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: Saturday 29th September and Sunday 30th September, 2018

Where: 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 under 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 is strictly limited to 5 people. Book early to avoid disappointment.


Cost: – $560 (inl GST)
(10% discount if booking the Male Pelvic Floor Workshop at the same time).
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 with her husband 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

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


CPFP = Complete Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy

Saturday 29th September  2018 Presenter Venue
8.00am Registration – Complete Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy   CPFP
8.15am Introductions Eileen Lavis CPFP
8.45am Toward Continence: What we’ve got and how it works. Part 1 Eileen Lavis CPFP
9.30am Towards Continence: Part 2 Eileen Lavis CPFP
10.00am Morning tea   CPFP
10.30am Assessment & Evaluation – Bladder training Eileen Lavis CPFP
12.10pm Practical demonstration ultrasound imaging of the pelvic floor in action Eileen Lavis CPFP
12.30pm Lunch   CPFP
1.30pm Pelvic organ prolapse: Did it fall or was it pushed? Eileen Lavis CPFP
2.45pm Introduction to vaginal assessment – preparation for the practical session Eileen Lavis CPFP
3.15pm Afternoon tea & change location   CPFP
3.45pm Practical session – part 1 – vaginal assessment Eileen Lavis CPFP
5.15pm Close Day 1    
Sunday 30th September 2018 Presenter Venue
8.30am Review of Saturday content: Questions and answers Eileen Lavis CPFP
8.45am Pelvic floor in the childbearing year Eileen Lavis CPFP
9.45am Aging and continence Eileen Lavis CPFP
10.30am Morning tea   CPFP
11.00am Principles of muscle rehabilitation and pelvic floor muscle exercise Eileen Lavis CPFP
11.30am Formulating a treatment plan – bringing it all together Eileen Lavis CPFP
12.15pm Assessing Pelvic Floor Muscle Function – preparation for the practical session Eileen Lavis CPFP
12.45pm Lunch & change location   CPFP
1.30pm Practical session – part 2 – assessment of pelvic floor muscles Eileen Lavis CPFP
3.00pm Afternoon tea   CPFP
3.30pm Case studies and debrief Eileen Lavis CPFP
4.30pm Close day 2