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Nutrition Perspectives for the Pelvic Rehab Therapist - Remote Course - November 11-12, 2022
Pacific Time Day 1: 8:00 AM - 3:45 PM / Day 2: 7:45AM - 3:30PM


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Price: $525
Online Meeting
Experience Level: Beginner
Contact Hours: 17.75

This course is an online option while we stay safe during the COVID19 outbreak. It will be held via Zoom meeting, which is free to download, and will combine prerecorded lecture with live, interactive course time that takes place via online meeting.

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.




Pre- Recordings: Watch Before the Live Component of the Course (approx. time = 3 hrs 45 mins)

Overview Nutrition Perspectives (40 mins)
Digestion Essentials - Part 1 (45 mins)
Digestion Essentials - Part 2 (35 mins)
Interconnected Systems - Part 1 (30 mins)
Interconnected Systems - Part 2 (30 mins)
Interconnected Systems - Part 3 (30 mins)

Day One (All times are listed in Pacific Time):
8:00 Welcome & Introductions;  Review Pre-recordings
8:30 Lab 1  Digestive Care and Intro to Food Prep Concepts
9:15 Beyond Nutrition Basics
11:15 Break
11:30 Lab 2  Concepts in Food Science
12:15 Energy Balance and Nutritional Homeostasis
2:15 Nutrition, Healing, and Pain
3:45 Adjourn

Day Two (All times are listed in Pacific Time):
7:45 Review Day 1 / Questions
8:00 Lifespan Nutrition
9:45 Break
10:00 Nutrition Correlates in Pelvic Rehab
12:00 Lunch Break
12:45 Lab 3  Cultured Foods and Traditional Food Preparation Techniques
1:30 Clinical Applications: Foods that Hinder, Foods that Heal 
2:15 Break
2:30 Special Topics in Integrative Care
3:00 Manifesto for Health Focused Rehab
3:15 Questions/Discussion/Wrap-Up
3:30 Adjourn

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.

Attending a remote course is easy and safe, and you can do it entirely from the security and comfort of your own home or clinic without having to find a lab partner.


Important thing to note:

- Our policy for applying for continuing education credit for remote courses differs from that of our in-person and satellite lab courses. Read the specific language of the policy here. Depending on the state in which you practice, you may need to submit your own application to your state board or approving body should you wish that it be approved for continuing education credit in your state.

- To attend a remote Herman & Wallace course, registrants will need Zoom video conferencing software. This is a requirement. One can create an account and download the software to their computer at https://zoom.us/

- We use the Pacific Time Zone for all of our remote course start and end times (this is not the case for in-person and satellite lab locations). Please make a note of this and set your calendar accordingly.

- A Zoom account is free to create. Before the meeting, we recommend having a practice Zoom session with a friend or colleague so you can test your microphone, video, and internet connection. You can participate in any remote course from the comfort of your home, but will need a stable internet connection in order to participate. We recommend downloading the software and practicing a call with a friend or colleague prior to your course with us. Zoom also offers video tutorials on their website at https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/206618765-Zoom-Video-Tutorials.

- Still have questions about Remote Courses? Check out our Frequently Asked Questions on Remote Courses

Megan Pribyl, PT, CMPT, CMTPT/DN

Megan Pribyl

Megan Pribyl, PT, CMPT, CMTPT/DN is a mastery-level physical therapist in the Olathe Health System in Olathe, KS treating a diverse outpatient population in orthopedics including pelvic rehabilitation and post-partum care. She began her PT career in 2000 after graduating from the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center with her Masters of Science Degree in Physical Therapy. Prior, she earned her Dual-Degree in Nutrition and Exercise Sciences (B.S. Foods & Nutrition, B.S. Kinesiology) in 1998 from Kansas State University. She has been an instructor with Herman & Wallace since 2015 teaching both Nutrition Perspectives for the Pelvic Rehab Therapist as well as Pelvic Floor – Level 1 and brings many years of experience and insight to both courses.

Megan’s longstanding passion for both nutritional sciences and manual therapy culminated in her creating Nutrition Perspectives for the Pelvic Rehab Therapist designed to propel understanding of human physiology as it relates to pelvic conditions, pain, healing and therapeutic response. She harnesses her passion to continually update this course with cutting-edge discoveries creating a unique experience sure to elevate your level of appreciation for the complex and fascinating nature of clinical presentations in orthopedic manual therapy and pelvic rehabilitation. Clinicians will come away from this course with both simple and practical integrative tools which can be immediately utilized to help clients along their path of healing.

Megan enjoys her many fulfilling roles as instructor, clinician, wife and mom to two active teenagers and owner of two rambunctious golden retrievers. She loves to read, cook, be in the great outdoors, travel, and spend time with her family and friends. She has a passion for downhill skiing, exploring scientific literature, and learning all she can about the power of using nature, nurture, and nutrition to heal and sustain health.

Attention: We are unable to offer "retro-active" discounts (i.e. applying a discount to a transaction after the transaction takes place), so if you are interested in exploring discount options and you are unsure if your transactions is eligible for a discount, please contact us to inquire.

Multi-Course Discount

This 10% discount is available for a single registrant who wishes to enroll in 3 or more courses, and pay in one transaction. Registrants wishing to enroll in 5 or more courses should contact us for a customized quote. We can also apply this discount if 2 therapists from a single clinic/hospital enroll in 3 or more courses (ie Registrant A enrolls in Course X and Course Y, Registrant B enrolls in Course X, and Registrants A and B both work at Clinic Z). This discount cannot be used in combination with any other discounts. Registration and payment must be received at the same time in one credit card payment, one check or one envelop with multiple checks. This type of registration cannot be completed online, if you are wishing to receive the Multi-Course discount please call or email us directly for assistance.

Group Discount

This discount is available for a group of three or more registrants, who all work at the same clinic/hospital, enroll in a single course, and pay in a single transaction or mail in multiple checks in a single envelope. This discount cannot be used in combination with any other discounts.

Groups of 3-5 receive a 10% discount off the combined price of their group's registrations.
Groups of 6 or more should call or Contact Us so that we can properly create an invoice for your registration.

Student Discount

This 10% discount is available to current students who have yet to earn a license to practice at the time of course registration. This discount is not available to those therapists who have previously held a license, and are currently enrolled in a doctoral, or other post-graduate, program. This discount cannot be used in combination with any other discounts.


To get this discount when checking out online, use the code Student2022. (Note, this code is only valid for non-licensed students. The H&W admin team will verify that registrants signed up with this code are, indeed, current students prior to their attendance of the course).

Referral Credit/Discount

Any therapist who has already taken a Herman & Wallace course will earn a $50.00 "referral credit" if:

1. A therapist who has never taken a Herman & Wallace course successfully registers for his or her first course(s); AND
2. In the registration process, the first-time registrant gives the name and clinic/hospital of the therapist who referred them to Herman & Wallace.

A therapist who has earned a $50.00 "referral credit" may use this credit toward any course that is eligible for a "referral discount".

Guest Blogger Credit/Discount

Any therapist who completes a qualifying guest blog post on the Herman & Wallace blog will earn a $50.00 "guest blogger credit". This credit may be applied toward any course.