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OUTLINE OF APA WOMEN'S HEALTH LEVEL 1 and LEVEL 2 PATHWAY

OVERVIEW OF CONTENT

LEVEL 1: FOUNDATIONAL EDUCATION

for the physiotherapists first entering the field.

Introductory Women's Health Physiotherapy Series* (6hrs online)

AVAILABLE NOW - click here for enrolment (redirects to APA website)

FEE (correct as of 1st June 2020): APA Member: $175 Non-APA Member: $249

WHTA CASHBACK REBATE AVAILABLE: Yes for WHTA Members

          - Introduction to Women's Health (including biological sex and gender)

          - Introduction to the Female Pelvic Organs, Pelvic Floor and Abdominal Wall

          - Introduction to the Female Reproductive Tract, Menstrual Cycle and Menopause

          - Overview of Human Pregnancy including complications in pregnancy (2hrs)

          - Understanding Labour and Birth

*note: the Introductory Women's Health Physiotherapy series above is

                    a pre-requisite to both of the following sub-streams

Pelvic Health Sub-stream - Level 1: (6 hours online plus 1 day face to face)

ESTIMATED RELEASE: second half of 2020

FEE: tba

WHTA Cashback Rebate Available: Yes, for online components only.

          - anatomy and physiology of pelvic floor, urinary and digestive system

          - basic overview of pelvic floor muscle dysunction, pelvic organ prolapse

          urinary and bowel disorders

         - screening and assessment using validated questionnaires

         - bladder and bowel diaries,

         - trans-abdominal real-time ultrasound of the pelvic floor*

         - basic treatments including pelvic floor muscle training and lifestyle advice

                *note: internal vaginal examination is taught in the Level 2 Women's Pelvic Health course.

Women's Life Stages Sub-stream - Level 1(9 hours online plus 1 day face to face)

ESTIMATED RELEASE: second half of 2020

FEE: tba

WHTA Cashback Rebate Available: Yes, for online components only

         - Pregnancy (musculoskeletal, exercise in pregancy, childbirth education)

         - Postnatal (early recovery, breastfeeding conditions, postnatal musculoskeletal)

         - Female Adolescent

         - Female After Menopause

         - Bone Health / Osteoporosis

         - Gynaecological Cancers / Breast Cancer

LEVEL 2:           FURTHER BASELINE TRAINING

(estimated release: end 2020, early 2021)

Women's Pelvic Health - Level 2 (20hrs online and 3 days face to face)

         - more complex understanding of pathophysiology of symptoms

         - detailed subjective history taking and case analysis

         - internal pelvic examination (vaginal and rectal examination)

         - further treatment strategies: biofeedback, e-stims etc

Women's Lifestages - Level 2 (6 hours online and 1 day face to face)

        - Extension of topics taught in level 1

              eg exercise in high risk pregnancy

                   more complex musculoskeletal dysfunction in pregnancy

                   more complex breastfeeding conditions etc

LEVEL 3:           ADVANCED TRAINING / COMPLEX CASES

Information Coming later

DOWNLOADABLE PRESENTATION ON UNDERSTANDING THE


APA WOMEN'S HEALTH LEARNING PATHWAY


Duration: 28min