Pain & Pregnancy

Pregnancy can be challenging for a mother’s body before, during and after delivery of her baby. Common presentations include pelvic girdle pain, pelvic neuralgias, neck, rib and low back pain. Some complaints can present many years later, after a difficult delivery, such as pudendal neuralgia.

Elizabeth Howard is one of Australia’s leading Osteopaths with experience in treating the pelvis. In this course, you will learn how to easily identify the most common presentations and how you can more effectively help women during pregnancy, prepare for labour and recover efficiently from delivery or caesarean section. The course will discuss breastfeeding ergonomics and the prevention of future delivery-related complaints.

Liz will discuss problems related to pelvic mesh products and how these have been managed at the Women’s Health & Research Institute of Australia with Prof Thierry Vancaillie.

Treatment protocols and techniques demonstrated are based on the latest clinical guidelines for managing pelvic girdle and peripheral neuropathic pain, and the prevention of post-partum complications. You will learn useful self-management tips that women can include in their birth plan and beyond.

Learning Outcomes

Pain & Pregnancy Course Details

The Pain in Pregnancy course is applicable to all allied health manual therapy practitioners with no prior experience treating pregnancy required. It will include practical examination and treatment protocols you will be able to use with confidence in your practice.

The course will run from 8:30 AM to 4 PM. Places are limited to 20 attendees. It also includes morning and afternoon tea, e-notes and an e-certificate of attendance for your CPD records. The course can be counted as 6 hours CPD.

ACA course code: Y18-041

Feedback

Organisation and venue was great which left participants comfortable to concentrate on the excellent delivery of very helpful and relevant information and instruction. Well done everyone involved and a big thank you to Liz for so generously sharing her skill and expertise.

Gopi McLeod

This was hands down one of the best courses I have attended! The balance of updated info, the course structure and the hands on practice was brilliant. I especially enjoyed that you tailored the course to the attendees and the one day course structure so that I don't feel burned out on the weekend and it didn’t impact work as much as a two day course may have. Thank you very much to all of the tutors and Liz for your guidance and support.

Casey Beaumont

Clear instruction, straight to the point, no wasting time.

Leonardo Viola

Pelvic pain is a common, yet challenging area of practice. The triggers of patients’ pain and dysfunction can be multiple and the presentation a complex puzzle. Patients are often embarrassed to speak about their symptoms which means allied health has a unique opportunity to spend more time with the patient to develop the rapport and trust required for this intimate area.

In this course your will review the embryology, anatomy, physiology and common pathologies of the pelvic region to help unravel the pelvic pain puzzle for your patients. Learn about the function of the female pelvis and common presentations including pain with sitting, walking and sex, bladder and bowel symptoms, musculo-skeletal pain such as pelvic girdle pain, and visceral pain such as dysmenorrhea and endometriosis.

Elizabeth Howard has been practicing as an osteopath and pain educator for over 20 years including at the Women’s Health and Research Institute of Australia since 2013. She has taught at multiple Australian universities and presented allied health CPD extensively.

The Pelvic Puzzle is the first in her 2-part pelvic pain series and will cover;

This course has a strong practical focus and includes appropriate manual therapy techniques that you can use with confidence in your practice. Internal techniques will not be demonstrated. The Pelvic Pain Puzzle is an excellent continuation for those that have attended Liz’s Pain & Pregnancy course. Concepts and techniques will be further explored and men’s pelvic health covered in her upcoming Advanced Pelvic Care course.

Learning Outcomes

Course Details

The Pelvic Pain Puzzle course is applicable to all allied health manual therapy practitioners. It includes practical examination and treatment protocols you will be able to use with confidence in your practice. Concepts and techniques will be further explored and men’s pelvic health covered in Elizabeth Howard’s Advanced Pelvic Care course. Internal techniques will not be demonstrated.

The course will run from 8:30AM to 4PM. Places are limited to 20 attendees. It includes morning and afternoon tea, printed course notes and an e-certificate of attendance for your CPD records. The course can be counted as 6 hours CPD.

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I thought the course was fantastic! Incredibly well presented, very concise and interactive, and left me feeling confident and enthusiastic about applying it to my practice.

Jane Edmondson

Liz is an inspiring and engaging presenter, she shares extensive clinical knowledge of pelvic and perineal pain by way of case studies and current evidence-based practice protocols. Liz relates current clinical application models for chronic pain seamlessly with familiar osteopathic principles. This course has helped me to develop my confidence in diagnosing treating patients with pelvic and perineal pain in a way that is immediately transferable to my every day practice.

Bimbi Joy

Loved that it was not too overwhelming and built on lots of techniques we have all learnt! Best course I've been to in a while.

Rebecca Brugman

I especially liked the practical techniques/assessment and exercises that we learnt and, it was very nicely presented I found it easy to be engaged but not intimidating at all!

Jacqueline Green

Pain & Pregnancy

Pregnancy can be challenging for a mother’s body before, during and after delivery of her baby. Common presentations include pelvic girdle pain, pelvic neuralgias, neck, rib and low back pain. Some complaints can present many years later, after a difficult delivery, such as pudendal neuralgia.

Elizabeth Howard is one of Australia’s leading Osteopaths with experience in treating the pelvis. In this course, you will learn how to easily identify the most common presentations and how you can more effectively help women during pregnancy, prepare for labour and recover efficiently from delivery or caesarean section. The course will discuss breastfeeding ergonomics and the prevention of future delivery-related complaints.

Liz will discuss problems related to pelvic mesh products and how these have been managed at the Women’s Health & Research Institute of Australia with Prof Thierry Vancaillie.

Treatment protocols and techniques demonstrated are based on the latest clinical guidelines for managing pelvic girdle and peripheral neuropathic pain, and the prevention of post-partum complications. You will learn useful self-management tips that women can include in their birth plan and beyond.

Learning Outcomes

Pain & Pregnancy Course Details

The Pain in Pregnancy course is applicable to all allied health manual therapy practitioners with no prior experience treating pregnancy required. It will include practical examination and treatment protocols you will be able to use with confidence in your practice.

The course will run from 8:30 AM to 4 PM. Places are limited to 20 attendees. It also includes morning and afternoon tea, e-notes and an e-certificate of attendance for your CPD records. The course can be counted as 6 hours CPD.

ACA course code: Y18-041

Feedback

Organisation and venue was great which left participants comfortable to concentrate on the excellent delivery of very helpful and relevant information and instruction. Well done everyone involved and a big thank you to Liz for so generously sharing her skill and expertise.

Gopi McLeod

This was hands down one of the best courses I have attended! The balance of updated info, the course structure and the hands on practice was brilliant. I especially enjoyed that you tailored the course to the attendees and the one day course structure so that I don't feel burned out on the weekend and it didn’t impact work as much as a two day course may have. Thank you very much to all of the tutors and Liz for your guidance and support.

Casey Beaumont

Clear instruction, straight to the point, no wasting time.

Leonardo Viola

Get up close and personal with the anatomical structures that you treat every day in your practice!

If it’s been a while since you had the privilege of returning to the anatomy laboratory to learn then the pelvis is a great place to start! Pelvic pain and organ dysfunction are common presentations which one in five women and one in twelve men will suffer at some point in their life.

This sensitive area of practice requires a sound understanding of the functional anatomy, common symptoms, treatment approaches available and empathy – a role allied health manual therapists can be well-suited to play.

Anatomy Up Close: the Pelvis has a strong practical focus based on case studies of common presentations seen by Professor Thierry Vancaillie (Pain Medicine Physician and Gynaecologist) and Liz Howard (Osteopath) at the Women’s Health & Research Institute of Australia in Sydney.

The course features a morning in the anatomy lab inspecting pre-dissected pelvic cadavers under the guidance of gynaecological surgeon Prof Vancaillie who has a vast experience in conservative approaches for hypertonic pelvic floor muscles, pudendal neuralgia, mesh-related pain and organ dysfunction, as well as the surgical treatment of infertility of Asherman’s Syndrome, endometriosis, neuromodulation for neuropathic pelvic pain and the removal of trans-vaginal mesh.

In the afternoon transfer and apply your new anatomical perspectives from the cadaver lab into a clinical setting (with osteopath Liz Howard and Prof Vancaillie) and learn when interventions are indicated as well as key manual techniques and clinical gems for the structures examined in the case studies. Internal techniques will not be demonstrated.

Learning Outcomes

Course Details

This course is applicable to all allied health manual therapy practitioners with an interest in pelvic anatomy. It would serve as an excellent addition to Liz Howard’s Pain & Pregnancy and Pelvic Pain Puzzle courses.

The course will run from 8:00AM to 4:00PM. Places are limited to 24 attendees. It includes morning and afternoon tea and an e-certificate of attendance for your CPD records. The course can be counted as 6.5 hours CPD.

About the Presenters

Professor Thierry Vancaillie is a gynaecologist and pain specialist, renowned for his role in developing minimally invasive procedures, including hysteroscopic and laparoscopic surgery. His expertise includes pudendal neuralgia, pelvic pain, post-surgical pain and the surgical treatment of infertility with Asherman's Syndrome.

Liz Howard has more than 20 years’ experience as an osteopath, pain educator and clinical specialist in sacral neuromodulation. She has more than 17 years’ experience teaching at multiple Australian universities and as a CPD provider.

The Women’s Health & Research Institute of Australia (WHRIA) is a tertiary specialist clinic for pelvic and perineal pain, with referrals for women and men from all over Australia. Prof Vancaillie and WHRIA’s Dr Jason Chow are two of Australia’s three accredited dual-qualified Gynaecologists and Pain Medicine Specialists. Liz Howard has been working in collaboration with Prof Vancaillie and Dr Chow for over 10 years, providing osteopathic manual therapy, pain education, exercise and home care advice to help guide patients on their path to recovery, as a part of a whole team approach.

Get to the guts of your patients’ symptoms.

Stretching from head to pelvis, the visceral fascia is the most complex layer of fascia in the body and fundamentally involved with major vasculature, thoracic and abdominal systems. Learn to confidently examine and treat your patients viscero-fascial contributors to their pain or dysfunction in this course from osteopath Liz Howard.

You will practice a range of effective techniques and protocols that will enable you to confidently treat the supportive fascia of the thorax and abdominal viscera, including links to the musculo-skeletal system.

Exploring Visceral Fascia has a strong practical focus including treatment protocols (including patient education and self-management tools) that you can use immediately in your practice to improve patient outcomes.

Learning outcomes

Related Learning

This course follows Liz Howard’s popular Myofascial Release course which explores the functional anatomy and amazing properties of fascia and introduced assessment, protocols and techniques to address myofascial restrictions and contributors to pain. Completion of Myofascial Release is recommended for registration in Exploring Visceral Fascia.

Where possible both Myofascial Release and Exploring Visceral Fascia will be presented on the same weekend allowing attendance to both courses at a discounted rate.

Find out more about Myofascial Release here.

Course Details

The Treating Visceral Fascia course is applicable to all allied health manual therapy practitioners that have completed Liz Howard’s Myofascial Release course or are already very familiar with myofascial techniques. It will include practical examination and treatment protocols you will be able to use with confidence in your practice.

The course will run from 8:30AM to 4PM. Places are limited to 20 attendees. It also includes morning and afternoon tea, printed notes and an e-certificate of attendance for your CPD records. The course can be counted as 6 hours CPD.

2-Day Course Deal

Attendees have a limited opportunity to register for both this course and Myofascial Release on the previous day for the discounted price of $750+GST. This is highly recommended for those that wish to complete Exploring Visceral Fascia but have not previously completed Liz Howard's Myofascial Release.

About the Presenter

Liz Howard has more than 20 years’ experience as an osteopath, pain educator and clinical specialist in sacral neuromodulation.

Liz has more than 16 years’ experience teaching at multiple Australian universities and as a CPD provider.

Her teaching experience ranges from lectures and technique in Undergraduate and Master’s Osteopathic programs (University of Western Sydney, Southern Cross University), clinical supervision of Osteopathic students (UWS, SCU, SportsMed Mumbai), Osteopathy Australia National Conference presentation, Pelvic Floor Seminars, GP education evenings and Allied Health events.

Find out more about Liz Howard's experience here.

Need some new tricks in your manual therapy bag?

Fascia is one of the most critical, misunderstood and fascinating anatomical structures. Fascial restrictions can limit good muscle function, maintain poor posture and affect the function of the peripheral nervous system.

Fascia requires manual techniques that vary from muscular treatments and are often the missing link for;

Myofascial Release will begin by briefly updating the latest functional anatomy then teaching you to confidently examine and treat myofascial contributors to pain using the Anterior Bowstring model.

This course has a strong practical focus including treatment protocols (including patient education and self-management tools) that you can use immediately in your practice to improve patient outcomes.

Learning outcomes

Related Learning

After completing this course attendees will have the opportunity to attend Liz Howard’s Exploring Visceral Fascia course which will look at the deeper chains in more detail, including viscero-fascial contributors to pain or dysfunction.

Where possible both Myofascial Release and Exploring Visceral Fascia will be presented on the same weekend allowing attendance to both courses at a discounted rate.

Find out more about Exploring Visceral Fascia here.

Course Details

The Myofascial Release course is applicable to all allied health manual therapy practitioners. It will include practical examination and treatment protocols you will be able to use with confidence in your practice.

The course will run from 8:30AM to 4PM. Places are limited to 20 attendees. It also includes morning and afternoon tea, e-notes and an e-certificate of attendance for your CPD records. The course can be counted as 6 hours CPD.

2-Day Course Deal

Attendees have a limited opportunity to register for both this course and Exploring Visceral Fascia on the following day for the discounted price of $750+GST. This is highly recommended for those that wish to complete Exploring Visceral Fascia but have not previously completed Liz Howard's Myofascial Release.

About the Presenter

Liz Howard has more than 20 years’ experience as an osteopath, pain educator and clinical specialist in sacral neuromodulation.

Liz has more than 16 years’ experience teaching at multiple Australian universities and as a CPD provider.

Her teaching experience ranges from lectures and technique in Undergraduate and Master’s Osteopathic programs (University of Western Sydney, Southern Cross University), clinical supervision of Osteopathic students (UWS, SCU, SportsMed Mumbai), Osteopathy Australia National Conference presentation, Pelvic Floor Seminars, GP education evenings and Allied Health events.

Find out more about Liz Howard's experience here.

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