WHTA - Women's Health Training Associates Pty Ltd

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2019 STREAMED LECTURE SERIES
(attendance at registered WHTA Partner locations)

MONTH
LECTURE TITLE
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JANUARY 2019
2 hours
 
 
SYMPTOMATIC and OBJECTIVE PROLAPSE
Could Stage 1 Prolapse be Normal?

- Basic anatomy of POP including fascial & muscular changes
- Brief Overview of the POP-Q Points and what they mean (Aa, Ba, C, D, Ap, Bp)
- Incidence of Stage I, II, III prolapse in young, nulliparous 'healthy' women
- Links between vaginal wall and apical descent and appearance of symptoms 
- other factors apart from vaginal descent that influence whether prolapse is symptomatic or asymptomatic
- Redefining Normal: how this impacts on how we speak with our clients

COURSE TO BE CONFIRMED

NOT YET OPEN FOR ENROLMENT 
FEBRUARY 2019
2 hours

IMPACTS OF HORMONES ON PREGNANCY & PELVIC FLOOR SYMPTOMS
Are we talking complete rubbish to our patients?

It is basic health professional knowledge that reproductive hormones such as oestrogen reduce with menopause. However, physiotherapists often make lengthy speeches to their patients on the impacts these changes in hormones will have on their urinary and prolapse symptoms. In addition, physiotherapists often comment on the impacts of relaxin and breastfeeding on pregnancy related pelvic girdle pain, postnatal incontinence and prolapse. Is this information actually true?

This lecture will discuss the common myths and facts surrounding the impact of female reproductive hormones on on incontinence, prolapse and pregnancy related back pain. 

COURSE TO BE CONFIRMED

NOT YET OPEN FOR ENROLMENT 
MARCH 2019
2 hours


NOCTURIA AND DAYTIME URINARY FREQUENCY
More than a lower urinary tract disorder?

Nocturia and urinary frequency and common symptoms associated with overactive bladder. As a result, these frustrating symptoms are often viewed through a lower urinary tract / pelvic floor lens. 
Unfortunately, these conditions can also be a sign of more sinister conditions including obstructive sleep apnea (for nocturia), cardiac issues, kidney issues etc.

This presentation will explain the underlying pathophysiology behind why these more sinister conditions can present as nocturia +/- daytime urinary frequency, and how the physiotherapist can screen for when futher investigations are required.


COURSE TO BE CONFIRMED 

ENROLMENT NOT YET AVAILABLE

APRIL 2019
3 hours
( 2 parts)
 

EXERCISE IN PREGNANCY SERIES

PART 1: GENERAL EXERCISE IN PREGNANCY  (1 hour)

- Current Exercise in Pregnancy Guidelines
- Contra-indications to exercise in pregnancy
- Thermal Regulation during exercise in Pregnancy: is it a risk?
- Posture and Exercise: what do we know?
- Different Exercise and uterine activity, fetal heart rate etc.

PART 2: GESTATIONAL DIABTETES MELLITUS & EXERCISE PRESCRIPTION 
IN HIGH RISK PREGNANCY  (2 hours)

Gestational Diabetes is a serious condition of pregnancy. If left uncontrolled, GDM can result in fetal macrosomia, neonatal respiratory distress and hypoglycemia, premature birth / still birth, as well as significant risks to the mother of developing long term Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus. Systematic reviews have shown however that exercise in obese pregnant women can play a significant role in reducing this morbidity for both mothers and babies. 

This lecture will provide an overview of the pathophysiology underpinning GDM, a review on the literature regarding exercise prescription in this client group and guidance to physiotherapists when working in this area. It will then provide a brief overview of exercise limitations in other high risk pregnancy groups including placenta previa, incompetent cervix etc.
                                          
COURSE TO BE CONFIRMED

ENROLMENT NOT YET AVAILABLE 
MAY 2019
2hours

VAGINAL MESH AND VAGINAL REJUVENATION LASER
Where are we up to? How do we answer our patients questions? 



COURSE NOT YET CONFIRMED

ENROLMENT NOT YET AVAILABLE

 JUNE 2019