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Graded Imagery Exposure in Pelvic Floor Patients

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Graded Imagery Exposure in Pelvic Floor Patients

Graded Imagery Exposure in Pelvic Floor Patients

This course includes
1:32:02 of Course Material (View)
Lifetime access after purchase
Certificate of completion
The instructors
This course was recorded in May 2023


This online course will discuss the application of graded imagery exposure in patients with pelvic floor pain and anxiety.

It will examine the theory of why certain patients might benefit from imagery exposure, prior to, or in combination with our standard pelvic floor physiotherapy practices. It will discuss evaluating good candidates for imagery exposure, how to choose relevant images, and suggestions for treatment progressions.

Learning objectives

In this course with Katie Kelly, you will:

  1. Build familiarity with the principles behind graded imagery exposure
  2. Learn how to choose ideal candidates for imagery exposure
  3. Learn the basics of developing imagery exposure treatment and progressions


This online course is for all pelvic health pros and all healthcare professionals interested in learning more about pelvic health. Graded motor imagery has been studied and applied in other areas of physiotherapy and rehabilitation - it also can be applied for those experiencing pelvic pain. Join us to learn how!

This course pairs well with The Vuvla Image Collection which was developed by Katie Kelly, in response to a lack of suitable available vulvar images for the use of graded exposure for patients. You will be given the option on checkout to purchase both this course and the resource package.

The instructors
Katie Kelly
Bsc., MSc. PT Pelvic Health Physiotherapy

Katie Kelly has been practising as a women’s health and pelvic floor physiotherapist since 2010. She is the owner/operator of her practise, Katie Kelly Physiotherapy, in Moncton, NB.

Katie is often a guest lecturer for the School of Physiotherapy at Dalhousie University on the topics of the role of physiotherapy in pregnancy, pelvic floor and exercise for obesity and weight management. She is an active contributing author to the Canadian Physiotherapy Association’s Women’s Health Division Newsletter.

Katie has formed a relationship with Mount Allison University’s Sexual Health Laboratory to research chronic pelvic and genital pain conditions. She received both her BSc and MSc in Physiotherapy from Dalhousie University, is a member of the New Brunswick College of Physiotherapists, the Canadian Physiotherapy Association’s Women’s Health Division, the Canadian Sex Researcher Forum and the Canadian Obesity Network. Katie’s overwhelming curiosity for pelvic health physiotherapy drives her to continuously take deep dives into topics of interest.

Course Material included in this course
  • Graded Imagery Exposure in Pelvic Floor Patients
  • Welcome!
  • Downloadable Slides
  • Introduction
  • Exposure Therapy
  • Predictive Processing
  • Can These Concepts be Applied to the Pelvic Floor?
  • So... Now What?
  • How to Assess
  • Conclusion
  • Questions
  • What's Next
  • Feedback
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