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Rehabilitation and Gait Strategies for Pelvic Floor Dysfunction in Runners



Amanda Olson


Contact Hours:

1 hour


Running gait differs significantly from walking gait in its kinematic and kinetic requirements. The pelvic floor plays a crucial role in support of the pelvic organs during the high impact of running. Many patients present to pelvic rehabilitation practitioners with common pelvic floor impairments that are exacerbated or only present while running. This course will introduce running gait and provide screening tools for pelvic physical therapists.

Course Objectives:

  • The learner will comprehend the kinematic activity of the pelvic floor in running

  • The learner will comprehend screening methods to determine possible implications of running on the pelvic floor

Your Instructor:

Dr. Olson earned her Bachelor of Science degree from Pacific University in 2005, and a Doctorate Degree in Physical Therapy from Regis University in 2008, graduating as a member of the Jesuit National Honor Society. She holds a Certification of Achievement in pelvic floor physical therapy (CAPP-PF) through the APTA, and the Pelvic Floor Practitioner Certification (PRPC) through the Herman and Wallace Pelvic Institute. She is also a certified Stott Pilates instructor and running coach, which she finds useful in curating treatment approaches. Dr. Olson has written several physical therapy continuing education courses, newspaper and magazine articles on women’s health, pelvic floor dysfunction, and running. She is the president and chief clinical officer of Intimate Rose where she develops pelvic health products and education and authored the book Restoring the Pelvic Floor For Women. She is passionate about empowering women and men with pelvic health issues including pelvic pain, incontinence, and pre and post-partum issues.


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.

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