Start date
03 May, 2013
End date
06 May, 2013
Date note
4 day course


Continence & Pelvic Floor Re-education in the Female Patient

May 3 – 6, 2013


BC Women’s Health Centre

F2  4500 Oak Street

Vancouver, BC

V6H 3N1



This 4-day evidence-based, hands-on workshop taught by leaders in the field of female incontinence and pelvic floor rehabilitation is oriented towards physiotherapists with an interest in women’s health.

Take advantage of this opportunity to expand your scope of practice in providing primary care for women with incontinence, a growing health issue affecting 1 in 3 women


  • Understand female pelvic floor anatomy and pathophysiology related to incontinence
  • Acquire skills to perform a functional assessment of the pelvic floor and pelvic organ prolapse
  • Learn to identify the different types of incontinence, prolapse and other pelvic floor dysfunctions in women
  • Acquire the ability to develop and teach an evidence-based treatment plan specific to the patient’s needs
  • Learn when and how to progress pelvic floor muscle training
  • Understand the use of EMG and electrical stimulation of the pelvic floor

Limited to 24 participants

This course includes lab time where participants will practice internal pelvic floor muscle assessments and treatment techniques on each other

The course includes an evaluation of both knowledge and practical skills

A certificate will be issued upon completion


Cost  $600 PABC members

           $800 non PABC member



Penny Wilson, PT

Clinical Instructor

UBC Faculty of Medicine

Dept of Physical Therapy


Pat Lieblich, PT                                                                   

Associate Clinical Professor                                             

UBC Faculty of Medicine                                                  

Dept of Physical Therapy                                      


Suzanne Thompson, P.T.

Owner: Kootenay Therapy Centre

Graduate student - Rehabilitation Sciences, UBC. 


Pat and Penny started the Continence Clinic at BC Women’s Health Centre in 1995 and have treated thousands of women with urinary and fecal incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse.  Together they have many years of experience in the area of women’s health.  They have taught at many workshops and conferences both for healthcare professionals and the public.  They are involved in research and in developing a national certification program for physiotherapists in the area of pelvic floor dysfunction.

Suzanne works in Cranbrook , treating men and women with pelvic pain and dysfunction, and bowel and bladder control issues as well as orthopedic conditions.

Event Cost
$600 PABC members, $800 non PABC members
In person

BC Women's Health Centre
F2 4500 Oak Street
Vancouver, BC V6H 3N1

This course is not provided through PABC. If you have any questions, please contact the private organizer.