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Pelvic Health Certification

$7,500


Length: 12 months

Summer 2020 Deadline:
06/01/2020

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DPT Add-On Available

For: PT, OT, PTA


Evidence In Motion’s Pelvic Health Certification (PHC) will enable you to understand the structure and function of the pelvic floor and prepare you to incorporate it into practice. You will learn how to incorporate the pelvic floor into your treatment for your hip, back, and SI joint patients, receive valuable instruction on a variety of topics related to the pelvic floor in people of all genders, as well as instruction on physical therapy treatment during pregnancy and the postpartum period.

Outcomes

  • Become a certified, highly skilled, autonomous practitioner with advanced clinical competency in pelvic floor physical or occupational therapy.
  • Be trained and equipped to incorporate the pelvic floor into treatment for orthopaedic dysfunction such as hip, low back, and pelvic girdle pain.
  • Be equipped to incorporate the full musculoskeletal system into treatment for patients with primary pelvic floor dysfunction
  • Make evidence-based practice an immediate reality in your clinical practice.
  • Enhance your critical thinking and psychomotor skills to improve decision-making and outcomes of care.
  • Have the opportunity to use your Certification credit towards other EIM post-professional training, should you decide to do so down the road.

Participant Accommodation Procedures

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    Student

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    Jenn Stone, PT, DPT, OCS, PHC

    Program Director

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    Alyson Ellis

    Clinic Director, TexPTS

Curriculum

  • Student must take 2 of the 5 electives provided.

    • PHPT 6110 – Lifestyle Considerations
      • This is a self-paced self-study course which is designed for you to be able to glean valuable information to enhance your treatment of patients with pelvic floor dysfunction. The topics in this course are designed to enhance and deepen your knowledge base as you care for patient types that we have discussed (or will discuss, depending on your start date) during the management courses. Your grade is determined by a quiz during each module of the course-you are allowed to attempt the quiz multiple times and it is an open book quiz.
    • PHPT 6120 – Sexuality Considerations
      • This is a self paced self study course which is designed for you to be able to glean valuable information to enhance your treatment of patients with pelvic floor dysfunction. The topics in this course are designed to enhance and deepen your knowledge base as you care for patient types that we have discussed (or will discuss, depending on your start date) during the management courses. Your grade is determined by a quiz during each module of the course-you are allowed to attempt the quiz multiple times and it is an open book quiz.
    • PHPT 6130 – Pelvic Floor Post-op/Pharmacology
      • This course will provide information to enhance your learning regarding abdominal, pelvic, genital and nerve surgeries and pharmacology implications. Rehabilitation ramifications regarding pre and post-operative care as well as impacts of pharmacologic agents will be discussed. The course readings have been chosen to provide a deeper understanding in these areas.
    • PHPT 6140 – Special Populations
      • This is a self paced self study course which is designed for you to be able to glean valuable information to enhance your treatment of patients with pelvic floor dysfunction. The topics in this course are designed to enhance and deepen your knowledge base as you care for patient types that may be a little less familiar to you.
    • ORPT 6110 – Diagnosis and Management of Chronic Spinal Pain
      • Pain is the primary reason why our patients seek physical therapy services, it is imperative that today’s evidenced-based physical therapist maintains a basic, accurate knowledge of the pain science. Nowhere is the nature of pain and suffering more misunderstood than in the area of spinal pain. The data is overwhelming that we are not only harming a large number of people with invasive medical procedures that are targeted at the wrong area, we are also failing to implement current evidence in the pain sciences into the management of patients with spinal pain. This course will focus the participant on actionable ways to successfully manage difficult spinal pain conditions.

     

    • PHPT 7080 – PHPTC Capstone Examinations
  • Post-professional DPT can be added to the Pelvic Health Certification for an additional $3,600 in tuition and 6 additional credits of coursework to include:
    • BUSI 6200 – Business Management Principles for the Rehab Therapist
    • APPT 6110 – Essentials of Pharmacology & Clinical Lab Tests
    • APPT 6210 – Essentials of Musculoskeletal Imaging
    • APPT 6220 – Essentials of Medical Screening
    • PROF 6100 – Professionalism: Roles and Responsibilities
    • ISPI-TPS 6400 – ISPI-Therapeutic Neuroscience Education (All Online Learning)

    The Post-professional DPT degree is not intended as an advanced academic degree in preparation for teaching as ranked faculty in a physical therapy educational program. The EIM Post-professional DPT is designed to be a clinically oriented degree. Typically, academic institutions seek ranked faculty members who have “terminal doctoral degrees”, such as a PhD, DSc, etc. Individuals desiring an advanced academic degree that prepares them for teaching should pursue the appropriate degree (ie, PhD, DSc, etc.) based on feedback from their target institution. While some institutions with a clinical faculty appointment track recognize the Post-professional DPT for academic purposes, most require that it come from a regionally accredited institution.

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