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Diaphragm/Pelvic Floor Piston for Adult Population - Module 1 ONLY

Diaphragm/Pelvic Floor Piston for Adult Population - Module 1 ONLY

Diaphragm/Pelvic Floor Piston for Adult Population - Module 1 ONLY

This course includes
2:20:48 of Course Material (View)
Lifetime access after purchase
Certificate of completion
The instructors



This online course is module 1 of a course designed to equip adult rehabilitation professionals with the evidence, theoretical constructs and practical clinical tools to provide a neuromuscular, systems-based clinical model for postural control, inclusive of the teamwork between the diaphragm, pelvic floor, and pressure systems.

In this course, Julie Wiebe provides an in-depth discussion of the theory, evidence, and concepts for the Piston Science approach, a neuromuscular and systems based path to creating central stability from the inside-out. The diaphragm is presented as the intersection of multiple systems, with breath mechanics as an accessible gateway for all populations to a new model of the dynamic trunk and pelvic control. In addition, dysfunction across the lifespan is explored from this new perspective.

Musculoskeletal health, movement inefficiencies, neuromuscular coordination deficits, pelvic health, and fitness limitations are intertwined needs when caring for the whole client. The Piston Science series equips participants with the tools, strategies, and clinical reasoning to build programs that simultaneously address orthopedic, pelvic health, and sports performance issues.

This integrative, systems approach highlights building brain strategies over simply boosting capacity (strength, length, mobility, etc.) to re-establish an automatic, dynamic central stability with carryover into movement, function, and fitness.

Please note that this is Module 1 of the course. You can purchase the entire course, which includes Module 1 and Modules 2-7 by clicking 'Buy Course' on the top left side of this page. You will be shown the bundled option.


What’s Included In This Online Healthcare Course?

  • Over 2 hours of video lessons.            
  • Lifetime access. You can return to this course at any time. If any material is updated or added, you will have access to the new content.
  • Certificate of completion. Once you've completed the course, you will receive a certificate for your professional portfolio.
  • Downloadable slides/workbook so you can follow along as you take the course
  • Access to this course is through Embodia, and although some of the content may be downloadable (such as a workbook or slides if included), the majority cannot. This is to protect the instructor’s material and to prevent the content from being shared freely on the Internet.
  • Embodia is mobile-friendly and can be accessed by phone, tablet, and computer.
  • There is no start date or completion date. You can complete the course at your own pace.
  • You will be sent a receipt as soon as you purchase this course. This receipt can be used for education grants and for tax purposes.
  • A Special Coupon for 15% off any other online course on Embodia Academy when you’ve completed this course!



This course is designed to equip rehabilitation professionals with a clinical reasoning framework that will enable clinicians to think through the needs of patients with fitness goals at any level. Viewers will gain a deeper understanding of how, why and when to implement the strategies presented in Piston Series to build programs that prepare women for a return to any task, fitness regimen or sports demand.

  • The physiotherapist/physical therapist (PT), occupational therapist (OT), and speech-language pathologist (SLP) will gain the theoretical basis, clinical reasoning and practical tools for breaking down symptomatic functional and fitness tasks in order to build them back up toward a client’s fitness goals. From interviewing and assessment to evidenced-based treatment plan development and progressions, online participants will observe, and participate through self-reflection, the integration of pelvic, musculoskeletal, and performance health concepts in recorded treatment examples. Co-professional collaboration and referral will be stressed.
  • The physiotherapist assistant (PTA), occupational therapy assistant (OTA), and speech-language pathologist assistant (SLPA) will gain insight into the theoretical basis for the assessment process and reasoning behind the POC designed by the therapist. Observation, and participation through self-reflection, of the integration of pelvic, musculoskeletal, and performance health concepts in recorded treatment examples will assist with monitoring and modifying treatment progressions to ensure continuity of care.
  • The Athletic Trainer/Kinesiologist (AT/Kin) will gain insight into the theoretical basis, clinical reasoning, and practical tools for integration of the POC into an athlete's training program. Observation, and participation through self-reflection, of the integration of pelvic, musculoskeletal, and performance health concepts in recorded treatment examples will assist with monitoring and modifying an athlete's program to keep pelvic and musculoskeletal health in mind.

Is The Course Eligible For CEUs?

Each single viewer purchase allows for unlimited access: review, re-watch, rewind as often as you need to for as long as you like. The online course is essentially identical to the live version but has boosted content (more mini-case studies, videos, cues, self-labs, evidence, etc.) to facilitate independent learning.

This course is subcontracted to Redefine Health Education and has been approved for 2.25 CEUs for American physical therapists and physical therapist assistants. RHE is a registered CE approval agency of 42 states and counting. Find your state here: If you have a specific question about CE credit for this course in your state, please direct your inquiry including the course title in which you are interested, to Please check with your state board for their retroactive approval process if you are not apart of the 42 covered states.

The instructors
Julie Wiebe
PT, DPT Clinician/Educator

Julie Wiebe, PT, DPT (she/her) has over twenty-five years of clinical experience in Sports Medicine and Pelvic Health, specializing in abdominopelvic, pregnancy and postpartum health for fit and athletic populations. Her passion is to return active patients to fitness and sport after injury and pregnancy and equip professionals to do the same. She has pioneered an integrative approach to promote pelvic health in and through movement and fitness. These strategies have been successfully incorporated by medical providers, rehab practitioners and fitness professionals into a variety of populations (ortho/sports medicine, pelvic health, neurology, and pediatrics).

A published author, Dr. Wiebe is a sought after speaker to provide continuing education and lectures internationally at clinics, academic institutions, conferences and professional organizations. She provides direct care to fit and athletic populations through telehealth and her clinical practice. Recently, Dr. Wiebe joined the faculty of the University of Michigan-Flint, a welcomed opportunity to pursue both her educational and research goals to promote optimized care in clinical practice across the continuum.

Course Material included in this course
  • Course Material
  • Welcome & Resources
  • Part One
  • Part One Quiz
  • Core Dysfunction Across the Life Span
  • Post-Course Quiz
  • Feedback
  • Next Steps: Course Completion Certificates and CEUs
  • US Based PT/PTA Pursuing CEUs
  • International Physios and Other Health Professionals Certificate of Completion
  • Post-Course Evaluation

Each course purchase is for a single viewer only, and may not be shared. If you are interested in group/staff viewing, please contact us at to arrange a group discount code specifically for your group.

The larger the group, the larger the discount. Each individual must purchase separately with the discount code, and agree to the terms and conditions (legal). This provides each participant with their own copy to review at their pace, their own certificate of completion, and the opportunity to interact with colleagues as you all work collectively through the material.

This course has been approved for 3 CPD units by the South Africa Society of Physiotherapists (SASP). If you are a physiotherapist in South Africa and would like the number of approved CPDs to appear on your certificate of completion, please follow the steps outlined in this help article. 

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