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Theory pessary training for professionals - 12 Hour CPD certificate

This course will prepare you to have all the answers that your clients ask you about pessaries.

If you are a professional, fitting pessaries, thinking about fitting pessaries, treating patients who have incontinence and/or pelvic organ prolapse then this course is for you. 

You must be a medical professional or qualified fitness trainer to attend this course.

NEXT COURSE STARTS Feb 29th March 7th - March 14th 7pm Brussels CET 3.5 hrs per day live on zoom with recording in your personal portal to playback (note that if we have large numbers the classes may extend to 4hrs per day

The course agenda

NOTE FOR NHS. If NHS is paying for you, you must have the purchase order clearance at least 3 weeks prior to the course start date.

This course is in compliance with the NICE guidelines and the POGP guidelines

The course is split into 3 sessions. 1 session per week for 3 weeks. We go live on zoom with playback recordings available until April 30th 2024

Once you register there will be an exclusive members area for you to log into and will access all the materials of the course. Course materials provided are:

  • Workbook manual with slides

  • Clinical papers from the course, plus much more 

  • Patient forms

  • Diaries and pessary catalogue for both clinicians and patients

  • Bonus videos 

  • Playback recordings (The breakout rooms sessions will not be recorded) 

Below is an overview of your training course, we reserve the right to change the subject matter from time to time

Prolapse & prevelence

  • Clinical evidence of prevalence in POP

  • New clinical definition of POP

  •  A refresher of the terminology (new and old) and types of prolapses

  • Signs & Symptoms

  • Anatomic changes : Evidence

  • Relation between hip and pelvic floor


  • How your patients history may affect the choice of pessary you choose.

  • What are the choices if you patient has dyspareunia, exclusions of pessaries 

  • Breathing for high tone pelvic floors and anxiety, teach these simple methods to patients


  • Performing the examination

  • POP Q

  • Baden Walker

  • Types of POP (old and new terminology)

Sex & POP

  • Advice you can offer your patients.


  • Indications and contra-indications of pessaries

  • Advantages and disadvantages and finding solutions

  • The importance of compliance- The neglected pessary


  • Prior to fitting : Getting it right for the patient so they are compliant.

  • Follow up 


  • Categories of pessaries

  • Troubleshooting pessaries

  • Fitting kits - The importance around these in clinic

  • How to measure 

  • How to insert (tips you tell your patients) 

  • How to remove

  • Care and hygiene in clinic and at home. Things you need to tell your patient to avoid TSS

  • Post hysterectomy, which pessaries are the best choice.

  • Fitting 2 pessaries at the same time

  • Pessaries in pregnancy

Case studies

  • Genuine case studies are held in breakout rooms throughout the course at different intervals


  • Random group multi-choice quizzes for fun


  • Ingredients, the types of lubricants patients need to know

Elongated cervix

  • What is an elongated cervix and how will this affect your choice in pessaries for your patient?

  • Pessaries which are advised and those which may be problematic


  • Looking at damage to the LAM

  • What advice to offer your patient where a pessary is concerned


  • Revision of all types of incontinence

  • Incontinence burdens

  • What pessaries would be best suited to different types of incontinence

  • How you can teach your patient to overcome the urgency feeling with OAB, a simple technique 


  • Vaginal cysts and pessaries

  • How to tell the difference between a cystocele and Gartner's cyst and the feedback your patient may give you that may elude to her being wrongly diagnosed


  • Bonus videos in the portal.


  • Teaching your patients to breathe to relax during and examination.

  • Various techniques you can use to help your patient, overcome anxiety, pain and learning how to raise the CO2 safely in the body to relax muscles and tension.

  • I'll be using the Buteyko, Aria Breath and YogaBody method of training

  • Clinical evidence led

NOTE: This is a basic practical training session. If you would like to do a full breath awareness training with all the science behind it to the level of a breath coach instructor please let me know as this is a 12 day courses.


  • Products other than pessaries to help your patients with their prolapse issues.

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