How Can I Get Started In Pelvic Health?
Hello friends! Are you a student or therapist and interested in pelvic health but don’t know where to start? You’re probably aware that most educational programs have little to no curriculum on pelvic health topics. Your school may have had an hour, or a day on pelvic health, but you want to know more—where do you start?
If you’re looking for ways to learn about pelvic health, you’re in the right place!
If you are a student, check out the new student clinical sites section of our website to find locations that take students in pelvic health rotations.
There are a few things you should expect from clinical sites. First, a clinic will likely want to you to interview before confirming placement. Interviews can be stressful, but stay calm. The clinic will likely want to hear more about why you’re interested in pelvic health and get to know you better to make sure you are a good fit.
Along with an interview, it is common that a clinical site will require or highly recommended a level 1 pelvic health course. There are many options for taking a level 1 course, but whichever provider you choose will help you learn the basics of pelvic health. It can be expensive and difficult to find the time to take this course as a student, but the foundational knowledge will help you to make the most out of your clinical rotation.
If you are already a therapist, a clinical rotation in pelvic health is obviously not possible, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t options for you! You can still take pelvic health courses, learn from mentors, and grow as a therapist.
Our ambassador program is a great option and provides wonderful resources for pelvic health education (for both you and your patients!). As a Pro Member, you get access to all of the following:
Monthly complex case discussions
Three live CEU webinars per month
Access to our library of over 100 webinars
Access to a compliance Q&A webinar each month
You can learn more about our Ambassador Program here.
Our website has many free handouts, images, and videos to share with patients and on social media. You can find them here organized by each diagnosis.
Regardless of where you are in your therapy journey, you will likely find pelvic health to be a rewarding path that allows you to
To learn more about your pelvic floor muscles, check out these great resources:
Watch our YouTube playlist on Pelvic Physical Therapy
Watch Netflix for Your Pelvic Floor at Pelvic Flicks
Learn more about your pelvic floor on our Instagram
Visit our Amazon store for our favorite pelvic health products
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Written by Emily Reul, PT, DPT