Yes! Acting as a lab technician is one component of the requirements to join the H&W faculty. In order to apply to join the faculty, the applicant must have acted as a lab tech at a minimum of two courses per year for the last two years. H&W will check our records to verify the applicant received majority positive eval scores from participants and favorable reviews from instructing faculty.
In addition, applicant’s CV must demonstrate that the applicant possess:
- An active Physical Therapy license
- 5+ years experience providing direct pelvic patient care, and a minimum of 2,000 hours total spent providing direct pelvic patient care. Pelvic patient care includes hours spent on direct patient care related to conditions of pelvic pain, pelvic girdle dysfunction, conditions of bowel, bladder, and sexual dysfunction that relate, in whole or in part, to the health and function of pelvic structures and the pelvic floor. Other conditions that qualify as direct pelvic patient care may include dysfunctions of the abdomen, thoracolumbar spine, or the lumbo-pelvic-hip complex. These hours can include care for pediatric, adolescent, adult, and aged patients of any gender.
- An active PRPC (Pelvic Rehabilitation Practitioner Certification) or plans to obtain PRPC within one year of applying. H&W may also consider the WCS (Women’s Health Clinical Specialty) as evidence of commitment to excellence in this field. Therapists who wish to apply but have not earned either the PRPC or WCS certifications must have 10+ years experience providing direct pelvic patient care.
- Completion of the entire Pelvic Floor series (Level 1, 2A, 2B and Capstone), or completion of PF1, 2A, 2B and PF3 if completed prior to 2016 or PF1, PF2, and PF3 if completed prior to 2008.