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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!


Meet Jackie - An OT who sought out a Pelvic Health course taught by an OT

Meet Kourtney, an OT and new mom (to a 5 week old!) who was excited to continue her education without the need to travel


Meet Sarah - Who Thinks Your Pelvic Rehab Training Should Begin with OT Pioneers

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:

  1. Fast track your understanding of the role of OTs in Pelvic health
  2. Gain an intimate knowledge of pelvic floor function, anatomy and dysfunction along with common diagnosis you will encounter as a Pelvic Floor therapist
  3. 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
  4. The big unknown: gain confidence with internal exams by seeing Lindsey demonstrate her internal exam evaluation on a female model
  5. Perfect your client interviewing skills by getting exclusive access to recorded coaching calls where Lindsey guides other OTs on client interviewing and client education
  6. Be held accountable – homework assignments and quizzes along the way along with 3 momentum calls with Lindsey

Let’s take a look at what you’ll learn in each of the 7 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.

Lesson 7: Exclusive Access to Recorded Mentoring Calls

Receive exclusive access to 4 hours of recorded coaching calls between Lindsey and other OTs where they role play the therapist and client relationship and cover strategic interviewing for client intake and client education during treatment. If you are looking to take your practice to the next level, you don't want to miss this lesson.

Pay in full

$497
  • Entire 7 Chapter Course (Self-Paced)
  • Private Facebook Community
  • 3 Momentum Calls that follow a suggested course schedule - great for those who like self pacing with some structure. We discuss course material and Lindsey answers your questions during these calls to ensure no one is left behind!
  • Bonus Video Content, such as What's In Lindsey's Bag for Pelvic Floor Therapy "house calls"
  • Live Kick-Off Call with Lindsey
  • Embedded Knowledge Quizzes
  • Lifetime Access to All Content, Including Updates
  • Listen to 4 Hours of Recorded Coaching Calls with Lindsey and Other OT's About:
    • Strategic Interviewing Skills When Evaluating Our Clients
    • How to Seamlessly Incorporate Client Education During Treatment
    • Q + A Calls

3 payments of

$197
  • Entire 7 Chapter Course (Self-Paced)
  • Private Facebook Community
  • 3 Momentum Calls that follow a suggested course schedule - great for those who like self pacing with some structure. We discuss course material and Lindsey answers your questions during these calls to ensure no one is left behind!
  • Bonus Video Content, such as What's In Lindsey's Bag for Pelvic Floor Therapy "house calls"
  • Live Kick-Off Call with Lindsey
  • Embedded Knowledge Quizzes
  • Lifetime Access to All Content, Including Updates
  • Listen to 4 Hours of Recorded Coaching Calls with Lindsey and Other OT's About:
    • Strategic Interviewing Skills When Evaluating Our Clients
    • How to Seamlessly Incorporate Client Education During Treatment
    • Q + A Calls

Here's what previous students have said about the course:

"Your videos are so helpful.. hearing your concise explanation with all your props! Your videos and articles are fantastic. Thank you for continuing to help me and all of the other novice pelvic floor practitioners. Your tidbits of info are gold."

- Kourtney R.

"Lindsey's OT Pioneers course provided a thorough and engaging overview of pelvic floor therapy, with a unique OT perspective. My interest in this course was triggered by my own postpartum experience, and this course reinforced a lot of concepts I learned throughout my personal journey, while providing comprehensive information on anatomy, internal and external assessment, and screening tools, with a personal touch of how to explain concepts to clients, and what Lindsey keeps in her clinical bag.

She clearly explained concepts such as the importance of breath, controlling intra-abdominal pressure, and how pelvic floor therapy is about so much more than just Kegels. It was a fantastic course, and I look forward to seeing other courses Lindsey offers in the future."

- Amber L

"I just wanted to let you know that I just finished my Herman and Wallace PF 1 course in VA last weekend, and I felt super prepared for it having taken your OT Pioneer course! Thanks again for your time in orchestrating the course. I would recommend it to anyone before taking HW.

Also, I think you would be pleased to know that there were three OTs including myself in attendance! One of the other OTs had also taken your Pioneer course. Additionally, the instructors were very inclusive in their language throughout the course, frequently referencing both PT and OT as pelvic health practitioners.

So hurray for OTs in pelvic health!"

- Kelly K.

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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, Marquette University, Diane Lee's Integrated Systems Model, Maitland as well as specialized biofeedback training for the pelvic floor. She is a certified Restore Your Core™ (RYC™) teacher. 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 Motherly. She has published in the NY Times, Family Circle, Romper, NY Mag, Harper’s Bizarre, US News + World Report.

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.

She also offers online training courses for occupational therapists interested in pursuing the pelvic health specialty. Her flagship course is titled, “OT Pioneers: Introduction to Pelvic Floor Therapy for Occupational Therapists.”

Lindsey lives in Manhattan with her husband and two children Avery, 7 and Liam, 5.



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Class Curriculum


  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).
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

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