Continuing Education Courses > Trauma Awareness for the Pelvic Therapist
|Price: $425 (Early Registrant Price $395)
Experience Level: Beginner
Contact Hours: 15
Note: The course description is currently being revised. The below description may change before the next course offering.
In this two-day course, participants will learn about trauma influences within the patient and the medical provider, as well as within our society. This course was developed and is taught by Lauren Mansell, DPT, CLT, PRPC, who worked in counseling/advocacy for sexual assault survivors prior to becoming a physical therapist, and uses the skills she learned for the emotional/psychological aspect of working with these patients while making sure patients are undergoing trauma-based counseling in addition to pelvic rehab.
Special consideration of pelvic trauma will be discussed with manual modifications and resource planning initiatives. Additionally, the effects of trauma on the medical provider will be discussed and along with techniques to prevent fatigue. This course will include extensive labs on evidence-based Yoga. Sensitive Yoga is taught in an experiential manner with handouts and YouTube resources to continue one’s practice. Upon completion of the course, the therapists will be able to bring their increased awareness of trauma to the successful, holistic treatment of patients with pelvic pain, sexual dysfunction, bowel dysfunction and bladder dysfunction.
Skills and content covered are to increase trauma awareness and ability to provide appropriate physical therapy for trauma survivors and will NOT prepare a physical therapist for any type of counseling or mental health servicing.
What to bring:
Yoga mat or blanket
Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:
Trauma Informed Care 1 (1hr 5 mins)
8:00 Introductions and group activity
8:00 Day 1 review/questions/concerns
Great course has given me the confidence to treat this special PT POP with the best care.
- Sarah Eichenbaum, DPT - Bellevue, WA
Lauren is such an engaging, compassionate instructor. I loved how this class gave concreter ways to support clinical and client in the face of trauma.
- Katie McGee, PT, DPT - Kirkland, WA