Pelvic PT Clinical Skills Boot Camp + Transgender Specialty Focus in Greenville, SC (was Asheville)

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Pelvic PT Clinical Skills Boot Camp + Transgender Specialty Focus  

Course Faculty: Tracy Sher, MPT, CSCS & Heather Edwards, PT

Description

The Pelvic PT Clinical Skills Boot Camp with Transgender Specialty Focus is designed to help you increase your clinical skills and comfort in helping pelvic health patients in a short amount of time.

✅ Geared towards immediately improving your clinical skills and critical thinking skills

✅ Full of clinical pearls that you won’t see in the standard pelvic health series courses

✅ We cover many topics related to pelvic health for women and men – bowel, bladder, pelvic pain, postnatal and so much more. (Yes – there’s usually a male model for a demo at this course!)

✅ Plenty of time for your questions and individual case studies

✅ Increased lab time assures you will feel confident about identifying anatomy and treatment techniques

✅ Learn how to integrate the latest research into clinical applications and language with patients

✅ Ideal for relatively new to intermediate-level pelvic therapists or physicians or ARNPs who want to learn more about the musculoskeletal components of pelvic floor

✅ Ideal for pelvic PTs who feel like they are doing the same treatment for years and want to learn new ways to enhance their clinical practices

✅ Have a low faculty to student ratio of no greater than 8:1

The transgender portion of this Pelvic Guru Boot Camp course is designed to be an authentic, educational conversation. We’re going to talk about some things that are challenging and work through some of our collective discomfort together in a safe, supportive space. When we can change our perspective, the transgender patient no longer seems like “the other”. Instead, we can learn to lead from a place where we offer all of our patients a chance to tell the story of their body on their own terms… knowing that the medical provider in front of them can treat them as the ENTIRE person that they are.

The research for pelvic PT on this population is lacking and instead of trying to piece together an incomplete story, we’re going to focus on how the clinical skills we have and the research we know already apply. The true learning offered is for participants to be more comfortable in a social context with discussing some of the most challenging topics with trans patients… genitals.

It’s going to be fun and it’s going to be challenging. Come curious and with an open mind.

Hours

Registration: Friday, August 17 from 5:30 – 6 pm

Day 1: Friday, August 17 from 6 – 9 pm

Day 2: Saturday, August 18 from 8 am – 6 pm

Day 3: Sunday, August 19 from 8 am – 4 pm

Format

This course is both lecture format and includes practical labs.

CEUs

PT CEUs are approved for this course. If you are coming from another state, please check with your state on reciprocity for CEUs.

Testimonials

Tracy Sher & Pelvic PT Clinical Skills Boot Camp

🌟 A welcome opportunity to learning in a relaxed open environment!  I look forward to taking more courses with Tracy!

🌟 Tracy’s Pelvic Boot Camp course is wonderful. She adjusts the content to meet the needs and concerns of the attendees. She creates a warm, inviting environment and encourages open discussion, which was very helpful. She has a plethora of knowledge and experience to bring to the content. The time flew by, as she kept the class well engaged. If you haven’t yet, take this course.

🌟 I loved the flow that Tracy has. It’s a good mix of case studies, sharing knowledge, and labs. It’s low key and the class goes with the flow of whatever topic is brought up. I gained so much knowledge and feel more confident as a clinician. Thank you!  

🌟 One of the best courses I’ve taken, looking forward to taking more.

🌟 Best course instructor I’ve had in the 25yrs I’ve been going to PF courses! Thank you Tracy!

🌟 Tracy, you made me feel comfortable in the class, you offer great incite, knowledge, experience and “food for thought”. Thank you.

🌟 Tracy is a wealth of knowledge and is on a mission to share and spread this information!!  She is approachable and so passionate about pelvic PT.

Heather Edwards & Transgender Module

🌟 I couldn’t be more thrilled about how inspired I feel after working with Heather. She lovingly challenged me to think and live so far outside of the box that I couldn’t even tell a box existed anymore. I was able to turn around and immediately apply my knowledge and skills in working with two different clients identifying as transgender and it was a game changer for all of us. I felt grounded, confident, and empathetic to their needs, which spoke volumes to their experience with me as well. I couldn’t recommend her course highly enough. So don’t just sit there — sign up to learn from her as soon as you can!

Objectives

  • Develop and improve current level of clinical skills, and how this relates to research, for treating pelvic health conditions in men and women
  • Review and discuss current patients or case studies for learning opportunities and improved patient care immediately
  • Identify the muscle layers and specific muscles of the pelvic floor at an intermediate to advanced level
  • Identify specific pelvic pain conditions and physical therapy interventions at an intermediate to advanced level
  • Identify urinary, bowel, prolapse conditions and physical therapy interventions at an intermediate to advanced level
  • Develop treatment plans that are evidence-based for common pelvic floor dysfunctions with inclusion language based on latest pain science research
  • Experience small group discussions and demonstrations facilitated by faculty members

Trans Module Official Objectives:

  • Participants will have a basic understanding of terminology associated with gender identity and medical transition.
  • Participants will be able to take a medical and sexual history without projecting cisnormative or heteronormative narratives onto patients, regardless of gender and sexual orientation.
  • Participants will have a basic understanding of the social, emotional, political, and economic barriers to seeking medical care for the trans patient.
  • Participants will be able to name 3 considerations for trans bodies that might be different than cis bodies.

Tracy Sher, MPT, CSCS

Tracy is recognized as one of the leading experts for urogynecologic pelvic pain, sexual pain, and postnatal conditions. Her private practice, Sher Pelvic Health, in Maitland specializes in pelvic physical therapy and serves the Orlando community and patients from all over the U.S. and world. Her global platform, Pelvic Guru, provides courses, mentoring, and resources to health professionals and patients internationally.

Tracy was a faculty member for Herman and Wallace Pelvic Health Rehabilitation Institute for four years and teaches internationally on a wide range of women’s and men’s health topics.

Tracy has successfully started two large hospital-based women’s health programs and a cashe-based private practice.

Heather Edwards, PT

Heather Edwards is the founder of Vino & Vulvas, a monthly event series about sexual health that is inclusive of all genders, orientations, ages, and abilities. As a local trans ally, leads a research team for a transgender pelvic health survey.  She has practiced as a pelvic PT in North Carolina since 2003 at Haywood Regional Medical Center. She also has her own private practice, Resilient Pelvic Healing. She is currently in school at the University of Michigan’s School of Social Work to get her certificate in Sexuality Counseling and Sexuality Education.

Audience

This course is for you if:

  • Eligible if you are a practicing pelvic physical therapist, physician, nurse, midwife, GYNARNP or any other licensed professional who does pelvic exams.
  • If you are a pelvic physical therapist, you have taken at least Pelvic Floor Level 1 and are wanting to expand your skill set or you realize you want and need more direct mentoring in a learning environment.
  • You want to learn clinical pearls that you won’t get in the typical didactic courses. You can ask ANY question and be able to apply the information right away.
  • You want more info about how to position patients that enhances potentially creating better patient outcomes.
  • You want to increase understanding of male treatment options that aren’t typically covered in basic pelvic floor classes. (Every attempt is made to have a male model on site for demo of anatomy and clinical pearls.)
  • You’re limited in your knowledge and understanding of how you can best help patients with treatment in the anal/rectal and prostate regions. A quote from a participant was: “This section alone was worth the price of the course!”
  • If you’d like a fun approachable learning environment.

Schedule

Day 1

Registration: 5:30 – 6 pm

6 – 6:45 pm: Intros

6:45 – 8 pm: Core concepts, anatomy, review, internal clinical pearls

8 – 9 pm: Initial lab – learn clinical pearls and identify key anatomical structures

Day 2

8 – 9 am: Lab continued – learn clinical pearls and identify key anatomical structures

9 – 10:30 am: Core concepts and clinical skills

10:30 am – 12 pm: Case studies and live demo – observation of manual treatments  

12 – 1 pm: Lunch

1 – 2 pm: Case studies and live demo – observation of manual treatments

2 – 3 pm: Slides/discussion (male/prostate, treatment options)

3 – 4 pm: Male anatomy demo

4 – 4:15 pm: Break

4:15 – 5:30 pm: Anal lab and positioning

5:30 pm – 6pm: Lab discussion and continued clinical pearls

Day 3

8 – 10 am: Manual treatment lab and case studies

10:30 am – 11 pm: Case Studies

11 am – 12 pm: Q&A, Summary of skills learned  

12 – 4 pm: Transgender module

FAQs

What is the Pelvic Guru refund policy?

Refunds are honored up to 30 days prior to the course and may be subject to a $75 administrative fee. Refund requests within 30 days of the course will not be provided. If the course does not reach the minimum number of registered students up to 30 days before the course, the course may be canceled and a full refund will be provided.

Will I receive CEUs for this course?

We have registered for PT CEUs in the state of the course. If you are coming from another state, please check with your state on reciprocity for CEUs. (This is standard practice for all live CEU courses).

Any pre-course work or reading ahead of time?

  • Review pelvic anatomy – one resource here: Ultimate Pelvic Anatomy Resource
  • Bring any anatomy references if this will be helpful for you.
  • Think about your clinical strengths and weakness: What do you hope to learn more about? Any cases you have questions about?

What should I wear and how will labs run?

Wear comfortable course attire. You have the option to participate in labs as a model for partners. We still suggest this so that others have a chance to see many different pelvic floors. However, I create an environment where this is not mandatory. We will likely have models on site as case studies (one male and one female).

Travel

Airport Information

The closest airport is Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport.

Lodging Nearby

Hilton Garden Inn Greenville

Hampton Inn by Hilton – Greenville I385 Woodruff Rd.

Staybridge Suites Greenville I-85 Woodruff Road

Don’t miss this special bonus event on Monday, August 20!

With your course registration, you also get complimentary registration to Vino & Vulvas!

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Tickets

20 available
Early Bird$749.00Available until 6/30/2018! Please be sure to provide contact information for each attendee if purchasing multiple tickets.

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