Physiotherapy for pelvic foor dysfunction
Module: Physiotherapy
Contact hours – lectures: 20
Contact hours – seminar:  
Contact hours – clinical exercises:  
Contact hours – clinical practice: 50
Holder of subject:
Year of study: First
Physiotherapy for pelvic foor dysfunctiony              

Contact hours – lectures: 20
Contact hours – seminar:  
Contact hours – clinical exercises:  
Contact hours – clinical practice: 50 
Holder of subject:  
Education providers:  
Level of study: First Bologna cycle professional education study program
Semester: Winter
Language: Slovene/English
Subject-specific competences:
  • Physiology of the genital system, lower urinary tract and colorectal tract;
  • Types of disorders of the pelvic floor function;
  • Continence problems as a result of aging, interference function, injury or illness;
  • Basics of physiotherapy assessment impaired function of the pelvic floor, the theoretical interpretation of the fundamental processes of anorectal and vaginal examination;
  • Implementation of the basic principles of therapeutic procedures (manual therapy, pelvic floor muscle training, biofeedback, electrotherapy, functional magnetic stimulation, posture reeducation, bladder training) in the rehabilitation of pelvic floor dysfunction, bladder and bowel;
  • Indications and contraindications for performing basic physiotherapy procedures;
  • Ethical rules of conduct physiotherapist to residents;
  • Consultancy for health education, effective communication.

Objectives and competences:

Deepening of theoretical and practical knowledge, methods and techniques of kinesiotherapy and electrotherapy impaired function of the pelvic floor.
Knowledge and understanding of the basic forms of pelvic floor dysfunction.
Knowledge and understanding of basic concepts and modern methods of physiotherapy to prevent interference function of the pelvic floor and the reduction or elimination of various disorders.
Students will be able to explain the basics of the evaluation procedures physiotherapy examination of an individual with a dysfunction of the pelvic floor.
Is able to explain the basic principles of physiotherapy treatment in the light of pathophysiological events and symptomatology in various forms of pelvic floor dysfunction.
Understand and be able to use therapeutic methods, approaches and concepts according to the principles of research-based clinical practice.
Able to independently select and perform basic therapeutic procedures and understand the basics of specialized methods and techniques for specific disorders of the pelvic floor function.
Ability to cooperation, communication, documentation and communication of information, ideas, problems and solutions with other healthcare professionals, as well as lay people.
Ability behavior in accordance with the principles of the Code of ethics of physiotherapists Slovenia and the most important provisions of international humanitarian law.
Mandatory references:
  • Laycock, J. & Haslam J. ed., 2002. Therapeutic management of incontinence and pelvic pain. Pelvic organ disorders. London: Springer-Verlag London Limited. 
  • Women's Health and Fitness Guide, 2006. Champaign [etc.]: Human Kinetics.
  • Bø, K., Berghmans, B., Mørkved, S. & Van Kampen, M., eds., 2015. Evidence-based physical therapy for the pelvic floor: Bridging science and clinical practice. Edinburgh (etc.): Churchill Livingstone Elsevier.
Recommended references:  
Study obligations: 50% obligatory attendance at lectures
100% obligatory attendance at seminars
submitted and presented seminar work
Assessment methods:
  • grade of assessment test (20%)
  • grade of written exam (80%)