Evaluation and management of the pelvic floor is an area that has been lacking in traditional physical and occupational therapy education, both at the entry and postprofessional levels. Evidence In Motion’s new 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, and you will also receive valuable instruction on a variety of topics related to the pelvic floor in men and women.
The majority of the Pelvic Health Certification takes place wherever you happen to be. By incorporating EIM’s trademark combination of online didactic learning and hands-on weekend intensives, you will come away with a detailed working knowledge of the pelvic floor and a manual skill set that will uniquely qualify you to provide treatment to the “whole patient” with pelvic floor dysfunction. Whether your goal is to become a primary pelvic floor practitioner or to simply understand this foundational portion of the body to better serve your orthopaedic population, you will walk away from this 12-month experience with the tools and experience you need to grow your business and skill set. The weekend intensive on-site courses occur at EIM Network Partners and academic centers located in key geographic areas around the country.
The Pelvic Health Certification includes:
- Flexible elective choices
- Foundational constructs on patient management and mechanisms of pelvic floor therapy
- Virtual rounds and case presentations for interactive learning and peer review
- Robust examination processes to ensure student mastery of material and interventions
- A 12-month cohort setting that builds lasting professional relationships with fellow students
- Constructive credit / waivers granted for select previously completed certification-level courses
EIM’s Pelvic Health Certification is designed so that you will:
- 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 orthopedic 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 Postprofessional Training, should you decide to do so down the road.
Additional coursework may be added to obtain a Pelvic Health Postprofessional DPT.
PT Core Course Work
- EBP 6100 – Evidence-based Practice I
- ORPT 6510WI – Management of Lumbopelvic Disorders**
- Onsite: Multiple Dates and Locations available
- PHPT 6510WI – Pelvic Health I – Applications for Orthopaedic Therapists**
- Onsite: August 4-5, 2018 in Marietta, GA (Atlanta Area)
- PHPT 6520WI – Pelvic Health II – Advanced Topics and Internal Techniques**
- Onsite: October 6-7, 2018 in Dallas, TX
Topic Courses (PT)
- PHPT 6110 – Lifestyle Considerations*
- PHPT 6120 – Sexuality Considerations*
- PHPT 6130 – Pelvic Floor Post-op/Pharmacology*
PHPT 6140 – Special Populations*
ORPT 6110 – Diagnosis and Management of Chronic Spinal Pain*
Capstone Course and Exams
- PHPT 7170 – PHPTC Virtual Rounds & Case Presentations
- PHPT 7080 – PHPTC Capstone Examinations
*Elective Courses: student must take 2 of the 5 electives provided
**Includes a 2-day onsite lab intensive hosted at various locations nationwide
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