|Keywords||pelvic floor muscle exercise barriers|
|Target Audience||all disciplines interested in the effective implementation of PFMT in health services|
|Aims and Objectives|
This workshop will address the barriers and enablers to implementation of pelvic floor muscle training (PFMT) in health services. While evidence for PFMT as an effective treatment for urinary incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse is strong, and international recommendations endorse this intervention as first-line treatment, availability of the service is variable and uptake and adherence is poor. The reasons are complex and relate to several levels within the health service: the treatment itself, the patient, the clinician, the social and the organisational context. This interactive workshop will explore the barriers and enablers at each level and provide strategies for participants to implement in their workplace.