Elizabeth Hampton, PT, BCB-PMD is a Board Certified Women's Health Clinical Specialist in practice since 1987, specializing in pelvic ring dysfunction and movement-education. Elizabeth earned her BS in physical therapy from Marquette University in 1987. She earned her post-bac Certificate in Women's Health Physical Therapy in 2002 and is also a trained childbirth educator and doula. Elizabeth earned the Rehabilitation Certification in Pilates through Polestar Pilates Education in 2003 and integrates the Pilates method into manual therapy and rehabilitation. She earned certification in Pelvic Muscle Dysfunction Biofeedback through the Biofeedback Certification Institute of America in 2005. She has designed and instructed continuing education courses relating to pelvic floor dysfunction and Pilates- based rehabilitation. She is a member of the APTA, the Orthopedic section, the Section on Women's Health as well as the Washington State Physical Therapy Association. Elizabeth is a SACE item writer for the APTA Board Certification Clinical Specialist Exam in Women's Health.
Elizabeth's professional publications include: "Use of Transabdominal Ultra Sound Imaging in Retaining the Pelvic Floor Muscles of a Woman Postpartum" (Ariail,A, SearsT, Hampton E, PT Journal October 2008), The Journal of the Sectionon Women's Health "The Relationship Between Pelvic Floor and Abdominal Musculature: Clinical Recommendations for Rehabilitation based on Emerging Literature,"(Hampton E, April 2003) and The Gynecological Manual, APTA, Section on Women's Health, 2002, contributing editor of "Clinical Applications of SEMG Biofeedback of the Pelvic Floor."
Elizabeth owns Core Therapeutics Physical Therapy in Bellingham, Washington. She is married to Mike and they have two kids who are amazing individuals!
Dawn Sandalcidi PT, RCMT, BCB-PMD
Dawn Sandalcidi PT, RCMT, BCB-PMD specializes in orthopedic manual therapy, and pelvic muscle dysfunction (incontinence and pain) treatment. She has trained medical professionals in manual therapy since 1992 both nationally and internationally. She owns a private practice in Denver, Colorado. Dawn received her BS in physical therapy in 1982 from SUNY Upstate Medical Center in Syracuse, New York. Over the next four years, she participated in extensive international postgraduate studies in manual and manipulative therapy of the spine and extremities in Germany, Switzerland and New Zealand. Over 17 years ago, Dawn became the first physical therapist to treat pelvic muscle dysfunction in the Denver area. Since then she has developed a pediatric dysfunctional voiding treatment program in which she lectures on nationally. She has further studied pediatric conditions in post graduate work at Regis University. Dawn has published articles in the Journal of Urologic Nursing, the Journal of Manual and Manipulative Therapy, and the Journal of Women’s Health Physical Therapy.
Elisa graduated as a PTA in 2003. In her first 5 years of practice, she worked in a variety of settings: inpatient, outpatient, and skilled nursing. After moving to the Chicago area for a time, she became more interested in women's health and pelvic floor PT. Through happenstance, she was able to shadow a few wonderful pelvic floor therapists and begin teaching prenatal exercise classes. As time went on, and her interest grew, Elisa began taking more pelvic floor- centered courses with Herman and Wallace. She experienced some push-back at times, being a PTA. Most therapists were supportive, though. Upon moving back to her hometown of Peoria, IL, Elisa started a Pelvic Floor program with a locally-owned rehab company where she mentored 3 different PT's through the years. In that time, Elisa also taught as an adjunct with the local PTA program. Currently, Elisa works part-time for a privately, PT-owned women's health clinic: McKenna Physical Therapy. As a mom of three young boys, and spouse to a busy bi-vocational husband, Elisa sees her work as a way of pursuing her passions. Her deeply held passions include seeing women healed and restored from the emotional and physical pains that come with pelvic dysfunction, but also empowering them to be confident and educated in knowing their bodies.
Megan Pribyl, MSPT is currently a practicing physical therapist at the Olathe Medical Center in Olathe, KS treating a diverse outpatient population in orthopedics including pelvic rehabilitation. She began her PT career in 2000 after graduating from the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center with her Masters of Science Degree in Physical Therapy. Prior, she earned her Dual-Degree in Nutrition and Exercise Sciences (B.S. Foods & Nutrition, B.S. Kinesiology) in 1998 from Kansas State University.
Megan holds a Level II certification through the North American Institute of Orthopedic Manual Therapy (NAIOMT) and is in the final stages of completing her CMPT designation as a Level III Certified Manual Physical Therapist. She has consistently pursued excellence in clinical reasoning and differential diagnostics which led her to the completion of Level 3 coursework through the Herman & Wallace Pelvic Rehabilitation Institute to find that “missing link” in her understanding of orthopedics conditions. Additionally, she identified many links between pelvic rehabilitation and nutrition and is eager to share this information with the pelvic rehab community.
Megan’s longstanding passion for both nutritional sciences and manual therapy has culminated in the pursuit of applying her background to propel understanding of human physiology as it relates to pelvic conditions, pain, healing and therapeutic response. She created this course to combine these passions for a unique experience sure to elevate your level of appreciation for the complex and fascinating nature of clinical presentations in orthopedic manual therapy and pelvic rehabilitation.