Format: Online Meeting
Experience Level: Beginner
Contact Hours: 17.75
The food we eat impacts every system of the body and nourishment status directly relates to our overall health picture affecting a multitude of conditions treated in pelvic rehabilitation. Nutrition Perspectives in Pelvic Rehab (NPPR) provides the health care professional with a unique and timely opportunity to explore multi-dimensional connections between physical therapy, pelvic rehabilitation, and nutritional sciences. This course is a 2.5-day content-laden and cutting-edge experience designed for clinicians ready to access organized and clinically relevant nutrition information accessible to all experience levels and practice settings.
Participants will be introduced to the latest research in nutrition through immersive lectures and hands-on labs. The course will cover essential digestion concepts, nourishment strategies and the interconnected nature of physical and emotional health across the lifespan. Further, clinicians will delve into nutritional relevancies in bowel and bladder dysfunction, pelvic health, pain, and healing. Labs throughout include insightful demonstrations and breakout sessions. The course participant will acquire new, readily applicable tools for patient empowerment, engagement, and self-management utilizing presented principles.
Whether at the beginning of your journey or well on your way down the path of integrative care, this continually updated and relevant course is a unique, not-to-be-missed opportunity. NPPR is developed and instructed by Megan Pribyl, PT, CMPT, a physical therapist / pelvic rehab specialist with both a degree in nutrition and an intense passion for sharing the convergence of these worlds for the benefit of clients and health care providers.
This continuing education seminar is targeted to any licensed health care professional. Content is not intended for use outside the scope of the learner's license or regulation. Physical therapy continuing education courses should not be taken by individuals who are not licensed or otherwise regulated, except, as they are involved in a specific plan of care.
Upon completion of this continuing education seminar, participants will be able to:
1. Describe digestive tract anatomy, physiology, and neurology. Define the basics of general nutrition and its effects on musculoskeletal health..
2. Discuss the processes of systemic inflammation, adrenal fatigue, gluten sensitivity, central sensitization and gut dysbiosis and their role in physical and physiological health.
3. Describe nutritional concerns for specific conditions including depression, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, and chronic pain syndrome
4. List specific evidenced-based nutritional recommendations for patients with pelvic pain; constipation, dyspareunia, IBS, incontinence, interstitial cystitis, vulvodynia
5. Describe the nutritional demands during pregnancy and lactation. List nutritional links to infertility, pre-term birth and postpartum depression.
6. List specific nutrients required for hormonal homeostasis through the male and female lifespan.
7. Identify key metabolic processes affected by the continuum of obesity to the athlete triads and explain the underpinnings to the broader epidemic of nutritional dysfunction.
8. Explain the energy balance / work capacity ratio and discuss the impact on clinical decision-making and prediction of therapeutic outcomes.
9. Discuss collagen synthesis and implications for bone, muscle and tendon healing. Hypothesize on future rehabilitation and nutritional strategies based on emerging information.
10. Compare and contrast foods that hinder versus those that support healing.
11. Define the role of the rehabilitation clinician in the field of wellness and nutrition and identify strategies for safe and effective instruction about nutrition and supplements.
12. Explain in detail the interrelationship between orthopedic manual therapy, pelvic rehabilitation, and nutrition.
Pre- Recordings: Watch Before the Live Component of the Course (total time: 3.5 hours)
Overview Nutrition Perspectives (40 mins)
Day One (All times are listed in Pacific Time):
8:00 Welcome & Introductions; Review Pre-recordings
Day Two (All times are listed in Pacific Time):
7:45 Review Day 1 / Q & A
We always want to hear from those interested in hosting our courses. We work with healthcare organizations of all types, sizes, and locations. Please, Contact us about Hosting Nutrition Perspectives - Remote Course or any other course!
Thank you for all your work and your vision! This is where we need to go and feels like the “missing link”. Hoping we get to work together on the future. I will be in touch!!
- Jessica Chiovaro, PT, DPT - Littleton, CO
The class was definitely mind-blowing and is the missing piece for my practice in women’s health.
- Brenda Heinecke, PT, DPT, CSCS - New Berlin, WI
Megan is amazing. I have been a pelvic PT over 10 years and this course has ben an amazing asset to my clinical experience not only for pelvic floor but also general ortho and EDS/HS population. I highly recommended this course to all PTs.
- Adriana N. Potter, PT, DPT - Elmhurst, IL
Very informative. All truly look forward to implementing this into my daily personal and professional life.
- Sarah mckaig physical therapist - Lansing, MI
This is such necessary and useful information! I can’t wait to use this information. Both are personally and professionally.
Julie Rimel, DPT - Fairfax, VA
So excited to implement what I have learned both professionally and personally.
Julie Janes, PT, DPT - Arlington, VA
This is the best course I have ever taken. It is life changing.
Amanda Regler, DPT - Elkridge, MD
I am looking forward to adding this piece to my practice but also to changing the way I feel my family.
Christine Chappell, MSPT - Vienna, VA
Megan is a pioneer in this area. So grateful to have had this opportunity.
Leah Harvey, PT, DPT - Arlington, VA
This class is essential to health care providers but especially pelvic rehab. I’m so grateful for Megan’s passion and dedication to nutrition and developing this class.
Courtney Foley, PT, DPT - Arlington, VA
We have been starting to integrate more information into my practice, nut this course expanded my toolbox. Thank you so much!
Rachel Miller PT, MSPT, WCS, CFMT - Exton, PA
Megan was very knowledgeable in this area and she was very motivational to start looking at the focus you eat very differently. Very excited to start same new things into my daily meal plan as well as discussing this with my events.
Ashlea Kramer, PT, DPT - Denver, CO
Love how well the info and resources are presented. I accessible for us to retrieve. Thank you!
Michelle Andersen, PT, DPT, OCS - Whittier, CA
Great course! Challenging information was communicated in an interesting, effective and easily digestible manner.
Kathleen A Nochta PT, DPT, OCS, ASTRs - downey, CA
What an outstanding course! I came away with much more than I was exerting. I am excited to incorporate the information into practice with my patients and with my own family.
Leanne Johnston PT - Fort Collins, CO
This course has been eye opening! I will be changing things in my family’s diet and have a wealth of information to bring back to my patients.
Ashley Hubregtse, DPT, ATC - Brookings, SD
I know this information will change my patient’s lives! I’m so happy to have research to back my treatment approach.
Lee Sowada PT, DPT, PRPC - Gilllette, WY
This course is the missing piece of the puzzle for treating many of the diagnose we see as pelvic floor therapists. I feel I will be able to share this information with patients and colleagues. Megan is truly amazing! I feel very lucky to be part of this course.
Valerie Paluszak - New Lenox, IL
Love the notes resource at beginning of each section. So much info! Good!
Monica Haar, DPT - Brookings, SD
This course will empower the clinician to have any nutritional conversation with a variety of patients and patient populations, not just pelvic rehab.
Valerie Zamora PT, DPT - Littleton, CO
Very Helpful – Will be good extend ½ day longer.
Charlotte Brady, MSPT - Centennial, CO
Thank You! Thank you! Thank you!
Jill C. O'Brien, MPT, DPT, OCS - La Crosse, WI
Megan did a fantastic job organizing a lot of information to help make it relevant and helpful to me not only as a clinician built also for my personal life. Made a very overwhelming conflicting topic much easier to understand and relate to patients.
Erin Mooney, PT, DPT - Overland Park, KS
One of the best teachers I’ve ever had and I’ve had a lot of great ones!
Nancy Meesey PT - Springfield, MO
This was one of my all time favourite CE courses. It was well supported by the literature and up to date. I learned tools I can use in my personal and professional life starting today.
Heather S. Baker PT, DPT, COMT - Chicago, IL
I have done a ton of food and nutrition research over the years due to a lot of personal health problems that were not fixed through western medicine. This course put a lot of that knowledge in a more concrete and user- friendly format. Megan is very knowledgeable.
Laura Mathias, PT, MPT - Chicago, IL
Megan is incredibly passionate about nutrition and PTs and that passion is contagious. As a Midwesterner, I greatly appreciated her perspective and understanding as it relates to this at time controversial topic.
Melony Gerber, DPT - Grinnell, IA
I have attempted to gather information over the past 20 years, both personally and professionally to better understand the connection of nutrition to health. Megan has given me a priceless gift in this course. I am blown away with her knowledge and passion. Thank you!!
Stephanie Hahn, PT - Austin, TX
This course has given me the evidence to more knowledgably treats my patients with nutrition advice that goes beyond "eat more fiber". This course in applicable through the expectance of physical therapy practice.
Maria Wondra, PT, DPT - Riverside, IL
One of the best courses I have taken through H&W. This information is going to benefit me clinically/personally for lifetimes to come. Truly appreciate the hard work Megan has done. Life changing.
- Natalie Thompson PTA - San Diego, CA
Megan is very knowledgeable and passionate about the topic. She is very well prepared and I will definitely recommend her class.
- Angela Wu, DPT, MPH - Newburg, OR
This course well surpassed my expectations. I'm very glad I took it and wold highly recommend!
-Sarah R. Hnath, PT, DPTb - Greenwich, CT
This course was so wonderful! It has made me re-think my own diet. Megan has such a passion for what she is teaching, and how each of us as health practitioners have a responsibility to our patients (and ourselves and our families and friends) to educate on the role of nutrition in healing and in wellness. The first day after the course I spent in the OR waiting room w/ my brother-in-law as my sister was having a tumor removed from her brain. I was able to share w/ him nutritional ideas for healing, in particular healing the nervous system. He was so receptive. I made bone broth for the first time, switched from yogurt to Kefir and have become even more of a believer in Kambucha!
Currently I am making up a booklet (initially for my son who has had stomach troubles since we were in Nicaragua in March) and for patients - to help simplify this complicated information.
Thank-you so much to Megan - I was just so impressed and am so thankful for her course! Not to mention she is just such a smart and delightful person to be around.
email from Natalie Hickenbotham, PT, PRPC
Just wanted to say that Megan's course was one of the best courses I have taken in a long time. The material was relevant and exciting to hear about and certainly a piece that is missing from most PT courses of study.
email from Lois Sheffield, PT BCB-PMD
Hands-down probably the best CEU I have ever taken. The knowledge of nutrition to heal our bodies was amazing. Not only will it be helpful with my patients, but will totally impact how my family views food now.
-Ashley Herrman, DPT
This information needs to be spread far and wide, through ALL PT settings, to the public, and to all other health care professionals! I can't express how grateful I am to have attended this course!
-Trisha M. McCulloch, DPT, CSCS - Shawnee, KS
I was extremely impressed by the amount of research Megan had done to put this course together. She also has an incredible ability to synthesize diverse pieces of information to form a coherent whole. I thoroughly enjoyed the course!
email from -Susan Wanska, PT, OCS -Olathe, KS
Megan did a amazing job teaching this course. It was very evident that she put countless hours into the creation of this program. I am excited to put this information into practice and am already recommending this course to all of my colleagues.
email from -Jamie Scheer, MSPT, NTP - Liberty, MO
Megan Pribyl is a very informed, intelligent, and enthusiastic instructor. I highly recommend her class on Nutrition Perspectives and her as a teacher
-Paula Kerns, PT - Reno, NV
Excellent presentation! Very helpful information. [This course] helps to bridge the gap in knowledge regarding nutritional component to rehab
-Daniella Cannone DPT - Seattle, WA
This is a very practical course that should be addressed not only to pelvic floor patients but to all patients
-T. Monty Merrill, MS, PT, OCS - Lodi, CA