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Antenatal Pelvic Floor Assessment
The current evidence on the association between pelvic floor and birth outcomes, and how can we as practitioners improve women's birth outcomes.
1. Importance to assess the presence of urinary incontinence or pelvic organ prolapse prior to pregnancy, and during pregnancy
2 Understanding of the pelvic floor anatomy & physiology
3 Understand the need for comprehensive pre-screening & assessment in pregnancy, to provide true informed consent to the birthing woman on birth risk and outcomes
4 Appropriate exercise prescription guided by comprehensive assessment - NOT ALL will require pelvic floor exercises & traditional kegals. Understanding why, and the optimal prescription to support birth.
Meet the speaker
Jo Murdoch has been running The Physiotherapy Clinic with her colleagues since 2007.
In 2008, she completed her post graduate certificate in Continence and Women’s health, and has been working with women ever since.The Physiotherapy Clinic has grown over the years to expand into Lower North Shore and The Southern Shire, Jo enjoys leading her team of amazing women’s health and musculoskeletal physios & mentoring up and coming womens’ health physios with the mentor program at The Physio Clinic.
Jo has recently completed a Masters in Women’s Health Medicine. She is currently enrolled in a Masters by research running a project to investigate the properties of the pelvic floor in the ante natal period and its relationship with birth outcomes
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