M2 Dysfunctions in Female Pelvic Health: Can Pilates Help ?


This is an in-depth look at a variety of common dysfunctions affecting the Pelvis, Pelvic Floor and  'Core' system comprising 8 hours of education broken down into 16 lessons.

Whilst this is a stand-alone course in its own right it is also a module in the Exercise for Female Pelvic Health Specialist Qualification.

The Module starts with a background to Pelvic Floor Conditions before focussing individual lessons on 6 key dysfunctions:

  • Stress Urinary Incontinence
  • Urge Urinary Incontinence
  • Pelvic Organ Prolapse
  • Bowel Problems
  • Pelvic Pain
  • Pelvic Surgeries

The course moves on to consider the effects of stages of female life on the Pelvic Health with both Post Natal and Post Menopause being looked at in detail.

Having an understanding of the Dysfunctions attention moves to Pilates and Exercise and the evidence that there is positive research backing the use of these as a part of helping to recover the pelvic area to good health and then from that evidence you’re led to consider 'How' you alter your exercise / Pilates programming to take that evidence into account.

To conclude the course discusses the importance of screening women to uncover poor Pelvic Health to allow you to programme for their individual needs.


An explanation of the Scope of this course


Lesson 1 : Introduction to Pelvic Health Dysfunctions Module   (6 min : 20 secs)
Lesson 2 : Background To Pelvic Health Conditions    (10 min : 44 secs)
Lesson 3 : Stress Urinary Incontinence      (37 min : 23 secs)
Lesson 4 : Urge Urinary Incontinence      (33 min : 52 secs)
Lesson 5 : Pelvic Organ Prolapse       (41 min : 11 secs)
Lesson 6 : Bowel Problems       (24 min : 09 secs)
Lesson 7: Pelvic Pain        (34 min : 41 secs)
Lesson 8 : Pelvic Surgeries       (60 min : 29 secs)
Lesson 9 : The Menopause       (27 min : 33 secs)
Lesson 10 : Post Natal Considerations      (18 min : 27 secs)
Lesson 11 : Should Pelvic Health Problems Be Normalised    (7min : 31 secs)
Lesson 12 : The Roles Of Pelvic Floor Muscles In Pelvic Health (34 min:26 secs)
Lesson 13 : Pilates & PF Dysfunctions What Does The Research Say  (40 min : 42 secs)
Lesson 14 : Considerations For Pilates Programming In Pelvic Health (63 min : 11 secs)
Lesson 15 : The Importance Of Client Screening     (17 min : 55 secs)
Lesson 16 : Conclusion & Reflection      (2 min : 56 secs)

The first couple of minutes of Lesson 1 to this course


This course is is suitable for all movement professionals as well as medical movement specialists such as physiotherapists -  however it would be valuable to have a clear understanding of the Philosophy of Pilates and the Basic Principles of Pilates, in order to gain best value from the practical lessons at the culmination of the course. 


8 Hours of Online Lessons with 2 hours of own work in relation to case studies quizzes etc.


This module can also be taken as a combination of Online Training and Face to Face practical with the theory pre learned online and a 4 hour face to face workshop to look at the Practical application and Case Studies.

For those looking for a complete face to face experience the course runs over 2 days with theory in small groups of maximum 6 students (the practical may be a larger group).


Further Details

Online Learning Theory & Practical  Price :-  £200.00

Online Learning Theory + Face to Face Practical - £320.00

Face to Face Small Group  Theory + Face to Face Practical :- £480.00

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* Online Learning Theory & Practical Price :- £200.00 Online Learning Theory + Face to Face Practical - £320.00 Face to Face Small Group Theory + Face to Face Practical :- £480.00
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