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OT Pioneers: Introduction to Pelvic Floor Therapy for Occupational Therapists

Pelvic Floor Therapy Taught by an OT for OTs

When I was first starting out as an OT in Pelvic Floor Therapy/Women’s Health, I drew from a lot of different sources for inspiration.

I KNEW this field was calling my name.

However, one thing become obvious very quickly: where were all the OTs and OT specific training?

  • How would I learn? Could I, an OT, actually do this?
  • What did it take to be successful?
  • Why weren’t there more OTs in this field? Why was all the training only focused on PTs?
  • Why were people ignoring the mental health aspect of incontinence, loss of intimacy and isolation?

After starting my own thriving private practice in NYC, I’m proud to offer training and mentorship to other OTs who feel the way I do: they aren’t going to let obstacles stand in their way of pursuing their passion for Women’s Health OT.

Announcing “OT Pioneers – Introduction to Pelvic Floor Therapy for Occupational Therapists”

Introduction to Pelvic Floor Therapy for OTs is a one of a kind online training program that’s built by an OT for OTs.

  • Have you been an OT for a while and are thinking of changing your focus area to Pelvic Floor Therapy but don’t know where to begin?
  • Just starting out as an OT but don’t know how to break into Pelvic Floor Therapy?
  • Love women’s health but the thought of performing an internal exam has you feeling like you have two left hands?
  • Want the ability to watch your lessons anytime you want, as many times you want?

If the above speaks to you, then this course is for you!


Seeing is Believing

Here's What Other OT's Think of Lindsey's Course


This Course is Unlike Any Other Course That You Have Attended.

As practitioners we know that no two clients are the same. Each has a unique history and what works for one client might not work for another.

And actually, no two people learn the same way. Each of us has different strengths, abilities, backgrounds and are at different places of our career.

Benefits of The Online Training Include:

  • How to put your client at ease even if you’ve never performed an internal exam before
  • The big unknown: gain confidence with internal exams by seeing Lindsey demonstrate her internal exam evaluation on a female model
  • Let’s face it – your initial client contact and evaluation sets the stage for whether the client re-books or goes elsewhere. Learn the critical intake process Lindsey performs that has her client’s being her best advertiser
  • Perfect your client interviewing skills with small group training with Lindsey. Learn from observing role playing with Lindsey as the “client” as she gives specific, actionable feedback (if you choose the "pro" mentorship track)
  • Be held accountable – homework assignments and quizzes along the way

Let’s take a look at what you’ll learn in each of the 6 lessons

Lesson 1: Demystifying the Pelvic Floor

Learn how to demystify the Pelvic Floor with your client in a natural, easy to understand manner. Watch the light bulbs go off with your client as they start to make connections with their own body.

Lesson 2: Under the Covers :: Pelvic Floor Anatomy, Function and Dysfunction

Get ready to go deep into the anatomy of the Pelvic Floor and the connection between diaphragm breathing and proper Pelvic Floor function. Unlock the reasons why I normally don't ask my clients to Kegel and other common misconceptions we debunk with our clients.

Lesson 3: Mastering Client Intake :: Setting Yourself Up For Success

You desperately want to help your client. Let's make sure you get that chance by setting yourself up for success by focusing on what needs to be done before your first evaluation. Uncover Lindsey's unique client intake approach which has her clients being her best marketers.

Lesson 4: Educating Your Client :: Teach Them To Be Their Own Detective

Client empowerment is critical so that they can take control of their own treatment and put into practice changes into their daily life. Learn how to educate your clients on Pelvic Floor function and dysfunction in a manner that generates ownership with the client.

Lesson 5: Introduction to External and Internal Exams

Let's demystify the external and internal exams by watching Lindsey perform one on a live female model. This is critical to both gain confidence with your clients and apply your anatomy knowledge to the real world.

Lesson 6: Introduction to Common Medical Conditions + Diagnosis

Strengthen your in-depth understanding of the Pelvic Floor by learning about the most common medical conditions and diagnosis that pelvic floor therapists see.

Introducing the "PRO" Track - Get An Additional 4.5 hrs of Group Catalyst Calls with Lindsey Detailing Client Interviewing, Client Education and Q&A's

Our ability to create a connection with the client is always important, but even more so for an area of therapy that's so intimate.

Having the ability to pick up on anomalies in the client intake forms and gently, but effectively, dig deep with the client through the client interview portion is critical to setting up yourself successfully with them.

Additionally, so much of our sessions with our clients is spent educating them on function, debunking myths and explaining a portion of the body that they may have trouble visualizing.

That’s why I’ve designed two tracks of this course:

  1. Classic Track - provides lifetime access to the online course + LIVE kickoff call.
  2. Pro Track - provides lifetime access to the online course , LIVE kickoff call + EXCLUSIVE access to 4.5 hrs of LIVE group catalyst calls with Lindsey which cover:
    1. 75 min Interview Intensive Call - Listen and watch while 3 people play the role of therapist (with Lindsey as the client) as they interview Lindsey on 3 different evaluation forms that Lindsey filled out. Lindsey provides live feedback on the interviewers ability to play detective with the client based on the evaluation form.
    2. 2 X 60 min Q & A Calls - Have questions during completing the online component? Perfect! Lindsey will be hosting 2 separate one hour open office hours to make sure all questions get answered and you stay on the right track!
    3. 75 min Client Education Excellence Call - Listen and watch while 3 people play the role of therapist (with Lindsey as the client) as they educate Lindsey on 3 different areas of the Pelvic Floor. This is critically important as we need to break down complicated topics for our clients. Learn as Lindsey gives live feedback on the topics with actionable takeaways.
    4. Calls will be held live but recordings will be distributed afterwards so don't worry if you can't make each call, you will still get the content!

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Your Instructor


Lindsey Vestal
Lindsey Vestal

Lindsey Vestal owns The Functional Pelvis, a private practice specializing in pelvic floor therapy “house calls” for pre and postnatal women. She graduated from NYU with a Master’s of Science in Occupational Therapy. She has dedicated her career to empowering women to find relief from conditions such as bowel and urinary incontinence, constipation, dyspareunia, pelvic pain, prolapse and pre and postnatal complications.

She has trained with Herman & Wallace Institute, Diane Lee's Integrated Systems Model, Julie Wiebe, Lauren Ohayon, Maitland as well as specialized biofeedback training for the pelvic floor. Lindsey teaches pelvic anatomy and pelvic floor health for the Maha Mama pre- and postnatal yoga teacher training in NYC. She is an ongoing contributor to Well Rounded NY and the Icon blog. Lindsey was recently selected as a recipient for the Women's Net Female Entrepreneurs Grant. Check out the numerous podcasts and publications Lindsey has contributed to here, which indludes the NY Times, NY Magazine and Harper's Bizarre.

As an OT, she is a passionate promoter of bridging pelvic floor rehabilitation with lifestyle modifications while addressing the psychological impact that pelvic floor issues have on our everyday lives.


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Class Curriculum


  Welcome to the OT Pioneers!
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  Lesson 1: Demystifying the Pelvic Floor
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  Lesson 3: Mastering Client intake :: Setting Yourself Up For Success
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  Lesson 4: Educating Your Client :: Teach Them To Be Their Own Detective
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  Lesson 6: Introduction to Common Medical Conditions + Diagnosis
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  Homework
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  Test Your Pelvic Knowledge
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  Further Test Your Pelvic Knowledge
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Frequently Asked Questions


When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.
Does this Course Offer CEU's?
No, this course does not offer any continuing education credits (CEU's).
If I choose the Pro track (with group mentorship), and I am unable to attend the scheduled meeting, do I miss that content?
You will NOT miss the content. You will get a recording of the meeting emailed to you.
When are the live calls for the Pro Track offered?
There are 4 distinct calls in the "Pro" Track and they are offered as follows: - Client Interview Intensive will be on Sunday December 2nd, from 5pm - 6:15 pm EST. - First Open Office Hours for Q & A will be on Wednesday December 5th from 6pm - 7pm EST. - Client Education Excellence will be on Sunday December 9th from 6pm - 7:15pm EST - Second Open Office Hours for Q & A will be on Wednesday December 12th from 6pm - 7pm EST Can't make one of these times? No worries! If you sign up for the "Pro" track you will automatically be sent a recording of each and every call!
I am not an OT, can I still take this course?
Absolutely! We just ask that you ensure that Pelvic Floor therapy is within your scope of practice
Does the course cover in-depth treatment techniques?
No, this is an introductory course and in-depth treatment techniques aren't covered.
Who should take this course?
Anyone just starting out in the field of women's health or those curious if the pelvic health field is for them

This course is not open for enrollment.