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Online CEC course

The Continence Foundation of Australia has partnered with the Australian Fitness Network to create a 2 part online CEC course for fitness professionals.

Part 1 is worth 1 CEC and Part 2 is worth 3 CECs upon successful completion and is ideal for Certificate III or IV qualified instructors or trainers who are interested in gaining an in-depth understanding of the importance of the pelvic floor muscles.

Part 1: Positive Practice for the Pelvic Floor explores:

  • Common pelvic floor definitions and concepts
  • The role of the pelvic floor muscles in the 'core'
  • The effect of exercise on the pelvic floor
  • Function and dysfunction of the pelvic floor

Part 2: Proactive Planning for the Pelvic Floor explores:

  • Methods for including pelvic floor education in exercise sessions
  • Important lifestyle issues and their pelvic floor complications
  • How to screen for pelvic floor 'flags'
  • Function and dysfunction of the pelvic floor

Click here for more information and to register

Pelvic Floor Fitness Webcast

In June 2011 the Continence Foundation of Australia partnered with the Jean Hailes Foundation to host a videoconference on pelvic floor fitness.


Dr Margaret Sherburn PhD FACP, Manager Physiotherapy, The Women's Hospital, Senior Lecturer in Physiotherapy Melbourne School of Health Sciences, The University of Melbourne

Ms Marietta Mehanni, Pelvic Floor First Ambassador, Australian Fitness Network Ambassador, Fitness Gymstick International Program Coordinator and Master Trainer

Session includes:

  • An overview of the risks and causative factors of urinary incontinence and prolapse
  • Managing incontinence using pelvic floor muscle training
  • Pelvic floor safe exercises
  • Appropriate exercise for pelvic floor strengthening

Pelvic Floor Fitness Webinar Part 1

Pelvic Floor Fitness Webinar Part 2

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