Pelvic Floor Health and Middle-Aged Women in Regional Queensland: Examining the Effects of Exercise Programs Sensitive to Muscular Dysfunction of the Pelvic Floor and the Relationship to Personal Trainers Overseeing the Programs
||10 June 2019
||10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
||Toowoomba - Q303, or via Zoom
||For more information, please contact the Graduate Research School.
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Despite the high frequency of pelvic floor dysfunction (PFD) in women, stigma associated with this phenomenon has led to reluctance in seeking care due to existing communication barriers. The prevalence of PFD runs parallel to the shortfalls among women’s adherence to recommended physical activity and research in regional Australia suggests that women’s physical inactivity levels are high. The purpose of this study is to examine the pelvic floor health literacy of qualified personal trainers to determine what knowledge and tools are required for them to effectively and confidently address and communicate issues surrounding PFD with their female clients.