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Jamie Besante - Featured Certified Pelvic Rehabilitation Practitioner

In our weekly feature section, Pelvic Rehab Report is proud to present this interview with newly certified practitioner Jamie Besante DPT, PRPC

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What patient population do you find most rewarding in treating and why?

I find my generation and my younger clients the most rewarding because I have seen myself in them and they are so brave. They knew something wasn’t right with their bodies and they stood up and asked for help and solutions. I have seen many clients with years of dysfunction, pain and suffering and to be able to prevent this in my younger clients means so much. I always say I sleep so easy at night because I feel that I have done my best to help as many people as I can that day.

How did you get involved in the pelvic rehabilitation field?

While earning my entry-level doctorate in physical therapy, we had a brief lecture on “Women’s Health” physical therapy that resonated with me as a young women who suffered from pelvic dysfunction. I asked to complete one of my student affiliations in Women’s Health and I fell in love with the field, treating both men and women.

What/who inspired you to become involved in pelvic rehabilitation?

I was initially driven by self-affliction, but was then inspired by my clinical instructor, Vicki Lukert. My clients and their successes continue to be the best inspiration. Vicki taught with a hands-on and practical method that took a whole-person approach that clicked with me instantly. She helped cultivate my hands into skillful and healing tools.

What makes you the most proud to have earned PRPC?

When my clients see me, they usually ask how old I am and how long I’ve treated. I am proud to say I’ve earned this certification that distinguishes me as a part of the specialists in my chosen field.

If you could get a message out to physical therapists about pelvic rehabilitation what would it be?

Know your anatomy and when to refer to a pelvic health specialist. My co-workers have been a great referral source for when the pelvis comes into play. They ask questions and consult me so our patients get fantastic comprehensive care.

What do you find is the most useful resource for your practice?

I utilize the Herman & Wallace blog posts by Holly Tanner, colleagues, and my course binders.

What advice would you give to physical therapists interested in earning PRPC?

Go for it. It’s going to make you better, whether you pass on the first try or not. It’s going to force you to study and learn. Also, it’s a great opportunity to brush up on new medications and the latest research.

What is in store for you in the future?

I hope big things. In the near future, I plan to be an investigator in a nation-wide study in mechanical infertility as a follow-up larger study to Mary Ellen Kramp’s successful pilot study. I also hope to continue lab assisting with the Herman & Wallace institute because it was the perfect combination of learning and teaching.

Learn more about Jamie Besante DPT, PRPC at her Certified Pelvic Rehabilitation Practitioner bio page. You can also learn more about the Pelvic Rehabilitation Practitioner Certification at www.hermanwallace.com/certification.

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