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Pregnancy Related Physiotherapy: the childbearing year - an entry level course

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Course type: Online

Pelvic, Obstetric and Gynaecological Physiotherapy


Pregnancy Related Physiotherapy:

the childbearing year – an entry level course



29 JANUARY 2022


£125 POGP member/affiliate

£160 non-member

£75 physiotherapy student


This study day provides an introduction to physiotherapy in perinatal care and is designed for physiotherapists and physiotherapy students who have an interest in women’s health. Perhaps you are a rotational physiotherapist, and those who occasionally see pregnant or post-natal women as part of their caseload, or are considering developing their knowledge and skills in order to develop a service.

You will discuss the evidence relating to health promotion in pregnancy, childbirth and beyond, in sessions that provide an overview of safe practice and special considerations for this patient group in both the management of some pregnancy-related problems and the setting up of education or exercise classes for this client group.

This course will also help you if you are involved in teaching other professional groups or students, for example, promotion of continence to midwives and confirming the role of the physiotherapist within the obstetric MDT.

Due to Covid 19 we are unable to deliver the course in its usual onsite format.

We have been working hard behind the scenes to be able to provide you with what we feel will be an equally valuable learning experience.

Programme objective


To provide the participant with the knowledge and skills to deliver perinatal healthcare promotion and physiotherapy care.


Learning Outcomes


By the end of the study day the participant will be:

  1. Able to understand the physiological and anatomical changes that occur during pregnancy and the immediate postnatal period.
  2. Equipped with the knowledge to safely deliver perinatal physiotherapy care.
  3. Aware of and conform to professional standards and national guidelines in relation to physiotherapy in perinatal care.


Pre-course reading:

Whilst not compulsory, completion of the following pre-course reading is recommended so that you to make best use of tutor time at the workshop.


Pre-course preparation work will be sent out ahead of the course.

Please be aware that we are not intending to deliver the lectures in completion as we are aware of possible zoom fatigue on the day and feel that interactive work would be preferable.

The course preparation should prove interesting and is not all reading, there will also be some visual and audio links and possibly short recordings to view.

A timetable of content and timings will be sent closer to the day.

It will not be possible to record the content of the day so attendance is required in realtime in order to complete the workshop.

Organised by: Karen Armitage of POGP
Phone Number: 01522 810159

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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