Continuing Education Courses > Pain Science for the Chronic Pelvic Pain Population - Remote Course
|Price: $400 ($375 Early Registration Discount)
Experience Level: Beginner
Contact Hours: 12
This 12-hour continuing education course is designed for the pelvic rehab specialist who wants to expand their knowledge, experience and treatment in understanding and applying pain science to the chronic pelvic pain population including endometriosis, interstitial cystitis, dyspareunia, and vulvodynia. This course provides thorough introduction to pain science concepts including classifications of pain mechanisms, peripheral sensitization, and central sensitization; as well as treatment strategies including therapeutic neuroscience education, graded exposure, and neuro re-education. This evidence-based course will provide the rehab professional the understanding and tools needed to identify and treat patients with chronic pelvic pain with a pain science perspective.
Lecture topics include purpose of pain, classifications of pain mechanism, neuropain matrix, central pain mechanisms, therapeutic neuroscience education, therapeutic alliance, and supplemental treatment specific to chronic pelvic pain patients. Upon completion of this evidence-based course, the rehab professional will have an understanding and the tools needed to identify and treat patients with chronic pelvic pain from a pain science perspective.
This continuing education seminar is targeted to physical therapists, occupational therapists, physical therapist assistants, occupational therapist assistants, registered nurses, nurse midwives, and other rehabilitation professionals. Content is not intended for use outside the scope of the learner's license or regulation. Pelvic rehabilitation 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 program, participants will be able to:
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Tara Sullivan, PT, DPT, PRPC, WCS, IF started in the healthcare field as a massage therapist, practicing over ten years including three years of teaching massage and anatomy and physiology. During that time she attended college at Oregon State University earning her Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise and Sport Science, and continuing on to earn her Masters of Science in Human Movement and Doctorate in Physical Therapy from A.T. Still University. Tara has specialized exclusively in Pelvic Floor Dysfunction treating bowel, bladder, sexual dysfunctions and pelvic pain since 2012. She has studied through Herman and Wallace and earned her PRPC, as well as becoming a board certified clinical specialist in women’s health (WCS) through APTA and a fellow of the International Society for the study of Women Sexual Health (IF)
Tara established the pelvic health program at HonorHealth in Scottsdale and recently expanded the practice to 2 other locations across the valley. She continues to treat patients with her hands-on individualized approach, taking the time to listen and educate her patients, empowering them to return to a healthy and improved quality of life. She is adjunct faculty speaking at the annual conference for the International Society for the Study of Women’s Sexual Health (ISSWSH) and teaches an elective course at Northern Arizona University (NAU) and Franklin Pierce University on Pelvic Health. Tara is very passionate about creating awareness on Pelvic Floor Dysfunction and recently launched her website pelvicfloorspecialist.com to continue educating the public and other healthcare professionals.