An introduction to pelvic floor diagnoses and care for physical therapists working in the orthopedic environment. By the end of this course, participants should be familiar with diagnoses that stem from pelvic floor dysfunction, demonstrate treatment of simple pregnancy and postpartum patients, and be comfortable questioning patients for pelvic floor-related complaints. Therapists should be confident identifying patients, via screening techniques, for referral to pelvic floor physical therapy.
A. Increased confidence in treatment of basic pregnancy and postpartum patients
B. New techniques or perspectives for treating patients with pain or weakness in the pelvic region
C. Ortho PTs can recognize signs and symptoms that require referral to pelvic floor specialist
Christina McGee PT, DPT, ATC, LAT
Christina McGee earned a Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training from the University of Iowa and Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the University of Delaware. She has been practicing in pelvic floor physical therapy since graduating. Christina has completed continuing education in care of the pregnant patient as well as labor and delivery, and is the head of Sullivan Physical Therapy's pediatric bowel and bladder program. Christina is a member of the APTA and serves at Sullivan Physical Therapy’s Center Coordinator of Clinical Education.
Caitlin McCurdy –Robinson PT, DPT
Caitlin McCurdy-Robinson graduated from The Ohio State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology and received her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Washington University in St. Louis. Caitlin is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association, actively involved in the Section on Women’s Health, and is part of a Pelvic Physical Therapy Distance Journal Club which meets monthly to discuss research articles. Caitlin has a primary interest in helping women maintain or achieve a healthy and active lifestyle during their pregnancies and returning to their desired activities post-partum. Caitlin is currently taking courses to pursue her Certificate of Achievement in Pregnancy and Postpartum through the American Physical Therapy Association’s Section on Women’s Health.
Tammy Debevoise PT, DPT, CLT
Tammy DeBevoise graduated with a Doctorate of Physical Therapy from University of Miami in 2013 and has been working at Sullivan Physical Therapy since that time. She has taken a number of continuing education courses focused on pelvic floor rehabilitation over the last couple years and received certification in Complete Decongestive Therapy for Lymphedema. Tammy is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association and the Section of Women’s Health. Her favorite part of pelvic floor physical therapy is treating such an intimate area that makes such a huge difference in quality of life.
Cody McNeely PT, DPT
Cody McNeely graduated with a Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the University of Kentucky in 2010. She was exposed to pelvic physical therapy during clinical affiliations and her interest in this area continued to grow after seeing the impact that urinary incontinence had on her patients. Since she began working as a pelvic floor physical therapist, she has developed a passion for helping patients with endometriosis and helping postpartum women return to normal function after childbirth.
Cody is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association – Women’s Health Section, Endometriosis Association, International Pelvic Pain Society and Texas Physical Therapy Association. Cody is the author of the blog, What’s Up Down There? –A Look at Pelvic Floor Health, which she uses to educate and raise awareness about pelvic floor dysfunction.
This course is approved for 4.0 CCUs.
PT/PTA/Student Members: $50.00
PT/PTA/Student Non-Members: $100.00