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