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Introductory Electrical Stimulation for Pelvic Health: Live-Online – November 2022

November 25, 2022
Registration Information
  • Register before
    October 14th, 2022
    for early bird pricing

  • Regular Course Price:
    after October 14th, 2022

Instructor: Fiona Rogers, BPthy Grad Dip Ex Sp Sc APAM

Fiona graduated with her Bachelor of Physiotherapy from The University of Queensland in 1984 and Post Graduate Diploma of Exercise and Sport Science from Sydney University in 1988. She has worked in many settings across the public and private sectors including the Defence Force and for many years was a partner in a large private practice group on the Sunshine Coast, Australia establishing the women’s health service and mentoring all new staff.

For the past 10 years, Fiona and her husband have owned the website ‘Pelvic Floor Exercise’ Australia’s only boutique source of products for pelvic floor rehabilitation, servicing hospitals, private practices and customers. Through the website Fiona also provides resources and education for patients and health professionals.

In 2019 she developed her first advanced level course for health professionals on neuromodulation for pelvic health which she has presented around Australia and, thanks to COVID, converted to an online format. This introductory version pulls the basics from the full course, giving you an overall grounding in the principles of electrical stimulation to give you confidence to use it effectively.

Fiona is currently developing several other courses to join her online platform this year.

Fiona is frequently asked to speak on the topics of products and neuromodulation for pelvic floor conditions in Australia, overseas and at medical conferences.

Please note:

To register for this course, please download the following registration forms in pdf format and email it to info@pelvichealthsolutions.ca or fax it to 888-653-4533

download the PDF
Introductory Electrical Stimulation for Pelvic Health November 2022

This course offering will be recorded and all registrants will receive a link to access the course recording for a 2-week period following each session. Please mark on your registration form if you will not be attending live (and watching the recording instead) for attendance taking purposes.

Course Description:

This 3 hour introductory level course will help to unravel the mysteries of electrical stimulation techniques and allow you to apply principles rather than protocols when using it for pelvic health conditions. Starting with the basics of neuromuscular physiology then applying this to understand parameters you will be able to use clinical reasoning to work out the best applications for your patients.

There will be a focus on the most commonly seen pelvic health conditions OAB/ urinary urgency and pelvic pain as well as how to use electrical stimulation when pelvic floor weakness is a contributor to conditions such as SUI and POP.

There is a practical case study section along with how to troubleshoot issues with machines.

 Course Objectives:

  • Understand basic neuromuscular physiology of neurons, nerve and muscle fibres, how do they work?
  • Apply this to understanding the parameters used in electrical stimulation
  • Understand the difference between NMES and TENS
  • Learn the proposed theories of mechanism of action for both NMES and TENS
  • Understand the differences between voluntary and stimulated muscle contractions
  • Understand the differences between using high and low frequency TENS for pain management
  • Know when to choose either as an adjunct to your treatment and learn where they fit into the treatment paradigm / algorithm
  • Understand the principles of electrode choice – how do you know which to choose?
  • Learn how to trouble shoot with a machine – what does it mean when the machine won’t go past 5-6mA?
  • Learn how to check electrodes and leads
  • Apply what you have learnt via an interactive case study session using the supplied parameter card download.

Audience: This course is open to registered health professionals for whom the use of electrical stimulation techniques for pelvic health are within scope of practice.

Date/time: November 25, 2022 from 3:00-6:00pm ET (Toronto) – please convert to your local time zone