Pelvic floor fitness: Part 1

Webinar (35 mins) — Last updated 01 June 2011

Presenter: Dr Margaret Sherburn PhD FACP

  • Manager of Physiotherapy, The Royal Women's Hospital, Melbourne
  • Senior Lecturer in Physiotherapy, Melbourne School of Health Sciences, The University of Melbourne

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Topics covered

  • What are the clinical issues for pelvic floor fitness and dysfunction?
  • What is the evidence?
  • Anatomy of pelvic floor
  • Risk factors for dysfunction and management options

Learning objectives

  • Have an increased understanding of the risks and causative factors of pelvic floor dysfunction
  • Be able to identify who is at-risk of pelvic floor dysfunction
  • Become familiar with treatment and referral options for patients/clients
  • Be able to advise patients/clients on safe exercises for pelvic floor
  • Have increased knowledge of appropriate exercises for pelvic floor strengthening


To receive RACGP QI&CPD points, you must first complete Pelvic floor fitness: Part 2.

To receive a certificate of completion and/or RACGP QI&CPD points, you must complete the second part of this webinar:

Pelvic floor fitness: Part 2

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