Mentoring with Perth’s specialist pelvic health clinic.

Helping you translate your learning into clinical practice

Perth’s specialist pelvic health clinic.

  • Do you work on your own and need a more experienced pelvic health mentor?
  • Do you want to learn new pelvic health clinical skills and use them in you practice?
  • Do you need guidance on how to care for a complex patient or a patient not-responding to the treatment?
  • Are you lacking confidence in implementing management programs with your pelvic health clients?
  • Do you want to start using a new clinical skill mastered in a course or a seminar?

one-on-one sessions

Our mentors are Perth-based and can link with you face to face in clinic or if you are located remotely or in another state/or country, we can link up using live streaming via secure encrypted platform. This enables remote interaction, with or without a patient in the clinic, at mutually agreed times (flexibility booking days/times can discussed with each mentor).

One-on-One sessions are based on individual needs and can include:

-Real-time or pre-recorded observation of your clinical interaction with your patient followed by clinical case discussion and guidance on the clinical reasoning and management plan

-Virtual patient case and analysis on clinical reasoning and management plan

-Practical skill demonstration and guided practice to reach competence and confidence in its clinical application (e.g. rectal balloon and other biofeedback use, bladder diary analysis)

-Individual support in clinical practice in form of case study discussion, tutorial, Q&A session

professional development

We offer individual or small group professional development in form of lectures, tutorials, case study discussions and Q&A sessions on topics relevant to your clinical practice.

Guidance on further learning through essential and recommended reading is part of this service.

case studies

Don’t need on-one help but someone to look over a case study for you? We offer case studies and clinical reasoning discussions and progression and it can be done via email or phone discussion. We can offer feedback or guidance on a case summary for you and answer your questions based of this particular case. In addition to this we can offer guidance on academic work, writing case studies as well as paper revision.

mentoring with pelvic health clinic

Our mentoring is tailored to your needs. We offer face to face or online sessions.It offers direction, advice, support, coaching, teaching, and tutoring through a range or services

Our mentoring would suit

  • Individual pelvic health physiotherapists who have done post graduate training in pelvic health through the APA short courses, private pelvic health training courses and University based courses (such as Curtin, Melbourne Uni, University of South Australia).
  • Individual or small groups of pelvic health physiotherapists wanting to integrate the knowledge and skills they have learnt and apply them in the clinic. Also, to have support of an experienced clinician to guide and educate them.
  • Private practices with pelvic health physiotherapist requiring a professional development program

Registration form

We will need to know a little bit about you as an individual in order to help you achieve your goals and expectations. You will receive a registration form prior to your booking and your mentor will be in contact with you before committing to mentoring.

Mentoring times

We know that everyone’s schedule’s does not match and it is always a struggle to fit everything into one day. If you cannot find a suitable time on our online bookings, please be in contact with us as we are more then happy to arrange alternative times to best suit you.

empowering men to take charge of their health

Would you like to talk to us about...

  • Pelvic floor exercises
  • Pelvic pain
  • Bladder and bowel problems
  • Pre and post prostate surgery

Take charge of your health.  Reach out to us, we are here to listen. Access information and tools to help you improve your pelvic health.

“A mentor is someone who allows you to see the hope inside yourself.” — Oprah Winfrey

“The delicate balance of mentoring someone is not creating them in your own image, but giving them the opportunity to create themselves.” — Steven Spielberg

Our Mentors

Dr Irena Nurkic

I’ve always enjoyed sharing knowledge and skills and I love the ‘a-ha’ moments in our learning that we can all relate to with positive feelings. I’m grateful to all the teachers in my life. I’m regularly helping colleagues who contact me with their queries, case studies and seek 2nd opinion and guidance in their clinical practice. Since reducing my teaching role in the postgraduate course at Curtin University in 2023, I’ve realised I miss the learning and interaction with colleagues that happens in the teaching environment. I want to learn more and give more to our profession, make a difference and share my expertise with enthusiastic and hard-working colleagues who are looking at improving themselves to provide better care for their patients.

My mission is to continue to develop an analytical and critical mind, which is necessary in current society to avoid falling into traps of popularity and trends that are not scientifically based. Physiotherapy is founded on science, and it is a challenge in this era of information overload to sift through mis-/dis-information and stay true to scientific principles.

“There are no shortcuts to knowledge, especially knowledge gained from personal experience. Following conventional wisdom and relying on shortcuts can be worse than knowing nothing at all.” – Ben Horowitz