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Foundation Pelvic Floor Assessment inc Ano-Rectal

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Foundation Pelvic Floor Workshop inc Bowel Dysfunction/Ano-Rectal Exam.

This workshop will be hosted by Kate Walsh and will cover all aspects of performing an assessment with external palpation and internal vaginal examination of pelvic floor muscles.

Host: Kate Walsh

Date: Saturday 23rd – Sunday 24th February 2019

Location: Queen Mary Hospital, Roehampton Lane, London

Cost: £297 (£247 for Mummy MOT Hub Members, click here)

Just want to attend day 2? Pay £147 here (£127 for Mummy MOT Hub Members)

Day One: Assessment of the female pelvic floor

This course is designed to give an overview of the internal and external anatomy of the female pelvic floor and lumbo-pelvic hip complex. By working our way from the “outside inwards”, it will guide Mummy MOT practitioners through systematic assessment of the pelvic floor both externally and internally, relating this to the functional anatomy and physiology relevant to conditions seen in the post-natal client.

Day One Programme

  • 9-9.15 Registration
  • 9.15-9.30 Introduction
  • 9.30-10.30 Anatomy external pelvic girdle complex.
  • 10.30-10.45 Coffee
  • 10.45-12.00 Anatomy internal pelvic floor complex
  • 12.00-1.00 Practical : Mapping external and internal pelvic floor complex
  • 1.00-1.15 reflection
  • 1.15 – 2.00 lunch
  • 2.00- 3.00 pelvic floor assessment in the post-natal client
  • 3.00-4.30 Practical : pelvic floor assessment
  • 4.30- 5.00 Reflection
  • 5.00 Close

Day Two: Introduction to the assessment and management of Lower Bowel Dysfunction (Including ano-rectal examination)

This course is designed to introduce you to the assessment and management of common lower bowel dysfunction.

The anatomy and physiology of the bowel within the context of the digestive system as a whole, will be taught, with particular reference to the function/mechanics of the lower bowel and ano-rectum.
Identifying how this relates to clinical presentations will lead to a greater understanding of functional bowel disorders which are seen so frequently in patients with pelvic floor dysfunction, whether in isolation or combined with multi-compartmental symptoms.

There will be a practical element to the day where delegates will be taught how to perform an ano-rectal examination.

This is an introductory level course and as such aimed to INTRODUCE you to assessment of the “posterior compartment” of the pelvic floor complex, enabling you to offer a more comprehensive service in terms of assessing the pelvis as a whole and avoiding compartmentalisation . It will also enable you to gain a level of competency in performing ano-rectal examination, which will enhance your practice with certain patient populations with whom this examination may be appropriate as part of their assessment, for example 3rd and 4th degree tears, obstructive defaecation etc.

The principles of treatment for lower bowel dysfunction will be touched on but not in detail, the course will include some case studies.

The pre-requisite for attending this course is that you are able to demonstrate some form of formal learning and competency in vaginal examination and have experience with assessing patients with pelvic floor dysfunction. (ie Day1)


  • 8.45 -9.00: Registration
  • 9.00 – 09.45 : Introduction and Objectives
  • 9.45 – 12.15 : Functional Anatomy and Physiology of Lower Bowel
    (There will be a break within this session)
  • 12.15 -13.00: LUNCH
  • 13.00-14.30: Subjective/Objective assessment – Theory
    This session will be given with relevance to the clinical presentation of the most common lower
    bowel dysfunctions.
  • 14.30 – 14.45: Break
  • 14.45 – 16.15: Practical demonstration of Ano-rectal Examination and time to Practice.
    (Whilst there is no pressure to model for this session, to get the most from this day it is important
    that each delegate is able to practice an ano-rectal examination, so models will be required if
  • 16.30-17.00: Reflection/Any questions
  • 17.00: CLOSE

This programme may be subject to minor alterations but gives an overview of the day and what will be covered.


Just want to attend day 2?
Pay £147 here (£127 for Mummy MOT Hub Members)


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