WHTA - Women's Health Training Associates Pty Ltd

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Due to COVID-19 all WHTA Advanced Course are moving to LIVE ONLINE webinar format until at least February 2021.

Courses with practical components will have the practical sessions provided by WHTA approved Tutors in each capital city.


NEW COURSE DURATIONS FOR ONLINE

As teaching the course online takes longer than face-to-face many of the courses have a REVISED DURATION for the ONLINE FORMAT.


COURSE FEES

WHTA has always prided itself on making courses as cost effective as possible. Whilst obviously an online course saves costs in terms of a course venue, after much consideration we have decided that Advanced course fees will however remain the same. This is due to the increased time taken to teach the course, increased administration costs to organise printing and postage of manuals, payment to WHTA tutors in each state for the practicals, as well as provision of the online webinar portal. 


Hopefully face to face courses will recommence in 2021. At which time courses will return to their normal duration.

Advanced Courses  (Level 3):    Face-to-Face

POP / SUI

F2F: 3 Days plus Practical
Online: 4 days plus practical

POP (1.5 days)
- Advanced Anatomy
- Detailed POP-Q
- Surgeries (including videos)
- Understanding Mesh
- Conservative Management 
- Pessaries

SUI 
(1.5 days)
- Urethral Hypermobility
- Intrinsic Sphincter Deficiency 
- Adjuncts to treatment
- Surgical Options
- Pessaries for SUI

Adv VE Practical
- Sizing, Insertion and Removal of Ring and Cube Pessaries.

Overactive Bladder

F2F: 2 Days 
Online: 3 days 

Diagnosis & Ax (Day 1)
- Advanced Bladder Anatomy
and Neural Control of the LUT
- Neurogenic vs Idiopathic vs Secondary OAB
- Urodynamic Assessment
- SR Bladder Diaries

Treatment of the OAB Patient (Day 2)
- A-delta vs C-Fibre urgency
- Lifestyle Management
- Bladder Retraining
- e-stims for OAB
- Medical Management
1. Antimuscarinics
2. PTNS
3. Botox
- Implanted Neuromodulation



PF Pain Disorders - 

F2F:  2 Days plus VE Practical
Online: 3 Days plus VE practical

Pain theory & Adv VE (Day 1)
- Advanced Pelvic Anatomy
- Neural innervation of the pelvic floor and pelvic viscera.
- Viscerosomatic Convergences
- Neural Sensitization
- Assessing the High Tone PF

Chronic Pelvic Pain Syndromes (Day 2)
Assessment, Diagnosis and Treatment of:
- Urologic Pain Syndromes
- Anorectal Pain Syndromes
- Neuralgias of the pelvis
- Sexual Pain Disorders

Adv VE Practical
- Palpation of Levator Ani, Coccygeus, Arcus Tendineus Levator Ani, Obturator Internus


Advanced Bowel Disorders Course

F2F:      3 Days

Online: 4 Days


This is the extended version of the 2 Day Intermediate Bowel Disorders course (see below) and is jointly run by Ms Taryn Hallam and Prof Marc Gladman (colorectal surgeon).


Day 1 & 2

- Advanced Anatomy, Pathophysiology, Assessment & Diagnosis of Colorectal and Anorectal Disorders

- Colorectal and Anorectal Surgical and Medical Management


Day 3

Physiotherapy Management of Chronic Constipation and Faecal Incontinence


Adv PF: Exercise, Sport & Muscul. Dysfunction

F2F: 1.5 Day Theory Course

Online: 2 days

Exercise & Sport 
- Assessing Pelvic Floor for Return to Exercise 
- High Risk vs Low Risk Exercise for the PF 
- The Elite Athlete

PF & MS Dysfunction
- When Pelvic Floor Dysfunction presents as MS Dysfunction
- When Musculoskeletal Dysfunction causes Pelvic Floor Symptoms
- Pelvic Floor and PGP/LBP
- Pelvic Floor & Hip Dysfunction
- Thoraco-Lumbar Dysfunction: could it link with Urinary Dysfunction and pelvic floor? 


Adv PF: Objective Testing Course


1 Day Theory plus VE Prac

Not currently running


Designed to assist physiotherapists to make their assessments of pelvic floor function more objective, reliable and valid to the goals of treatment.


Theory section will cover the research on sensitivity, specificity, Intra-rater and Inter-rater reliability as well as validity of:

1. POP-Q measures

2. PF Strength Scales (MOS, ICS scale, Brink Score)

3. Hiatus Assessments (genital and Levator Hiatus)

4. Manometry

5. EMG

6. Ultrasound (TA and TP)

7. Other objective assessment options.

Sensitive Practice - TRAUMA clients attending physiotherapy.

1 Day Format


Understanding and catering for the needs of Clients with PTSD and or a history of abuse

Course will address
- Symptoms of PTSD
- Managing Flashbacks
- Postpartum PTSD
- Child Sexual Abuse
- Domestic Violence
- Documentation

Sensitive Practice - LGBTIQ+ clients catering for all

1 Day Theory

Understanding of the difference between sex, gender and sexual identity.

Issues of discrimination, mental health and respect in health care for the LGBTIQ population.

Unique needs of Trans men and women attending physiotherapy who have undergone hormonal or surgical transition

Sensitive Practice - ORGASM and AROUSAL disorders

 

Sensitive Practice - BIRTH CHOICES

1 Day theory

Are there women who are higher risk than average for pelvic floor dysfunction after a vaginal birth?

Course will look at the risk factors for 
- OASIS
- Urinary Incontinence 
- Faecal Incontinence
- POP

Considerations for a second birth after a first OASIS

Case Studies for the high risk area of giving advice