Female Pelvic Floor Workshop Newcastle

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A comprehensive 2 day workshop presenting the basic theory and practical skills needed for treating urinary incontinence in women through retraining the muscles of the pelvic floor and lifestyle changes.

The workshop is open to professionally qualified Physiotherapists, Nurses (RN’s), Continence Nurses, Midwives, Doctors and student Physiotherapists, Nurses, Continence Nurses and Midwives. The workshop is open to women and men. For men booking, please contact Complete Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy on (02) 4975-1311 for special terms and conditions.

When: Thursday 30th May – Friday 31st May 2019

Where: Mercure Charlestown
109 Madison Dr, Charlestown, NSW, 2290

Practical sessions: Complete Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy
Suite 18, Level 2, OTP House, 10 Bradford Close, Kotara, NSW, 2289

Kotara is located approximately 9km south of downtown Newcastle. Kotara is approximately 27km from Newcastle airport. There is train station at both Kotara and Adamstown which are less than 2km from Complete Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy.

Speaker: Eileen Lavis – Eileen graduated as a Physiotherapist in 1993 and has a Post Graduate Certificate (Continence & Pelvic Floor Rehabilitation) and a Graduate Certificate in Continence Promotion & Management. Eileen carries a busy clinical caseload and lectures at the University of Newcastle. Eileen contracts to teach courses for The Australian Physiotherapy Association.

Why: Theory, tutorials AND 3 hrs of practical sessions with small group tutors ensures comprehensive coverage of the topic to enable you to see clients straight away.
This workshop has strictly limited numbers. Book early to avoid disappointment.

Cost: – $560 (incl GST) early bird (prior to 19/4/2019)

  • $590 (incl GST) after 19/4/2019
    (Note: 10% discount if booking one other course and 15% discount if booking the Update on Real Time Ultrasound for Pelvic Floor Assessment and Treatment  Workshop and Male Pelvic Floor Workshop at the same time).
CourseFemaleFemale and RTUSFemale and MaleFemale, RTUS and Male
Female – early (prior to 19/4/2019)$560$684 (10% discount)$841 (10% discount)$984 (15% discount)
Female – late (after 19/4/2019)$590$729 (10% discount)$891 (10% discount)$1028 (15% discount)

Current students: $450 (inl GST) (student identification to be provided)

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Eileen Lavis
Eileen Lavis – Eileen graduated as a Physiotherapist in 1993 with a special interest in women’s health and continence which started as an undergraduate. In 2002 Eileen completed the Post Graduate Certificate in Continence and Pelvic Floor Rehabilitation from Melbourne University. In 2008 Eileen won The Continence Foundation of Australia National Conference Scholarship. Then in 2013 Eileen won The Continence Foundation of Australia Graduate Certificate in Continence Promotion & Management scholarship and completed the scholarship with a mark of 99.6% in 2014. Eileen has owned Rathmines Physiotherapy & Sports Injury Centre since 2002 and in 2014 purchased the very successful Chiarelli Healthcare. To better reflect the services provided by both companies Eileen merged the Continence & Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy team of Rathmines Physiotherapy and Sports Injury Centre with the training and products company of Chiarelli Healthcare to open Complete Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy. Eileen’s additional roles include:

  • Hunter Academy of Sport Injury Management Consultant
  • Lecturer at the University of Newcastle
  • Clinical supervisor for undergraduate Physiotherapy & Midwifery students at the University of Newcastle
  • Presenter at conferences and medical in-service programmes
  • Provides book reviews for international journals.
  • Eileen is passionate about improving people’s health and well being and continues to hold a clinical caseload as well as developing and promoting continence and pelvic floor training workshops for professionals and the public.

Course includes:

  • Review of female anatomy and the physiology of incontinence, pelvic floor dysfunction through the ages and prolapse
  • Clinically relevant assessment methods
  • Clinical assessment forms for you to use in your practice straight away
  • Evidence based treatment strategies
  • Actual client clinical case studies
  • 3 hours of practical sessions including vaginal examinations with excellent tutor to participant ratio
  • Opportunity to ask questions and have open discussions.
  • Pre-reading and workbook provided
  • A copy of Women’s Waterworks Curing Incontinence – worldwide best seller written by Dr Pauline Chiarelli
  • Morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea on both days
  • Certificate of attendance
  • This course does not include a practical real time ultrasound component. Update on Real Time Ultrasound for Pelvic Floor Assessment and Treatment will be held the day after on Saturday June 1st, 2019. Discounts apply to attend both courses.

CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION –  Update on Real Time Ultrasound for Pelvic Floor Assessment and Treatment

Who should attend:

  • Physiotherapists wishing to commence work in the field of continence and pelvic floor training and those already working in the field wishing to consolidate their knowledge.
  • Nurses & Continence Nurses wishing to commence work in the field of continence or those wishing to enhance and build upon their existing skills.
  • Midwives wishing to expand their pelvic floor assessment and management skills will find the course beneficial.
  • Doctors including trainees, interns and registrars wishing to have a thorough understanding of the conservative management of female continence issues and the role of Physiotherapists and conservative management.
  • Students of Physiotherapy, Nursing, Continence nursing and Midwifery wishing to commence a career in women’s health and continence


Mercure = Mercure Charlestown

CPFP = Complete Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy

Thursday 30th May 2019PresenterVenue
8.00amRegistration – Complete Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy Mercure
8.15amIntroductionsEileen LavisMercure
8.45amToward Continence: What we’ve got and how it works. Part 1Eileen LavisMercure
9.30amTowards Continence: Part 2Eileen LavisMercure
10.00amMorning tea Mercure
10.30amAssessment & Evaluation – Bladder trainingEileen LavisMercure
12.00pmLunch Mercure
1pmPelvic Floor Muscle – More than Continence 
1.45pmPelvic organ prolapse: Did it fall or was it pushed?Eileen LavisMercure
2.30pmIntroduction to vaginal assessment – preparation for the practical sessionEileen LavisMercure
3.00pmAfternoon tea & change location Mercure & CPFP
3.45pmPractical session – part 1 – vaginal assessmentEileen LavisCPFP
5.15pmClose Day 1  
Friday 31st May 2019PresenterVenue
8.30amReview of Saturday content: Questions and answersEileen LavisCPFP
8.45amPelvic floor in the childbearing yearEileen LavisCPFP
9.45amAging and continenceEileen LavisCPFP
10.30amMorning tea CPFP
11.00amPrinciples of muscle rehabilitation and pelvic floor muscle exerciseEileen LavisCPFP
11.30amFormulating a treatment plan – bringing it all togetherEileen LavisCPFP
12.15pmAssessing Pelvic Floor Muscle Function – preparation for the practical sessionEileen LavisCPFP
12.45pmLunch & change location CPFP
1.45pmPractical session – part 2 – assessment of pelvic floor musclesEileen LavisCPFP
3.15pmAfternoon tea CPFP
3.45pmCase studies and debriefEileen LavisCPFP
4.45pmClose day 2