Course series

The Ultimate Bowel Course: GI and Pelvic Floor

PT/PTA CEUs

  • 16 contact hours
  • Approved in IL and NY
  • Other states may offer reciprocity or individual application

Access

  • Immediate access
  • Access for 12 months
  • All online
  • Self-paced

Audience

  • Medical providers who perform internal assessment and treatment
  • See more below

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Learn to optimize bowel health from multiple angles. 

A Holistic Approach to GI Health

A comprehensive approach to gastrointestinal disorders allows for the consideration and management of multiple factors including nutritional, psychosocial, medical-surgical decisions, and physical therapy examination/intervention. A multifactorial approach can often lead to improved management, as varied intervention is often essential. A comprehensive understanding of the physiology and symptom manifestation can improve the ability to develop a comprehensive intervention strategy tailored to each patient’s needs throughout the episode of care.

     

What people are saying:

As a pelvic PT who is referred many patients with GI concerns this was an excellent course to go deeper into holistic evaluation and treatment for this population. An excellent balance between research and experience in practice. Susan Clinton made the material easy to understand and apply. She is a gifted educator! 
This course was originally supposed to be in person, but Pelvic Guru did an excellent job adapting it to an online-hybrid platform. Would definitely recommend to other providers treating patients with GI and pain concerns! 
The Ultimate Bowel class with Susan Clinton was full of clinical pearls so that even PTs with years of bowel work can take away something useful. Susan has a wonderful way of sharing her knowledge in a creative and interesting way that can be readily translated into clinical care. I highly recommend this class.

Fantastic Labs

Course: This course is completely recorded and self-paced so you have flexibility on when and where you watch! There will be no live portion included. There are Q&As recorded with the students that participated in the live recording. 

Lab: The lab videos are all included in the recorded material and will very specifically walk you through how to use a balloon catheter as well as several other manual techniques. There is no live/small group lab included in this course (they were an additional option available for those who took the live course but were not required and not considered part of the content of the course). If you would like a personal private lab experience, you may email Susan Clinton and discuss a fee for that one-on-one professional consultation. 
What roles to diet and hydration play in GI health?
Susan Clinton preparing to teach The Ultimate Bowel Course

What will you learn?

Upon completion of this webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Identify potential medical “red flags” that warrant referral to the appropriate physician.
  • Recognize the psychosocial and behavioral component of gastrointestinal disorders as well as the expanded role of physical therapy intervention.
  • Demonstrate appropriate physical therapy examination and intervention techniques for patients with gastrointestinal disorders.
  • Develop and discuss examination and intervention of clients with complex gastrointestinal disorders in a case study format.

     

More accolades for the online Ultimate Bowel course: 

The Bowel Course provided such useful information to take to the clinic the next day and make a real difference with my Women's Health patient population. I wish I had taken this course years ago.
Susan is a dynamic speaker and even online kept the material engaging. It was nice to actually do virtually without travel and being away from home. Content was referenced and reputable. 
This course was excellent! I learned so much and you won’t be disappointed. So many aspects of learning about the GI. I feel so much more confident in treating this. Thank you Susan!
Meet the instructor

Susan C. Clinton, PT, DScPT, OCS, WCS, FAAOMPT, NBHWC

Susan is an award-winning physical therapist in professional achievement and co-owner of Embody Physiotherapy and Wellness in Sewickley, PA. Susan is board certified in orthopedic and women’s health physical therapy, a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Therapy, and a board certified health and wellness coach. She is an international instructor of post-professional education in women’s health (including GI issues in women), orthopedic manual therapy, and business psychology. She is on faculty at Andrews University in the Doctor of Science in PT program, a Master Coach for the Integrative Women’s Health Institute, and a clinical faculty instructor for the North American Institute of Orthopedic Manual Therapy.  She is an adjunct faculty at many other universities and is an active professional/clinical mentor. Susan is the co-founder and board member for the foundation: Global Women’s Health Initiative. She is also the co-host of the 5 five-star podcast, “Tough to Treat,” the guide to treating complex patients, and “The Genius Project,” reframing the treatment of persistent musculoskeletal pain. Susan enjoys walking / hiking, country line dance and ballroom, and is an avid supporter of music, the arts, and international objectives for women’s health.

Susan’s contact information:
Email:  susan@embodypt.com

Susan's Social Links:
www.facebook.com/PTGIDys

Patrick Jones - Course author

Who is this for?
 This course is open to physiotherapists, naturopathic doctors, nurses, midwives and medical doctors. Internal palpation is required.

 Experience and training in hands-on pelvic floor treatment – vaginal or rectal are required. Physiotherapists and other healthcare providers that have completed this course are able to perform an evaluation of the musculoskeletal aspect of the GI system (including a focus on the lower GI region), and establish and create a treatment plan for GI dysfunction and movement impairments of the abdomen and pelvic region.They will also have a foundational knowledge of the GI system including digestive disorders, basic nutritional contributions, abdominal and pelvic floor dysfunction, and psychosocial/behavioral contributions. The interventions will include manual therapy, movement/exercise, respiration, and balloon catheter techniques to reduce dysfunction.
CEU Information:
 Contact Hours: 16
  • IL has approved 15 CEUs
  • Pelvic Guru, LLC is an approved PT CEU course provider for the state of NY.
  • For other states or professions, check your state for reciprocity or individual CEU application if it’s not listed here

Cancelation and Refund Policy

For this online pre-recorded course the option for a full refund is available within 48 hours of purchase, however it is non-refundable upon either of these conditions:
  • You have viewed more than 50% of the course material
  • You have already claimed your CE certificate
If you need additional assistance with a refund or course concern, please email courses@pelvicguru.com.