Monthly Archives: July 2018

Are you a physical therapist interested in small group mentoring? Help me out by taking a short survey!

It’s almost here! I have been working on developing a small group mentoring program over the past few months, and it is almost ready to be rolled out!

As an instructor for Herman & Wallace Pelvic Rehabilitation Institute, I have been fortunate to work with hundreds of excellent clinicians who are at various stages of their journeys into the exciting world of pelvic health. While some clinicians enter into the field with a vast network of seasoned pelvic floor experts to support them, others have the additional challenge of being an “island”–basically, being the sole practitioner in their practice, city, and for some, within a 100+ mi radius.

My goal with small group mentoring is to be a facilitator for those journeying into this incredible specialty–to help not only with building the skill, knowledge and clinical reasoning necessary to create outstanding clinicians, but also to help connect clinicians together so no one has to go at it alone.

If this resonates with you, and you’re interested in learning with me, I would love to hear from you! I created this survey to better assess the needs of those interested in small group mentoring. Please take a few minutes to complete this survey, and look out for future announcements when the program is ready for rolling out!

All the best,

Jessica

CLICK HERE TO ACCESS THE SURVEY ON SMALL GROUP MENTORINGĀ 

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What’s it like to learn to treat pelvic floor dysfunction? A Video Interview

I just got back from a fantastic weekend in Wichita, KS teaching (and really learning with!!) an excellent group of participants from across the country. Heather Radar, PT, DPT, BCIA-PMD, PRPC and I worked with these clinicians across 3 days, helping them learn about evaluating and treating constipation, fecal incontinence and other bowel disorders; coccyx pain; and introduced them to the exciting world of male pelvic floor dysfunction.

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Enjoying some Kansas BBQ after our first full day of teaching. This t-shirt was very fitting for a class teaching anorectal examinations. šŸ˜‰Ā 

Several of my students agreed to be in a short video interview to share about their experiences at the course and some of their big take-aways. I hope you all enjoy this short video! I plan to continue these at future courses both to demystify pelvic floor courses for clinicians out there, and give patients an insight into the training pelvic PTs pursue to become skilled in this specialty.

From left to right, these are the incredible clinicians who volunteered for our interview! If you are needing treatment in any of these areas, please seek these ladies out!

  • Morgan Clark, DPT: www. summitrehabkc.com
  • Hannah Overfelt, DPT: SERC Physical Therapy, Independence MO
  • Nicole DeBrie, PT, DPT: Foundational Concepts, http://www.foundational concepts.net, nicole@foundationalconcepts.net
  • Jennifer Dickinson, PT, DPT: Fitzgibbon Hospital, http://www.fitzgibbon.org
  • Ashley Vollmar, PT, DPT: St. Luke’s of Kansas City, Plaza location
  • Tarryn Andrews, PT, DPT: Accelacare Physical Therapy, http://www.accelacarept.com
  • Marla J. Jacquinot, PT, FAAOMPT: Marla@coreptkc.com
  • Bethany Wellin, PT, DPT: Via Christi Therapy Center, Manhattan KS, http://www.viachristi.org
  • Anne Clark: Wesley Healthcare Outpatient Therapy, Wichita KS, 316-962-9835
  • Caitlyn Tivy, PT, DPT, OCS: Caitlyntivy.wixsite.com/pelvichealthpt