Pelvi-perineal Re-education (Entry Level)

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The Physical Therapy Approach to Female Urinary Incontinence


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Urinary incontinence is an important woman’s health issue that has been greatly unrecognized. Statistics show that one woman in four experiences trouble with urinary incontinence. An important number of those afflicted with this condition can be much improved with the help of the physiotherapist.

Some testimonials from past participants:

”Thank you for an informative course that provides participants with assessment skills and treatment techniques that will help patients so much. I will definitely be signing up for further Uro Sante courses!”

”In PT school they teach you very little about pelvic heath and therefore there is a lot of new information offered in the intro course – all of which I found interesting and relevant.”

”Claudia was so knowledgeable and just a lovely person. I had my 5 month old baby with me and everyone was so understanding and accommodating which I truly can’t Express how much i appreciated.”

”MJ willing to share her history when many young women were taking the course- Lectures were very well done as was the hands on instruction MJ was especially helpful and informative during the labs- other instructor brought unique perspectives and were helpful”

”I found almost everything we covered to be interesting. MJ was a great instructor who added really interesting clinical experience to a lot that we discussed, and was very engaging.”

”This course has changed the way I look and treat patients not only with pelvic floor dysfunction but with other orthopedic conditions as well! Cant wait to take the next one!!! ”

”Thank you for sharing your knowledge and putting on such a fantastic course! It truly exceeded my expectations.”

‘I found there were so many tips and tricks I can both use myself and share with my patients. Very informative class.”

”I learned more this weekend then I ever have on a single course. Cannot wait to clinically apply this new knowledge! ”




Claudia Brown

Claudia Brown M. Sc. (P.T.) Marie-Josée Lord B. Sc. (P.T.)

About Us

Claudia Brown and Marie-Josée Lord have been successfully treating patients affected with pelvic floor dysfunction for more than 30 years. Having studied and worked with kinesitherapists in Europe, they started Physiotherapie Uro-Sante more than 25 years ago, a teaching company, and have trained physiotherapists across Canada in the field of pelvi-perineal re-education.

Course Objectives

  • – Understand the anatomy and role of the pelvic floor and its related structures
  • – Acquire an understanding of anatomy and physiology of micturition, as well as pertinent pathologies
  • – Acquire knowledge of the urodynamic and urologic investigation procedures, as well as medical and surgical treatments for urinary incontinence
  • – Perform an evaluation of the pelvic floor
  • – Establish and perform a physiotherapy treatment plan and its progression for incontinence
  • – Use manual and behavioural techniques, biofeedback and electrical stimulation to treat female urinary incontinence


Course schedule

Day 1, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

  • – Registration
  • – Introduction
  • – Role of the pelvic floor
  • – Anatomy of the pelvic floor and related structures
  • – Anatomy and physiology of the urinary system                  
  • – Urinary incontinence    
  • – Urologic investigation and medical treatment

Day 2, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm                                 

  • – Patient history-taking
  • – Physical examination of the pelvic floor (practical): vaginal palpation
  • – Physical examination of the pelvic floor (practical): anal palpation


Day 3, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

  • – Global approach to treatment
  • – Manual Techniques (practical)
  • – Electrical stimulation (practical)
  • – Biofeedback (practical)
  • – Exercise devices

Day 4, 8h30 am – 4:00 pm

  • – Pessaries
  • – Education, urinary diary
  • – Exercise program
  • – Case histories, discussion
  • – Test for acquisition of learning objectives




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