Pelvic Floor Health: Examining the Knowledge, Attitudes and Experiences of Personal Trainers and Middle-Aged Women in Inner Regional Queensland

Masters Thesis


Hillman, Danah Rae. 2023. Pelvic Floor Health: Examining the Knowledge, Attitudes and Experiences of Personal Trainers and Middle-Aged Women in Inner Regional Queensland. Masters Thesis Master of Professional Studies. University of Southern Queensland. https://doi.org/10.26192/z0wxv
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Pelvic Floor Health: Examining the Knowledge, Attitudes and Experiences of Personal Trainers and Middle-Aged Women in Inner Regional Queensland

TypeMasters Thesis
AuthorsHillman, Danah Rae
Supervisor
1. FirstDr Lee Fergusson
2. SecondA/Pr Annette Bromdal
Institution of OriginUniversity of Southern Queensland
Qualification NameMaster of Professional Studies
Number of Pages119
Year2023
PublisherUniversity of Southern Queensland
Place of PublicationAustralia
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.26192/z0wxv
Abstract

Research suggests women feel more comfortable when conversations about pelvic floor health are instigated by and when confident engagement is promoted by the trainers. Current research, supported by the results of this work-based research project, show that identifying, as well as encouraging, appropriate physical activities to activate the pelvic floor and positively influence the overall health and wellbeing of female clients. Currently, personal trainers holding a Certificate IV in Fitness are not fully equipped to confidently make these proper adjustments and have candid conversations, as they are not formally trained about these health concerns.

This work-based research in inner regional Queensland highlights a knowledge gap in the education requirements for personal trainers which restricts their ability to feel confident to initiate conversations with their female clients about pelvic floor health and pelvic floor dysfunction.

KeywordsPelvic Floor Personal Trainers
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