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Oncology & The Pelvic Floor: Live-Online – October 2022

October 14, 2022
Registration Information
  • Register before
    September 2nd, 2022
    for early bird pricing

  • Regular Course Price:
    after September 2nd, 2022

Instructor: Sarah Marshall

Sarah holds a Master’s of Physiotherapy with Merit from Robert Gordon University, Scotland, and a Bachelor’s of Science with Honours from the University of Western Ontario.

Sarah became passionate about pelvic health physiotherapy after working in a health & fitness setting with women who were pregnant or post-partum. She has since dedicated her continued training and professional development to the treatment of pelvic floor dysfunction, including pelvic pain, urogenital dysfunction, paediatric pelvic floor dysfunction, and lactation-induced inflammation of the breast (mastitis or blocked ducts).

Sarah is a member of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association and its Women’s Health and Pain Science Divisions, as well the International Urogynecological Association and the International Pelvic Pain Society. Sarah practices at Advanced Pelvic Physiotherapy Centre in downtown Toronto, using a biopsychosocial approach to treating men, women, and children with pelvic floor dysfunction.

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
Oncology October 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 the course. Please mark on your registration form if you will not be attending live (and watching the recording instead) for attendance taking purposes.


Cancers in the pelvis account for a relatively large percentage of new diagnoses for both cis-males and females. Side effects can occur with any type of cancer treatment, whether that be surgical, radiation, or chemotherapy.The severity and type of side effects will depend on the specific area or organs effected, size of area treated, type and amount of surgery, radiation, chemotherapy, and overall health and co-morbidities.

Pelvic health physiotherapy is uniquely positioned to address symptoms of cancer treatment including urinary, bowel and sexual dysfunction. This evidenced based course discusses a whole-person approach that can help improve the quality of life in this extremely under-serviced population.

Course Objectives:

  • Discuss different types of pelvic cancers
  • Become familiar with the medical treatments for various pelvic cancers
  • Understand the side effects of surgery, chemotherapy and radiation
  • Discuss various dilator protocols that are used after pelvic cancer/radiation
  • Understand the evidence behind the role of physiotherapy as a multidisciplinary team member during and after cancer diagnosis and treatment

Prerequisite: Level 1 (or equivalent to be approved)

Hours: One-day course from 10:30am-6:30pm ET (Toronto) – please convert to your local time zone.

I would recommend this course to any therapist working with clients affected by cancer. The course content was thorough and up to date based on best practice standards for a number of different client populations. The group activities really helped to synthesize information, and the instructors (whose passion and knowledge are amazing) were engaging and facilitated great discussions. I feel confident in my new skills, and I can’t wait to implement them in to practice!! Thank you PHS for hosting another fantastic course!!

I was hesitant in signing up for an online course but am so glad that I did!! The instructors mastered the use of video conferencing, and magically made it feel like we were all together in the same class space. The course content was presented in a way that was easy to follow, and the discussion felt really natural. This was amazing value for the price – I am definitely registering for more online courses in the future!! 

– Kelsey D