Online Course
Overview and Introduction to Women’s Pelvic Health
Learn how to best support your female patients with pelvic health physiotherapy

1-1.5 hours





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Ibukun Afolabi
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Ibukun is an experienced physiotherapist serving in the space where pelvic floor health, childbirth, and perinatal rehabilitation meet

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Women may seek care from pelvic health physiotherapists for many different conditions, ranging from incontinence to pelvic floor prolapse, polycystic ovarian syndrome, sexual health concerns, pregnancy- and menopause-related symptoms and many more. These conditions can significantly affect all aspects of a woman’s life, including her confidence, sense of self, mental health, participation in her job or social activities, sexual health and relationships. Women increasingly recognise that they should not stay silent about these conditions or let them affect their quality of life, so demand for pelvic health services is increasing. It is, therefore, important that physiotherapists have an understanding of women’s pelvic health physiotherapy.


This course aims to provide an overview of women’s pelvic health physiotherapy, focusing on conditions commonly seen in clinical practice.


This course is made up of videos, reading, forum posts and a final quiz. The course content is split into the following sections:

  1. Video
  2. Reading activity
  3. Quiz

Target audience

This course is aimed at Physiotherapy and Physical Therapy clinicians, students and assistants. Other interested professionals such as athletic trainers, occupational therapists, nurses or medical doctors interested in this subject are also invited to participate.


Availability - this course is online and can be completed on your own schedule.

Hours of Learning - No deadlines are applied to this course and it can be started and completed in your own time according to your personal schedule. We expect the required elements to take around 1-1.5 hours depending on your schedule and learning style. Additionally there are many optional resources provided and if you choose to review these the course could take longer to complete.

Types of Activities - Watching videos, reading, a final quiz and participating in an international discussion forum.

Certificates - At the end of the course, when you have completed all of the required elements, you will be able to download a certificate of completion and 1 Plus points will be added to your personalised learning dashboard.

Requirements to complete this course

In order to complete this course and receive a course completion certificate plus CEUs/CCUs/CPD points you will need to:

  1. Respect the Plus Community Culture.
  2. Log all the required learning activities as complete (represented by the orange icons!).
  3. Actively and appropriately participate in the course discussions.
  4. Pass a final quiz with a score of 80% or more.
  5. Complete a course evaluation form.

Learning outcomes

At the end of this course you will be able to:

  • explain the difference between a women’s health physiotherapist and a pelvic health physiotherapist
  • discuss conditions that women’s pelvic health physiotherapists may treat in clinical practice
  • discuss the need for women’s pelvic health physiotherapy
  • describe ten approaches to care that can be useful in women’s pelvic health physiotherapy

Instructor financial and non-financial disclosures

No relevant relationships disclosed by instructor.


For special needs or accommodations please contact us with details of how we can meet your needs.

Featured reviews
Ibukun is my favourite instructor; her course has been my favourite. You can see the passion, and she transfers her knowledge effortlessly.
Erinn Winsser
It was very informative. I gained proper knowledge of what requirements a physiotherapist must have to optimise healthcare in this population and the various conditions women's health deals with.
Coral Liz Cutinho
This course is a brilliant start to the pelvic health program. I love Ibukun's passion as well as gentleness.
Bernice Sarah Rushton
South Africa
It is an excellent introductory lesson for everyone pursuing women's health physiotherapy. I honestly loved it!
Patience Mwenyekonde
This course was perfect as an introduction to both types of physiotherapist and their focus on health care.
Katrina Kerr-Bridglalsingh
Trinidad And Tobago
I am new to physiopedia and feel this course was the perfect introduction. Therefore, I will choose more lectures presented by Ibukun Afolabi.
Lily Enright
If you are a Women's Health Physiotherapist or aspiring to be one, and you are unsure about what the field covers or how to practice in this speciality- this is a great place to start. This course presents the fundamentals that grab your attention and does not let go till the end. Simple yet encompassing.
Amalachukwu Chioma Okpala
This course is a well-designed introduction for anyone motivated to enter the field of women's health physiotherapy.
Nice Mathew
This presentation is so adequate for our 21st century. It encourages daily practice in helping women with pelvic disorders!
Amani Kiriama
An excellent start for the pelvic health therapist! Ibukan was so comprehensive in her presentation. She provided great ideas for the pelvic health therapist!
Rajakumari Rajendiran
I have always heard about women’s health. I always imagined that it was a narrow field of physiotherapy specialization until I went through the introduction. I can only imagine what more lies ahead! Such a great course and simplified by the expert. Thank you!
Lewis Owala