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Pelvic Floor Relaxation Training for People with Persistent Pelvic Pain

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Pelvic Floor Relaxation Training for People with Persistent Pelvic Pain

Pelvic Floor Relaxation Training for People with Persistent Pelvic Pain

This course includes
51:49 of Course Material (View)
Lifetime access after purchase
Certificate of completion
This course was recorded in February 2023


This online course will introduce two new resource packages for people with persistent (chronic) pelvic pain now available on Embodia: Resource Package - Pelvic Floor Relaxation for Men and Resource Package - Pelvic Floor Relaxation for Women. It is not necessary to purchase the two resource packages listed above in order to attend this course.

Additionally, pelvic muscle tone and overactivity will be discussed. The evidence that supports the use of relaxation practices will be presented. 

The PowerPoint slides, including the reference list, are included.

Join Dr. Patricia Neumann, PhD, FACP, for this online course 'Pelvic Floor Relaxation Training for People with Persistent Pelvic Pain.'


Learning Objectives

After attending this course, you will understand:

  1. How relaxation training fits into the overall biopsychosocial management program for persistent pelvic pain by addressing local pelvic floor muscle tension and training the ‘relaxation response’ to calm the whole system.

  2. Different options for practicing whole body and pelvic floor muscle relaxation.

  3. How the User Guide can be used, either as a whole or in sections, to guide patients with their exercises.  

  4. How the resource package can help patients develop their skills in PFM relaxation with regular home practice. 



This course is for all healthcare professionals who work with people who have a pelvic floor. This course is designed for the healthcare professional who is interested in learning and/or reviewing relaxation training for the pelvic floor within a biopsychosocial framework.

The instructors
Dr. Patricia Neumann
Specialist Physiotherapist in Women's, Men's and Pelvic Health as awarded by the Australian College of Physiotherapists in 2010

Trish is an Australian Specialist Physiotherapist, (awarded by the Australian College of Physiotherapists in 2010) and has a PhD from the University of South Australia. She was awarded the Ruth Grant Prize for dedication and achievement in physiotherapy research.

She worked clinically in the area of pelvic health for 30 years and co-designed the University of South Australia course on the “Conservative management of Pelvic Organ Prolapse”, which awards a Professional Certificate in pessary management for Australian physiotherapists. She continues to lecture on this course.

During her later years as a clinician, Trish worked within a multi-disciplinary team and focussed on treating people with complex pelvic pain. She became interested in the potential to incorporate Pain Science Education into her treatment and developed a group education program. She saw the need for a resource to help her patients with pelvic pain practice relaxation, pelvic floor ‘down training’ and breathing techniques at home. And so, in 2014, she developed this audio resource, with subsequent editions developing and improving the content.

Trish’s research and publications span a wide range of pelvic floor topics, including competency-based physiotherapy training, female stress urinary incontinence, vaginal pessaries, pelvic pain and male post-prostatectomy urinary incontinence. She has authored over 20 peer-reviewed publications, with nine as first author, and three book chapters.

Course Material included in this course
  • Full Presentation
  • Welcome
  • Slides with room for notes
  • Slides
  • Overview of Resource Package
  • What Makes This Product Different?
  • What Do We Know About PFM Tone?
  • Pelvic Floor Relaxation: Not Just for PPP, Also For POP
  • Body Poses to Enhance PFM Relaxation
  • The Bio Psycho Social Model
  • Pain Science Education
  • Motivation, Adherence and Change
  • Q&A
  • Feedback
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