About the Course:
This 60 minute lecture will benefit pelvic physical therapists by identifying what the WCS is versus other pelvic health certifications, the benefits of attaining the WCS, the application process, the eligibility requirements, and the exam format. The Board Certified Women’s Health Clinical Specialist (WCS) is a certification to recognize a physical therapist for their knowledge, skills, and experience in the women’s health practice, beyond that of an entry-level physical therapist. It can be difficult to navigate the application process and meet all the requirements for the certification. This helpful guide that will ease the process. Pelvic PTs, whether with a few years of experience or decades long experience, will be motivated to attain this certification and overall sharpen their knowledge in their field along the way to its pursuit.
JAMILLE NIEWIARA PT, DPT, WCS (over 6500 clinic hours in pelvic floor therapy) is originally from Chicago and received her Doctor of Physical Therapy from Northwestern University in April 2016. She moved to Austin, Texas where she worked as a physical therapist at Sullivan Physical Therapy (SPT) for over 4 years, treating exclusively pelvic floor diagnoses. Jamille demonstrates a passion for educating practitioners and patients about pelvic floor conditions and how pelvic floor physical therapy can act as a conservative management for these conditions. During her time at SPT, she enjoyed her role as a clinical instructor and as a mentor for aspiring pelvic floor PTs. She became a co-host of a pelvic floor podcast titled PT Below the Waist, owned by SPT. Each episode featured a pelvic floor diagnosis or an interview with an esteemed medical professional in the pelvic field. Jamille is also an instructor for Alcove Education and co-developed the “Diving into the Pelvic Floor” course, a comprehensive introductory course for novice practitioners interested in pelvic floor physical therapy. She also serves as a teaching assistant for other Alcove Education courses. Jamille has participated as a guest speaker for numerous groups such as the Top Knot Squad podcast, the Pregnancy Post Partum Alliance, and PT and PTA classes at Austin located universities. Jamille earned her WCS through the American Board of Physical Therapist Specialities in 2019 and currently resides in Chicago to spend more time with family.
Understand the different board certifications available in physical therapy field and other pelvic health certifications available
Identify the benefits of attaining a WCS
Learn the application process and the certification eligibility requirements
Describe the exam format
Different Board Certifications
Different pelvic health certifications
Benefits of Attaining a WCS
Number of questions
Number of sections
Time and breaks for each section
This is a live virtual course that will be recorded for your review and viewing convenience for 1 year from the date of the course. After purchasing the event you will receive an email with how to access the course.