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Preventing severe perineal tears with PFMT during pregnancy



Jeanice Mitchell

Jeanice Mitchell


Contact Hours:

8pm -8.30pm


What will this 30 minute class cover? Course Outline: 1. Disclaimer and disclosures PFM anatomy overview 2. Types of tears 3. How common are tears? 4. Life impact of tearing 5. Overview of perineal tear clinical care standards 6. Summary of PFM strengthening research 7. Summary of PFM lengthening research 8. Red Flags 9. Who should strengthen and who should lengthen 10. Sample PFM strengthening exercises with handout including safe pregnancy positions 11. Sample PFM lengthening exercises with handout including perineal massage 12. Common mistakes with handout 13. Discussing reducing tear risk with your birth provider with handout 14. Overview of other birth resources Timeline: 15 minutes: Understanding tears and how to prevent them 10 minutes: sample strengthening and lengthening exercises 5 minutes: overview of other resources 15 minutes: optional Q&A


Who is this course for? -Anyone that is pregnant and wants to learn how to reduce their risk of tearing during vaginal delivery by training their pelvic floor muscles -Anyone that wants to help support someone that’s pregnant. What communication can you expect? Email confirming your registration (please check your junk or spam inbox if you don’t see it in your regular inbox) 24 hours in advance of course: email with zoom link 1 hour in advance of course: email with zoom link Within 24 hours after course: email with handouts attached and link to access recorded course

Your Instructor:

Jeanice is a licensed physical therapist, president of Integrity Rehab, and administrator of Integrity Home Health. She graduated from Loma Linda University with her Bachelor of Life Sciences and Master of Physical Therapy degrees. Practicing since 1995, Jeanice has worked in a variety of settings, including inpatient and outpatient orthopedic/neurologic rehab, acute rehab facilities, skilled nursing facilities, home health, long-term care, and sports medicine clinics. Jeanice's area of expertise is pelvic-floor rehab for men, women, and children. She has received biofeedback certification for pelvic muscle dysfunction (PMDB) via the Biofeedback Certification Institute of America. Jeanice has a Certificate of Skills Completion in PF1, PF2A, PF2B and PF3 from the Herman and Wallace Pelvic Rehabilitation Institute. She is working on earning her Pelvic Therapy Practitioner Certification via Herman and Wallace Pelvic Rehab Institute. Jeanice is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), American Urogynecological Society, Endometriosis Association, International Pelvic Pain Society, Interstitial Cystitis Association, National Association for Continence, National Vulvodynia Association, The Women's Sexual Health Foundation and APTA's Women's Health Section.


Recording will be available for 12 months from the date of the course. Any questions? Please email us at The first 100 people to join the live webinar will be admitted. If you try to join and we have reached our max, please let me know. I will teach another session if there is enough demand. The link to the recorded session will be sent within 24 hours. Use the same username and password to login that you used to register for the course. Purchase options: 1) Purchase ala carte for $9.99 2) Included in membership for $9.99/mo. Sign up for personal plan here:
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