The Endo Enigma - Melbourne

Event Info


Sunday, July 21, 2024
Sunday, July 21, 2024


High Street Holistic

The Endo Enigma takes a cutting edge understanding of endometriosis, inflammation and pain science and combines them with traditional osteopathic principles and philosophy to develop a clinical reasoning framework you can easily apply to people with endometriosis and persistent pelvic pain in your clinical practice.

In this one-day course participants will gain an understanding of what endometriosis REALLY is - debunking many current myths. You will learn an individualised assessment and treatment plan for patients with suspected or diagnosed endo and how it fits within the context of an interdisciplinary team.

Treating endometriosis requires a number of skills; including hands-on manual therapy, pain education and lifestyle management. You will learn a variety of external manual techniques for pelvic pain that can be used together as a model or individually. The course includes a nutrition component, and a variety of tips to assist with whole person management of this complex issue.

Learning objectives:

  • Learn the language to describe what endo is and isn’t, and the latest understanding of what causes it
  • Understand the physiology of the pain generating mechanisms associated with endo
  • Discover a clinical framework for the individualised assessment and treatment of your patients with suspected or diagnosed endometriosis
  • Review the relevant, unique osteopathic treatment models for pain, lymphatics and central/peripheral sensitisation and understand how osteopathy can fit into an endo management tool-kit
  • Learn myofascial, lymphatic and visceral techniques that help people with endometriosis
  • Learn to apply external approaches to pelvic floor release and external manual techniques for pelvic pain with informed consent in your practice
  • Learn to become a confident, communicating member of an interdisciplinary team managing people with endometriosis
  • Discover how lifestyle changes such as diet and breathing exercises can help with symptomatic endo
  • Learn how to support your endo patients both pre- and post-surgically

The presenters:

Rebecca Malon is based on the Sunshine Coast and in clinic she primarily treats women's health issues focusing on pelvic pain, hormonal health, preconception, pregnancy and postpartum. She graduated RMIT with a Master’s Degree in Osteopathy in 2010 and completed her Bachelor of Health Science (Nutritional and Dietetic Medicine) in 2019.

In addition to her clinical role, Rebecca is a lecturer and Curriculum Facilitator in the Myotherapy Department at Endeavour College of Natural Health and is the Queensland practitioner member for the Osteopathy Board of Australia. She has been a contributor to multiple women’s health and endometriosis panels including presenting for University of Melbourne, Hypnobirthing Australia and QENDO

Sarah Dryburgh has treated hundreds of people with endometriosis and pelvic pain since completing her Bachelor of Applied Science (Human Biology) and Master of Osteopathy with honours in 2011.

She has also completed additional studies in breathing through the BradCliff Method, women's health issues (particularly around chronic pelvic pain), pudendal neuralgia, endometriosis and extensive additional training in the neurobiology of pain, which is useful for many conditions. She also has a fellowship in Lifestyle Medicine through the Australasian Society of Lifestyle Medicine.

Sarah has been a frequent guest presenter on various women’s health panels, she was the osteopathic representative for the Future Health Leaders Forum and also created and ran a Women’s Health Symposium in Brisbane 2019.

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