|Category||Rehabilitation & Conservative Treatments|
|Keywords||pelvic organ prolapse conservative therapy pelvic floor muscles|
|Target Audience||Clinicians and researchers interested in conservative management of pelvic organ prolapse, with and without surgery|
|Aims and Objectives|
The aims of this workshop are:
- To present an overview of theory, rationale and the mechanism for conservative therapies (pelvic floor muscle training, lifestyle modification and pessaries) for pelvic organ prolapse (POP), and their role in the total management of this condition.
- To present an overview of the physiotherapy clinical assessment of POP, and the value of various assessment tools.
- To provide the gynaecologic perspective of what conservative therapies to recommend when, and when surgery is indicated.
- To provide an overview of the role of conservative therapies as an adjunct to surgery for POP.
- To present the evidence for conservative therapies in the prevention and treatment of pelvic organ prolapse (POP).