Course series

Pelvic Health Foundations:
Pelvic Education, Screening,
& Referral

PT/PTA CEUs

  • 5 hours
  • NY CEUs available
  • For other states, check for reciprocation or individual application.
  • Look for more states to be added soon!

Access

  • Immediate access
  • Unlimited access to course contents 

Audience

  • Non PTs and non-fitness professionals, or new PT/OT, ARNP, physicians who want to know about pelvic floor and need a basic roadmap
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What to expect:

Demystify the pelvic health therapy field, and help more people get access to care and the relief they deserve! This online, self-paced, course covers the scope of pelvic rehabilitation, all while being organized into snack-sized modules. 

This course is beneficial for those who are in a position to screen for pelvic health dysfunction (Physicians, PAs and NPs, RNs, fitness professionals, as well as other rehab pros) and need to know when to refer, as well as helpful information and strategies that can be offered immediately. This course is especially helpful for PTs and OTs interested in or new to the pelvic health field. For individuals who want information and strategies to optimize their own pelvic health, especially as it relates to managing symptoms during exercise, this course is for you, too!

Modules included:

  • Pelvic Floor Anatomy & Physiology Review
  • Common Conditions
  • Pelvic Therapy 101: Ethic, Philosophy, and Scope
  • Optimizing Pelvic Function
  • Screening, Referral, and Finding a Practitioner
  • Tips for Acute, Subacute, and Primary Care Settings


Extras and Bonuses:
  • Access to Pelvic Global’s new Screening Tool for every body
  • Organized Pelvic Global resources in each module for reference (Handouts! Courses! Webinars, Oh my!)
  • Evidence-based, overview of the most current treatment practices

What will you learn?

OBJECTIVES:
At the completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Recognize the importance of screening patients for pelvic floor dysfunction
  • Recognize when to refer a patient to a pelvic PT/OT
  • Identify the differences between types of pelvic floor dysfunction in different populations
  • Articulate healthy bowel and bladder habits to patients, clinicians and the community 
  • Recognize pelvic floor basics and ways to optimize pelvic floor function in fitness and rehabilitation settings
  • Describe the role of the pelvic floor in relation to regional interdependence
  • Interpret and assess pelvic floor function
Be able to teach classes or work one-on-one!
Meet the instructor

Terri Robertson Elder, PT, DPT, CLT-LANA

Dr. Terri Robertson Elder (she/her/hers) is a physical therapist in private practice in Brevard, NC where she specializes in pelvic health and oncology care. She is an educator and holds a faculty instructor position at GSU's Department of Physical Therapy, and is a continuing education provider for Pelvic Global and Academy of Lymphatic Studies. Dr. Robertson Elder is a certified Lymphedema therapist, Pregnancy and Postpartum Athleticism Coach, a Pilates and Kripalu Yoga instructor, and holds multiple manual therapy and advanced practice certifications. Most importantly, Terri is a movement optimist who is passionate about her mission to destigmatize and demystify pelvic health.

Connect with her on social media @terri.elder.dpt and at
 www.thrive-pt.com
Patrick Jones - Course author

FAQs

What is the Cancelation & Refund Policy?
Individual GPHAM webinars are non-refundable. 
For other courses, 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.
Will there be any part of this live course where I could be recorded?
Live participation parts of courses may be recorded live and screenshots maybe be taken by the instructor or the host. If your camera is on, your microphone is on, or you type comments in the comment section, your participation will be part of that recording. If you do not wish to be part of this recording, you will be responsible for keeping your video and audio recording OFF during any live recorded sessions. 
How can I use the handouts, videos, and course supplemental material?
You will be provided with online content and recordings of the course as well as slides and material related to the course. This material is for your personal use only.  Please do not use clips of video, screen captures, screenshots, or copying in any way, that you might be presenting it as your own (whether or not it is for financial gain). Sharing a screenshot to social media that is credited to the instructor and/or Pelvic Guru, LLC is acceptable. If you would like to use any of this content for an independent project, you need to discuss this directly with Pelvic Guru and the instructor of the course. 
Will I have to exercise or have a space to move for this course? 
Some of the Pelvic Guru Academy courses have sections in them in which you will have the option of doing movement at various levels. Understand that all physical therapy, rehabilitative, and strength training instruction and use of all facilities and equipment shall be done at you own risk, and please be physically and medically able to undertake any and all physical therapy, rehabilitative, and strength training instruction provided in the course.