Graduate Certificate in Physiotherapy (Exercise and Women's Health)
As a student of the Graduate Certificate in Physiotherapy (Exercise and Women's Health), you will have a passion to help improve the lives of those dealing with musculoskeletal challenges across the lifespan.
Your pathway as a graduate will be defined by the specialisations learned, empowering you to grow your skills as a physiotherapist and utilise evidence-based management plans and 'exercise as medicine'.
The day-to-day experience
Throughout this course, you will be immersed in an engaging teaching schedule conducted by highly qualified staff. You will learn practical and clinical skills alongside other students in a constructive and open environment.
Easy-to-access online materials will provide you with the knowledge you will need to succeed in your daily learnings throughout the course. These materials will be provided before the course commences, helping you and your peers get a head start.
The consistent addition of new research and engaged staff to the course means you will have access to the best clinicians, cutting-edge research and latest knowledge.
This part-time course is designed specifically with busy practitioners in mind. In each subject face-to-face teaching on campus occurs over a three day weekend, minimising disruption to your life and clinical practice.
In the Graduate Certificate you will engage in practical skills and evidence-based learning modules. Through the intensive teaching block you will be guided through this course by leading Sports and Exercise Physiotherapists and Women’s and Men’s Pelvic Health Physiotherapists.
After graduating as a physiotherapist from my postgraduate degree, I developed orthopaedic experience in a public hospital setting. From there, I continued practising as a physiotherapist in private practice treating musculoskeletal injuries. During my work within the private sector I developed an interest in perinatal physiotherapy, however had limited formal education in this area.
The Graduate Certificate in Physiotherapy (Exercise and Women's Health) appealed to me as it afforded the opportunity to deepen my theoretical knowledge and develop clinical skills to competently treat perinatal musculoskeletal conditions.
The course has enabled me to develop specialist skills in the treatment of musculoskeletal disorders within the perinatal population, as well as other subgroups of women’s health including menopause. The most exciting aspect of the degree was being able to translate the theoretical knowledge into clinical practice.
The greatest highlights of the course for me were the clinical observation hours and the guest speakers who were leading clinicians in the field of women's health.
I'm currently working as a physiotherapist at Inform Physiotherapy. The role comprises of treating musculoskeletal conditions across all populations, as well as treating perinatal musculoskeletal and lactation conditions. Additionally, treatment is also provided within the setting of instructing both private and group clinical exercise classes.
It's inspiring to share a clinic setting with likeminded physiotherapists who aim for clinical excellence, collaboration of clinical knowledge and placing the client at the centre of everything they do.