PELVIC HEALTH
Aspects of Clinical Application: 
  • Biomechanical mobilization/manual therapy of the pelvic floor musculature, fascial layer, and surrounding soft tissues

  • Strengthening, conditioning, and coordination training of pelvic floor musculature 

  • Neuromuscular re-education of pelvic floor musculature

  • Neuromuscular re-education of hip/spinal kinematics and postural patterning to promote optimal systemic function of kinetic chain

  • Compensatory and adaptive strategies with and without use of adaptive equipment to achieve bowel, bladder, and sexual participation and/or independence

  • Bowel and bladder retraining programs 

  • Nutrition and lifestyle education to promote functional independence and systemic optimization 

  • Biopsychosocial adaptations and interventions to optimize occupational performance, engagement, and perceived success in day-to-day living. 

Potential Certifications:

Biofeedback Certification International Alliance

  • Board Certified in Biofeedback for Pelvic Muscle Dysfunction (BCB-PMD)

- find a class @ www.pelvicfloorbiofeedback.com, to certify with Tiffany Ellsworth Lee, OTR/L, BCB-PMD, PRPC

Herman & Wallace Pelvic Rehab Institute

  • Pelvic Rehab Practitioner Certification (PRPC)

Specialized Training/Education:

The Barral Institute 

  • Visceral Manipulation Certification Program (two levels) (external)

 

John F. Barnes Myofascial Release Treatment Centers and Seminars

  • Women’s Health Seminar (internal)

  • Fascial-Pelvis Myofascial Release (external)

Lindsey Vestal's Courses (The Functional Pelvis)

 

Burrell Education 

Interested in beginning a career in Pelvic Health?

Check out the Blog section to read the candied interviews with Sujata Martin, MS OTR/L, CD, postpartum specialist, and Kayla Bryant, MOT, OTR/L, pediatric specialist, to see how they got inspired, got motivated, and got started in this area of practice.  

Contact & Connect

Heather M. Truog, OTD, OTR/L, PYT​​

email: heather@thewomenshealthot.com

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Original publication July 12, 2019

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