Professional Education

Are you a healthcare professional looking for opportunities to continue learning and improving in your practice? The therapists at Embody provide healthcare professionals with opportunities for continuing education provided in both online and live settings. Courses are hosted by Embody and at other sites across the country. In response to COVID-19, all courses will be held online indefinitely.


online courses

GI AND THE PELVIC FLOOR

September 19-20 (live/online)

  • A comprehensive approach to gastrointestinal disorders including bowel and digestion dysfunction that allows for the consideration of management of multiple factors including nutritional, psychosocial, medical-surgical decisions, and physical therapy examination. To register, click here.

PREGNANCY-RELATED PELVIC GIRDLE PAIN

September 26-27 (live/online)

  1. Pregnancy-related pelvic girdle pain (PPGP) is a separate diagnostic classification which may affect over half of all pregnant women with symptoms persisting well beyond the postpartum period.This course will present an evidence-based overview of physical therapy for low back/PPGP. To register, click here.

CERVICAL SPINE & THE PELVIC FLOOR

October 3-4 (live/online)

  1. Look beyond the traditional regional approach of pelvic floor PT and understand how addressing dysfunctions of the thoracic/cervical spine and TMJ region can positively affect lumbo/pelvic dysfunction. To register, click here. 

GI DYSFUNCTION IN THE IMMEDIATE POSTPARTUM ERA WITH SUSAN CLINTON

Lifetime access online

  • Why should health care providers care about GI dysfunction in our post natal clients? There is an alignment of pelvic health bowel dysfunction in the recovery from pregnancy – but what about all of the other neurophysiologic implications?  This course presents discussion of  current research evidence and clinical guidelines to help all of us recognize the implications of neuro/hormonal/chemical physiological drivers. Strategies will be presented to ensure recognition of red flags and understand when to treat and when to refer. To access, click here.

THE POSTPARTUM ABDOMINAL WALL WITH SUSAN CLINTON

Lifetime access online

  • This course provides the latest in evidence for working with the Postpartum client from the beginning of the postpartum period or any time after in the first 6 months. The course will take a closer look at the role the respiratory diaphragm plays in early and later recovery, tissue physiology, intrabdominal pressure changes and system coordination with the postural muscles. The updates on evidence about diastasis rectus abdominus will be presented along with the theories of support garments and what is helpful with nutrition. To access, click here.

FROM THE GLOTTIS TO THE PELVIC FLOOR: MAKING CLINICAL CONNECTIONS

Lifetime access online

  • What role do the intertwined intra-thoracic and intra-abdominal pressure systems have in musculoskeletal and pelvic health dysfunction? How do the top and bottom of the respiratory system and alimentary track connect anatomically, neurophysiologically, neuromuscularly and structurally? How do we optimize the function of these systems? To access, click here

GI DISORDERS & THE PELVIC FLOOR

Lifetime access online

  1. Learn a comprehensive approach to gastrointestinal disorders including bowel and digestion dysfunction through didactic lectures, hands-on labs and case study presentations. To access, click here.

in-person courses

There are no in-person course offerings at this time. Please check back for updates.