  • be able to devise an appropriate conservative management programme including  pelvic floor muscle retraining  
  • understand the role of pessaries and other adjuncts 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.  

These modules are to be completed before the live course to ensure learning outcomes are met.  

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

PD078_Consent_Apr2022.docx.pdf (

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. Useful links include:

Key article on prolapse assessment:

Abbas, N. and Reid, F., 2022. Pelvic organ prolapse: anatomical and functional assessment. Obstetrics, Gynaecology & Reproductive Medicine32(7), pp.127-134.

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. Chs: 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 urogynaecological  symptoms.

Organised by: Karen Armitage of POGP
Phone Number: 01543 442199

Please find a list of tickets for this event below.

Ticket Price
Any member £275.00
Any non-member £325.00

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


3.1.   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.


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