Event Schedule

Thursday, November 15
8:30 am - 9:00 am 8:30 am
9:00 am - 9:10 am 9:00 am
Auditorium
9:00 am - 5:40 pm 9:00 am
  • Hedwig NEELS (Speaker) Physiotherapist UZA, UZA/Uantwerpen
9:00 am - 5:40 pm 9:00 am
Auditorium
  • Joëlle ROENEN (Speaker) Pelvic Physiotherapist - Pelvic Health clinic -, University Hospital Antwerp
9:15 am - 10:00 am 9:15 am
Auditorium
  • Hedwig NEELS (Speaker) Physiotherapist UZA, UZA/Uantwerpen

Although Pelvic Floor Muscle Training (PFMT) has been proven to be effective in the prevention and treatment of Pelvic Floor Dysfunction (PFD) in women during pregnancy and after delivery, the lifetime prevalence of PFD remains high. This raises q...

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10:00 am - 10:45 am 10:00 am
Auditorium

Motivational interviewing is an effective method for strengthening autonomous motivation. By doing this, people change from within. And that makes it more effective (in the end) and durable. Motivational interviewing is a communication style that ...

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10:45 am - 11:05 am 10:45 am
11:05 am - 11:50 am 11:05 am
Auditorium

         Obstetric anal sphincter injury (OASI): What is our function as pelvic floor therapist?

When during the delivery a rupture of the anal sphincter occurs and causes post-partum anal incontinence it may affect mother...

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11:50 am - 12:10 pm 11:50 am
Auditorium
  • Joyce BLONDE (Speaker) secretary, www.bekkenbodemproblemen.be

1 out of 3 women and 1 out of 10 men can experience
 incontinence problems in life. Still the problem isn’t something to talk about in daily life.
We explain how a patient organization, in collaboration with health care professionals, can...

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12:10 pm - 12:30 pm 12:10 pm
Auditorium
  • Marlene Reyns (Speaker) Midwife, Vlaamse Beroepsorganisatie van Vroedvrouwen

Midwives and pelvic floor

Marlene Reyns – President of the Flemish Professional

Organisation of Midwives.


As midwives we are convinced that working in a multidisciplinary team is the best way to care for the pelvic floor. Not only physiother...

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12:30 pm - 1:00 pm 12:30 pm
Auditorium
  • Hedwig NEELS (Speaker) Physiotherapist UZA, UZA/Uantwerpen
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm 1:00 pm
2:00 pm - 2:45 pm 2:00 pm
Auditorium
  • Bary BERGHMANS (Speaker) pelvic physiotherapist, epidemiologist, health scientist, PhD MSc associate professor, Pelvic care Center Maastricht, Maastricht University Medical Centre, Maastricht, The Netherlands

Chronic pelvic pain (CPP) in women is a complex syndrome. Pain sensation and intensity often do not correspond with the identified lesion location but are felt elsewhere, leading to muskuloskeletal and myofascial disorders and sexual dysfunction (...

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2:45 pm - 3:30 pm 2:45 pm
Auditorium
  • Maura SELEME (Speaker) Coordinator of the specialization in Pelvic Physiotherapy - Faculdade Inspirar - Curitiba - Brazil, Faculdade Inspirar - Brazil and abafi-HOLLAND

How to improve Pelvic Health? The iPelvis app and adherence.

Adherence is crucial during the supervised clinical phase of PFMT (short term), and during the home-maintenance phase after ending the physiotherapy sessions (long term), Several strateg...

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3:30 pm - 3:50 pm 3:30 pm
3:50 pm - 4:35 pm 3:50 pm
Auditorium
  • Joke HAARTSEN (Speaker) Gynecologist, Quole Medisch Centrum Waalre

Chronic pelvic Pain/Penetration disorder (CPPPD) is a multidimensional condition which is almost always associated with pelvic floor overactivity. Treatment of CPPPD is primarily done in a multidisciplinary team involving a pelvic physiotherapist,...

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4:35 pm - 5:20 pm 4:35 pm
Auditorium
  • Inge GERAERTS (Speaker) Professor, KU Leuven, Department of Rehabilitation Sciences

Although the incidence of urinary incontinence is lower in men than in women, we can no longer ignore the need for pelvic floor physiotherapy in men. Indications for pelvic floor physiotherapy in males are multiple and increasing with ag...

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5:20 pm - 5:40 pm 5:20 pm
Auditorium
  • Hedwig NEELS (Speaker) Physiotherapist UZA, UZA/Uantwerpen
5:40 pm - 6:30 pm 5:40 pm
Friday, November 16
8:30 am - 9:00 am 8:30 am
Van Gesselzaal
9:00 am - 6:00 pm 9:00 am
  • Philip MOULAERT (Speaker) Musculo Skeletal Therapist, Private Clinic and University of Leuven
9:00 am - 6:00 pm 9:00 am
  • Hedwig NEELS (Speaker) Physiotherapist UZA, UZA/Uantwerpen
9:00 am - 9:45 am 9:00 am
Auditorium

Pelvic Girdle Pain - Evidence and clinical practice

Worldwide the prevalence of back pain in pregnancy is reported to be about 50%, even though a large variation is found 11. The variation may be due to the diagnostic criteria employed by the vari...

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9:45 am - 10:30 am 9:45 am
Auditorium
  • Kari BØ (Speaker) Professor, PhD, Physical therapist, exercise scientist, Norwegian School of Sport Sciences, Department of Sports Medicine

To date there is level 1A evidence/recommendation that pelvic floor muscle training should be first line treatment for stress and mixed urinary incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse in women. The effect is better with supervized training and for ...

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10:30 am - 10:50 am 10:30 am
10:50 am - 11:35 am 10:50 am
Auditorium

In the presentation you will see why and how the PTNS can be improved. With this knowledge you can understand that there are many more possibilities of treating pelvic disorders e.g. pain (dysmenorrhoea, endometrioses, etc.) and hyper- or hypo-fun...

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11:35 am - 12:20 pm 11:35 am
Auditorium

Biofeedback therapy is a therapeutic procedure which uses electronic or electromechanical instruments to specifically measure, process and feedback. It helps patients to develop greater voluntary control by neuromuscular relaxation and/or muscle r...

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12:20 pm - 12:40 pm 12:20 pm
  • Philip MOULAERT (Speaker) Musculo Skeletal Therapist, Private Clinic and University of Leuven
12:20 pm - 12:40 pm 12:20 pm
Auditorium
  • Hedwig NEELS (Speaker) Physiotherapist UZA, UZA/Uantwerpen
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm 1:00 pm
2:00 pm - 2:45 pm 2:00 pm
Auditorium

Men and women’s health care physiotherapists often use measurement tools to assess and/or evaluate pelvic floor function in women and men with pelvic floor dysfunctions, either for diagnostic and therapeutic reasons. Tools often used in wome...

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2:45 pm - 3:30 pm 2:45 pm
Auditorium
  • Gill BROOK (Speaker) President of IOPTWH. Independent women's health and pelvic physiotherapist, International Organization of Physical Therapists in Women's Health (IOPTWH)

The International Organization of Physical Therapists in Women's Health (IOPTWH) is an official subgroup of the World Confederation for Physical Therapy (WCPT) and will celebrate its 20th anniversary in 2019.

Women's health and pelvic physiotherap...

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3:30 pm - 3:50 pm 3:30 pm
3:50 pm - 4:35 pm 3:50 pm
Auditorium
  • Wouter Everaerts (Speaker) MD, Phd, Urologist at University Hospitals Leuven, Professor KULeuven, professor

Radical prostatectomy is known to impact patients’ urinary and sexual function as well as  quality of life. If a pelvic lymph node dissection is performed, patients may also experience lymphedema of the lower limbs, scrotum and suprapub...

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4:35 pm - 5:20 pm 4:35 pm
Auditorium
  • Isabel DE KEYSER (Speaker) physioterapist in private practice, theacher fasciatherapy (Fascia college), physiotherapist

What is fascia and how can we integrate this tissu in sensori-motor reeducation of the pelvic floor ?

Fasciatherapy involves a global approach of the body and the pelvic region is at the very centre of it.

From biotensegrity to movement perception...

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5:20 pm - 5:45 pm 5:20 pm
Auditorium

Founded in 1999 Mamas for Africa is a Belgian non-profit organization, active in the East of Congo, in the South-Kivu province. We support women and girls, victims of sexual violence or other gender related medical problems as prolapses and fistul...

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5:45 pm - 6:00 pm 5:45 pm
  • Hedwig NEELS (Speaker) Physiotherapist UZA, UZA/Uantwerpen
7:15 pm - 10:30 pm 7:15 pm
Kloosterzalen
Saturday, November 17
8:30 am - 9:00 am 8:30 am
Van Gesselzaal
9:00 am - 10:45 am 9:00 am
Broeckxzaal

In this practical workshop of Dynamic Ultra Sound(DUS) you will start with scanning the pelvic floor muscles. Is the contraction we are asking a good contraction? What happens to the pelvic floor muscles when asking to cough, to push? Is there ...

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9:00 am - 10:45 am 9:00 am
Evora 2

In this workshop you will practice the improved PTNS and expand the knowledge gained by the lecture. You will learn how to come up with treatments for many complaints (e.g. pain, hypo- and hyperfunction, etc.) in the abdomen. These treatments will...

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9:00 am - 10:45 am 9:00 am
Van Laer Kamer
  • Isabel DE KEYSER (Speaker) physioterapist in private practice, theacher fasciatherapy (Fascia college), physiotherapist

What is fascia and how can we integrate this tissu in sensori-motor reeducation of the pelvic floor ?

Fasciatherapy involves a global approach of the body and the pelvic region is at the very centre of it.

In this workshop I shall invite you to wo...

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9:00 am - 10:45 am 9:00 am
Auditorium

Childbirth is one of the most beautiful experiences in a women´s life. But the
hidden trauma of being thorn during delivery, may cause a range of invalidating symptoms of pelvic floor dysfunction (e.g. urinary incontinence, feacal incontinenc...

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9:00 am - 10:45 am 9:00 am
Evora 1
  • Matijs VAN DEN EIJNDEN (Speaker) fysiotherapeut, manueel therapeut, docent en trainer, Viaperspectief, Hogeschool Rotterdam

During this workshop you will get to know the basics of motivational interviewing. The lecture on Thursday 15th is focused on the more theoretical concepts and the evidence of motivational interviewing. In this workshop you will experience and pra...

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10:45 am - 11:15 am 10:45 am
Van Gesselzaal
11:15 am - 1:00 pm 11:15 am
Evora 2

In this workshop you will practice the improved PTNS and expand the knowledge gained by the lecture. You will learn how to come up with treatments for many complaints (e.g. pain, hypo- and hyperfunction, etc.) in the abdomen. These treatments will...

See More
11:15 am - 1:00 pm 11:15 am
Desguin Zaal

This workshop will help to facilitate evidence-based clinical skill in the assessment of patients presenting with PFM dysfunctions using Biofeedback, with its benefit and limitations.

Biofeedback therapy for pelvic floor muscle training is a thera...

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11:15 am - 1:00 pm 11:15 am
Auditorium

Childbirth is one of the most beautiful experiences in a women´s life. But the
hidden trauma of being thorn during delivery, may cause a range of invalidating symptoms of pelvic floor dysfunction (e.g. urinary incontinence, feacal incontinenc...

See More
11:15 am - 1:00 pm 11:15 am
Van Laer Kamer
  • Isabel DE KEYSER (Speaker) physioterapist in private practice, theacher fasciatherapy (Fascia college), physiotherapist

What is fascia and how can we integrate this tissu in sensori-motor reeducation of the pelvic floor ?

Fasciatherapy involves a global approach of the body and the pelvic region is at the very centre of it.

In this workshop I shall invite you to wo...

See More
11:15 am - 1:00 pm 11:15 am
Evora 1
  • Matijs VAN DEN EIJNDEN (Speaker) fysiotherapeut, manueel therapeut, docent en trainer, Viaperspectief, Hogeschool Rotterdam

During this workshop you will get to know the basics of motivational interviewing. The lecture on Thursday 15th is focused on the more theoretical concepts and the evidence of motivational interviewing. In this workshop you will experience and pra...

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1:00 pm - 1:45 pm 1:00 pm
1:45 pm - 3:30 pm 1:45 pm
Desguin Zaal

This workshop will help to facilitate evidence-based clinical skill in the assessment of patients presenting with PFM dysfunctions using Biofeedback, with its benefit and limitations.

Biofeedback therapy for pelvic floor muscle training is a thera...

See More
1:45 pm - 3:30 pm 1:45 pm
Broeckxzaal

In this practical workshop of Dynamic Ultra Sound(DUS) you will start with scanning the pelvic floor muscles. Is the contraction we are asking a good contraction? What happens to the pelvic floor muscles when asking to cough, to push? Is there a d...

See More
1:45 pm - 3:30 pm 1:45 pm
Evora 2

In this workshop you will practice the improved PTNS and expand the knowledge gained by the lecture. You will learn how to come up with treatments for many complaints (e.g. pain, hypo- and hyperfunction, etc.) in the abdomen. These treatments will...

See More
1:45 pm - 3:30 pm 1:45 pm
Evora 1
  • Matijs VAN DEN EIJNDEN (Speaker) fysiotherapeut, manueel therapeut, docent en trainer, Viaperspectief, Hogeschool Rotterdam

During this workshop you will get to know the basics of motivational interviewing. The lecture on Thursday 15th is focused on the more theoretical concepts and the evidence of motivational interviewing. In this workshop you will experience and pra...

See More
1:45 pm - 3:30 pm 1:45 pm
Van Laer Kamer
  • Isabel DE KEYSER (Speaker) physioterapist in private practice, theacher fasciatherapy (Fascia college), physiotherapist

What is fascia and how can we integrate this tissu in sensori-motor reeducation of the pelvic floor ?

Fasciatherapy involves a global approach of the body and the pelvic region is at the very centre of it.

In this workshop I shall invite you to wo...

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