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Pelvic Health Specialist Certification

$4,950


Length: 7 months

Winter 2022 Deadline:
12/01/2021

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For: OT, PT, DPT, OTD


Evidence In Motion’s Pelvic Health Specialist Certification, a comprehensive pelvic health certification that includes intravaginal and intrarectal techniques, will enable you to understand the structure and function of the pelvic floor in context of the whole body and prepare you to incorporate it into practice. You will learn best practices for integrating expertise in orthopedics, pelvic health, and pain science to provide excellent care and outcomes for your patients with pelvic floor dysfunction. Internal rectal and vaginal evaluation & treatment and external assessment & intervention are all taught in depth during this certification along with a comprehensive neuromotor retraining toolbox for full body rehabilitation for patients with pelvic floor dysfunction. Looking for an all-external option for learning about pelvic health? Learn more here.

Additional topics include care of pregnant and postpartum patients, sexual interviewing & counseling, dietary techniques, bathroom ergonomics, use of tools, sensory integration techniques, prolapse care, neurodynamic techniques, and more. Comprehensive, whole-person care for individuals of all genders and ages is emphasized throughout the curriculum.

Learners will experience a robust and comprehensive experience with high faculty involvement and low student:teacher ratios both in the online didactic portion and the in person or virtual lab experiences. At the conclusion of the program, learners will have fully equipped toolboxes for evaluation, manual therapy, exercise design, and patient education to serve patients with a variety of pelvic floor related symptoms.

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.

Questions may be emailed to program director Jennifer Stone: [email protected].

Accommodations for Participants with Disabilities

  • Winter 2022

  • Summer 2022

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    Jennifer Stone, PT, DPT, OCS, PHC

    Program Director

Curriculum

  • (Choose 2)

    • PHPT 6120 – Sexuality Considerations. This course is designed to enhance and deepen your knowledge base as you care for patients with sexual dysfunction and help you create a comprehensive toolbox for sexual interviewing, counseling, and troubleshooting techniques to use with your patients.
    • 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 the impacts of pharmacologic agents will be discussed. The course readings have been chosen to provide a deeper understanding of these areas.
    • PHPT 6140 – Special Populations. This course provides a comprehensive overview of special populations that you may care for who have pelvic floor dysfunction, to include: children, patients with neurologic disorders, patients with penises, and transgender patients.
  • Post-professional DPT can be added to the Certificate in Advanced Musculoskeletal Management of the Pelvic Girdle for an additional $6,300 in tuition and 10.5 credits of coursework to include:
    Core Coursework
    Topic Coursework
    • APPT 6110 – Essentials of Pharmacology & Clinical Lab Tests
    • APPT 6210 – Essentials of Musculoskeletal Imaging
    • APPT 6220 – Essentials of Medical Screening
    • PROF 6100 – Professionalism: Roles & Responsibilities
    • BUSI 6200 – Business Management Principles for the Rehab Therapist
    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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