Course Overview

This self-paced eCourse (designed to take approx. 4 weeks)  enables pelvic physiotherapists to manipulate the vaginal ecosystem to achieve enhanced clinical outcomes for their patients with complex, chronic vulvovaginal symptoms.
No need to book accommodation or manage the family – you can learn what you need to make an immediate difference to your patients’ clinical outcome from the comfort of your couch (or hanging out the washing or ferrying family members around!)

You get..

  • Critically appraised research-based research on the vaginal microbiota, evaluation and treatment, synthesised into bite-sized bits
  • Practical tools for immediate use in your clinic 
  • Access to a Private Facebook Group
  • Contact with Alyssa Tait, who has over ten years’ experience in treating the vaginal microbiome
  • 6 hours worth of professional development online
  • Fully downloadable course content - to KEEP FOREVER

You’ll transform your practice…

  • Identifying at-risk patients with ease
  • Using easy screening tools that will cost you almost no extra time
  • Having clarity on what probiotics and other interventions will benefit your patients and their vaginas (according to menstrual cycle, sexual practices, preconception, pregnancy, menopausal status, and your toughest clinical conditions)
  • Considering the lubricants you use in clinic and recommend to patients
  • Adding high-value advice on caring for the vaginal microbiota to your patients using pessaries and dilators

The essentials you need to know…

  • Easy to use – you just need a computer or device and the internet
  • Downloadable videos and slides - so you get to KEEP the content!
  • Complete the work at your own pace - in your own time.
  • 300 days access to the course platform

Not sure it’s worth your time?  Consider this: 

You’ll become… even more effective pelvic physiotherapist who adds even more value to your patients, earning even greater trust a physiotherapist who feels invigorated about vaginal challenges

...confident in initial case management of chronic vaginal symptoms

...a whole lot less prone to overwhelm when you’re taking the case of a complex pelvic patient (no more “OMG! They’ve got everything and no one can help them!”)


“If you are treating pelvic pain or using pessaries, this course is highly relevant and you’ll never regret it!”



“It clarified the importance and relevance of the vaginal microbiome to many of the conditions I treat. It gave me some confidence to start integrating my new knowledge of the vaginal microbiome into my clinical practice. Should be compulsory learning for all pelvic health physios!”



“I had many ‘a-ha’ moments! This is a fantastic course if you have little or no knowledge of the vagina microbiome. It is straightforward, evidence based and Alyssa is approachable and knowledgeable beyond belief!”



“I've just had an 87 yr old have pH from 6.5 to 5 in 10 days with [the treatment taught in the course]! Has made a huge difference to her OAB symptoms so thanks a million”



“Informative, format is easy to fit into a busy working week, and I can easily implement strategies with my patients straight away.”



“The course went way and above what I thought Vaginal pH would involve. I feel like I've learned a lot that I don't know where else I would've found all this out.”



Video Testimonial

Karly (Physiotherapist)

  • Instructor

    Meet Alyssa:

    With Alyssa’s clinical background in private practice and years of research and training in functional nutrition, she’s here to help! More and more manual therapists are hungry for evidence based information about nutrients, microbiomes, environmental chemicals and health. They want to incorporate functional medicine or “root cause” principles into their practice for improved client outcome. Alyssa’s qualifications include: Bachelor of Physiotherapy, Postgraduate Certificate in Physiotherapy (Continence and Pelvic Floor Rehabilitation), Graduate Diploma in Health Science (Nutrition Medicine), Advanced Diploma of Naturopathy, Advanced Diploma in Western Herbal Medicine, Advanced Diploma in Nutritional Medicine, Master of Science (Human Nutrition and Functional Medicine)

Course curriculum

  • 01
    Welcome to the course!
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    • A message from your instructor - Welcome to pHantastic pHlora!
    • How to use this course
    • Before we begin...
    • Important Information
    • Join the Private Facebook Group
    • Pre-reading article on vaginal microbiota
    • Pre-reading lactic acid review article
  • 02
    Week One: The Fundamentals
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    • VIDEO: Vaginal Microbiome Essentials
    • SLIDES: Vaginal Microbiome Essentials
    • VIDEO: The Impact of Imbalance in Vaginal Flora
    • SLIDES: The Impact of Imbalance in Vaginal Flora
    • VIDEO: Bad Vibes - Bacterial Vaginosis
    • SLIDES: Bad Vibes - Bacterial Vaginosis
    • CLINICAL COBBLESTONE: Vaginal Dysbiosis - Differentiating among vaginal dysbiosis types
    • QUIZ WEEK 1: Test your learning
  • 03
    Week Two: Vaginal pH
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    • VIDEO: Vaginal pH pHundamentals
    • SLIDES: Vaginal pH pHundamentals
    • VIDEO: Antibiotics and the Vaginal and Bladder Microbiome
    • SLIDES: Antibiotics and the Vaginal and Bladder Microbiome
    • VIDEO: History Subjective Assessment Vaginal Dysbiosis
    • SLIDES: History Subjective Assessment Vaginal Dysbiosis
    • VIDEO: Screening for Vaginal Dysbiosis Objective Testing
    • SLIDES: Screening for Vaginal Dysbiosis Objective Testing
    • VIDEO: Use and Interpretation of Tests for Vaginal Dysbiosis
    • SLIDES: Use and Interpretation of Tests for Vaginal Dysbiosis
    • QUIZ WEEK 2: Test your learning
  • 04
    Week Three: Imbalance
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    • VIDEO: Materia Naturalis for Vaginal Dysbiosis Part 1
    • SLIDES: Materia Naturalis for Vaginal Dysbiosis Part 1
    • VIDEO: Materia Naturalis Part 2
    • SLIDES: Materia Naturalis Part 2
    • VIDEO: Nutrients and Vaginal Dysbiosis
    • SLIDES: Nutrients and Vaginal Dysbiosis
    • RESOURCE: Choosing Vagina Friendly Probiotics
  • 05
    Week Four: The patients
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    • VIDEO: DIY treatment of Vaginal Dysbiosis
    • SLIDES: DIY treatment of Vaginal Dysbiosis
    • VIDEO: Work Life Vagina Balance
    • SLIDES: Work Life Vagina Balance
    • Clinical Cobblestones: Lubricants, Personal Care Products, and Vaginal pH
    • VIDEO: Making it Happen for Your Patients
    • SLIDES: Making it Happen for Your Patients
    • CLINICAL COBBLESTONE: Features of Personal Lubricants and Intimate Moisturisers
    • QUIZ WEEK 4: Test your learning
    • RESOURCE: Suspected Vaginal Dysbiosis (VD) Treatment Algorithm
    • Now that you've finished... what impact has the course made?

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