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Trauma Informed Pelvic Health - An OT Perspective

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Trauma Informed Pelvic Health - An OT Perspective

Trauma Informed Pelvic Health - An OT Perspective

This course includes
1:17:32 of Course Material (View)
Patient Exercises (View)
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Certificate of completion
This course was recorded in February 2024


In this course, we will explore the intersection of trauma and pelvic health, recognizing the profound impact that trauma can have on an individual's well-being. We will begin exploring how trauma, whether physical or emotional, can manifest in pelvic health issues and explore sensitive and compassionate approaches to address these challenges.

This course aims to increase awareness among healthcare professionals and individuals alike, fostering a more empathetic and informed approach to pelvic health care that takes into account the complex interplay between trauma and physical, emotional and psychological well-being.

Join Lindsey Vestal for this introductory online course 'Trauma Informed Pelvic Health - An OT Perspective'!


Learning Objectives

In this online course, we will:

  1. Identify how to adapt pelvic floor therapy environments  to minimize harm and optimize client safety, inclusion, and autonomy.
  2. Educate clients about their nervous system and use intentional dialogue that promotes a shift towards a more curious & compassionate relationship with their symptoms and elevates their self-efficacy in their capacity to manage their symptoms and engage in their lives.
  3. Identify the role of the sensory system as a foundation to build interception for a trauma informed pelvic health practice. 


This online course is intended for pelvic health practitioners; however, all clinic owners and practitioners are welcome to join. 


The instructors
Lindsey Vestal

Lindsey graduated as an OT from NYU in 2011 destined to be in pelvic health. She followed her destiny, knowing she was going to be a double horned unicorn. Not many people know what OT is and add in pelvic health, well, she knew she had to perfect her elevator speech. She became the proud founder of the first in-home pelvic health practice in NYC (the Functional Pelvis) run by an OT. Now, she teaches OTs how to become rock star pelvic floor therapists (aka double horned unicorns.). She has had the honor of supporting more than 1,000 OTs in becoming pelvic health therapists. Her goal is that 10,000 OTs are trained in Pelvic Health by 2030! Lindsey thrives on being a connector to bring people together so that both therapists and clients alike can thrive.

She is the host of a weekly live show called "OT Empower Hour" on her Facebook group OTs for Pelvic Health which has over 6,000 members. There are over 150 hours of free training available. She is also the host of her weekly highly rated podcast "OTs in Pelvic Health" empowering fellow OTs with the path to take to have a successful and fulfilling career in pelvic health.

Course Material included in this course
Patient Exercises included in this course
  • Orienting Audio Practice
  • Reclaiming Skins Boundary Audio
  • Handwarming Audio Practice
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