Prolapse: Room for Conservative Therapies

Workshop 39

Aims & Objectives

180 minutes
Rehabilitation & Conservative Treatments
Pelvic organ prolapse Conservative therapy Pelvic floor muscles
All clinicians and researchers interested in conservative therapies for pelvic organ prolapse

The aims of this workshop are:

  1. To present an overview of theory, rationale and the mechanism for pelvic floor muscle training (PFMT) for pelvic organ prolapse (POP).
  2. To present an overview of the physiotherapy clinical assessment of POP, and the value of various assessment tools.
  3. To provide an overview of the role of conservative therapies as an adjunct to surgery for POP.
  4. To present the evidence for conservative therapies (pelvic floor muscle training, lifestyle modification and pessaries) in the prevention and treatment of pelvic organ prolapse (POP).